The alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1889, June 12, 1889, Image 4
V r V. ;.(. . i i THE ALLIANCE. . FUELISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY U0RKIK6. - - .. : BY THE ALLMCE PDDLISnillG CO. t . BOH ANN AN BLOCK, Lincoln, ;-o- . -o- Nebraska. ' All communications for the paper RhouM he addressed to THE ALLIANCE PUBLISH ING CO.. aud all matter pertaining to the Farmers' Alliance, includitgr subscriptions to the pape. to the Secretary. . , ALLIANCE DIRECTORY. ' A NATIONAL ALLIANCE. President, JT. Burrows, filter Neb. Vice President, H. L. Loucks, Clear Creek, Dakota. Secretary, August Poet. Moulton. Iowa. Treasurer, Hon. J. J. Furlonsr, Austin Minn. Lecturer, A. D. Chase, Watertown, Dak. NEBRASKA STATE ALLIANCE. President, John H. Powers, Cornell. Vice President, James Clark, Wabash. Secretary-Treasurer, J. M. Thompson, Lincoln. Lecturer, M. M. Case, Creig-hton. Executive Committee: J. Burrows FUley; B. F. Allen, Wabash; Allen Boot, Omaha; Lu Henry. Hansen; w. M. oray, "North Loup. Deputy Organizers: Robert Gray, Inman; Alva Tompkins, Hansen; James A. Butler, Ewinjr; Win. Clark, Banner; John A. Hogg-, Shelton; J. W. Hartley. West Union; P. J. Reese.LexinKton; c. J.-Mecham, Cambridg-e, w. j.ony, uambridsre; JL. V. Jsloyd, lirom field; Charles Wooster, Silver Creek; Herbert . Miller, Cambridge; Thomas Sinclair, Fuller, ion; W. A. Mansfield, Gandy; F. J. Frederlci, North Platte; J. F. Black, Indianola; J. S. Kiddie, Arcadia: J. F. Harrison, York; Sher man 8tevenson,Ahna. - Dakota Territory: President, II. L Loucks, Clear Lake, v Secretary, C. A. Soderburjr, Hartford. Minnesota : President, Georg-e W. Sprague, jrosper; . Secretary, Georjre W. Halirb, Mankato. IOWA:-President, A. L. Stuntz, State Centre; secretary, Auniiet iost, Moulton. .Illinois: President, ; Secretary, Da vid Ward Wood, 158 Clark St., Chicago. Wisconsin: President, N. E. Moody Viro- qua; Secretary, A. F. Sands, Fairfield. Kansas: President, J. M. Morris. White C3ty ; Secretary, T. J. McLain, Peabody. - Washington Territory: President, J. M. Iteed, Oaksdale; Secretary, J. W. Arrowsmith, DECLARATION OF PURPOSES. -.Profoundly impressed that we, the Farm ers Alliance, united by the strong and faith tul ties of financial and home interests. should set forth our declarations, we there lore resolve : To strive to secure ; the establishment of right and justice to ourselves and our pos terity. ' .v To labor for the education of the acricul tural classes in the science of economical Kovernment in a strictly non-partisan spirit, JTo endorse the motto, "In things essential, unny; in an tnings cnaniy. To secure purity or the elective franchise, and to induce all voters to intelligently exer cise it for the enactment and execution of laws which will express the most advanced public Bentiment upon all questions involving the interests of laborers and farmers. To develop a better state mentally, morally, socially and financially. j .-. To constantly strive to secure entire har mony and good-will among all mankind, and brotherly love among ourselves. To suppress personal, local, sectional and national prejudices; all unhealthful rivalry, and all selfish ambition. -. To Bssurfire the snfferincrs of a brother and sister, bury the dead, care for the widows and educate the orphans; to exercise charity to ward offenders: to construe words and pur purposes in their most favorable light, grant ing honesty of purpose and good intentions to others, and to protect the principles of the Ailianee unto death. . ' ALONG THE LINE. This department is conducted by the Secre trv nf the State Alliance to whom all com mutations in relation to Alliance work. short articles upon various subjects of inter est to tne Alliance etc., buouiu ihj auurepeu. w,Htf nlain and only on one side of the paper. sic-n hat you chose to your articles but Fend us your name always. , , GREETING. . :i The members oi tne Alliance win no doubt welcome this first issue of The Aliiakcb. with an earnest and hearty response. We have all felt the need of some regular means of communication in the past," and, with the increased growth of the order in our state, the paper becomes an important factor in our onward movement. If the zeal displayed in our organizing is con tinued, m endeavoring to place a copy of the paper in every farm home in the state, much good will inevitably result ' from our efforts. Now, in regard to this department, I, must impress upon you the fact that its interest must rest largely with you. It is headed "Along The Line," and is intended to contain flashes from the front, questions upon general - subjects connected with the Alliance and its work will be answered, progress noted m both new and older organizations, and it will be our conference room as it were, where we will meet every week to compare notes by the way. jjei us anew muorse tne motto in "Things essential unity, in all things charity," and make our paper what it should be the best paper in the state. . Secretary. J. C. Hunnicutt, of No. 484. sends in a good report from his Alliance. . E. McNeil, Syracuse, writes for papers to organize an Alliance in his township. 4 The state secretary issues charters and sends all information. Job Tuffley, secretary of No. 507, Hamilton county, reports fourteen new- members for last quarter. All are en thusiastic, and thus the Work moves on The Hall County Farmers' Alliance held its regular meeting Thursday, .June o. we snaii iooK tor a good re port of the proceedings in time for the next issue oi our paper. We shall be glad to publish any an- nouncements of Alliance . meetings throughout the state if friends will for- waru uiu.es aim piaces or noia- ing the same. Send them in. J F. ATurner, secretary of No. 553, reports the election of officers but fails to name the president. He reports several new members and much inter est in the Alliance and its work. tjnaries arouse, secretary says: "Alliance No. 592, has doubled its membership since we were organized with prospects of a good many more, as farmers are awakening to a realization of their interests." ' Kobert Gray, organizer for Holt Co. sends in a report of the organization the County Alliance at O'Neill May 25, and says: "All delegates , present seemed earnest and determed to push the Alliance for all it is worth. We are much encouraged and expect to or ganize seven or eight more subordinate Alliances in the county in a few weeks. We are ; patiently waiting for the wen nigh discouraged . farmers vof Re state Alliance paper. , I will canvass braska., . . our county and send it all the support I can. Thank you friend Gray, and we shall try and merit your esteemed favors. Ed. J.W. Bowen. secretary of No. 456, writing from Brom field sends reiort of officers elected by their Alliance viz: President, G. W, Smith; Vice Presi dent, T. W. Huffman; Secretary, J. W. Bowen; Treasurer, M. F. Huffman; Lecturer, M. W agner. Executive Committee, M. E. Bowlin, L. C. Floyd, L. Shaw. To those who make inquiry for par liamentary rulings and methods of conducting meetings, we would say that we have ordered a supply of books containing rules of order, business forms, suggested topics and music, which we will supply at actua cost to all Alliance organization?. Write to the secretary giving number needed in your Alliance. J.F. Harrison, of .York, says: "The Alliance is increasing in membership rapidly; that they expect to have an active organization in every township before the year is out, and are taking steps to make the order a practical one in every way." Mr. Harrison is organi zer for York county, and has done em cient work there. We shall be glad to hear from him again. Wm. Evans, secretary, writes us that Taylor Alliance No. 545, lias or ganized under the ritual, ana nave added ten members since receiving charter and says: "Am glad to hear that the State Alliance will have an organ of its own. It will be a great help, in fact I deem it almost indispen sible to success and will srive it all the support I can. We shall alwavs be pleased to hear from Mr. Evans. E. G. Lyndon, of No. 581, asks in formation, and adds: "Our Alliance numbers 13, with three applications." In making reports, all quarters com mence at 1st of .January, April, July and October, and any Alliance organ ized during first half of quarter pay dues for that term. If, however, the date of organizing and issuing charter should be during last half of quarter, the dues would apply on the next term. To illustrate: Orvil Alliance was chartered jviay b; tnereiore they pay dues for this quarter. Had their char ter been dated May 26, the dues would apply on the next term. J. M. Sanford, of Adams county, sends good cheer and promises his hearty support in canvassing for the paper. Bro. San ford's support as a canvasser means something, and we appreciate his kind offer. Stock shipped to Allen Root, care of Bell, Collins & McCoy, Omaha, by members of the Alliance, will realize from $4 to $5 more per car for their stock. Give the agent notice when shipped. " Mr. Root is state agent for the Alliance. Capt. J. Burrows, President of the National Farmers' Alliance, is at pres ent in the east on Alliance work. He will return the first of next week, and will then leave for Washington Territory to attend the meeting of the Territorial Alliance, which con- venes snortiy. Mr. .Burrows is an energetic worker. The thanks of this office are due Mr. Frank Rohm, the gentlemanly manager of the Lincoln Newspaper Union, for esteemed favors rendered in helping our bark over the shoals and into the ' turbulent deeps of the journalistic sea, this week. If we should fail to reward him in the future, we trust that a kind Providence will take the matter up and keep an eye on Mr. Rohm. ; " We ask the kind indulgence of the reader for any shortcomings or omis sions in this the first number of the paper. In the hurly burly incident to getting it out, we are aware that much important matter has been over looked and also that other subjects have not been treated with the atten tion their importance deserve. ' We will try and make all things right in time. ' ". , " ' jlhe nrst step toward tne accom- pHshment of a different state of . affairs man at present largely exists among the farmers all over the country, must idc a unity ot action. unity ot .ac- tion must come through thorough and systematic organization. The tFarm- ers' Alliance furnishes the means ow.t. ti'c Thr its organization until it exists in every school district throughout the state. This is the aim of this paper, to aid with all the might it . possesses to crowd the organization. At the -same' time it will try and reason from cause to effect and show why itis that the farmer is mortgaged, why it is of that the prices of his products fall be- J low the cost of production and keep him paying interest. Once .finding the cause, and once perfecting our organization, we can .apply the reme dies and our word for it .a brighter vir- "- - KJ day will then dawn upon the now 1 . From President Powers. Editor of The Alliance: The farmers of this state are anx ious for some means to work out re lief from their present financial diffi culties, and also to regain their proper influence in the government of the state and nation. The only ob stacles in the way of the rapid and successful organization of the Alli ance, are, first, the cost; and second, doubts of its efficiency for the accom plishment of its avowed objects. That the payment of the sum of two dollars for the first year, ana one dollar a vear thereafter, for the 'full membership of a man and his wife, should be considered a narasnip, is humiliating to any friend of the farm er. But such is the case, as l can soon prove to any man who will ac comnanv me for a week in some of the counties of the state. Just why this state af actual poverty exists may not be easily understood, and I sup posed its existence will hardly be be- t IV .1 t . J iievea Dy tnose wno are accustorncu to receive all the farmer's hard earn ings for bank interest and the neces saries of life. But the greatest obstacle is, a gen eral feeling of discouragement and despondency, a want of faith in the possibility of any efforts of their own resulting in their relief, and a linger ing hope that some providential change of circumstances, some con cession from the monied powers or other corporate institutions which now oppress them, or some magnani mous action by one or the other of the political parties to which they re spectively belong, may give tempora ry, cr, perhaps permanent relief. They forget that Providence only helps those who try by all the means in their power to help themselves, and that those whose whole plans of business are based on the idea that the farmer is their lawful prey, and the products of his labors may be properly used, not for his prosperity, but for their enrichment, cannot be expected voluntarily to do him jus tice. And they also forget, that the lead ing politicians of all parties which have any hope of success, depend on the money furnished by the capital ists and powerful corporations, to se cure and control the votes of the farmers and laborers, and any hope that they will voluntarily do anything to alienate those institutions will be in vain. ; jL.ec it oe one oi tne aims ot your paper, Mr. Editor, to keep . before us the fact that -the actual producers of all the wealth of the country should assert their right to the possession ot their just proportion of the same, and that those who cast an overwhelming majority of all the votes should assert and maintain their rights to dictate and control their own political ac lion so mat it may result in the pro tection 'of the just interests of all classes, and the establishment of equal rights for ajl by the laws of our state and nation. J. H. Powers. It is very gratifying to see the gen eral interest taken by our farmers all over the country agaisnt the twine trust. It is a true saying that if you want to get the full strength of a man put him as you would tea in hot water, and that is just where we find the farmers to-day. On, every hand we find ourselves surrounded bv the 10 trust combine who are determined to eat out the substance of our people Let us hope that the twine trust will have the effect upon our people that the British tea trust had in 1876 For is not the trust combination, tax ation without representation, 1 thousand fold worse than the tea trust of '76, and is there not more need for reading the declaration o independence now than then? Who would have supposed that the descen dants of uch noble sires would tame ly submit to be robbed by a band of 1 ' 1 1. 1 legalized ;pirates, wno are preying upon tne industry ot tne nation and robbing them of $1,000,000,000 year, but it is the Americans who are robbing us, and patriotism is satisfied for have we not made 5-roao of our countrymen millionaires during the last twenty-seven years, and' robbed our wives and children of the com forts of life. Ah! patriotism thou art a jewel of exceeding great price to the farmers and laboring men of the nation. -Walter Muir, in Dakota Ruralist. Twine Notice. All Alliances desiring twine for this year's liarvest thKOugh the Business Association, must send in their orders before June do, in order to give time to fill them for shipment. J3e ready and prompt in paying for twine as the association has not sufficient paid up -capital to make any large payments. Ve do not in this advise our mem bers to (use twine where they have pre pared themselves for disposing of their grain in any other .manner, but we shall try to accommodate those who -will tuse twine. - We can quote one cent off price of flax twine -as per May circu lar. .Manilla unchanged. Job Printing For Alliances. We are prepared to do any and all kinds of printing for Alliances. Letter and note heads, envelopes, cards, by-laws, circulars, handbills etc. .Send in your orders and we will do the work at pri nces .asireasonauie as it can be done. SARAH; At UfMttatory of aa Alrerlaa lnoaym. "What did he call himselfIsaac, Brahim, Mordecai? No matter, he was a Jew Mordecia will be sufficient. He lived in the Troisieme-Bataillon-d' Afrique, in the Jewish quarter, and I was a captain in the Second Zouaves. I can still see his little dwelling, with its low, vaulted door, thick, solid, and studded with nails in Strange de signs, its white walls pierced with oc casoinal and heavily-barred windows, those stange walls of Africa which calmly stare at each other across the narrow streets and incline at the top until they almost meet. And I re member him also as I saw him first, in his little shop among his goods ex posed for sale, dusting his babouches and velvet slippers, ornamented with jeweled buckles, pearls, and golden braids. v ? Slippers, however, were not all his shop contained.'' He was an omni merchant, and you found in his stock everything that you did or did not want, from the ferule of a 'cast-off cane to gems of rarest value. A strange acquaintance for me to have made, and it came about through an adventure, a defense, rather, of this Jewish merchant, whom a rascal was seekinjr to defraud of his money. Briefly, Mordecai was moved to grat itude, and the next morning, as a souvenir, bestowed upon me a Kabyle gun, beautifully inlaid with ivory and pearl. From that day I was as one of the amily; they ran at my coming, and called upon me always to admire the thousand-and-one odds and ends which the Jew was constantly pur chasing from all quarters, and from which I was always expected to take mv choice. Naturally, since he liked me so much, it ended in my liking him a little, for friendship, like love, is certainly contagious. Matters were in this shape, when one morn ing, as I strolled intheRueNationale with a group of comrades, the Jew met us, and stopped me to describe a cargo of valuables which had just arrived for him from Mequinez, and which he wished me to see immedi ately. I would do so, I promised him, so soon as dinner was over, and giving him a hand-shake, I was about to rejoin my comrades, when carriage passed us, the horses roing at a gallop, shining for a mo- menx in tne sumignx men gone use a flash. We all turned with a cry of admira tion every one, that is, save Mor decai the Jew. A sudden pain in my ha nd recalling his presence to me, I wheeled, to find him pale as a piece of linen, sweat pearling his brow, his fingers gripped Upon mine,- and his eyes following, with a gaze of flame, the vehicle which had just gone by, and in which reclined a woman whose beauty had brought from us that cry of admiration. "W hat is it" I cried, dismayed at his appearance; "what is it are you ill?" . . "Ill; no he began; then, witn a groan and a Hebrew word a curse, doubtless he whirled about and fled like a madman in the opposite direction from the vehicle. "And you didn't know her?" Vill aret demanded, as I rejoined my comrades, still talking of this beau tiful woman whose carriage was not yet lost in the distance; "or did you not see who it was?" "No," I responded, "and I scarcely saw her before she was gone. What! you really didn't know her? She is the but what do you call him, the Jew you were talking to a moment ago? Mordecai? Well, she is Mordecai's daughter!" . "Daughter? Impossible! . he has never mentioned that he had one!" "It is the truth, all the same. She is his daughter, and there is a story attached which I will relate to you, as we finish our cigars. Nothing ex traordinary, but still a story, and short. "Five years ago," continued Vill aret, "this woman was the most beautiful ornament of the father's shop, and clothed in that elegant Jewess-costume which displays so perfectly the curves of the body. Tall and slender as you see her today, and with long lashes shading her eyes, she was as lovely as n"houri es caped from a Mahommedan paradise. Whether she was adored among her kind and kindred I leave you to im agine. She was Sarah, Judith, Rachel, in one, and truly an object of wor ship to her fa ther, who daily thanked his God for having blessed him with a child so beautiful. "Well, Constantine, like all other garrison cities, is a sad place, as you know, une begins and ends, partic ularly when one is young, by finding nothing better to do than "to drink absinthe morning and night. One wearies of this, it is true, and when one is ennuied one is not indifferent to pretty girls. The point of which is, that there was at this time in Con stantine a young Chasseur d'Afrique, a certain lieutenant by the name oft irobin, a handsome Lyonnaise of twenty-five years, always spick and span in a new costume, and bored to death, so bored, indeed, that he had recourse to the singular distraction of visiting street after street, omitting cone in the whole city of Constantine. "This strolling naturally drew him at last to the Rue Troisieme-Bataill-n, where, for the first time, he saw Sarah which by the way, is really her name nonchalantly" seated be side her father, and amusing herself by counting the pearls in ber ' collar. Under pretense of buying babouches, Gobin halted at the threshold; but it was neither the velvet nor leather ones eovered with their strange orna mentations, nor the gold-embroidered ones of Turkey of Morocco which drewhisgaze, 5 No, his fascinated and ardent eyes contemplated, as in an ecstasy, this splendid beauty so sud e&ly revealed to him, and alieady phsston of love was dawning, in soul. "Tranquilly the merchant showed his wares and continued to talk, though Gobin continued absorbed and silent; and tranquilly, also, the young girl, apparently indifferent to everything about her, applied herself to recommencing tne counting or ner pearls. For a jm rn t n thus, then,,tii w lleu" tenantl ft y,' she gotnp, and, with a f latle o j the eye nearly inso lent in Ibi tie m :ge clear, piercing, rapid ognn eel which buried' itself like twrpoint f f light in the answer- ing gax 1 or in j ?ung nmu, vu.u fid and ' Asseo h ;m sight behind the inner dor.l F decai, cjs GbU?feniained absorbed,' which So yot IJl, - "His yoieei fhueil the lieutenant s thoughts; he poved brusquely. " 'Neither, '4 &e responded, decided ly, 'I wish ?ei Ifer, but look you, Jew, tell me w at you ask for your daugh ter?" h'oj l .- "'Myi '.ugl'teT?' cried Mordecai, amazed ;)Jidi 1' lar you aright did you saylayjilajighter?' " 'Yes anl "MX me quickly your price forher t jsh herr good pleas antry; yott FrAchmen who have wit to the etds. of your nails with which to mockrf us1i)?4r peop1 Sell my daughter?, Yofi ask me that?' " 'And once tior all, answer mel cried Gobin;? feal and know that I love your dan ?hter, and thattogain her I ami capiible ; of any sacrifice. Reflect wellr J art rich, and you have two minutes jhi;Vhich to answer me!' " 'Par Javehl' tried Mordecai, tear ing his heard, Jimonly a poor Jew, but that whieliSJou have said, mon sieur, it -is not feood. My daughter is not mcrcharwise and I do not sell her!', and, as ha spoke, heart-broken at the incult offered him, tears fell from his icyes jtjxd chased eachother down !$ silk f. erdine. At the same time raa anclj jshame, the horrible consciousness fof knowing himself powerless to a tSe tne outrage, the fear of speaking, too loud and draw ing uponhimstilfacruel chastisement, crave to his f:w an expression so pitiable and pjithetic that , the hard est :of us t7ouVljrave been moved to sorrow, 'Gobi q, however, was piti less. . n -.- - : " 'If she is H'Ttlfor sale, then, give her to meT ho; persisted. "Without f flying, the Jew bent his brow fo'thrlCTound and continued to weep, tioticpless as the image of Desolation. Gpbin became furious. " 4o be itl -iiejcned at last, '6ince you will nsithf r Jgive her to me nor sell her to me t tell you' plainly that I will take her, nrm you beware!' "And with a jfilm stepi and head erect, leairingj the middle of the 3treet the'iathwho still sobbed and sorrowed he :ijirned upon his heel and disappeared! his last words and menace rema iping in Mordecai's heart like a policed arrow. ; 4Whatpa8S4i after this I know very imperfectly. The merchant closed his shojitnd for a while dis appeared from 2nstan tine with his entire family, When he returned again the lieurjt nant, in the sight and knowledge 'oT all, was the lover and the trote ftor of the ; beautiful - fPa! Sarah." K , : "The TascaU'V cried Feldmeyer, who was alsol uafening to Villart's story; "but' ho w iJid he accomplish his purpose-rh!ri manage to carrv her away;-j3 t "You ak too piuch'said Villaret, taughing "Lknpw only that such was the clisend that it is always practicable wheijone has the good will of tie vicim, as Gobin had Sarah's. lf Iiremember lightly, he too was $wny$ for a week or two from Congtairtinef furnished with a special pemisioh " "And thn?'! "And thca riblhinff: the beautiful Sarah soosi ratt tnrough his fortune, and Gobin demhlti'ded and obtained a. change f ga jfrfeon , to Laghout. Sarah deprteiiifr Algiers, where her beauty soon queened it over hearts an$ purses." And Villaret, finishing It J st-ry, left us and re turned to ty 7 and we adjourned to a game of IT illuds. : A splen( 1 j jrioman, this Sarah, beautiful .lhTiat reposeful, almost solemn bei ityj which is the charm of sunset. Nj.thti jg Classical about her, and nothi j GRk the special char acter of h? notyli face and form, ifL, may so ex j ress fit, being a , subtile vuluptuout est.tvbich held you like a desire. Iietl..r she wished it or not, she eirrcisediupon all the mys terious pox of the magicians of India, who seen iH;o bend nature to their will dzd tot play with the scat tered forcep oft-fje universe. One morf -hui, hs I was preparing to go on df ;ty tfiere was a rap at my door, and!.a4ryant entered and handed mel a 31 tiny envelope, per fumed ana coqiiif,tish as a pretty woman's tf 3tjgr$ I have never been specially st :pio ,fand in taking this paper in my QnjrahS the idea of a pos sible bonnf 'ort ' glided into my mind. I bl ;ke, seal: it was a ren dezvous fof the Evening, demanded in terms al ost anxious, and signed "Sarah" tl ,da jghter ot my friend, t he Jew tip note was from her! Ire sponded siif ly- that I would be there. All day lonf f the bought haunted me. What dfd? tne ; jwant with me, this marvef s j-jafah? Certainly no lover's tasltj, ehc ?was not the woman to throw hi ,celf it the head of any one, and 1 1 is tie&herrich nor hand some, nor llxist nous, only a poor captvain wh livpn his pay, and al ready at tbj? ttjfn of age. Indeed, ray preoccubatityji was so great that I 'blundered irt ; tjhe exercises, I, the oldest capt.iaiiithe regiment, till my comradts decided that ; the sun had turned ayj irain. Neither Iras iriore at case when evening : cape, iinfl I found myself in full uniform, wiif varnished boots and kepi i hajjd,. entering such a boudoir as ton l?ave never seen. The light fell froi a porcelain globe which crave to evi 7 uncr. an opalescent tint, deepei t i the shadows, and softened the ? rs like a veilinsr mist. with here a with here an re a renection ciear re a reflection clear and brulianirwj "on pmp pn. nn the wall nt) the Wail. .n. ,lll-xrmomnar wilti-v covered the floor, heavy r draperies the windows, and, as I entered this apartment, a woman Sarah came to meet me. . "I had need of your assistance," ghe said to me; "thankslor coming!" And then, sitting beside her, I listened, paying more attention to the music of her voice, sonorous as a srolden bell, than to what she was saying, while she told me what Villaret Ilik told me before. The deceva she had practiced upon iv;-lvuer in con cert withlO-tne happiness of the ;lie disillusion, weariness. and the homesickness for the family which nothing had been able to cure. It was for this she had sent for me me, her father's friend. She wished L me to see him and bring about n reconciliation, for which her heart was sore. . Well; intoxicated with her beauty and those subtle odors which prevad ed the boudoir, and reckless of the fate which befalls those who meddle in such affairs, I promised every thing that she wished, demanding in return but a kiss upon her hand, my heart meanwhilebeating "the charge" in my breast. And all night long I tossed in my bed, still under the sway of her strange fascination, the domination of a fixed and obstinate idea which reduced me to the ridic ulous state of a pupet in the bands of this i singular woman. , I wns ashamed of my weakness,but, never the less, when morning came, like a soldier ot his word, I started for the shop in Troisieme-Bataillion-d 'Afri que. The devil's own task it was to de cide the father to see the daughter. "No!" he cried; "no,I will see herno more,this Deboran! The maledictoin of the Eternal weight upon her head! May her beauty fade as the rose of August! May the earth open and engulf her as Core, Dathan, and Abiram! May my eyes close to the light of day if ever she comes before them! May my hand wither away if ever she touches it with her ownl" I would rather have managed a regiment of Bedouins! But I persist ed, naintincr for hinl the despair ot I SarahVftbe tears she had shed in my presence, and 1 found the way to elo quence, I who had never been able to say two words without stammering. Thejinother was there, too, listening without a word, stony, and, at first, equally pitiless. i I was red as my kepi and sweating like ;i sponge with my, exertions, whei , at last, after talking together inloig: Hebrew phrases, I received the onsent for the interview I had so c rdently demanded. Too happy for lie moment to notice anything I rei lembred afterward, in recalling the 1 cene how strange had been the expi sssion of both of them in giving thei f assent, something devilish, triu aphant, but nothing paternal at t le return of a repentant soul. Tie interview was fixed for the same evening, at the fall of night. Sarah wasto come alone, and they would then decide if she was to re map in the house. Ah, had I but known when I dispatched the mis sive to her announcing my success! 1 The day passed tranquilly as usual; several times I was ou the point of returning to Sarah's house, but still had strength to refrain, and night had come and the , hour for the in terview struck before I yielded to the irresistible desire to know what was inp$ at the Jew's house the de- si r of seeing for myself the reconcili- ati n and tne joy wnicn 1 nau brouffht about. At the top of the Troisieme-Ba tail lion 1 stopied a moment to regain mv breath. Not a; sound troubled the silence. A ray of moonlight fell in a straight white line upon the pavement, the shadows thickened about the corners of the angular robfs, i and I, planted . like a picket, listened with all my ears and heard but the pantinsrs of my lungs, the precipitate throbs of my heart. A sudden thrill of uneasiness had seized upon me; there was so little of the air of festival at the return of a child about" this closed dwelling! Not a murmur, not a light nothing gloomy as a funeral! I was cold to the ; bone; the silence and shadow weighed upon me; I was not' actually alarmed, but decidedly uneasy. 1 Suddenly a cry came to me, stifled by the still walls, but which struck me lite the blow of a hammer. My excited blood leaped and ebbed, and then my ear. was glued to the lock of the dooiv - The sounds veiled by distance, were unmistakably voices whose tones I heard, but not the words. I still listened. If only I had gussed what passed beyond there, I should have cried out as now these voices cried out, the one with fury, the' other cold and clear, the third supplication, with accents, of infinite tenderness, broken by tears and sdrrowful as a soti itself! I held my biWth in the effort - to hear all. mv hthl and leinir. concentrated in the A higgle to learn or guess the drama el acting behind that closed door. ft tragedy, perhaps I was sure of it. Ill at once it seemed to me I should 1 1 mad the voices hud hushed, and hytheir place came a sound like great s. el scissors slipping , and cljpping H iselessly, slowly, carefully, with fit no, strong strokes, which stopped c r heart-beats, for with these s; inds came now an echo as of si angled sighs and groans. I heard them plainly; " an inner or had doubtless opened, and, t ugh still unable to comprehend tff words that devilish Hebrew t!hrue! I heard them distinctly; tf growls and curses of the Jew, the offers of the wife in menace or emo- h, and the supplicating, tones 4iey were from that voice of gold .ViStVi T liarl l!af-xkna1 in Via ilrnna. iung oouaoir; nat niarveiou l?e which gradually quitted its fe of prayer to rise in protest a bient, and then to come no more. I was dead, perhaps, and I ton- 1 , rr-i . 1 K. e ! I put my sabre to the lock, If "esea it home, and entered like a cdnon-ball. 1Q1 1 what a spectacle ! The old fkfjess, erect and pale, with shut trTl. , i .i jin ana piercing eyes, in iue wuire -Ihe floor, Mordecai beside her, his Id-hot iron in his hand, and Sarah 1 Hrf" "er KUWB "u"1' uuucmi n her knees in front ofthem, with 1 inv nj-Liui inir num'-ju-- i 1 IT f I f..WMi 1 ...... I I 1 ' . 1 ) e old hyenas ! I fell upon them a the flat of my sabre; I saw and 1J V nothing in my fury and indig- in. and undoubtly would have n one or both of them, when sud- y I was caught by the leg and tumbled and fell. It was tho victim who had come to the assistance of ber executioners I T Yht are you here forr'shecnI: once immediately,. to lie done!" - tod, then; the 8U (Tor i;' her by these inon V g of ber beauty, t it as her . pride, wiw She had Inps inflict loss of all 1 a one ior 11 a' of justice, ana sue I ( f tlie bnrbiuity ot meekly boi this man, this womaJ li ne ! iirder and the more jtht t were her father iierl f That whieh had wasiot an assnsxinu (. family judgment to trithiiH iipnuiescetl! The cruel becau and her passed, th tion; it wa which thee cries I had jird, and which had turn trere nhvsical suffering ed my hea her will i them. t Horror these atro power tun Sarah for 1 a madman house and like a thief noth'ng to 00 wuh 1 thft netnal sight of s exevsses of partental amy brain. I rcgnrdeti Ioment witn tue yi ten I wns out of the n throucrli the street.- Hheniffht! After thi on a hospi ot Constn France fo France I Tran6hte Hind flftwn days of fever cot 1 had had enough le; they sent me to onvalescence, and in ve jginco remained. r th'A Arironaut from the French tjchaldiu by lu. C. Wg- cener. AltallroiiJ The traiii ft rain in a roresi rirc ipssenlng its speed, wns soon oblige tween bans or solid ecl wood whicll for commeij :o creep cautiously be jfthe rose-ml eml)crs ot roaring wood t ho id been cut and piled M The pine branches on the flat car iiueu, driving in" uta.- band into with bucko linclosed shelter. Men ropped to ditches be k and dipped up water beside the t to throw b ifietrain.creepingon the platforms s In w.fli uirr'lmil lritll es and han One who md faces blistered, never been in a forest y imagine Its intense "blindinir smoke, the fire can scat heat, the a euddeness from roott i which trees flash own, and grass blazes far from anf ark, as if the earth itself were li of pilled od ing, tite lurnute glow he heated air Iroin baked groii Incredible hts showed through e of fire. Moss-ineloH- that night ed stumps A red flame many times their own ieight. Young ferns. scarce unra sprang gieen nnl fresh from side of a j"T, while the other e quivered in living coals. ; The train jpped. It could cnep (father, for its track in retreat n was burned I (ho rails warped into fantastic ' ves. . Blackened and 1 ran down the car blistered pt sides; The doors :md windows had nil m keep out the bmoke been closed and sickeni ger in theo The floor w feet. The heat; Kvery passen- hgeasped lorbreath. so hot it burned their dow glass,. could nxit-s. hov could nil th be touched wooden side! Vf the enclosure warn. When the i riomed train had hung a minute in 1 li midst of this furnace. someone 0 that it was ing, smoke upon a tore p?d a door and shouted ! (fire. I Into the blister i kening air, and out fJoor sprei icring wi j4tied. ? W r? ped up ar bers and q ith lieat, the people all omen fainted and were dr and carried by their fa them 4 brothers. The escape valve of thejviomotive was left open by its nyingf ;armeer, out it uttered its steam w I Jbreifly, being relived htr Arnl.DiAl 9 vhendayl In l hd cooled the forest to blackness, Ulistorted boiler and il iron wheels were founl some rows where the tri came to a stop. ATrlbn Consider li t American Pluck. jc scene nnd the rnatcli- less heroisn 1 d generosity' of this lmost sure of instant es, they could see the Yankee crew death them Queen's shij and appreci effort with t true marine all naval re Ighting the hurricane Wthe gnllantry of the I generous pleasures of j We do not know in ids any sound which makes a And than the chel pof the Trenton's men. It was distrts pfd manhood greeting triumphant jrunhood, the doomed saluting the ( yed.. it was pluc kier and more ln' upon the dei battle ship. J ten by EngU icans. That sn than any cry raisetl 91 a victorious lme-of-1 never can bo forrot- fien speaking of Amer- iuntless cheer to the uuinuc iwn iivooiu ui im e expression of m. mortal cour: j. v onuon leiegraph. Vh eatli Watch. xne mut iisect known as the "death wat is a very common pest of libra 4 and frequently rer- forates hug tiny holes. , (luraes with straight, kpresence in a house is supposed Vp portend an earlv death to si ie or the inmaWl Watchers bv! Slk-beds and sunprin - 9 I h patients hav4 ""ieen so terrified by its uncanny, tk Jg sound, heard in the silence of th ; gbt, that nothing could convinW zhem tl,at the death i.- ! 11. . angei was not a"""" meir pres- nce. if then' superstition ire old woull fortable liveg ?ase during i the noise of ti it almost an; light in all ik i ere anything in the pse whose dwellings 2ad brief and uncom br it is frequentlvthe . summer time that insect can be heard iuur,,oi the dnv hs of the house. or . : n , 3ne Way to E wnrtpe Troth Telling. Ninety-nine ffiildren out of hundred willjtM wlsehood if vou ipeak to the "My son, Tdo aot know wjielier you did the act with which yci,ara charged or not. have no mfKi-? of knowing. nust rely onwv'you now say. If i i i - not, 1 win make von U1C presentofa handsome tionv. u,-.. lie and bridle. If you say thnt vou lid the act I will whip you till Vou an,f. stand up and put you on bread and water for two days. Now :ruth is beautiful. Speak the trut U! Wishville American.