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"1 had a little experience the other
night," said a drummer, “that took all
of my nerve and gall to bear up under.
Ever since I’ve been on the road I’ve
made it a principle to meet all engage
ments. More than one« have I skipped
three or four town* in which I was sure
of sidling big bills of goods in order to
keep my engagement to call on some
girl or other. When I agree to be at a
certain place at a given minute you can
bet your last dollar I’ll be there. Well,
the other day I landed in St. lx>uis, and
suddenly discovered that in « moment
of forgetfulness I had promise to take
two girls to the theatre timt night. The
girls were not acquainted, either.
hate a liar and a sneak, and the girls’
brothers were qustomers of mine, and
no, after thinking the whole thing over,
I made up my in.nd I'd live up to mv
oontract So 1 bought my seats at two
theatres, engaged my carriage, and pre
pared for the campaign. I sent word to
the first one that fd call for her rather
early, and to the other that I might be
a few minutes late. I whirled No. 1 off,
seated her, excused myself for a minute
before the rising of the eur'ain, slipped
out, and in two seconds the horses were
on a ruu for No. 2. I gut her in her
seat five minutes after the curtain rose.
Stayed the act out, excused mya< if, went
back to the other, apologizoa, and ev
erything was uii right. I spent the eve
ning Hitting from one to the other, and
got my money’s worth out of the hack
man, as I made him hump. I made in-
»uiries as to the hour the ulavs would
e over, anu tounu i nan twenty-nve
minutes' leeway. Then I mude such
Sxxl use of those twenty-five minutes
at 1 got No. 1 home und was back
after No. 1 just as the curtain went
down. To do this cost me gl2, and the
next day I had to skip out of town be
cause the hackman was after me with a
bill for one of his horses, which had
died from overdriving, but not till after
I hud told big bills of goods to the girls’
brothers. Besides, I had the satisfac
tion of keeping my engagements and
of performing an unparalleled feat in
the theatre-going business. That's the
kind of a hustler I am.”— Chicago Her
The Poet’s Decoration.
A new Uhland anecdote ia sure of a
wide welcome. Although the poet de
lighted to take his subjects from the
knightly and romantic middle ages,
when feudalism was everywhere in force,
he was essentially a poet of the people.
The Prussian King, William IV., offered
him the Order Pour le Merit«, with flut
tering expressions of the royal regard.
Uhland, however, declined to accept it.
While he was explaining to his wife the
rcuson which moved him to refuse the
distinction there was a knock at the
door. A working-class girl from the
neighborhood entered aud, presenting
Uhland with a bunch of violets, said:
to is an offering from my mother.”
-T mother, child?’’ replied the poet
**1 thought she died last summer.”
"That’s true. Herr Uhland,” said the
girl, “and 1 begged you at the time to
make a little verse ¡or her grave and
you sent me a beautiful ixaun. These
are the tlrst violets which have.bloomed
on mother's gravu; 1 have plucked them
and 1 like to think thnt she sends (hem
teijou with her gi'oeting.” The poet's
eye« moistened as he took the posy, and
putting it in his button-hole be said to
■ Is win* “Thera, dear Woman, is not
that an order umrv valuable than any
king can give?" fall Mall llatalU
"Latter carriers here,” says a Sall
Lake City dupaloh to the Aitu
tMS, "are having • unique experience.
On aooounl of the late polygamy ar>
reels here all the Mormons have been
severely warned against talking to
strangers, giving their names or resi
dence. The carriers ia their rounds
knock al doors, and a scurrying ensues
A child answers the door. Il
ia asked who lives there, and it often
refuses to tell.
It dues not know the
neighbors or where its father or mother
to to be found. The uniform to a sign
of enemy, and no miormauon is le ho
What an Enterprising Drummer Did.
ST. <11 Alt 11] *
M c M innville
F MULTNER. Prop..
Come Third mid B streets,
TH r.VllNNVIl 1.1
W. H. BINGHAM,
New house! New furniture! Uusurpaase*
in th“ country Kit* -■ XI to *2 per aay ac
» to room. Single meals
Lodging, ■ t > '■ <*ent> according to roon.
Board unu J
per week. Tw
Fine Nam .»• Ho u» for commercial men
Give me a util ami s- f«*r yourself.
Manufacturer and Dealer In
ate <o Independence, Laving purchased the
I I Ul'T V\l> I RICK*
Of Logan Bros
Jr Henderson, offers hie
F actory .
of all kinds.
Just received an extra tine lot of Black walnut Furniture, and Undertakers Goods of al
designs. < all and price my stook.
u rvioes in that line to the public, and will
<« tiara liter SatiMlartion
io all who favor him with their patronage.
He will keep a wagon specially adapted to the
delivery of parcels, trunks satchels, etc., for
the aoconiodatioli of the public. Orders left
nt the stable will be promptly attended to a*
PIONEER BOOT ANO SHOE STORE.
Is the best place to get your
goods for the Holidays. Be
fore purchasing tor yourself
or family, it will pay you to
CALL AND EXAMINE
my goods which are warrant
ed as represented. Having
A. H. & 0. 0. HODSON
That they will
SELL FOR CASH
Low Prices to Suit
Times, and where you won’t have to Pay
for rips on your boots and shoes. Boots made and
repaired at short notice. Sign of the BIG BOOT,
Opposite the Grange Store.
P. F. BrOWlie.
They alao|hiive a SMALlgLOT of
Hardware, Tinware, Etc., Etc.,
That will also be sold
Low for Cash..
Theyjhnve a few
SEEIICRS A il . I
11.4IA H ALBV*
That will be Hold
Low for Cash..
When you want anything in that line you T_____ To CHICAGO
will consult your own interest as well as IdO W CSL XtoClLOS
ours to call and see us. We think we can suit
you. Tr it.
A, H. A O. O. HODSON.
* w ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
DINING CAR I.INE/HflHHHMM
and ail points EAST.
Tickets sold to all PROMINENT POINTS
Throughout the East aud Southeast.
BOI A i>
Fl- BE CAKEFUL AND DO ¡NOT MAKE A MISTAKE—BUT BE SURE
TO TAKE THE
And see that your ticket reads via Portland and
St. PAUL or MINNEAPOLIS, —TH
Ample room to oare for homes.
twin* at as reasonable rates as any where iii
Oregon. New stable Third Bt.. McMinnville.
W. T. BAXTKK.
F. J. MA KT IM
New Firm, New Goods, New Prices
At the New Store of
Bister 1 Mirti:
Huooeaaore to Al. HUSSEY,
Third street. McMinnville, Oregon,
fa Fun" Sm
To avoid changes and serious delays occasioned by other routes. Through
Emigrant Sleeping Cara are run on Regular Express Trains Full
Length of the Line. Berths .Free.
GENERAL OFFICE OF THE COMPANY.
No. 2 Washington St., Portland, Oregon.
CH AHI.TON. General Western Passenger Agent.
FRED. F. KELLER, Prop.,
Saooeanor to W. F. Bangaaner.
Bangasser’s building, Cor. B and Third Sta.
Cor. 3d and C Street«,
YAMHILL COUNTY BANK,
Is .'Vow Open.
Attention to respectfully invited to this
Hera ia where you oan got yaws money'»
Ito facilities for thorough practical inatrun-
tion; aotual business department a specüdty
A new, um I and elean »lock. Evary artiate
Beef, Pork, Mottoi, Sassage, Trigt, where currency, bank check, drafts, etc., are
A No. 1. Fruit Jara, Butter Crocks, Colored.
uaed. Claes, or private instruction day or
Glsaeware, Cutlery, Cased Goods, To
and everything in the line of manta, of tb< evening. College Journal sent free on ap
bacco. Pi |*a and tlgare.
beet quality the country affords. Also the
Swearing M wholly unxnuwu m Ja rmk Fruit aad Vegetables ia lannna.
Give me a call. Inspect mv stock, and I
pan. The worst word a Japanese over
applies to a man be dtoUkos is “beast " will guarantee prices to suit you.
Best of Bolognas.
Give mo a anil and be aetiafled.
Crayon Portrait Work a Specialty.
P. O. Box 101.
O. R. HIGGINS, Pritt,