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MCMINNVILLE, ORE., FRIDAY, AUG. 9, 1901.
Entered atibe Poetofflceln McMinnville,
a. Second-class matter.
AT HAKVIST TIMF
OCT. 3, 4, 5
Get Ready for
the Big Event
Yamhill County is signally blessed this
year with good crops. It will be a rare year
for the display of BIG THINGS in all lines.
Let us make lots of the opportunity to show
what our soil and industry can do.
We will have visitors looking for new loca
tions. Treat them cordially, and spare no
pains to show them our resources.
We have everything to be proud of—noth
to be ashamed of.
Rule out all obnoxious fakirs, who would ♦ ♦
rob the unwary of their hard-earned shekels. ♦ ♦
Admit the man with the legitimate enter ♦ :
tainment, that will educate while it amuses, ♦
and will teach the people the world’s progress.
Be particular to tidy up your own place of
business, even if it costs you a few dollars.
Study features and secure something unique ♦ *
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DALLAS COLLEGE and
Located at Dalias, Polk County, Oregon.
In a Beautiful and Healthful Location.
First Term of School Year Opens Sept. 25, 1901.
Complete College and Academic Courses; also
Courses in Music, Art and Business.
First-class Dormitory Privileges.
Expenses Reduced to the Minimum.
For Further information Address
C. C. POLING, Pres.
Big Livestock Show.
Good Racing in the
8 Sept. 23-28,1901
8 Great Aguicul tural
The quarrel between Admiral
Sampson and Admiral Schley, of the
navy, is not only disgusting: it is
Both are worthy old gentlemen:
both are brave men.
But it hap
pened when Ceryera s fleet left San
tiago harbor. Sampson was making
a tour of inspection and was ten
miles away. Schley promptly sunk
Cervera’s fleet and Sampson made
the mistake of sending a dispatch
announcing the fact without men
tioning Schley's name.
Sampson so much regretted that
he was not present: he had waited
for weeks and then missed the fight.
He regretted this so much that he
became envious and omitted Schley’s
name in his dispatch. This fact pre
cipitated a row. And now these
white headed old men are abusing
ea -h other like thieves. It is pitiful
that envy and jealousy can carry
worthy men to such extremes.
Latest Attractions in
Beautiful Camp Grounds Free.
Special rates on campers tick
ets. Come and bring your fam
ilies. Reduced rates on all rail
For further particulars ad
n. D. WISDOM, Sec.
Only One Way tn Do It.
Get from Portland to Chicago in 72
hours—just 3 days. The "Chicago-Port
land Special,” leaving Portland daily at
9 a. tn. via O. R. & N., arrives at Chi
cago at 9:30 tbe third day. New York
and Boston are reached the fourth day.
This train, acknowledged to be the fast
est between tbe northwest and the east,
is solidly veetibuled and its equipment
is unenrpassed. Pullman drawing room
sleeping cars, up to-date tourist sleeping
cars, library smoking care, 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 ot 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 6 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. L. C raig ,
General Passenger Agent,
Ih» Kind Yo» Haw Always Bought
Bealde the lane.
The golden grain
Is nodding to each passing breeze:
His wealth untold,
In seas of gold,
The happy, prosperous farmer sees.
The harvest moon,
The flowers in bloom.
Bring back again their magic charm;
His life is spent
In sweet content;
The man's a king who owns a farm.
NEWSPAPEB FI NR HAU SFR’IOS.
Mr. Ball, representing the American
Type Founders’ Co., was in the city last
Saturday and made purchase of the Val
ley Transcript plant, which Mr. Snyder
had stored in tbe Odd Fellows’ build
ing. The type in the cases was all
dumped in a barrel and shipped for re
casting into new faces. The imposing
stones were too heavy to pay to ship,
and no local printing office desiring to
buy, they were smashed into smithereens
with a heavy hammer.
Maun press, which consisted of a large
cylinder, filled with sand, designed to
roll on a long frame from end to end,
each roll printing a paper, was also
found unsalable and worthless to ship,
and was converted into kindling wood
and old iron. The job presses and cases
were shipped. An old newspaper man
happening along and observing the
housecleaning, remarked: "Well, I sup
pose that’s the funeral?” And thereby
hangs a tale. Mr. Snyder invaded this
field with a third newspaper in 1894,
moving his effects down by wagon from
Dallas with as little stir as is attributed
to the fabled Arab and his tent. Two
years previous he went to Dallas from
Astoria, and in his opening issues there
he declared, “We are here to stay, at
least as long as the ladder we shall en
deavor to climb will stand on end.” It
is a safe assertion that Mr. Snyder made
no money at either place, along the
strict lines of newspaper work. As a
leverage for securing office, he may
have made a success of what has other
wise been a losing game. But his was
not the original third newspaper to enter
the field. The Lafayette Register, es
tablished in 1881, remained in Lafayette
eight years, when it was moved to Mc
Minnville by Mr. Harding, this field
then being occupied by the Reporter,
established in 1870, and the Telephone,
established in 1S86. Messrs. Heath and
Harding soon saw that the field was too
narrow for three papers, and effected
consolidation Feb. 1st, 1889. Then Sny
der broke over the line about five years
later, and after a five years’ struggle,
was tricked out of the little business he
had. The demand for newspapers in
McMinnville today is no greater than
when Harding and Heath consolidated,
though the two older papers have had a
natural and steady growth, as they
have merited it.
In the foregoing, which is true as
gospel, there is a clear lesson for news
paper men in choosing a field. There is
also a lesson to be found for business
men. Don’t allow yourself to be im
posed upon under the plea of “treat all
alike.” Advertising is a necessity, yet
it is a matter of discrimination as well.
Do you get the same service? should be
the question. The thorough business
community, and there are many exam
ples in the east, and a few in the
west, does not encourage those ven
tures of which it feels no need. They
realize that more than enough of any
thing, as justified by the community’s
needs, is a detriment, and they set about
seeking for those things which they have
not and shotiln have. McMinnville has
one college. She does not need another.
Yet there is as much need for two, as
there is of a third newspaper. Portland
is another example. Two dailies fill the
field, and the repeated attempts to es
tablish others have signally failed. The
two give good service and the patronage
CtnarA nt Equalisation.
Notice is hereby given that the board
of equalization of Yamhill county, Ore
gon, will meet at the court house on
Monday, August 2fth, at to a m. and
continue in session for one week, for the
purpose of examining and correcting the
assessment rolls in any errors that may
occur thereon iu valuation or description
of property, and for transacting any
other business that may lawfully come
before the board, and all parties inter
ested are requested to appear before said
board at said time and place, and show
cause, if any. why their assessment
should not remain upon the roll. Do
not neglect to examine your assessment,
as the assessor has no pow-er to correct
errors after the meeting of the boar<
day of July, 1
J. M.V o COM,
County Assessor of Yamhill Co.
Evidence Not Sufficient.
The preliminary examination of wit
nesses in the case of the State of Oregon
vs. Ed Duclos, of the Webfoot neighbor
hood, charged with cutting, mutilating
and torturing an auimal on July 26th,
was heard before Justice J. M. Pugh at
the court house on Monday, There
were six witnesses for the state, The
defense introduced no evidence. James
Shipman, the prosecuting witness, testi
fied that he turned his cows into the
highway about seven o’clock in the
morning in good condition, and next
saw them about 4 in the afternoon, in
very bad condition. They were punched
full of holes. There were five holes in
one, two in auother, and five in a third
cow, which was lying in a ditch, and ap
parently with a broken hip.
lime of the examination the cow was
still living, but could not stand. Dan
iel Gubser testified that he was working
near his house about nxo’clock, and
heard Duclos hollering and hissing his
dog at some stock, and then heard him
pounding as if fixing some fence.
day he saw' the cow and examined her
as to how badly she was hurt. She had
four or five wounds—one more severe
than the rest, on the thigh, which had
bled considerable. By carefully exam
ining and lifting it, he was satisfied that
the limb was broken. The whole ham
was swollen and the wound on the sur
face looked as if it had been shot with a
revolver, or prodded with some sharp
instrument like a pitchfork. He said on
cross examination that he was certain it
was Duclos’ voice he heard, because he
was often hollering, and no one else in
the neighborhood hollered like him.
Lynn Gubser also heard the sicking of
the dog, and heard Shipman’s cowbell
ring, and also the hammering, at about
11 :30 o’clock. Mr. Ausbe was passing
abcut that time with a load of lumber
and passed the injured cow in the road.
She was barely able to get out of the
road as he slackened his team in passing.
He saw Duclos a few minutes afterwards.
Miss Alma Hewitt testified that about
the same time she was riding her wheel
along the road in the direction of Day
ton, and passed Duclos, followed by his
dog, which was panting. Duclos climbed
he fence in the direction of his house,
having come from the direction of the
cattle, which were passed a little further
on. She noticed that some of tbe cows
were bleeding. H. M. Lambert saw the
wounded cattle next day. (At this point
attorney for defense objected to w’liat
he called dragnetting the complaint to
cover three cows when only one was al
leged as injured, and was sustained.)
He was in the neighborhood about the
time hollering was heard, and also heard
swearing, such as "damn it,” in the di
rection of Duclos’ house. He stepped
up on the church steps, which enabled
him to look over into the depression in
the road where the cattle were, and saw
a man he believed to be Duclos. Thus
ran the evidence. Argument followed,
R. L. Conner speaking for the state, and
J. J. Spencer for the defendant.
justice decided that while the fact of in
jury was established, the evidence did
not connect Mr. Duclos sufficiently with
the crime to justify binding him over to
tlie grand jury and he was set at liberty.
Quite a number of spectators were pres
ent from the neighborhood, and the be
lief seemed quite general that Duclos
bad committed the injury.
Ouu Dollar if paúl iuadvauee, Single numbers five cenia.
EI.KF.UHFRK IN OK EGON
Master Norval Gates of Dallas is visit
The first new wheat of the season came
into Corvallis Thursday of last week. It ing friends here.
was of the Surprise variety, and yielded
We are having quite a hot spell of
30 bushels to the acre.
i weather for Oregon.
There is a rumor that W. R. Hearst is
The band boys gave an ice cream
to start another daily paper in Portland. social Saturday evening.
The time set is January 1st. Why not
George Lewis returned home Saturday
start this one next month? It would evening from Portland.
look more plausible.
Victor Ballentyne of Portland is vis-
According to the last census Oregon ] iting here with friends.
has a population of 414,500. Of this
Mr. Davis’ youngest daughter is quite
number 40 per cent, or 165,000, live in
' sick, but is improving somewhat.
towns. This is certainly a sufficiently
Miss Minnie Hines of Portland is vis
large percentage of urban population,
unless greater manufacturing industries iting her sister, Mrs. Trevilla of this
are created in the towns.
Mr. Jesse Baker returned home from
There was a find of marsh gas on the
farm of Amos Wann in Polk county Idaho July 31st after being absent three
while digging a well last week
Mr. Sowers of this place traded his
sixty per cent of marsh gas is made up
of natural gas, and the finding of this property to Mr. Crittenden. His fam
kind of gas may be a good indication of ily have moved here.
the existence of natural gas in the neigh
August 4th quarterly meeting was
held in the M. E. church conducted by
The apportionment of interest on the Rev. Waters.
irreducible school fund just made by the
Miss Bessie Rhinehart returned home
state treasurer shows the total school from Portland Saturday evening on a
population of the state as 135,818, and week's visit with her parents.
the amount of money apportioned $165,-
A week from Tuesday the bible con-
697 96, making a per capita ditribution ference will be held in the Evangelical
of fl.22. Yamhill countv has 4,826 church. A good program has been pre
school children and draws from this pared.
Mrs. Ramsey of this place started for
As an example of how the old dona-
Newport Tuesday, but will go to Salem
tion land claims in Polk county are be
first and go with Mrs. Bingham and
ing divided into small farms, Uncle daughter.
William Grant tells us that his parents’
Rev. Lockhart has returned home
640-acre claim below town, which for
from California, where he has beeu at
many years yielded a living for a family
tending the Epworth League. Sunday
of only five persons, now affords a good
morning he will preach on "Missions.”
home for over sixty people, and there is
Charles Burt of this place started
much waste land in the tract.—Observer.
for Humboldt Co., California,as railroad
At no time in several years has the
bridge carpenter, his wife and daughter
wool stored in The Dalles warehouses
accompanying him as far as Portland
beeu so nearly sold out as at present.
and returning the same day.
Only a few clips remain in the hands of
Next Saturday evening there will be
producers, and what few are left will no
doubt be disposed of within a short time. an ice cream social given by the M E.
It is a difficult matter to aim at the ex church in tbe seminary.
act average price at which wool has been cake and candy will be served,
sold here this year, but it is not far invited to attend and have a general
from 10X cents per pound.- Titnes- good time.
J. A. Todd & Co. will probably again
enter the fish packing business. When
Mr. Bigler of Salem is visiting at J. T.
the Jobst Packing Co. entered the field Cooper's.
here, these gentlemen surrendered their
The new store of Mr. Cooper is gain
interests, thinking, perhaps, they would
ing in trade, and he expresses himself
do a considerable amount of business. as well pleased with the venture.
But since that company dissolved and
Neal Versteeg has bought 640 acres of
our fishermen need a market they are
four miles west of Philomath for
willing to help out, and if matters are
#2,600. He will take possession October
at all promising they will no doubt put
up quite a number of barrels of salmon 1st.
Smith Stephens will begin threshing
during the season,—Tillamook Herald
on his home place Aug. 8th.
Some five years ago Mr. Osborne,
fine,clean and plump, and big yields are
who lives at the southern edge of town,
killed a wild goose and found two large
Fred Kirkwood has sold his interest
grains of wheat in its craw. He planted
them and replanted the product until in the steam thresher to Tom Kirkwood,
now he has 2% acres of as fine looking and he will run a beef wagon during the
grain as you ever saw.
The heads are threshing season.
quite long and the grains quite large,
John Campbell’s team ran off wjlile
the yield being perhaps one third more hitched to his binder one day last week,
than ordinary wheat. He has no name and damaged it so badly that he thought
for it but believes it to be a prospective it wise to purchase a new binder. John
big thing.—Dallas Itemizer
Stoutenberg's team ran away two days
The Catholic orphanage at St. Paul later with his binder, and he also turned
was burned last week
Loss $10,000; the binder over to the dump pile ami
insurance $2,000. The sisters in charge bought a new one.
had been ironing and had up a hot fire
in the laundry, and it is thought the
flames caught while they were at din
ner. In less than an hour the structure I The infant child of Jasper Agee died
was laid in ashes and the flames were so on Sunday, Aug. 4th, and was buried
hot that the fences, walks and trees on the following day.
This is splendid harvest weather.
all sides were burned, and many of the
The grain is ripening up fast and a
houses of the town of St. Paul were set
Mrs. I.eons Martin, wife of Roy Mar
number of binders are going.
on fire and only saved by the most de- tin, died in this city on Sunday, Aug.
Miss Mary Cronin spent a few days of voted efforts of the people.
4th, of brain fever, aged 29 years. She
last week with her sister, Mrs. D. Kirby,
Mr. Max Burgholzer, whose land takes was the mother of twin daughters, but a
in a short stretch of the Upper Nehalem few days oldX I)eq»(ased was buried at
Milton Potter started Saturday for River in this county, reports a petroleum Dayton on Monday, the service being
Sumpter for a visit with his parents at seepage of which he has known for held at the Methodist church, conducted
that place. He has appointed A. Mc several years.
At ordinary stages of by Rev. Bowersox, and the Rebekah
Cullough to act as stock inspector during water the oil discharges below the sur lodge of Lafayette.
face and is not visible, but in the sum
The infant son of Jasper Agee died mer when tho water in the river is at its
Mrs. Rachel Davidson of Ballston,
Sunday, Aug. 4th, very suddenly. In low stage tbe oil seepage is plainly seen, died on Monday, Aug. 5th, at the age of
terment was made at the family ceme not only where it flows from the banks 78 years and 22 days. The burial was
but for rods below as it floats off on the on Tuesday, at Pleasant Hill cemetery,
tery Aug. 5th
Hillsboro patties the service# being conducted by Rev.
Church services were not very well at mountain stream.
will go to Lee of Amity. Deceased was an aunt of
tended, as the coming of tbe minister
was unexpected. Those who listened to the mountains in a few days and in Mrs Updegraf of this city.
the sermon delivered by Frof. Nortliup spect the seepage.—Hillsboro Indepen
Francis Lebold, aged 75 years and six
enjoyed it very much.
Two boys, barely in their teen», killed months, died at his home in Muddy val-
John Aikin of Astoria came up on
a deer within little more that» a mile of 1 ley on Sunday, after an illness of several
Monday to begin repairs on the engine
town Wednesday evening.
The boys months. The lufieral was held at the
belonging to the threshing outfit of J.
were Walter Wicks and Cash Bryant. | CatholiAghurclf on Tuesday, at >0:30 a.
Each carried a slip» gun loaded with tn., conducWfl by Father Gregory of Mt
Fred Howenstein and family were vis number six shot
As they strolled , Angel, and burial was made at the ceme
iting relatives in the valley Saturday and through Joseph Bryant » prune orchard tery near St. Joe, by tbe side of his wife.
Sunday. They returned to their home late in the afternoon, a two point buck . Deceased is survived by four sons and
near Whiteson Sunday evening.
jsuddenly loomed up before them, and I two daughters.
the boys with goAd American grit
The BcroRTKR and Weekly Oregonian promptly blazed away. Three »hots Rtapa tke f:«wgfc an» Wwrka Off
one vear for »2, strictly in advance
were fired, the last of which promptly
Mrs II. L. Heath and daughter re took effect in the deer's head.
Laxative Rro-no-Quinine Tableta corea
turned from Seattle last Thursday.
fired by the Wicks lad.
boys have <-old in one day. No cure, no pay. Price
Mrs. Ada Unruh of Portland came ap a right to feel proud of their feat.
Tbe Grange store is making some big Wednesday evening on a visit with her Grown up msn could not have done a
Senator W. A. Howe of Carlton w»ob
cut» 00 tbe price of sboee for a few days. brother F. W. Wallace.
bettex job.—Corvallis Times.
over to Newport on Tuesday.