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Interesting Extract From the Journal of
aujEngUch Light-Ho om Keeper.
The annual flight of birds southward
in the autumn and northward in the
spring is one of the oldest-observed
facte of natural history. But it is only
within a few years, comparatively, that
the routes and time-tables of these
feathered travelers have been studied
by men of science.
Now, however, it is perfectly well
known that there is a favorite point at
which generation of birds cross the
Mediterranean from Europe into Africa
and back again. The habits of birds
passing from or over the British Isles in
their annual migrations has been
studied by a committee of the British
Association for the Advancement of
Science, whose report contains some
very interesting and remarkable state
In going southward, the birds go in
two great rushes, at an interval of a
month, in October and November, and
they follow the coast-line. This last
circumstance makes the light-houses
the best pbints of observation, and the
best of al! seems to be the Beu Rock
Light-house, off the coast of Scotland,
better known, perhaps, to American
boys and girls as the Inchcape Rock.
The following extract, from the
journal of the keeper of this light, de
scribing what took place on the night
of October 16, 1885, seems almost be
“Birds began to arrive at 7:30 p. m.,
striking lightly and flying off again;
numbers went On increasing till mid
night, wheu it seemed that a vast flock
had arrived, as they now swarmed in
the rays of light, and. striking hard,
fell dead on balcony or rebounded into
the sea. At three a. m.. another flock
seemed to have arrived, as the numbers
now increased in density; at the same
time all kinds crowded bn to the lan
tern-windows, trying to force their way
to the light.
“The noise they made, shrieking and
battering the windows, baffles descrip
tion. The birds wen* uow apparently
in thousands: nothing ever seen here
like it by us keepers. Wherever there
was a light visible in the building they
tried to force their way to it. The bed
room windows being' open, as usual,
for air alt night, they got in and put
the lights out. Ail binis went off at
six a. in.. going west ^Oifthwest. Red
wings were most in ntimbed. starlings
next, blackbirds, fieldfares and larks?’
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J. O. ROGERS.
W. T. BAXTER.
New Firm, New Goods, New Prices
At the New Store of
BAXTER & ROGERS
< Buooeasoes to Baxter A Martin,)
Third street, MoMinnville, Oregon.
Ita hi tarns.
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I Trash Trult and Vegetables in Season.
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k. A. KKNYOÑ
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Kinds of Job Work Par
Iron and Tin Roofing,
• KENYON ^RÀOroprietore.
- (BucoeÀBofa to W; F.?lMnfcas|ter.) ‘
Galvanized iron Comioes and window caps.
Will keep on hand at all times the very
In faot we do anything that oomes in
best quality of fresh meats, that oan be ob
tained in the market, and respeotfully solicit
our line, with neatness and dia
a share of the pnblfo patronage.
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Notice of Sale by Common Carrier.
N'otioe is hereby Riven that the Oregon and
California Railroad company, of Portland.
Oregon, a common oarrier having transport
ed the personal property hereinafter describ
ed, from various points in the state of Ore
gon, to the town of McMinnville in the state
of Oregon, at the request of the owner or law
ful possessor thereof, and having safely stor
ed ai d kept said property, and by virtue
thereof having a lien upon the same for its
just and reasonable charges, and more than
three months having elapsed sinoe said
transportation and care has been performed,
and no part of said reasonable and just
charges having been paid, all persons whom
it may oonoern are hereby notified that said
Oregon and California Railroad oompany by
its receiver wi'l on the 28th day of Maron
1887, oomiuenoing at eleven o'clock am.
sell at public auction to the highest bidder,
for cash in hand, at the warehouse of said
oompany, in the town of McMiunvtUe, in
the state of Oregon, all and singular said
personal property or sufficient thereof to
satisfy said lein and charges and the costs
and expenses of making said sale. Said prop
erty having been shipped, consigned and
transported between the points hereinafter
named, and being more particularly de
scribed as follows:
Lot 1 from Tortland. 3 Pieces Bowling
Alley, marked E. Ifc Berry.
Lot 2 from Portland, 1 bdl. w. paper,
markid P. F. Brown.
Receiver of the Oregon A Cal. R. B. Co.
Portland Oregon, Maroh 3, 1887.
Never Tell You it Can't be Done.
Bring on your designs and we will cut your
patterns, and do your work, and
don’t you forget it.
Famly Grocery Stores
South east cor. 3d and C streets, McMinn
A. H. A O. O. HODSON.
J. Harv. Henderson,
Brewster's Patent ReLn Holder.
Your lines are where you put them—not
under horses’ feet. One agent sold Udos, in
5 days, one dealer sold 6 dos. in 15 days.
Samples worth $1.50 free . Write for terms.
E. E. BBKWS”« Hoile. Mich.
Third Street, MoMinnville, Oregon.
(Successor to L. ROOT.)
All Fresh Gooli, Groceries, Flour, Bacon, and
Glassware and Crockery.
... Third Bt.. bet.»'. A D.
MF"Goods delivered to purchasers in thecitv
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_____ McMinn vi lie,
I am now fully prepared to do all kinds of
work inJEtVELERY. WATCHES, CLOCKS
and all kinds of pins for 1 >dges, trades, eto.
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Jewelerv made to order. Everything guar
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Cheaper than the cheapest where workman
W. H. «U4*
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FINE WATCH REPAIRING A SPE
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The Mil Hotel,
Manufacturer and Dealer In
FINE FURNITURE Dining Station of the 0. C. R. R.
The Beat Novela.
T ’ of amends.
(Chicago Journal. 1
F. Multnar, Prop.
The following is a list of the best ten Jurtt received an extra fine iot of Black walnut Furniture, and Undertakers Goods of a
novels, as given by a number of New
(Late of the St. Charles.)
designs. Call and price my stook.
York literary men. The figures show
the votes each work received;
This Hotel has just been refitted and new
Scarlet Letter, 35; Romola, 34; Adam
ly refurnished throughout, and will be kept
in a first class style.
Bede, 31; Les Miserables, 31; Ivanhoe,
The table is supplied with all the market
29; David Copperfield, 25; Henry
affords, and guests can rely upon good clean
Esmond, 22; On the Heights, 21; Wil
beds, and comfortable rooms.
helm, 20; Uncle Tom’s Cabin, 19.
N|>ecial accomodations for commercial
The next in order are “Jane Eyre,”
“The Newoomes,” “Vanity
HaaaaHiiiila,i ■IIHIIWOIHII |WIII,I||HIIH,III,||II BK a a ll>l a a a a l a l a a a i a a< a a a I a a a a a I I
“Heart of Midlothian” and “Tale of Two
JOHN J. SAX,
Cities.” Edward Everett Hale's list is:
“Robinson Crusoe,” “Uncle Tom’s
Cabin,” “Jane Eyre.” “A Tale of Two
Cities,” “Arabian Nights," “The New-
comes,” “Ivanhoe,” “Pride and Pre rl
judice," “Romola” and Dumas, “Three
’iiniiniiiiiirTHE di M ino car
Guardsmen”—the last simply to show
THE DIRECT KOI TE!
' NO DELAYS!
the value of pure narrative.
Will chop Feed for $2 per ton
—It was at an evening party. Mr.
T o CHICAGO and all points EAST.
D. St George Smith was reciting a
or one-tenth toll.
m U Vv WWW Iwwtes Ticket« void to all PROMINENT POINTS
poem consisting of forty-six stanzas.
Threugliout the Ea»t und Southeast.
Mr. Brown, a guest, comes in late.
Farmer* and others having grain to chop
oan come to my mill, and attend to any
“What’s going on?" he whispered to
TO EAST BOViW»—PASSEWisERS!
business in the city to lietter advantage than
Briggs. “Smith’s reading a new poem.
two — miles
town to get their
BE of SURE
He has juse finished the thirtieth stan
JOHN J. BAX.
------ TO TAKE THE-------
“What is the subject—the motive?"
“I don’t know what the subject is, but
I suspect his motive must be revenge
And see that your ticket reads via Portland and
I can’t see any other motive for it’—
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BÉ&T! || QUICKEST!
Feed Chopping Mill
In Running Order,
PAUL or MINNEAPOLIS,
—Here is another Georgia wonder, To avoid changes and serious delays occasioned by other routes. Through
Third Street, opposite the Braly Bank,
Emigrant Sleeping Cars are run on Regular Express Trains Full
reported in the Savannah News: A
Length of the Line. Berths Free.
Fairburn man on a wager walked from
O. C. Hiatt, Prop.
that town to Palmetto last Monday In LOWEST RATES!
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Board and lodging.
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