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About The Yamhill County reporter. (McMinnville, Or.) 1886-1904 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 31, 1902)
When We Have
It stands to reason that our
Groceries please them. We
have a number, but want
more. We would like to add
your name to the list of peo
ple that we make a particular
effort to please.
May we hope to do so ?
St. Charles Store.
E. GOUCHER, H. |>.
Office over McMinnville National Bank.
Calls responded to Day and Night.
QOOK & CABLE,
Rooms in Jacobson Block,
M c M innville ,
O regon .
c. M1CHAUX, fl. D-,
Physician and Surgeon,
M c M innville , O regon .
Office in Wright Block.
[)R. C. T. SniTH,
Union Block, McMinnville, Oregon.
Office Hours, 10-12 and 2-4.
We are located opposite H. C. Burns’ and aim
to give all customers good treatment for little
money. Bath rooms in connection. Your pat
yyiLLARD & EHRMAN,
Choice, Fresh Meats, All Kinds
South side Third 8t. between B and C.
Office rooms 9 and 10, Union Block.
Land titlesand land business a specialty.
Ex-Register U. S. land office.
R obert a . miller
Attorney at Law
Oregon City, Or.
All questions relating to land business prompt
ly answered by letter.
Bids will be received by the clerk of
school district No 40 up to 12 o’clock,
noou, February 15, 1902, for the furnish
ing of said district with fifty cords of fir
wood and forty cords of oak pole wood.
Said wood must be full measure, no more
than four feet in length, and of mer
chantable quality. The right to reject
any or all bids reserved.
By order of
Jan. 29, 1902.
W m . S cott . Clerk.
Eighty-six out of every hundred peo
ple have headaches. Over half of these
have them at frequent intervals. A
harmless remedy that ccsts little and ac
tuallv cures is worth remembering.
R. B. Headache Cure is a purely scien
tific preparation that cures without the
possibility of harm
Put up in capsules
they are easy to take and prompt in re
sults. Price 25c.
been our specialty for twenty years.)
R ogers B ros .’ P harmacy ,
The drug center of Yamhill Co.
Parties indebted to me are requested
to call and settle their accounts at once
by cash or note, and oblige,
J. W. H enry .
One single buggy and harness, one 3- j
horse iron harrow, one oak sideboard,
one dining table and couch. Address
box 47, McMinnville.
The very latest etyle photo mounts at
G. S. Wright, deutiat.
School Books at Williams' book store.
Miss Alta Booth is visiting friends in
The great egg food, Red Albumen. !
Buy it of Peery Drug Co.
The R eporter and Weekly Oregonian
one vear for $2, strictly in advance
See the Commercial club and college
teams play basket ball at Campbell’s
ball Saturday evening, Feb. 1st.
The preliminary work of garden mak
ing has begun. That is to say, congress
men are sending out the Heeds.
Wanted—To buy from 5 to 10 acres of,
good land from 1 to 10 miles from Mc
Minnville. Inquire at this office.
J. C. McKern and Vine W. Pierce,
leading citizens of North Yamhill, were
in the county seat on business Monday.
Lambert Bros, want all the poultry,
eggs and farm produce, for which they
will pay the highest cash price. At'
Palmer’s old stand.
Mrs Wm. Chrisman left on Monday
for San Buena Ventura, Calif., to remain
about a month. Mr. Chrisman will stop
in Portland during his wife’s absence.
The cold snap proved very damaging <
to pipes and patent closets. The little
nickle pipe that communicates will, the
willy woss in the latter almost invariably
My line of harness is the best in Yam
hill Co. You are invited to call and ex
amine the stock. All work guaranteed.
J. A. Y oung .
County Supeiintendent Littlefield will
hold the regular examination for state
and county papers at his office in this
city, commencing Wednesday, Feb. 12,
and continuing until Saturday, Feb. 15.
Bring your chickens and eggs to H. C.
Hannon and get. the cash. C. F. Dan
iels’ old stand.
E. M. Law, formerly of this city but
now in the restaurant business in Mc
Minnville, is visit’ng here.
He is ac
companied by T. J. Kerr of McMinn
If you have a cold and want to cure it,
buy a bottle of Peery Drug Co’s. Syrup
White Pine compound. If it don’t help
yon, bring the bottle back and get your
money. They guarantee it.
At the special school meeting held
Saturday in this district a tax levy of 244
mills was made for current expenses.
This is one-fourth mill less than last
year, and very much less than many of
our neighboring cities of about our size
are levying for the same purpose.
Carl Grover, who has been at work on
a dairy farm on the Sound, has beeu
visiting at home this week. He intends
entering the state university at Eugene
at once, and after graduating there, to
complete his education at some institu
tion in the east.
Will Newell, who has been employed
as traveling salesman for a wholesale
house in Portland since last July, has
recently been promoted to the position
of branch road manager of the same
company for eastern Oregon, Washing
ton and Idaho, with headquarters at
Here is truth in a nutshell from the
Oregonian "Good sleighingand skating
give ns a hint of what Oregon would be
like if we hart real winters instead of
What the Willamette
valley needs is the social activity of
sleighing parties, singing schools, spell
ing schools, quilling bees, »nd the mul
titude of gaveties that maae life worth
living in the winter. As it is, the rain
and the impassable roads destroy socia
bility. That is what ails us.”
Died—In Ballston. Saturday, Jan.
25th, after three years’ illness from con
sumption, Mr. Scott Siron, aged about
35 years. He was buried by the Odd
fellows at Pleasant Hill cemetery near
Ballston on Sunday, at 11 a. m., Rev.
Hardman conducting the service. The
family remaining consists of a wife and
child. Oddfellows attending from Mc
Minnville were J. H. Nelson, George
Keen, A. F. Arthur and Jesse High.
Mr. Siron’s membership was with the
A. H. Hart, who was accused of shoot
ing and killing a Japanese section band
at Wilbur Dec. 20, 1901, who it is al
leged was attempting to break into
Hart's home at the time of the shooting
in order to recover from Hart hi« purse
and money which it is further alleged
Hart bad stolen from the Jap, was sen
tenced to one year in the penitentiary
Louis Barz.ee, formerly of this city, was
attorney for the defendant, being his
first criminal case, which he is said to
have handled with exceptional ability,
and gives promise of taking high rank in
That ’’measuring” social by the Ep
worth League in the new Methodist
basement Saturday evening was a most
enjoyable event, ami quite well attended.
Miss Grace Newell presided, and pre- i
sen ted an interesting program, which
opened with a sacred duet by Misses
Hettie Baker and May Lambert. Then 1
followed recitations by Miss Viola Mar
tin, Miss May Lambert and Miss lx>la i
A quartet entitled “Mamma's
Little Sleeping Coon” was sung by
Hettie Baker, Fannie Newell, Nora and
Chrie’a fMttera. The game of “emer
gency” was then played nntil the an-,
nouncement of refreshments, consisting
of sandwiches, coffee, cake and pickles,
of which all partook with good cheer.
G. S. Wright, dentist.
Did your pipes burst?
How are your bouse plants?
See my 5c tablets. Geo. L. Williams.
Tom Henderson picked his apples just
at the right time.
For sale—Two young milch cows.
Enquire at this office.
Buy your nice, tender, juicy beefsteaks
from Smith at the new market.
Frank Adams spent the first three days
of tlie week on business in Portland.
Taylor A lleatb shipped a carload of
tile this week to the farmers of Columbia
county below Portland.
Fresh fish and clams received at the
fish market on Monday, Wednesday and
W. II. Spear, late of Junction, is serv
ing as assistant station agent at this
The Polk County Observer comes to
us enlarged. Mr. Hayter is one of the
best newspaper men in the valley, and
his paper gives evidence of constant im
The “Milkmaids' Convention” given
by the college Friday evening was suc
cessfully presented, but the attendance
was not large. Receipts about covered
Miss Clara Irvine is visiting in Dallas
Buy your hop wire of the McMinnville
Finest line and best prices in tablets
in the county, at Williams’ book store.
J. W. Henry has liought out his part
ner in the livery business at The Dalles.
Edgar Alien, Sr., of the Chicago store,
has been quite ill in Portland for some
Grandma Turner, a pioneer resident
of Pike valley, died on Monday after a
Mrs. Frank Spencer is quite ill at
Amity. Her mother, Mrs. Wm. Hem
stock, is attending her.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Irvine of Indepen
dence visited their brother J. P. Irvine
in this city over Sunday.
Hon. Wm. M. Colvig of Jacksonville
spoke to the people of Dayton on Work
manship Tuesday evening.
Rev. Joseph Hoberg went to Portland
on Wednesday to conduct the funeral of
John Holmes, and old-time friend
The fire companies of the city will hold
their annual election of officers next
Monday evening, February 3d.
Get our prices on hop wire, poultry
nettiug and fencing of all kinds before
M c M innville F ence W orks .
If your blood is thin and your lungs
are sore buy a chest protector from
Peery Drug Co. They carry the best line
of goods made.
Basket ball Saturday evening at Camp
bell’s hall. Second game of a series of
five, between Commercial club and col
lege. Be a hard game.
Electric lights were turned on in North
Yamhill for the first time on Tuesday.
The Record says there is perhaps a larger
proportion of lighted residences in that
town than any in the state.
Parties desiring to invest in West Side
stock will find samples of the ores at the
company’s office in North Yamhill, and
obtain particulars by addressing R.
Baird at that place.
Since returning home from his south
ern trip Dr. Michaux has been kept
pretty busy attending calls. But his in
voluntary vacation has fitted the doctor
for hard work, ann he says he is able to
answer professional calls at any hour,
and to travel any distance.
If you have a prescription to fill you
want it put up from best and purest
drugs, with guaranteed accuracy by a
competent pharmacist. If brought to us
you are sure of this and at reasonable
charges. Peery Drug Co., reliable pre
It is a matter for congratulation that
so many are subscribing for the organ
ization of a board of trade. By all tak
ing an interest and pulling together, it
will prove the means of inaugurating en
terprises and enlisting capital in chan
nels that will redound to the growth and
prosperity of our city. Stay with it.
Richard Baird of North Yamhill was
in the city on Wednesday, representing
the West Side Gold and Silver Mining
Co., an organization composed largely of
capitalists at North Yamhill, whose
holdings are in Grant county, not far
from the famous Bonanza and Red Boy
mines. Mr. Baird had in bis gripsack
some very nice specimens of quartz.
These people got in on the ground floor
in that region, which is one of undis
puted wealth, and they are very san
guine of large returns in the future
All Sunday school workers are request
ed to meet in the parlors of the M. E.
church on Friday afternoon at 2:30. The
topic for the meeting will be “The
W. C. T. U. in Sunday School Work.”
M rs . W. W. B ristow , Leader.
Frank Jones' buggy horse got away
from bis driver on Third street. Tuesday
evening and took a Joe Patchen gait for
home immediately. We haven’t been
able to learn the outcome, but presume
the buggy was smashed.
Alexander Price, a prominent citizen
of Dayton, Wash., was in the city a few
days on business this week and visited a
few of his old friends. He was a resi
dent of McMinnville back in the 60’s,
and went up into Washington and be
came independently rich raising wheat.
The United States cream separator
won the gold medal at both Paris expo
sition at.d Pan-American exposition.
The T. S. Townsend Creamery Co, 44
2d St., Portland, will sell you a separa
tor on easy terms and take cream in
John Adams left for Umatilla county
on Tuesday to look after his 150 head of
cattle which be is feeding. The drop
ping of mercury to 12 degrees below zero
in that section made him concerned for
One of Dr. J. F. Calbreatb’s daugh
ters has the smallpox at Salem. We
are not informed as to which one, or bow
serious is the malady, but presume it is
in mild form, and have faith that the
doctor will take care of it all right.
Willard & Ehrman have purchased
the 40-acre tract just east of town of
A E. Cook for $2,300. They will con
struct stock sheds and a slaughter house
thereon, which will bring this adjunct
nearer to their place of business.
The McMinnville College basket ball
team played Willamette university at
Salem Saturday overling, and were beat
en by a score of 30 to 9. This leaves the
test for the league championship between
McMinnville and Monmouth.
A settlers’ rate of $25 from Kansas
City, $30 from St. Louis, and $33 from
Chicago to all points in Oregon has been
made by the Southern Pacific, tickets to
lie good (luring March and April. The
A Cure For l.limbngn.
new rate is so low that it is certain to
Williamson, of Amherst, Va.,
bring an immense number of easterners
more than a year I suffered
out to look at Oregon if nothing else.
from lumbago. I finally tried Cham
Prof. F. L. Washburn has tendered to berlain’s pain balm and it gave me en
the board of regents of the State Univer tire relief, which other remedies had
sity, his resignation us professor of biol failed to do.” Sold by Howorth & Co.
ogy, the resignation to take effect Feb
Garden Need* At Derby & None.
ruary 7th. Prof. Washburn goes to the
When you get garden seeds buy the
University of Minnesota, where he takes
a similar position to that vacated at best. We have a large supply of both
package and bulk.
J. A. D erby & S on ‘
A Eugene man has purchased a loco
Mrs. Leroy Lewis, who was quite seri
mobile. A locomobile is an automobile
propelled by steam
It cost $1000, and ously ill last week, is now improving.
C P. Nelson and V. L. Grinnold visit
is to be used by its owner, who conducts
a department store, for delivering pack ed their homesteads in the mountain«
last Friday night. It turned suddenly
Most Eugene people have never cold, and they came near freezing. They
seen a loco or an auto and await the ar walked most of the way home early Sat
rival of the new vehicle with interest.
Oregon oil prospects are brightening.
Mrs. Nettie Olds Haight has just receiv
ed a $1000 check from the Mutual Life Ins. On Snake river in the extreme eastern
part of the state the limited finds of oil
Co. of New York, in settlement of policy and natural gas afford encouragement to
held by her late husband Mi. Haight, oil prospectors in other sections. Polk
who died Dec. 21st last. Large dividends and Jackson county oil lands are being
and prompt settlements of death claims prospected, and the Yamhill oil people
will no doubt soon be drilling.
are the two essential features of Life Ins.
This will jar you C. F. Mills and H.
Insure in the Mutual Life.
C. Burns caught the skating fever on
There are not less than 150 loaded Wednesday and hied themselves to the
westrioniid freight cars sidetracked in pond by the Star mills
Burns says he
the Roseburg yards, and the 8. P. Co. fell only once, and that was when he I
has neither men nor engines to move ventured a little too far to "cut the j
them. Il ih said that practically every pigeon wing.” Mills moved off just like
sidetrack between here and Portland is one of those expeet fellows from the
full and there seems no immediate proe- east.
nect of raising the blockade. This con
T B. Mitchell of Chehalis, has lately
dition would indicate a wonderful growth been on a visit to his brother-in-law J. j
of business in the west —Roseburg Re" W. Gant, and his sister Mrs. Sargent of!
Bellevue. It is suspected that all is not
The Independence Enterprise tells of harmonious between the two brothers-
a couple in that town that were recently in-law, for Mr. Gant accused Mr. Mitch
married at the ages of 79 and 86. The ell of seeking appointment to office from
wife was a pioneer of three states and a the governor of Washington, and ab
resident of four while in their infancy. sent-mindedly purchasing railroad tick
She was the last of a family of fourteen ets that carried himself and wife in op
children, but lias never seen nine broth posite directions. The other man retal
ers, and was not present at the burial of iates by publishing in .its home news
mother, father, brother or sister
She paper that Johnny has got married and
is the mother of thirteen children, of M running for office, a place as school
whom there were two pair of twins. director being the first object of his am
Five girls survive.
«; You Are Interested
If you are a buyer of Groceries in getting the
most and the best for your money.
coming and going of grocery stores the little
opera house grocery goes right along.
Sugar, Coffee, Flour and fruits are down to
bottom prices this month. Come and see.
L. E. Walker. B
3 A Store Full of Diversified
Such is Hodson’s New Place.
Best of Service and Lowest Rates.
It is a pleasure to trade where you can readily find
what you want.
Stoves, Paints, Oils, Rope, Nails, Bolts, Mechanical
Tools of all sizes and kinds.
O. O. HODSON.
The Yamhill Coal & Oil Co
Capital Stock $850,000
Par Value $1 Per Share, Paid Up and Non-
A. C. Churchill, President
Dr. H. J. Littlefield, Vice President
A. P. Oliver, Secretary
J. C. Colcord, Treasurer
Clarence Butt, Attorney
Bank of Newberg, Depository
W p have received word that our machine and outfit was
shipped on the 13th. The delay was caused by rush of business
with manufacturers. The O R. & N and S. P. R. R. people
have promised to make a rush job in bringing stuff out. There
are two cars including boiler, engine, machine, casing, etc. The
total cost, including freight, is about 14,850 F. O. B. Newberg.
Up in Whatcom, Wash., a week ago they struck oil. From
Whatcom south through Washington and Oregon to the Califor-
nia line at least twelve companies are preparing to drill, and you
can trace these companies from Whatcom south in a direct line.
There is no connection whatever between these companies. Each
has been promoted and work has been inaugurated independent
of the other, but the prospect, the incentive for action, and the
probability of success is in each case laid on the same foundation
based on theory if you like, bnt a theory that has the support of
tlie best geological knowledge. Geologists have always contend-
ed that the oil belt was continuous through California, Oregon
and Washington. Uutil this strike at Whatcom no oil was ever
found north of California. This find at Whatcom makes our
work a practical enterprise. Theory is knocked into a cocked
bat, as it were. It is certainly practical and not theoretical at
Whatcom. While we have had perfect confidence that develop-
ment work would prove the existence of oil, we think and be-
lieve that the discovery of oil at Whatcom clinches the matter.
It endorses our claims, it proves that oil exists in the northwest,
it wipes out that old question of distance. We now have oil
north as well as south of us. We are betwixt and between, and
if the court knows herself, and we think she does, we will strike
oil. Every dollar you put into this stock will go to direct work
of development. There is no liability beyond the amount you
purchase and pay for. We need your help now anil respectfully
It is understood that N. D. Ferguson
will erect a good-sized machine shop on
the eontli of his blacksmith shop for the
occupancy of Newt Baker and Quin lam
bert in the near future. Tally another
for B street.
Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of
the births of J. Wilson Cook and Wm.
Toney, and it had been planned to
jointly celebrate the occasion at the
home of the former, but it waa thought
tiewt to postpone the event till warmer
weather. It is gratifying to know that
both citisens are enjoying good health.
Remember, by paying for your Re
porter one year in advance you can have
the benefit of our cheap clubbing rate.
Mrs. Wash Laughlin is reported as
She has been
Willie Ungerman has been sick from •
severe cold since his arrival from Wal
lace, Idaho, last week.
Grant King, a resident of the Hopewell
neighborhood, died of pneumonia on
Wednesday, after an illnesa of a few
days. He was 4.5 years old.
Wade and Dalton will be hanged in
Portland this morning at 8 a. tn. They
x; T M Kmd Vol Nw thrift BMftrf are the men who murdered young Mor
row while «’tempting to hold him up in