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Entered at tlie Postoffice in McMinnville,
as Second-clibs matter.
Goin' tn swimmin? Well, you bet;
Ain't ben in this reason yet.
Maw, she said I'd ketch a cold;
I'aw, well, he’s a-growin’ old,
Plum forgettin' bow it felt.
When a fellow’s like to melt,
Just to shed his clo’es and get
Clear all over cold and wet
Goin' in swimmin’? Well, I guess,
Maw I coaxed till she said yes;
Paw, to him I didn’t go—
Like as not he’d tell me “No!"
Seems just like he never could
Bin a boy hisself an’ stood
Waitin’ for his dad to say,
“Yes, my son,’’ then run away.
Goin’ in swimmin', fellows, say?
Water's just as warm today.
Some, whose daddies treat 'em right,
Went this mornin', stay till night.
Goin' to get a lickin', sure,
One, at least, and maybe more.
If it's twenty I won’t kick;
Goin’ iu swimmin’; let him lick I
—Helen Combes in New Y’ork Herald
SBUIM1 A NEW SONG.
Nature lias Keen Kind, and tlie
Laud ssuile« Wills Abundance.
If prosperity is not ou the way to the
Willamette valley this year, the people
have forgotten what the term means.
The cool sea breeze toys with the beard
ed wheat that laughs at the touch of its
breath. Through the long, cool months
of spring the dark green fields drank the
abundant rains, and the happy soil out
did itself in response to the showers.
Today over miles and miles of rolling
hills and fertile plain the billowing grain,
having turned to gold beneath the ar
dent sun, bends its heads toward the
earth, awaiting the stroke of the sickle
that shall give it rest. The sheep and
goats, and the cattle on a thousand hills
have also contributed largely toward the
good times sure to follow a successful
harvest season. / The farmers in the vi
cinity of McMinnville are turning ofi
beef cattle, swine ane sheep to the value
of $2,000 every month. The estimated
wool clip of Yamhill county alone has
been 350,000 pounds this year. This was
sold at an average price of I3)i cents,
making a total of $47,250. The fleece of
the lowly and undemonstrative goat has
probably brought to this county $40,000
more this year. Then take hops, which
promise good returns, and fruit, and
dairy and poultry products, and the di
versity of crops will represent bountiful
wealth for valley farmers, no small share
of which will be awarded to the tillers of
Yamhill soil. Two years ago untimely
rains caught the farmers unprepared,
and the heaviest wheat crop for years
was so badly damaged that it was scarce
ly marketable. Last year, by some un
accountable clog in nature’s machinery,
the grain crop averaged less pet acre
than it ever has in the history of farming
in Oregon. But now the conditions are
such that the farmer looks on and smiles,
aad sings with a glad heart in accompan
iment to the music of the sickle., Rely
ing upon prospects at this time, there
will be as much produce shipped from
the valley this year, as in any one year,
and perhaps a great deal more than iu
an average year. Of these shipments,
Yamhill county will contribute her quo
ta, which, based upon the shipments of
former years, will not be small. Outside
of the shipments made by boats plying
the Willamette and Yamhill rivers dur
ing the fiscal year ending June 30th, 1899,
a statement kindly furnished by C. H
Markham, of the Southern Pacific, gives
the classified freight carried from stations
in Yamhill county as follows :
M’MINNVILLE, ORE., FRIDAY, AUG. 2, 11)01
Couiuililee Say« It Was All Kight.
Editor Reporter: In your last issue
you put in a communication “Anent the
Carnival,” ‘‘where it will do the most
good” or harm, as you see fit to call it.
A more vicious or damaging article could
not well be put in print, suggesting
“graft,” a tool executive committee« and
‘‘no report of expenditures.”
Now, the facts are that a detailed
statement of receipts and expenditures
covering forty items of expense was
given to each of the three city papers,
and was published in the Transcript in
full. No expenditures were made or
bills paid without the full knowledge of
all members of the executive committee,
as also was the published statement.
The article uses innuendoes uncalled
for, its suggestions are not timely and its
statements are not true. The manage
ment raised more money from other
sources than was raised by subscription,
and yet the street fair “worked itself out
to a successful conclusion.”
We sincerely hope that The Reporter
will let fault finders talk all they want
to on the streets, but will keep their
poison out of print, or the coming street
fair will not have a very easy time in
“working itself out to a successful con
clusion,” although the present commit
tee have all the “assets,” (the big teut)
left over from the last fair, as well as the
valuable prestige of its success.
R. P. B ird ,
H. S.M aloney ,
J. C. C ooper ,
Executive Committee for 1900.
The Reporter has always maintained
au open attitude toward contributors
with either propositions or grievances,
if within the bounds of decency. The
suggestion of the correspondent referred
to was of a general nature and made
near the hour of going to press. On
investigation we find he was in error
about the detailed statement of expenses,
as such statement was published in oue
paper, as the committee points out in
their communication. It is not a matter
to fuss over. The committee did good
work last year, and the carnival was an
eminent success. The people by peti
tion have named another committee,
consisting of R. Jacobson, M. B. Hen
drick and L. E. Walker, for this year,
and they are in all respects competent
to give us an ideal carnival. They have
appointed J. C. Cooper as superinten
dent, knowing the devotion and skill
with which he managed the event Iasi
year. THey are supposed to have this
right, and to pay a salary for the work
performed. Other cities manage such
events in the same way. Their co-oper
ation will at all times be available and
they are men fair enough to listen to
suggestions from others. We would ad
vise our correspondent, and all who be
lieve as he does, to drop the hatchet, co
operate with the committee and its
manager and assist in making even a
better display, a pleasanter occasion and
a greater advertisement of the resources
of Yamhill county than that of last year,
which, without doubt, stands as one of
the most successful undertakings of the
Only One Way to Do It.
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. K. & N., arrives at Chi
cago at 9:30 the third day. New York
and Boston are reached the fourth day.
This train, acknowledged to be the faet-
eat between the northwest and the east,
is solidly vestibuled and its equipment
is unsurpassed. Pullman drawing room
sleeping care, up-to-date tourist sleeping
cars, library smoking cars, free reclining
Flour and Feed ........................... 4,086
chair cars, and unexcelled dining cars,
the meals on which are equal to those
served at the very beet hotels. Remem
ber this train runs solid Portland to
Chicago; there is no change ol cars, and
Grain, other than above ...............678
the good of it is, it costs no more to ride
Hay .................... ._......................... 624
on it than on other routes. We have
The “Pacific Express”
Hops ............................................. 55,°45
leaves Portland daily at 9 p.m. via Hunt
. . .. ..................... 294
ington, and the ‘‘Spokane Flyer” leave«
at 6 p. in. daily via Spokane and the
east. For rates, sleeping car reserva
tions, etc., call on or write to any 0. R.
Wood, cord and slab. . ............ 5,179
<k N . agent, or write to A. L. C raig ,
General Passenger Agent,
Yamhill will no doubt beat the above
record this fiscal year, thus emphasizing
the admitted truth that prosperity is fly
ing iu our direction with golden pinions.
Stops the Couph «nd
lAxotive Bro no-Qninine Tablet* cure«
co d in one day. No cure, no pay Price
For Infant« and Children.
Kind To Hava Always Bought
f • •
Arch Crease has gone to eastern Ore
I have engaged J A. Frisbie as local
manager of my lumber yard located at
the old foundry site, McMinnville. He
will be pleased to figure with you on all
house bills or smaller orders
A. T rudell .
N«tlre I« Horse Breeder«.
Mr stallion Pollox will be in McMinn
ville after this date
mares not with foa| will find it to their
interest to patronize thia valuable horse.
J. W. H enry , Proprietor.
Merle Nelson and Cecil Hoekina left
Prof. A. M. P-rnmback returned home Wednesday morning for a month'« stay
from Idaho laat Saturday,
Wheat harvest in the LTmatilla valley
is averaging well up toward 30 bushels
Ten carloads of all sorts of horses were
shipped recently from Elgin, Union
county, Oregon, to the Kansas City mar
C. W. Walker and H. Bryant of Linn
county have sold their big crops of
cherries this year to Salem parties, real
izing $150 per acre.
The Eugene Register sarcastically
says: “If all the rest of the republican
newspaper men are going to enter the
race for state printer we might as well
announce ourselves and make it unani
It is estimated that the wheat crop of
Lane county, Oregon, will amount to
800,000 bushels, or more than an average
crop. About 500,000 bushels will be for
export. Other crops promise equally
company at LaGrande, states that after
a careful survey of the beet fields, he is
safe in stating that from present indica
tions this beet crop will be much larger
than any previous oue. There are two
reasons for this, the largely increased
acreage and the special attention paid
to the selection of the land. The season,
with the exception of the late freeze,
has been quite favorable, and the indi
cations are that the tonnage will be
heavier than heretofore. The cold snap
killed about 200 acres of beets, but de
ducting this loss there are still over
2880 acres in beets which are in spleudid
Last year the factory was
run thirty-five days, and this season
Mauager Eccles expects the campaign
to last at least sixty days.
A fisherman on the Columbia says
“there are fish enough in the Columbia
at the present time to keep 30 canneries
running day and night
It is the great
est run in the history of the industry,
and if there were more canneries it
would be worth $250,000 daily to Astoria.
As it is, the run means something like
$100,000 a day to the city.” The can-
neryman stated further that he was sat
isfied the run was the result of the late
Commissioner McGuire’s hatchery work.
His statement regarding the extent of
the run is important, as showing that
the royal Chinook of the Columbia has
not been exterminated, but that, with
proper attention to propagation, the in
dustry can be made greater than it has
ever been in the past. There is not the
slightest doubt that the supply of next
year will be equally as great as that at
the present time.
The electric light and water plants are
a source of profit to the city of Forest
Grove of nearly $175 a month, uuder the
new management of E. W. Haines The
income is about $350 a month and the
expenses are about half this amount.
A flow of hot water of 174 degrees was
struck at a depth of 50 feet by parties
boring an artesian well half a mile from
the hot lake in Union county. The flow
is 50,000 to 60,000 gallons per day from
a 1 '/z inch pipe and rises well above the
Hon. Henry II. Gilfry, legislative
clerk of the United States senate, is in
London, trying to trace the estate of
Dick Eksiein Suicide«.
William Baskett, supposed to have been
a London banker, and said to have re
A dispatch from Boise, Idaho, of July
cently died, leaving /’6,000,000, the 29th says: “Worry over his debts,
principal heirs being the Basketts of which amounted to about $500 and for
Polk county, Oregon.
which he was being pressed, drove R.
Capt. Apperson has just completed his Eksteiu, a cigar dealer at Weiser, to
third term as chairman of the board of commit suicide last night. Shortly be
regents of the Agricultural College and fore taking his life Ekstein closed up
has retired from the chairmanship. The his store and went home. Here he se
board formed resolutions expressing the cured a revolver, and going into the
high regard it held for Capt. Apperson woodshed, placed tile muzzle of the
and the good work he has done for the weapon in his mouth and fired, death
college. Capt. Apperson has been asked resulting almost instantly.”
to write a history of the college from its stein was the former partner of J. G.
beginning to the present time. He has Wiesner, the cigar uutker, in this city,
lived a useful life and all trusts have and left here iu April to engage in busi
ness in Weiser. He was a young man
been faithfully executed.
good health, married but a short time,
A new law governs the transfer of a
business. It is a good law. It requires and seemed to be in circumstances that
the seller of an establishment to make would justify a very hopeful future.
a statement under oath of all his credi Seme of the young men who knew him
tors. If this statement is not correct the best here, however, assert that he was
law makes him guilty of perjury
The given to despondency, and they some
buyer must notify each creditor that he times took occasion to joke him about
is about buying the business. If he it, when he would pass the remark with
fails to so notify each, the omission is a smile. Many a man, with larger debt,
considered evidence of fraud, and credi is not ready to “sliuifle off.” In fact
tors are not bound by the transaction. the debt rather impresses him with the
They can come in at any time and seize necessity of staying.
The deceased was buried at Portland
the stock of goods in satisfaction of
on Wednesday, under Jewish auspices.
Eastern Oregon apples have estab
lished a reputation that is almost world
wide and are attracting attention from
purchasers a long distance away. Dur
ing the past week representatives of New
York and Chicago firms have been at
The Dalles offering to engage good win
ter apples at $r to $2.25 a box and ad
vance the money now for deliveries to
be made next fall.
They say Oregon
apples are in great demand in New York
and Chicago markets, aud are ready to
buy all that are offered.
Fourteen Year« Affo.
We had occasion this week to go 14
years back in the files of the Reporter,
and were interested in reading of oc
currences at that time.
We note the
following: A slight frost on the eve
ning of July 24th; Will Gunning had a
field of wheat 21 inches high and re
quired three pounds of twine to the acre;
W. H. Bingham's furniture factory was
in operation; Judge Magers had just re
turned from a fishing trip on the Trask,
and the result was 514 trout, some 16
inches long. He remembered the editor.
F. 8. Harding had bought the Lafayette
Register, and the comment was that,
“The paper politically will probably
have a tendency toward democracy.
Mr. Harding is known as a prohibition
ist, and some sympathy may be extend
ed to that party.”
registered 86 deg. in the shade, while in
the middle-western states it stood 105;
the census just taken by T. S. Patty,
numbered 1,809, with 392 school chil
dren; Oscar M. Kelty was hanged by a
mob July 7th at Dallas.
Of the firms
then in business who are still here are
Rogers Bros., David Stout, Jones &
Adams, and First National Bank.
The total number of acres of govern
ment lands located in the Oregon City
land district for the year ending June
30th, 1901, was 183,916 13, or 23,321.1
acres less than were located during the
fiscal year ending June 30, 1900. How
ever, there has been an actual increase
in the acreage located by actual settlers.
During the first year, the forest reserve
lieu land selections amounted to 92,-
601.65 acres, about 81,000 being taken
by the Northern Pacific railroad com
pany, while during the past year the
lieu land selections will not aggregate
more than 12,000 acres.
past year, however, the homestead loca
tions far exceed that of any former like
period in the history of the land office.
Board ol Equalization.
In Yamhill county homesteads were filed
Notice is hereby given that the board
on 3,451 79 acres, and 800 acres were
of equalization of Yamhill county, Ore
covered by timber applications.
gon, will meet at the court house on
Uncle Oliver Bartmess, aged 82, went Monday, August 26th, at to a. tn. and
to Cloud Cap Inn. Thursday of last week. continue in session for one week, for the
Accommodations at the inn were over purpose of examining and correcting the
crowded and Uncle Oliver had to spend ! assessment rolls in any errors that may
the night in a tent. On account of the occur thereon iu valuation or description
hard ground and the cold he could not | of property, and for transacting any
sleep, for which reason he did not feel, I other business that may lawfully come
like making the top of the m- untain the before the board, and all parties inter
?ext day. He went up though, with the ; ested are requested to appear before said
party tq the top of Cooper’s spur, and a board at said time and place, and show
(bird of the way up the mountain from cause, if any. why their assessment
there. He stood the climb as well as should not remain upon the roll. Do
any, but concluded he had enough of not neglect to examine your assessment,
mountain climbing for one day and re as the assessor has no power to correct
turned to the inn alone This, we think, errors after the meeting of the board.
beats the record for octagenarian moun
Dated this 31st day of July, 1901.
tain climbers—Hood River Glacier.
J. M. Y ocom ,
Manager Eccles of the Oregon Sugar
County Assessor of Yamhill Co.
Oue Dollar If paid tu advance, Slnfle numbers Ove ceuta.
NOTES IRON EVERETT, WASH.
C. E. Harbaugh, who went to Everett
Miss Winegar is visiting friends and.
last week, jots us a few items. His well- relatives in McMinnville tbi» week.
known buoyancy and disposition to ride
Frank Fletcher, a sheep buyer from
the hgh waves are discernible:
Willamina, was through the valley Sat
“Mr. Kent, the special agent of the urday.
Northwestern Mutual Fire Association,
Joe Stow and Walter Evenden were
accompanied us from Seattle to Everett, observing the scenery of Muddy valley
remaining long enough to establish us in Sunday.
our office. We find Everett a town situ
Jasper Agee returned home Friday
ated on a small peninsula between the last, after an absence of four weeks at
bay aud the Snohomish river, the princi Salmon river.
pal avenue being from the bay to the
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Chapin and little
river side, aud known as Hewett avenue. daughter, of Bellevue, visitted with Mrs.
Just north of this is another avenue, Daniels Sunday.
known as Everett avenue. As a com
Miss Louella Agee and Mr. Helmer,
mercial center Everett beats anything on of McMinnville, were guests of Miss
the coast. Seattle is a big place, and Anna Agee Sunday last.
plenty of business, but its future canuot
Fred I.ebold has a steam wood saw in
compare with that of Everett. Just the region. Several of the farmers are
think, 3,500 houses under construction having their wood sawed.
at one and the same time; teams at work
Mrs. E. Lawrence and daughter Mil
on the streets every day in the week; no dred came down from the Highlands
idle men to be found; iron works, smel last week and visited several days with
ters. sawmills, ship building, chamber friends here.
of commerce, fish canneries, four new
A few of our citizens are taking ad
mills just starting, John D. Rockefeller vantage of the game law. They can be
starting a new plant that costs $350,000, seen wending their way toward the
mines all around us, Monte Christo just mountains in search of the deer.
a little north and snow clad mountains
II. Cockerham passed through the
in every direction. Mitchell Bros., of valley Sunday with a drove of sheep
London, England, are hreakiug ground purchased on the Highlands. He spent
for a $350,000 hotel, four new school, Sunday night with his daughter, Mrs. J.
houses, all large brick buildings, any one Eborall.
of them larger than McMinnville Col
The haying season is just about over
lege, and several new ones finished.
and'the farmers report themselves as
Fish? Unless you have been here you being well satisfied with the yield of hay.
have never seen fish. An army of 2500 A few binders will commence work the
painters could not paint the new houses ' first of next week.
in the town until winter sets in; North
The ladies of the valley gave Mrs.
ern Pacific and Great Northern vieing Cronin a very enjoyable surprise party
with each other for precedence; Jim Hill Thursday afternoon. Lunch was taken
building machine shops and stalls for 26 by each of the ladies and all was spread
engines; C. B. & Q. doing all they can together, which made a very good supper.
to get through on the Indian Gap. But
the best is to see
Grocer wagons and
milk wagons dodging stumps in the
Rev. Fisher preached Sunday morning
streets when gangs of men are using
in the Evangelical church.
traction engines to pull stumps and clean
l’rof. Bittner came up from Portland
the streets. The main streets are too
feet wide, a 15-foot sidewalk on each Tuesday evening, July 23.
Miss Edna Belcher has returned home
side and then a space of five feet for
after a two weeks’ visit.
trees, then a 5-foot bicycle track, aud
Mrs. H. E. Carey and daughter Elsie
then a street car track through the cen
go to The Dalles Wednesday morning.
ter. The population is about 15,000.
Mr. Rippley started to southern Ore
Two daily papers, and a fine position for
a good job office, which the writer is gon this week with his feather renovator.
thinking of starting, backed by both
dailies, as they have enough of other
work. Sunday there were several ex
cursions to Bremerton to see the war
ships—the Oregon, the Ohio, the Iowa,
a torpedo boat and one other that we
have forgotten. They claim 30,000 peo
ple visited the ships last Sunday. Ves
sels left Seattle and Everett every 15
minutes for Bremerton, which, by the
way, has just lately been designated as a
United States navy yard, and a military
band has been appointed for that place,
to lend it dignity. Wages here are good,
the lowest paid being $1.75 per day, and
from that to $4- Teams are all busy, and
Joe Brower with his teams here, could
make $20 per day. There are 123 saloons
and about as many hotels, all doing a
thriving business. There is no sluggish
ness here, everything moves along. I
have visited the K. of P. lodge, and find
they have a very strong organization,
and know just how to treat a brother.
The position accepted by me from Mr.
Martin is a good one, and at present I
am very well satisfied, so much so that I
will endeavor to move here this fall. The
climate is similar to that of McMinn
ville. A man raising a family can do no
better than come to Everett—so many
openings for boys and girls of ability.
The city is hiring all the good teachers
they can obtain, and need more.”
Improvement« al the Slate Fair
A few families went on a private pic
nic Tuesday and all reported a good
Rev. A. A. Winter was in the city July
24. He returned to Dallas Friday eve
Mrs. Grazer and family have returned
home after a length of time visiting
Miss Nettie Dickenson of McMinnville
was visiting her aunt, Mrs. George Lewis,
Mrs. Rittenhouse and son started for
southern Oregon after three weeks' visit
with Mrs. Rippley’s family.
Mrs. Spangler is coming to Lafayette
soon to deliver a course of lecture«.
1,00k out for further notices.
The ladies of the W. C. T. U. are mak
ing preparations for a silver medal con
test. It promises to be a complete suc
Wednesday evening there was a re
ception given in honor of Rev. Fisher,
held in the Evangelical church. He re
cently came from Williamsport, Penn.
Mrs. Mattie Dupuy anil daughter go
to Dayton, Washington, to make it
their future home. They left Wednes
Mrs. Winter and two daughters, Muri
and Frankie, returned home Monday
after a month's visit with her sister,
Mrs. Etta Olds.
The state board of agriculture are mak
On Sunday Rev. H. Gould attended
ing some wonderful improvements at
the state fair grounds, and old timers the funeral of the late Dr. G. W. Gue,
will hardly recognize the place when in Portland.
they attend Oregon’s greatest fair this
Miss Elenore Satchwell left on Mon
fall. The old pavilion is being enlarged day for a month's visit with friends in
to double its size, and after the best ex Rose berg.
hibits ever seen in the state are arranged
At the Presbyteriau chnrch on Sun
there will be ample room left for an au day Rev. Brouillette, pastor, preached to
ditorium. A thing that has been need a large congregation and received four
ed for a long time. A bran new up to into membership.
date creamery building is being erected;
Rev. C. T. Hurd of the evangelical
also where the best dairy display ever I
church, preached his farewell sermon
made in the state will certainly be seen. |
here, as a new minister, Rev. Fisher,
The machinery hall is being enlarged,
has come to take this charge.
new cattle stalls sheep pens, hog ttys
Howard Walton is enjoying a visit with
atjd horse stables are being built.
cozy farm cottage, hay barn and new his mother and sister from Maryland,
sidewalks are also on the list of improve- ■ and his brother and wife from Portland
ments, and nothing will lie left undone I were with them over Sanday.
to accommodate the exhibitor and enter
tain the visitor at the state fair this fall, i One day last week a friendly crowd of
neighbors took J. D. Tarrant by surprise
at his mountain home, and indulged in
The following letters remain uncalled a log rolling, clearing quite a bit of
for in the McMinnville fioetoffice July gXO'aail, followed by ice cream and cake.
30, 1901 :
Quite an excitement oat west of town
J. D. Coater, W H. Feagin, Paul was caused by a masked man demanding
Johnson, Mrs Ida Jones M^a. J. B. at the point of a pistol, a Mrs. Hughs,
Laber, W. T. Palme;, Miss Mabel See, who was returning from berrying, to
Mr. Amos Sh.;^c«, Mrs. Sylvia Spencer,! dress a wound he was suffering from.
Men have been searching for him, buL
Cris fitaxz, David Waddel.
J amis M c C ain , P. M. | up to now have not found the man.