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About The Lincoln independent. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1895-1896 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 27, 1895)
THE CAGE JIAKKIt.
Vfvf N the town of the
ancient kingdom of
Castile there lived,
in former ages, a
youth called Bar
tolo, who tried to
eke out a living by
making cages for
birds, and taking
them around to sell
at the neighboring
villages. But his
trade was a poor one. and "he judged
himself In luck if he sold one cage in
the day, and, as may be supposed, hi?
knew what sorrow and privation were.
One day as he was proceeding to a
Tillage he heard the sounds of revelry,
the buzz of many people, and the
strains of a band of music. This merry-making
was a procession of chil
dren dressed in white, carrying in their
midst a beautiful child crowned with
roses, in a chariot covered with white
satin, and ornamented with acacia and
This procession was in honor of
Maya, the personification of spring, and
took place to announce the entry of
spring. In front of the little chariot
some children danced and held In their
hands tin platters for contributions,
and, as may be imagined, all, or nearly
all, the spectators Jryned their coins
Bartollo moved away In a despond
i'ig mood, saying to himself as he
walked on: "Is this the Justice of the
world? There they are, flinging their
money into these platters just because
these children come in procession to
announce to them tnat it Is the month
of May, aa though they could not know
it by looking at the almanac. They
barter and grind mo down to the low
est price for my cages, even when I
chance to poll one!"
Full of these bitter thoughts, he
walked on sadly, for the voices of two
importunate enemies were making
ihemnelvea heard within him these
were hunger and thirst; the one clam
ored for food and the other for drink
Bartolo had nothing in his wallet but
bis clasp knife, and had had naught
for his breakfast but hopes, and these
made bitn sharp and active.
He had reached a plantation, when
he perceived a well-dressed Individual
coming toward him. Pressed by hun
ger, Bartolo, taking his cap off re
spectfully, approached and said: "Ex
cuse me, sir, but could you kindly give
me a trifle? I promise I will return It
as soon as I earn Borne money
"Don't you think that It Is a shame
ful thing for a man like you, young and
with a good, healthy appearance, to be
A BREAKFAST FIT FOR A KING,
demanding charity of people? Does It
not-strike you that you have a duty to
prn your living by working at your
"Yes, sir, certainly, but my trails
does not fulfill its own duty. Most
people like to see the birds flying about
free rather than in cages, and there
fore, day by day, I find myself poorer
At first the stranger doubted what
lie heard, but the bird-cage maker gave
him po detailed an account of his work
and the small preflts he derived that he
became interested and sympathized
with bis ill-fortune. Hartolo was a
man who always knew how to excite
great interest fn himself.
"Come, come," the stranger said,
.n.iiin "I will do something for von
A I cannot And rtiMtomera for your
cagei, I will afford you a powerful
meana by which you shall never more
be In want."
He then blew a whUtle, and liiirtolo
"t in In f. ire Mm a bird blue an
- ,!'" -
the k.v, which iHina and perched on
Plie of hi cairea, !
jW here," added the utrangir. !
"what will roinpeiiat for nil your pint
nil-ry From thin d.iy forward you
ha only to formula a wlh .ul any
ic)l) '"I duniHtly: 'Hllieat uf blue
Vint, do our tint) and )mir wlah will
ir KMn'eil t" )'""
ly m faltnV riil (he b!rl c aste
maker. " l,!t 'M fX it t unit, For
th lat yr"r i hat vWht-d In
ii!t hiinir: 'Mural of bin- binR di
.4rif Uf IF me wuru Mill III n4
Iii.i'l'h I H 'I t 'id.fiil nra. lie
(r w n it" a tkl4t lit fur
a prin r Id I ' rln- at iuiit
ir ami ! anl "i" hltai (
Mb iurtulo. a'onwhl. Pane
Mlf nn Ma kiier bf.Ji hit rfactor
la tharit him li'il t r .! htm up.
' I m Iht ,..( nt'it f th huni
irklr. c 'i."h f t'u) 1 1 titi 4ii4
41 b " . ! f a." I lk 4d4at4K f
mir in k r ' aM th n 'i-Mfi,i
iUrtuKt rtt!lf I"' It aal
iu. m ii u atn a b4l !.
MMbl !w ftn l t r..t rrMlu f
hit r"(n. lit t ft di an I
I h t H4lt?Jt
f'tr hU iiil, linu!i JjJl ih
s inai who had faled in such an ele
gant manner ought to have better cloth
ing than his well-worn suit; and, lift
ing his staff, he cried to the bird:
"Bluest of blue birds, do your duty!"
In an instant his old suit became trans
formed Into one of richest Velvet, em
broidered in gold and silver, and his
rough staff into a splendid horse fully
caparisoned, and having around his
neck a collar of silver bells.
More astonished than ever, Bartolo
suspended to the saddle the cage with
the blue bird, leaped on the horse and
went his way as proud of his dress as a
donkey of its e:irs. .
Setting spurs to his horse, he soon
reached the gates of a splendid castle.
Some feast was taking place within.
The guests were all seated under a
shady bower, deploring that they had
been disappointed of the minstrels who
were to have played.
Bartolo, on learning this, advanced to
the bower, and, after elegantly salut
ing the lord and lady of the castle,
in a most refined way said:
"If it be right for a simple knight to
offer his services in such a distin
guished company of rank and beauty, I
think I could promise to provide what
you are requiring."
"Oh, do! at once, please!" cried all the
ladies, who were longing for a dance.
"Bluest of blue birds, do your duty!"
Suddenly, in the distance, was heard
the noise of many feet, and a troop of
musicians with their instruments ap
pcared, to the great delight of the com
The lord of the castle, who knew how
all this had been done through the
agency of the bird, and being himself
of an inordinately avaricious nature
thought he might do a fine stroke of
business were he to purchase the bird.
Hence, calling his unknown gueBt
away to his study, he proposed to him
to purchase the bird for what price he
"You would never give me my price,"
"For it I would give my castle, with
its nine forests," said the lord of the
"It is nor. enough!"
"Very well, I will add my olive plan
tations and vineyards."
"That Is still insufficient," cried Bar
tolo. "I will add the orchards, gardens and
"I want something else!"
"What! still more? Why, man, you
must want Paradise itself!"
"Not m; I want what you can give
me this very moment. I want your
daughter with whom I danced Just now!
Ix?t her be my bride."
"What! my daughter?" cried the old
miser, in an testacy of Joy; "by my
faith, we shall soon conclude the bar
gain. Why did you not say so before?"
He went to seek the girl, and told
her of the engagement he had entered
Into. But. his daughter, in utter amaze
ment, cried out:
"But what if he Is a wicked elf, and
all he does be witchcraft?"
"You have an amulet of coral bang
ing from your neck; it is un antidote
against all witehry."
"And w hat if he be Satan himself?"
"I will give you a piece of blessed
candle, and he will have no power
over you," replied the unrelenting
Taking her hand, he led her to the
Granger, who was already on his horse,
and assisted her to mount behind her
future husband. Taking the cage with
the bluest of the birds, he watched
the retreating forms of the pair as the
horse carried them swifter than the
wind, and when out of sight, he pro
ceeded to Join his guests. The com
pany were all gathered in knots dis
cussing the extraordinary powers of the
bird, and all the events which had
taken pi 'ice.
"Peace! peace!" cried the lord of the
castle, as he. entered; "I will perform
more marvelous things than ever he
did. I have given him my dansrht
wed in exchange for the bird, and this
blue bird will render me more wealthy
than the King of Aragon. Approach,
and see the wonders I will work with
He took the cage, and lifting It nn to
look at the bird, was astonished to find
that it was not a blue bird at all, but a
large gray bird, which turned to stare
at him In an Insolent manner, gave a
tierce Hvl at the door of th cuge with
Its Iwak. flung it open and fW out of
the window, uttering a terrible screerh.
The lord of the castle stood with open
mouth, not knotting what to do or xny.
HU gui'M broke nut in peals of laugh
ter at Ills discomfiture and the well-ile-
'HI punishment for bin iiiiMcinly
4vurlce of eichanglng hid beautiful
dintuhter for a wor"hl- bird
Meanwhile, i;ir(ulii whh K.illnpiiiR on
with hi bride to the nearest town to !
m.irriitl mid when he arrived 4t the I
flitt hontelry ho imIi. to lleimiuiit and
I'llit.me the liiiint -pi. nli.l Hiilte of;
4p.irinirniJt for run Intended bride, but j
lie found lliltli'lf llttei!)' pilHlili'"U. J
lie ))4i tint l .ll.'lll.lted lll.it In (..irllllK
uh th bird he h,i, pnrte.1 nrt hi j
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HERE IS REALISM.
Th Rriuitrkulil IVrroriiiiiiice of
( hlnex ni rlloiiiit.
A man, who witt. 'ssed the perform
ance, gives the following description of
what a ventriloquist in China did: Tbo
ventriloquist was seated behind a
screen, where there were only a chair,
a table, a fan and a ruler. With the
ruler he rapped on the table to enforce
silence, and when everybody hud ceased
speaking, there was suddenly heard the
barking of a clog. Then we heard the
movements of a woman. She bad been
waked by the clog, and was shaking her
husband. AVe were just expecting to
hear the man and wife talking together,
when a child began to cry. To pacify
it the mother gave it. food; we could
hear it drinking nnd crying at the sunie
time. The mother t-poke to it soothing
ly, and then rose to change its clothes.
Meanwhile another child had wakened
and was beginning to make a noise.
The father scolded It, while the baby
continued crying. By and by the whole
family went back to bed and fell asleep.
The patter of a mouse was heard. It
climbed up some vase and upset it.
We heard the clatter of the vase as it
fell. The woma.. coughed In her sleep.
Then cries of "Fire! Are!" were heard.
The mouse had upset tne lamp; the bed
curtains were on fire. The husband and
wife waked up, shouted and screamed,
the children cried, thousands of people
came running and shouting. Children
cried, dogs barked, the walls came
crashing down, squibs and crackers ex
ploded. The fire brigade came racing
up. Water was pumped up In torrents,
and hissed .n the Annies. The repre
sentation was so true to life that every
one rose to his feet and was stiirtin.';
away, when a second blow of the ruler
on the table commanded silence. We
rushed behind the screen, but there was
nothing there except the ventriloquist,
his table, his chair and hiH ruler.
All l Vanity:
The prevailing sentiment of those
who have lived long and have achieved
the world's highest honors and gucceim
seems to be that of the wise man. "A.
Is vanity." Mr. Holman of Indiana, aft
er thirty-five years of political life at
Washington, concludes that public life
does not pay, and warns the young man
ambitious for advancement not to
choose it for a career. An illustrious
example of discontent In the midst of
highest worldly success Is the great ex
Chancellor Prince Bismarck.
lie dec lares that In all his long career
he has known not more than twenty
four hours of unalloyed happiness, und
that these were connected with hi do
mestic life. An old writer Illustrates
the vanity of human ambitions and tri
umphs by citing three notable exam
ples: "Antony sought for happiness in
love, Brutus in glory, Caesar In domin
ion. The first found disgrace, the sec
ond, disgust, the last, Ingratitude, and
all three, destruction."
Ilirellii In KumIm.
A new heretical sect has been discov
ered in Russia. It Is known as "The
Pilgrims" or "Wanderers" and numbers
thousands In Tomsk and other Siberian
governments. Their mode of life Is
copied from tbe primitive Christians;
tiicy believe that the reign of the anti
Christ Is at hand, and give that as their
reason for retiring to Siberia, for when
the arch-fiend comes the orthodox
church and the bureaucracy of the gov
eminent will be destroyed.
Chinamen should make good pool
players. They all have their own cues.
Prospective boarder: "Do you have
good milk?" Summer landlord: "Do
we! Why, this place is only forty min
utes from the city." Lire.
Some of the wheat is getting so big
that the farmers are using cross-cut
saws to get it down. It will be floated
to market by the boom company. Min
Ten-year darky boy: "Mammy mam
my, I can't reach the roosting nest on
my toes." Mammy Jolinslng: "Stan'
on your heels, chile. Ain't you got no
interlectrality?" Hosfon Standard.
Prohibition missionary: "You are so
poor only because you are Intoxicated
half your time." Th nibulous one:
"Thash not It, gent. I'm only "toxli atecl
half in' time "cause I am so poor!"
landlord: "Did you ever taste any
thing to match tliU red wine?" Cim
toiuei : "Oh. yea. Only the other week
I Htuc k the wrong end of a penholder
In my mouth by mistake."- LtiMtlg
' On'y a shralt? He! He-ie! I go
four king1!. ;ih.-e 'in?" "F.h.' What
that? YiMi'e k1 two king.' You m
liig double, niv friend." "Th" aliul
A I II. Kill eiu up aglu!" New Voik
Mr 1 1 iti: "I think tmi h id le-iter
(fn fn the diKtor. (leore; Jlionhy turn
fluin pitfn in hi hed ." llKt
I n it met, in neno'iu. Il ti4i
bin! iIiitii before." Mr. Hlii.. "Y
b'U li in Srttul.ln.' UlimV i
' .ih. ee' hem, uf III III " 4! ollf
I l'ert ii f ail litter. 'lie rattier
t.ille" 'lit... (! U fcj Hiilie fin l
i h, thai iii40 !i utirrit unkii.in
lh.il He h Mil een .e UienM.iut.il at,
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l.iiel il til Near Yuih and 1'r.iU
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AN UNIQUE UNDERTAKING.
A riurk.T Kniiui HI1I011 Will Trr to
Se Mimieli Oiillitx.
Mrs. Ruth Bronson, the philanthropic,
little widow who has taken upon her
self the task of reclaiming the female
outlaws of Oklahoma, started Sunday
night from Wichita, Kan., for Phila
delphia to secure the co-oiieration of
eastern women in her work. She will
appeal princ ipally to societies of Quak
ers. She will also visit Attorney Gen
eral Harmon to lay the case before him,
as she claims that, female outlaws are
made through the hectoring of the
army of deputy I'nited States marshals
that are continually riding the terri
tory hunting for criminals. These men,
she says, receive as compensation for
their services the costs allowed by law,
and It is, therefore, to their interest
to make as many arrests as possible.
When they cannot get the criminals
they arrest their frie nds for harboring
them or otherwise persecute them. The
result is that young country girls fre
quently resist the officers and the "act
makes them outlaws. Once proclaimed
outlaws, they become desperate, and
not infrequently help the actual out
laws in order to spite the ollleers that
have persecuted them. As evidence of
this, Mrs. Bronson says that female
outlaws exist only where United States
deputy marshals have the execution of
the laws. There are now seven female
outlaws, or "female bandits," as they
are called, in the federal Jails of Okla
homa, and twice as many at large hid
ing among Bympnthlzers In remote
places. Maud Clark, one of the latter,
told her story to Mrs. Bronson, who
lives at Woodward, Kan., and It was
so touching that Mrs. lironson decided
to investigate several cases, and found
all of them of similar origin, their
trouble being traced directly to the
hectoring tendencies of the deputy
marshals. She proposes to expose the
matter, or, as she expresses it, to turn
the searchlight on the government
system of executing law in Oklahoma.
"I am unknown," she said, "and there
fore cannot do much, but I think I can
interest the women of the east in the
matter, and by their influence secure
at least an investigation of the work of
the deputy marshals." Mrs. Bronson
is a little woman, with a good deal of
"grit." She is educated and refined.
She does not recommend tellgion as a
means of reclaiming the outlaws.
"They felt that they have been driven
beyond the pale of the law by the dep
uties," she says, "and when they find
out that the government will show an
inclination to stop the prevailing meth
od of breeding outlaws among the
young women of Oklahoma they will
then be reclaimed of their own desire,
for none ot them that I know is wicked
by nature or inclination."
A J'olnter for I uriiier.
One C. H. Freeman, who has been
oullding creameries throughout Iowa,
under contract with farmers, has run
against a snag at Saylor. An effort was
made to prevent him from erecting a
creamery under a contract he made
with the farmers, and an Injunction was
asked for. Judge Stevenson refused to
grant the injunction on the ground that
he had no right to do so, and among
other things said that he had felt from
the time be first saw the contract that
it was a device, and that the people were
misled in signing it; that ho felt very
much Inclined to say that an Injunc
tion should be issued, but that after
further consideration he felt that par
ties to the contract had a remedy at
law; that the signatures were obtained
by fraud and misrepresentation, and
much more derogatory to said Freeman.
This Item would be a good thing for
farmers to cut out and paste in their
hats for future use.
Possibly It would be as well to let the
laps do the missionary work in China
for a few years. They understand the
business. Kansas City Journal.
Some one has said that the medical
profession divide humanity Into two
classes: the poor whom they cure, and
the rich whom they doctor. Tid-Uiu.
"Music hath charms," she said to her
country cousin. "Hit can't charm me."
was his reply, "fer I've got a rabbit
foot in my pocket."- Atlanta Constitu
tion. "Ah," said tbe Jovlul friend of tho
man with the valise, "going for a little
rest, are you?" "No," wim the reply,
with a hurried glance at the (hue table,
"I'm going away on my vm-atlon."
ThouiM II. Reed ix n itty, iu t lia will
testify: "I 11 111 riding for my health."
he mil. I to the Interviewer. "I Wat a
good deal run dmn when I gut my
heel. Now other people nre."Ki.
".Madam." aald the pile faced ttnn
defer, "iiiiidi.in. I am a runner "
"Well." rellliirae.l Ihe till Idle iil-.-d
!:nh. "nroina la. I cuea. the- peine .iy
of efprelnK It " - Indian ipoll .luiir
nil Mra. I W Ka h hi. 1I1 aUtol I , is ilia lb
i-hil tirn'a part) --"Marin'" Nut liitl
"Yen. ma am." l: I k I'.i.l-Inn
If iiui fur 11 to an ti-iiue Which
if tltce I 111 I. If. li I mill...'" i'htladei.
.l I Tr.-nrjph
'What It the rrr.i!eit .lirftn!y n
mi miiiier In a Jnurne in ihe r t Ic
r.-aiin'" aai C. n .ii.ti,P in
'li.ltllif ii 11 Ik hum." Hi ptnliipi
i-pl uf III piote.,,.!;,; ti.Uii-r. .
W j.liinaton .tur
r. H.l t .leniilllet .l t Je, Irh 'If u a
;n .lf Hull 4!..n,t U r'ihiii It
li",.i" fri u n .imrinHinh
pf ia Kentii.ht lul it a.. 1 fu.
Ij th! a4tr and I rt. 1 ara
, l'i'i. Hi I -tit ,' 1 . m .. rt.
M ,ii .i i.i k't i' In fa
r :i,i4 tj ." is. u...,n H-rjtl
N 1 i..de I YV r ttMlt t Vfil
1 4i In th. iiMt'fr ttijii
rnk a'! tl (MH.p! aiify
V k. to u km CM J mr.
Tb I.undon milk supply In 1MI vrat
43.500,000 Imperial gallons, or 3.625.0O0
gallons per month and 119,070 gallons
In Norway a law provides that no per
son shall be permitted to cut down a
tree unless li plnnts three saplings In
A cigarette smoker sends Into the air
about 4.000.000.000 pai-tlcles of dust at
every pull, according to Dr. Atkln's in
vestigations. It is estimated by engineer who have
atudied the subject that 16,000,000 horse
power goes to waste every hour over
In 1709 a race meeting was held at
York, England, and from that day to
this there has never fjeased to be an
August meeting at York.
The Ink used in printing the bank of
England notes was formerly made from
grape stone charcoal, but now It Is man
factored from naphtha smoke.
The value of foreign timber Imported
Into Kngland annually Is not less than
185,000,000, not to speak of the tons of
paper manufactured from wood pulp.
One of the curious facts tint recently
noted by the biologists and physiolo
gists la thnt men have more red cor
puscles In their blood than women have.
No man liken criticism, and be par.
tl?ularly dislikes It if be deserves 11.
A mm wli.i'vvlll wear made over ties
will let his wife cut his hair for lilm,
ft Is Impossible to make your conduct
perfect, but It Is essy to make it butter
lhari It. bis been.
Don't make a nasty muss by blowing
your brains out. If you want to kill
yourself, drink lots of Ice water. .'
We have 500 SUITS worth
From $7.50 to SI 2.50, we will
SELL AT FIVE DOLLARS,
MONDAY, Sept. 30th,
And for that Day Only.
1039 O Street.
Donf Fail to Visit tho Old Reliable,
Great 10 cent Store.
UH S 12th.
V In-rv mni Mill I'm. id.. Mut
i lli , of tin l. iti l .Hi. I I In aj l mi
J. W. SMITH & CO .
Canned Goods, Flour. Butter. Eggs. Etc
Dr. W, Queen, Tie Specialist
DR. QUE EX cures Piles and Tu
mors without pbin, knife or loss of a
drop of blood; he also curea Catarrah,
Troat, Lung-a, Heart and Nervous De
bility. DR. QUEEN has made diseases of
the Stomach, Kidney, Liver, Blood and
Diseases of Women a specialty for
tliirty-tlve years. lie has restored
hearing- to the deaf and aig-ht to the
DR. QUEEN la tho specialist of tha
noithwest in the Treatment and Cure
of all Chronic and Private AilmenU
having lived in Lincoln and Lancaster
county for thirty-four years.
By applying to Dr. Queen, the Elec
trician, yoi can pet Instant Relief and
a Cure from all Pain from RhenmaUsra
Neural ia and all Chronic Ailment
after all medical remedies have failed.
Instituts and Electric Bath Rooms,
Onion Block.N.E.cor. zoth & O
Mini!ilr lino f I'.ita iiti I Nov.
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