M c M innville , O regon , W ednesday . D ecember Selling the Farm. VN ell, why don’t yon say it, husband! Entered in the Poetoffioe at McMinnville for I know what you want to say ; Transmission Through the Mails as Sec You want to talk about selling the farm, ond Class Matter. .... o-------------- 0. C. IRELAND. for the mortgage we cauuot pay. E. L. E. WHITE. I know that we cannot pay it, 1 have PRICK TWO CENTS. ever so early or lute. MI8CELLANKOVS He was always »whistling Hom»* Sweet Home, as he opened the garden gate. Aud many and many a moment, since that night when the ship «elit down. o Have I started up at a whistle like his, out there on the road from town; And in many s night of sorrow, in the silence early and late. - OF Have I held my breath at a footstep, that seemed to pause at the gate. I hope that lit* cannot see us, wherever his soul may lie; Third Ht.. Opponi t* It would grieve him to know the trouble that’s come to father and me. YAMHILL ’CO. BANK. Out there is the tree he planted, the D on ’ t F orget the P i ace , day he was twelve years old; The sunlight is glinting through it,and turning its leaves to gold; — Where yon will— And often when 1 was lonely, and no one near at hand, 1 have talked to it, hours together, as if it could uuderstand; And sometimes I used to faucy, when ever 1 spoke of my boy, It was waving its leaves together, like clapping its hands for joy. It may be the man that will own it, that’s coming to buv to day, Will be choppiug it down, or digging it up, and burning it out of the way. And there art* the pansies yonder, and the roses he used to tend: Furiiisbing (T mm I r of all kind, and nbov» Why, every bush on the dear old place all THE LO WES T PIllCES. Alee agente is as dear as a tried old friend. for thè And uow we must go and leave them— Brownsvllle Woolcn Hill, but there they come from town ; t'arrying a full line of ali gooda tuadc by 1 haven't had time to smooth my hair, ttiene oelebrated lutile. or even change my gown. I can see them I mi H i quite plainly, al F. J. MARTIN. W. T. BAXTER. though it is getting late, And the stranger’s a whistling Home, , Sweet Home, as lie comes up ftom At the New Htore of the gate. I’ll go into the kitchen now, fur 1 don't waut to look ou his face. What right has he to I m * whistling that, unless he has bought the place! Suoottaont to Al. HUGHEY, Third street, McMinnville, Oregon Why, can that be Thomas coming! lie ! usually steps so slow; There's something come tuto Ins foot steps like twenty-six years ago. There’s something that sounds like neat and dean stark. Kverv artial. gladness, and the man that lie used A A new. No. 1. Fruit Jara, Butter Crock», (’»»lorad to lie dataware, Cutlery, ('«awl Goods, To bacco Piper and Cigar» Before our Willie went out from home Treah Trul t and Vegetable« in B aaataU to die on the stormy sen. Give me a mil ln»|>ect mv stock, and I What, Thomas! Why are you smiling will guarantee price* to »uil you. and hold my hand so tight! And why don't you tell me quickly— Family Grocery Store. must we go from the farm to-night ! What's that ! “ You bl ing tue tidings, Third Street. McMinnville, Oregon. and tidings of wonderful joy; It cannot I m * very joyous, unless it is news of my boy. Oh. Thomas! You cannot UM it! Here let me look in your face. Now, tell me again it is Willie, that’s wanting to buy the place.” —.Selected. | thought of it o’er and o'er; For the wheat has failed on the corner PVBLI8HEB8. lot, where wheat never failed before. The Daily Reporter. And everything here’s gone backward T ee D ailt R epost .ta is issued every day since Willie went oft’to sea, in the week exoe^t Bundays, sad is delivered To pay the mortgage and save the farm, in the city at 10 cents per week. By mail, 40 cents per month in advanoe. Kates for ad the homestead for you and me. vertising same as for T he W eekly K epobteb . I know it was best to give it; it was right that the debts be paid— The debts that our thoughtless Willie, We beg leave to anDonnoe to the public in the hour of his weakness made; that we have just added a large stock of new And Will would have paid it fairly.you novelties to our business, and makes special know it as well as I, ty of Letter Heads. Bill Heads, Note Heads, Statements, Business Cards, Ladies' Calling If the ship had not gone down that Cards, Ball Invitations (new designs) Pro night when no other ship was nigh. grammes, Posters, and all descriptions of But, somehow, I didn’t quit hoping, work. Terms favorable. Call and be oon- yinoed. D. C. IRELAND A CO. and ever I’ve tried to pray— (But I know if our Will was alive on E. E. COUCHER, M. D. earth, he’d surely be here to-dav.) I thought that the merciful Father would somehow care for the lad, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Because he was trying to better the MoMimmixE ... O begon . past, and because he was all we hath Offioe and residence, corner of Third and But now I am well nigh hopeless, since D streets, next to the postoffice. hope for my boy has tied, For selling the farm means giving him up, and knowing for sure he’s dead. •---- 0---------- Oh! Thomas, how can we leave it, the L j T s of New (Means, La., home we have always known! Piles and Fistula a Sp< - We won it away from the forest, and made it so much our owu. ciality. Consultation First day that we kept house together free. No Cure was the day you brought me here; IWo Pay. And no other place in the wide, wide world will ever l»e half so dear. Offioe with H. V. V. Johnson. M D, Of course you remem her it, Thomas— McMinnville, Oregon. I need not ask you, I know, For this is the month and this is the I EAS. M’OAIN. H- HÜÏL1Ï. day—it was twenty-six years ago. McCain & Hurley, And don’t you remember it, Thomas, ATTOBNEYS-AT-LAW the winter the barn was made, AND NOTARIES PTBLIC, How we were so proud and happy, for Lafayette, Oregon, all our debts were paid! Especial attention paid to abstracts of title The crops were good that summer, and and settlement of estates in probate. everything worked like a charm. Office -Jail buiding. up stairs. And we felt so rich and contented to think we had paid for the farm.. And now to think we must leave it, when here 1 was hoping to die; Fashion a Me Dressmaker. It seems as if it was breaking my heart Taylor System of Cutting and Fit but the font of my tears is dry. ting employed. There’s a man up there in the village Third street, Next to Bishop A Kay’s store that’s wauting to buy. you say, MoMinnville. Or. Well, Thomas, he ’ll have to have it; but why does he eome to-day! But there, it is wrong to grieve you, for you have enough to bear, Hair Cutting, Nhavin» and Miam- And in all our petty trouble, you have pooing Parlor. al way b born your share ; I am but a sorry helpmeet since I have . so childish grown : There, there, go to the village ; and let C. H. FLEMING. Proprietor. me have it out alone. (Snooessor to A. 0. Wyndham.) Poor Thomas, he’s grown feeble, he Ladies and children’s work a specialty. steps so weary and slow; D €. 1 RELAMI 4k ('<>., d^I have just added to my parlor the There is not much in his looks to-day largest and finest stock of cigars ever in tni^ like twenty-six years ago. city. Try them. ________ But I know that his heart is youthful as it was when we first were wed, BAWTgL GOFT* And his love is as stroDg as ever for me. VlrWlMHYille, Ore*»*. Late of Independence, having purchased the and for Willie, our boy that * dead. ! TEAMS AND TRACKS Oh, Willie, my baby Willie! I never shall see him more; A »tier T» D j P«tr»n«. Of Logan Bros A Henderson, offers hie I never shall hear hie footsteps, a* he ■emoee in that line to the public, and will In •onas'i”-nw of deelHrtmr hesita. « bwb comes through the open door. prévenu vw frowi utakina personal »pplic* ftuarnntee Satimlactiou “ How are you, dear little mother!” I tion to pam** indebted, f .*w ootnpeOed U» words he the* pai llely ssy taut all bfk da* end an were always the words he’ d d say say ; ; onld wive the world -***“*1 ’■» ’•** •*“ ** f4*®- To ail who favor him with their patronage f «plleetwia He will keep a «r>®«i*llv adapted to the It seems as if I « oulrt give ine worin o-day. W e H HINGHAM to hear it again to-day. ■ - ------ OrdSs’left I kDew when my boy was coming, be it MeMiaavilto, Or., Dta. N. 1M6. D. C. IRELAND A Co., THE CLOTHIERS! YAMHILL CO., ALWAYS FIND DR. I C. TAYLOR, CLOTHING New Firm, New Goods, New Prices Mrs. M. Shadden. 15c SHAVING 15c. Basier i Mariia ta te tais J. Harv. Henderson, (HAH1ÆM HOTEU Fine Job Printers, at the stable will be promptly attended to at IWW new l-a.ui.e.w, in the country Hslcc—11 u> per cording to room Hingh ium I s &> Lodging » to N> «mia accordi’>g to Hoard and Uxtaihg |4U>p paretai MVERTIWH LORO «TIMMS.