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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
Ocjt 15, 1896.
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WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN,
THOMAS E. WATSON,
For Governor ........Silo A Holcomb
For Lient. Governor............l,.J E Harris
jf or wcroary 01 oijate n r r oner
For Auditor Pub. AccU..-.....J F Cornell
For Land Commissioner. ..J V Wolfe
For State Treasurer .......J B Meserve
For State Supt ......... W R Jackson
For Judge, long term Wm. Neville
For Attorney-General. ........C. J. Smyths
For Judge.short terra. ...Tno. Kirkpatriok
For Regent...... .....Thomas Rawlings
For Congress, 1st diet.,... ...J. H. Broady
Tom Watson's speech lor sale at 2
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Llnooln, Nebraska. tf
Here goes for a vote for "great con
solation throughout the world," as
Gladstone would say.
The labor unions now have a chance
to get even with Mark Banna. Any one
who thinks they are not going to do it
will be badly disappointed.
The Mark Haun a crowd believe more
in the argument of force that in force of
argument. Hence the railroads make
their employees wear McKinley buttons.
Railroad corporations are a constant
peril to tree government. There will be
no certainty of the perpetuation of free
government until their charters are an
nulled tie nation takes charge of them.
The arrogance of plutocracy has been
considerably toned d6wn in this city
since the republicans employed a special
negro policeman to arrest a reputable
dticen for asking a question, and em
ployers stood on the street corners loudly
proclaiming: "I have no Bryan men in
my employ, you bet." Yes, they have
abated their arrogance a good deal.
The logic of events is more convincing
than all appeals to reason. Take, for
example the following from the Silver
Knight, "We have been opposed to
government ownership of railroads
while thu railroads own the government.
when It becomes evident to
the people of the United States that the
railroads must be taken out of the
hands of their present owners or their
elective franchise must be given up, it is
not difficult to imagine what will happen."
The republican party was emphatical
ly right in the financial plank of its plat
form in 1892, when it declared that the
American people, from tradition and in
terest, favor bimetallism. It is safe to
ay that three-fourths of the voters of the
United States are in favor of the double
standard, and today want free coinage
of silver. We shall see how many of
these voters can be coerced, intimated,
or hired to vote against their own in
erests and convictions of right.
GOLD ST1IX COMING.
The strongest evidence of Bryan's elec
tion is the iufiow ot goid. Foreigners
who have money are convinced that we
are going to begin to coin silver again,
and that prices will rise, so they Bend
their money here to invest itin property.
Wheat has already begun to advance,
and as the certainty of Bryan's election
, becomes more apparent other things
will follow. These chaps did the same
thing in anticipation of the passage of
the Sherman act and made a lot of
money. Silver then wentup to 1.2l an
ounce, and wheat and other farm proi
ducts followed. The better day is dawn
ing. Get out and shout.
Yes, he's the advance agent of pros
perity for the railroad corporations and
trusts. No one denies it. He's their
agent, not ours.
Gold is already pouring into this
country to be invested in property in
anticipation of the rise in prices of pro
perty which foreigners know will take
place as soon as Bryan is elected and we
beirin to coin silver. They did the same
in anticipation of the coinage of silver
tinder the Bland act.
Many people would be very grateful if
some one of the John Sherman economists
would tell us how many "units"' make
"one value" They are always talking
about "a unit of value" but they never
tell os what it is.
WHICH WAS ITT
Mr. Bryan said at Cedar Rapids, Iowa:
"I stand upon a platform, yes, I stand
upon three platforms, which agree on one
thimr and that is that the golditand
ard onght to be driven out ot the United
States (great applause) aad that in Its
place ought to be substituted the free
and unlimited coinage of gold and silver
at the present legal ratio of 16 to 1 (ap-
olause). without waiting for the aid or
consent of any other nation. Prolonged
The populists have f joined with us.
I will say that' they are joined with ns,
they may say we are joined with them,
but I care not how you express it, bo
that we are together now." Great ap
plause.') THE WOMEN IN THIS CAMPAIGN.
Considerable space is given is this issue
to the work of women in this campaign
Tbey are wielding a greater influence,
b.v ten times, than they ever have in any
previous political battle. They realiie
that the hearthstone and all that sur
rounds that sacred place is in danger.
With a limited acquaintance in the city,
the writer personally knows of fourteen
votes that have been won for Bryan by
the work ot women.
But the winning of votes is not the
only work ot value that they are doing.
They are carrying on a magnificent edu
cational campaign, the result of which
will be felt for years to come in laying
deep the foundation of free government.
Tbev seem to take to economics like a
dock to water. The papers read and the
discussions engaged in, in the women's
free silver club in this city are of a very
hitch order. Specialists in political econ
omy would be astonished to hear them.
Free silver masculine orators on the
stump, while right on the main question,
have a habit of mixing up economic
terms in a most astonishing way. These
ladies handle them with the precision of
an Andrews or a Walker.
The campaign authorities could do no
better thing than to have one big meet
ing to be presided over and addressed
by free silver women. We promise that
the addresses would be of such a sound
and scientific character that they would
be of lasting benefit to the state and na
tion. Let us have a woman's day.
THREE GREAT PANICS.
We had an awful panic in 1807. Why?
Because the bankers had the following
act which had been on the statute book
since the 9th of February 1703, repealed.
"That from and after the first day of
July next foreign gold and silver coins
shall pass current as money within the
United States, and be a legal tender for
the payment of all debts and demands at
the several and respective rates following
and not otherwise, viz: The gold coins of
Great Britain and Portugal, of their
present standard, at the rate of one
hundred cents fof every twenty-seven
grains of the actual weight thereof; the
goldnoins of France, Spain and the
dominious of Spain ot their present
standard, at the rate ot one hundred
cents for every twenty-seven grains and
two-fifths of a grain, of the actual weight
thereof. Spanish milled dollars, at the
rate of one hundred cents for each dollar
the actual weight whereof shall not be
less that seventeen pennyweights and
seven grains, and in proportion foi the
parts of a dollar."
That demonetized three fourths of the
silver coins then in circulation. It made
useless the redemption fund of the small
banks which was largely made up of
foreign coins and they all tumbled
down like cob houses. There were hard
times In those days but tbey would have
been much harder if the gold and silver
ot California had not begun to pour in
to revive business.
The bankers stopped the coinage of
silver in 1873 and demonetized it in
1874. Then we had another panic
which lasted until 1878 when we began
to coin silver again. That checked the
fall ot prices, but as population increased
faster than the supply of money, we
went to living on money borrowed from
England and had a fictitious prosperity
for a time.
The bankers stopped all coinage of
silver in 1803 aud we have had a panic
ever since and we will have until we be
gin to coin it again.
When we stopped specie payments in
1861, it did not produce a panic. When
we began to coin silver in 1878 it did not
produce a panic. When we doubled the
amount of silver in 1890 by the passage
of the Sherman act it didn't make a
panic. Now the goldbugs tell us that if
we begin to coin silver again we shall
have the greatest panic the world ever
saw. The gold bugs lie.
A POINTER TO MOTHERS.
In one of the English consular reports
from Japan, in speaking of the cotton
mills of ' the little yellow men who use
white money, occurs this passage: "It
is stated that in some mills a consider
able number of spindles are lying idle
in consequence of want of hands. The
scarcity of hands is principally due to a
return of prosperity throughout the
country, and people are, therefore, re
luctant to send their girls to factories."
There is a pointer tor the mothers of
America, who would rather have their
daughters in school with free silver, than
working ten hours a day in a factory for
a mere pittance under the gold standard.
Tom Watsou is seriously ill with sore
throat and nervous prostration at his
home, Thomson, Ga.
THE WOMEN OT 1890.
It was a nice ball, steam heated, com
fortable armed chairs, a grand piano on
the platform, and filled with beautiful,
highly cultured, tastefully attired ladies.
They had access to the works of all the
great standard writers on economics.
All the scientific and economic quar
terlies, reviews and magazines were at
their disposal in one of the finest univer
sity library halls in the United Slates.
They were eai nest, conscientious, good
women who loved their home and their
country. The spoke in elegant English.
There was wit, logic, eloquence, grace
and beauty. That is what one saw and
beard at the Mary Bryan ' Silver club in
Lincoln last week and was a sight that
gave one hope for the oppressed and
wronged. These are the women of 1896.
It may seem strange, but this sight in
stantly brought to mind the women of
1800. They were gathered, not in a
steam heated hall filled with comfortale
chairs, with a grand piano on the plat
form, but in a dingy school house, dimly
lighted with one or two coal oil lamps,
sitting on most uncomfortable seats.
Most of them were very plainly dressed.
Their faces were tanned by the sun and
their hands were bard with toil. They
bad ridden miles in a lumber wagon
after a long day of hard work. All the
books tbey had were a few paper
covered pamphlets like "Ten Men of
Money Island," or "The Seven Financial
Conspiracies." Their periodical litera
ture consisted of one or two weekly pop
ulist papers, badly printed and full of
typographical errors. On ail their faces
was a look of care, and only afaintglim-
mer of hope shone forth from their eyes.
What were these women gathered there
for? To study, aa best they could, the
science of economics. The beautiful,
brilliant and cultured ladies who assem
bled last Saturday at the conservatory
of music to study economics were fair to
look upon and a delight to hear; but
this writer must confess after all that his
heart is still with the farmers' wives,
who six years ago, first took up the
work. They were the first to
urge their husbands and sons
to vote for free silver. Iney were
the first to raise the banner of revolt
against the money power, baptize it
with tears and consecrate it with prayer.
Yes, our heart is still, with them, the
women of 1890.
JOHN SHERMAN'S STATEMENTS.
Senator Sherman asserts "that many
pages of the Congressional Record show
indisputable proof that the clause jn the
act of 1873 stopping the coinage of the
silver dollar, was not surreptitiously and
clandestinely passed through congress."
If many pages of the Congressional
Globe (for there was no .Record at that
time) are devoted to the discussion of
the demonetization of silver, why is it
that the goldbug dailies have sever
printed a line of that discussion? It si
because there is not one line of discussion
ot that subject to be found in the "Con
gressiooal Globe, and John Sherman
knows that there is hot one. He is the
monumental liar of the world. He has
never denied that he is a liar. When
Henry M. Teller told him to bis face on
the floor of the senate that he had .been
in the habit of rising in his place, for
twenty years and making false state
ments, he did not deny the charge, f
M'KINLEYS HONOR I
McKinley stands on his Iront porch
and prates about "honor," until the
resonant air revolts at the oft recurring
sound. It is the nations honor of which
he talks, not of his own. Where are
those 1118,000 of notes? Where are
they? Hear McKinley shout for honor!
"I greet you at my home as friends
and as allies in the great cause in which
the honor of the country is involved
I have great affection for
your old county and your common
wealth. Both have stood lor tbe nation
and its honor in every crisis ot our
"It is not often given to a political
party, as it is this year given to ours, to
stand between national honor and dis
"Moved by the same sentiment of
patriotism, you unite with the republi
can party because it carries the glorious
banner on whtcu is inscribed American
"Good men this year, irrespective of
their old affiliations, are breaking away
and uniting upon one great platform to
sustain the national honor."
But how about McKinley 'sown honor?
How did he become bound to a million
air syndicate who still hold his notes?
Was there any "honor" in that trans
action? Is , not this talk, canting
hypocrisy of a terror stricken slave of
Every time we hear a publict speaker
use the term "intrinsic value" we feel like
swearing a great big swear. A man who
nas not conquered enough of the science
of political economy to know that there
is not now, never has been and never
can be such a thing as "intrinsic value,"
don't know any more than J. Sterling
Morton, and should keep his mouth
closed until he has some just idea of the
meaning of the words he uses.
How much J. Sterling Morton knows
can be inferred from a sentence in one ot
his late speeches where, in his great solic
itude lest congress should enact a free
coinage law, he said: "in that event, the
farmers when they sold their products
for silver dollars would receive less in
trinsic value than they gave in exchange
therefor. , Thus the farmer would be
robbed of some intrinsic value every
time he made sale ot his crops."
May the good Lord deliver us hereafter
from such Mortonian rot as that' What
Is that thing "in" the crops or '"in" the
dollar which he calls "intrinsic value."
Can you see it, feel it or taste it? How
do you know when you have hold of it
and when yon have let go? How do
yon tell how much of it there is "in" a
thing? Can yon weigh it on a pair of
scales? Do you measure it with a yard
stick or a foot-rule, that thingfthey call
Say Mr. Morton, please tell us con
fidentially, do you talk that kind of rot
because yon are a natural born economic
idiot, or to hold your job? Which? It's
a good job you've got, but even f 8,000
a year would not hire some men to play
HOW TO GET MONET.
Buffalo, N. Y, Sep., 7, 1896-To the
Editor: 1 received your paper today
and nave lor a lew weeks. "Thanks.
I notice you appear to be "down" so
to speak on all moneyed men and m
Now will yon kindly tell me where the
money came from to build railroads,
large buildings and the like property in
your place and the west. Do you want
all that money called in? Kindly auswer
tnrougb your paper.
- Edwabd Newell.
We do not want "all the money called
in" but we know that most of it will be
"called in" if prices continue to fall and
they will continue to fall as long as tbe
attempt is made to "preserve the present
gold standard." We want money to be
put out, but it never will be, until prices
begin to rise and prices will never rise
until there is an increase in the volume
of money in circulation. '
Tbe money to build railroads and large
buildings in this purely agricultural
state must come from the corn, wheat,
oats, beef, pork, flax seed, bay, potatoes,
sheep and horses we raise and sell. That
is all tbe way we have to get money.
But when tbe prices of these things are
so low that they sell for less than the
cost of production, then we have no
money with which to build railroads or
large building, and none have been built
since prices fell so low that there was no
profit in production.
If your letter is a covert threat to call
in eastern loans by a rapid foreclosure
ot mortgages, we defy you. What is 160
acres of Nebraska prairie worth to an
eastern money loaner after bis mortgage
is foreclosed, with wheat at 35 cents and
corn 10 cents? How much will he get
out of it? Take the mortgaged farms if
you want them. The occupants will be
better off when you have to pay the
taxes. The money you send out here to
pay taxes will be the reverse of "calling
it in" When you get the land you will
begin to howl for free silver, just as the
land owning aristocracy of England now
The products of all the labor of Ne
braska above tbe bare subsistence of the
laborer, at thepresent range of prices, will
not pay the taxes and the interest on
the public and private debts. We have
no money to buy tbe products of your
mills and manufactories. We can raise
enough, to feed our population, and you
can't. Perhaps when you have a few
more millions of idle workingmen to
support, when a few thousaud more of
your mills closebecause we can' t buy your
goods, you will take up some work on
economics like that of John Stuart Mills,
Walker or Andrews and find out what
the matter is. When you have read
them, you will have learned that no peo
ple ever got rich by going ever deeper in
debt to money lenders, either foreign or
domestic, which your letter leads one to
believe is the foundation principle oi
your political economy.
If the democratic and populist nation
al committees don't get a move on them
pretty quick, the Florida railroads will
send a gold bug senator to Washington
in place of Call. '
A suggestion Pay your subscription.
A Bepnblloan Nominated.
Lsavenwobth. Kan., Oct 14. Tbe
Democratic county central committee
last night nominated M. H. Peck as
the fusion candidate for the legis
lature in the Seventh district Mr.
Peck, who was present, accepted the
nomination. The nominee is a life
long Republican, but in the present
campaign has allied himself with tbe
free silver cause.
NO SPEECHES FOR KANSAS
tfn Bryan Regards the Sunflower Stats
as Safe for Him:
Topeka, Kan., Oct. li The fusion
ists finally have given up hope of get
ting Bryan to make a tour of Kansas
before the campaign shall close.
Chairman Love of the Democratic
committee has received positive infor
mation that Bryan regarded Kansas
and Nebraska as safe and therefore
would spend the remainder of the
campaign in the Middle states. He
will stay in Illinois and in Chicago
the last three days of the last week.
Straw Tote of Railroads.
Sedalia, Ma, Oct A secret
ballot is in progress in this city which,
when concluded, will show the pref
erence of Missouri Pacific railroad
men for president A ballot box has
been placed in the office of Yard-master
Grow, and in order that it cannot
be discovered how the men voted, the
ballots are not numbered, but each
man registers when he deposits his
vote, the registration preventing
other than employes of tbe company
on the division between Sedalia and
St. Louis from voting. Tbe ballots
will be counted on the 20tb. ,
Attend the Chamberlain Commercial
Collesre. room 1 Lansing theatre build
ing. Day and night school. We make a
specialty of shorthand and typewriting
u - . .
TO RAISE A FUND
For tbe Free Distribution of Silver Lit-
Several prominent silver sen in
Lincoln have authorized tbe Inde
pendent to announce that tbey will
duplicate every dollar contributed
during tbe next ten days for the pur
pose o buying silver literature for
free distribution. The plan will be
carried out as follows: Tbe Inde
pendent will publish each week the
names of all those making donations
and the amount ot the donation. It
will then collect from tbe silver men
who have guaranteed it, a like
amount, and turn tbe entire amount
over to Hon. G. L. Laws, the nation
al committeeman for the silver party
and state secretary for that party in
Nebraska, and take his receipt there
for, and publish a copy of the re
ceipt along with the names of
the contributors. Note Those con
tributors who do not wish to
have their real name published may
sign a fictitious name for publication;
the publication of which would be a
receipt to them for the monej . '
All donations and all drafts, checks,
and post office orders should be made
payable to the Independent Publish
ing Co., at Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Independent guarantees that
the agreement above outlined will be
fully carried out. The committe is
practically without money, and
those who can afford it should not
hesitate to send in their contribu
tions. This is jour opportunity to
make one dollar of your buy two
dollars worth of literature. Remem
ber the donation mnst reach this
office within the next ten days.
Independent Pub. Co.
The First Week.
Received campaign donations as fol
Martin Maloney, Pender, Neb $1 00
E. A. Rogers. Lincoln, Neb. .... 1 00
Silver Mau, Hastings, Neb 1 00
F. J. Drabek, Florence, Neb $1.00
The following is a copy of the receipt
of the Hon. 6. L.. Laws: .
Received of Independent Publishing
Co. $8.00 for use in the purchase and
free distribution of standard literature
on the financial question.
Oct. 8, 1896. G. L. Laws.
v SECOND WEEK.
Received subscriptions as follows:
A. A. Munro, South Omaha ..$5 00
George Hert, Lincoln, Neb 1 00
L. C Hanning, Beaver City, Neb.... 1 00
E; S. Hayhurst, Loup City, Neb..... 1 00
J. T. Grandstaff, Bladen, Neb:......, 1 00
W.H.Hoffman,, " ....... 50
J. R. Horn, " " 25
William McDonald, " " 50
D. Byrne, " " .. 50
Charles Williams, ' " .. 25
V.S. Hall, , " . " 50
J. C. Hartman, " " 25
J. E. Yost, " " 25
Wm. Morrow, " " 50
Thomas Knox, Palmyra, Neb 1 00
P. W. Kinneman, Tamora. Neb 50
C. R. Walker, Benkleman, Neb 1 00
Traveling Man, " " 1 00
L. E. Walker, " " 1 0
Total $17 00
October 14, 1896, receipt from .
G, L. Laws as in first week. ...... $34 00
We will continue this only one week
longer, as the time after that will be too
short to get the literature in time to
have it read.
A Valuable Suggestion.
Do you need any kind of clothing? If
so write to the Ewing Clothing Co., at
Lincoln, Nebraska, and the Nebraska
Clothing Co., at Omaha, for their cata
logues. Compare tne prices ana Duy
your clothes direct from these largt
stores and save the dealer's profit of
from $3.00 to $5.00 per suit. Tell them
vou saw the ad in the independent and
that you have written for both cata
It has been rumored for some time
that the republican machine managers
were going to try a desperate game to
save the state for McKinley and that
voters would be imported and registered
in large numbers. The fact that the sil
ver forces were denied representation on
quite a number of precinct boards lends
weight to the rumor, and the supporters
of Mr. Bryan have taken measures to
checkm ite any such a move.
An enthusiastic meeting of workers
was held at the Lincoln hotel Saturday
evening and various plrfns werediscussed.
The result was the appointment of a com
mi tteo of safety, composed of 200 mem
bers, who will give the matter of regis
tration and election their attention. A
large sum of money has been raised and
a liberal reward will be paid for evidence
leading to the arrest and conviction of
any one attempting to vote or register
illegallv. If we may judge from the de
termination shown at these Ineetings
and by the class of men represented, we
think there will be little or no attempt
at illegal work.
A Business Opportunity.
In this issue of the Independent there
appears the advertisement of two of the
oldest and best furniture stores in Ne
braska. Both are reliable and respon
sible firms. If you are m need of any
kind of furniture it will pay you to write
these firms for their catalogues. Com
pare the prices quoted and buy from the
one that will make you the best fates
Stat" that you saw (he advertisement in
the Nebraska Independent and that
yon have written to the others as well.
A word to the wise is sufficient
n.. . iimi. vi-
Their influence and power,
And how the little pitted speok
Made all the aDDle soar. V
Be told how great big sturdy oak
From little aoorne grew.
And how the tiny little stone .
The burly giant slew.
Bnt the cyclist sat there unimpressed!
By ah the speaker's Are,
Until he went outside and found,
PITH AND POINT.
The darkest hoar may be just after
job get home from the clnb, if your
wife happens to be that kind of a wo
At Whist: She "Isn't the rule
when in doubt, play trumps'?" He
"The nsusl rale is, 'when in doabi
ask what are tramps.' " Pack.
"How did to tine Danev nnmtt
the title of Major?" "Why, 1 easily
enough. Don't yon remember thai
his father was a Colonel?" Judge.
She has a man to make her gowns,
And every one's a gem;
let for one laek she often frowns
A man to pay for themi
He "My dear, the bank in whioh)
my money is deposited has failed."
She "What a mercy you've got your
eheok book at home, love I" Tit-Bits-.
"Aunt Hepsy, won't you come to
Miss Innett's pink tea?" "Law,
shild I I've tried those fancy kinds.
bat I like green tea best" Brooklyn
"They say the bioyole is injuring
art" "Yes;1 the man who owns s
good wheel can't waste his life just
spreading paint on canvas. "Uhioago
Record. Mande "Would you marry Freddy
if he asked you to?" Bella (airily)
lean only answer that by saying?
that he wouldn't be single now ere
I so foolish."
"Ball one!" yelled the umpire.
"Good eye I" shouted Ohimmy.
"Strike one!" the umpire called.
"Date his odder eye,' explained
Ohimmy. Indianapolis Journal.
"Why does a woman always call her
purse a pocketbook?" "I don't know,
unless it is because she carries in it a
memorandum telling her where to
find her pocket" ChtcagoJRecord.
Spencer "They told me at V
office that you were only one of the
clerks. And you said you were a di
rector." Ferguson "So I am. I ad
dress envelopes." New Tork Herald,
"Awful accident at Jones's yester
day." "So? I didn't hear of it""
"Jones hit his thumb with the ham-
mer and immediately exploded with
rage while his wife burst into tears."1
Mrs. Devotee "They tell me that
you preach very touching sermons."
Rev. Dr. Gumma "Well, I flatter
myself that I raise more money for
ohurch work than any two' other min
isters in the State." Truth.
Benevolent Individual "Yes, sir, I
hold that when a man makes a little
extra money, his first duty is to make
his wife a present of a handsome
dress." Ordinary Individual "You
are a social philosopher, I presume?"1
"No, I am a dry goods dealer." New
"Henrietta." said Ethelbert, as our
story opens, "what do you think of
Shakspere as a poet?" "Nothing,
Ethelbert," replied Henrietta. "I
have-no time to think of any one but
you." The rest of this entertaining
romance can be more easily imagined
than described. Harper's Baxar.
There was a momentary lull in the
noise at the great convention halL
"What is it?" breathlessly asked one
of the men standing on the outside
I judge," answered a solemn police
man stationed near the main entrance,
"they have stopped a few minutes to
let somebody weep." Chicago Tri
Feat of a North Carolina Hen.
Phil L. Spruill, a resident of Colnm
bia, N. O., owns a hen that deserves
a reward. She is a common-looking
fowl of a Scotch Brahma breed and
cackles contentedly when she has laid
an egg. The other day she left one in,
the nest It was a veritable Jnmbo
among eggs, measuring five and a
quarter inches around one way and
eight and one-half inches the other.
Mr. Spruill concluded to save the
shell, so he broke holes in each end
in order to blow out the contents.
Then he discovered that there was an
other egg inside the big shell. The
inner egg was about the usual size
and was perfect in every way. The
two shells have excited much interest
in Columbia, where they were placed
on exhibition. There is no record
that Mrs. Brahma cackled longer oi
louder than usual over the double egg.
A Wonderful Lamp.
The London correspondent of the-
Manchester Courier publishes a re
markable account of a new luminant
whioh, if all that is said of it is true.
will ran botn gas and eleotrio light
very bard. For its production no ma
chinery is required save that contained
in a portable lamp neither larger nor
heavier than is used with oolza oil or
paraffin. This lamp, it is deolared.
generates its own gas. The substance
employed is at present a secret ieal-
lously gnarled by some inventive
Italians. . The cost is deolared to be at
most one-fifth of that of ordinary cas.
and the resultant light is nearly ai
bright as the eleotrio light and much
whiter. A single lamp floods a large
room with light The apparatus can
be oarried about as easily as a candle
stick, and seems both clean and aAnr,
less, ' '
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