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STATE FAOPi' ALLIANCE.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 1889.
Editorial Notes and Clippings.
Partizan political zeal is the grave
yard of common sense. Harry"
The three great emancipators of
the white slaves of America Agita
tion, Education and Co-operation.
-With steady tread, and under the
banner of "In things essential, unity,
in all things charity," the Farmers'
Alliance goes grandly marching on.
. It is not so much of a question at
the r resent time with the farmer of
what kind of a crop to raise, but to
get something for the crop after pit is
raise'"' ' :"'
Let it be remembered that the pion
eer subscriber to The Alliance will
be Charles K. Dutcher, Secretary 608,
Indianola, Neb., as his subscription
was the first to reach the office.
Our office is located on second floor
in the Bohannon Block, on roth St.
between Land N, just a block south
of the postoffice, where we shall al
ways be pleased to meet our friends
when they are in the city.
The Farmers'. Alliance of Dakota
liave elected to the constitutional con
.vention seventy-five of its members.
The farmers will have complete con
trol. Three cheers for Dakota.
1 Nonconformist, Winfield, Kan.
Organized labor is to be recognized
in Lincoln on America's great day
the coming Fourth of July by mak
ing the great labor reformer, Richard
Trevelick, the orator of the day.
Score a big one
for organized" labor.
Last fall we threw up our hats for
one or the other of the grand old
parties, and some of us carried ban
ners and torches and howled our
throats hoarse. And what have we
got for it? Got poorer and wiser my
The B. & M. R. R. have raised the
price of shipping eggs from here to.
.Cheyenne from 6o '-cts-to $1.30.- -if he
local dealer will be compelled to pay
that much less for eggs, making the
- burden fall directly upon the farmer.
' Venango Argus.'
False systems and principles in the
great laws of nature cannot exist
without producing discord and con
vulsions and must give way : to the
true. So it is with the body- politic.
We see on every hand today the evil
effects of evil laws and systems.
They must and will go down.
Wheat is going down, down, down,
as the harvest approaches. The men
who corner the wheat market, always
force-down prices until the farmer is
forced to sell, and then up goes wheat
and the consumer pays what would be
a fair remuneration as a reward for
our labor, but we don't get it. Ex.
We have1 been twenty years get
ting into the almost helpless and
hopeless condition of the present.
We cannot Expect to change this or
der of things at once. Great changes
cannot be brought about in a day.
Therefore let us not grow impatient
and undertake too much at once, but
what ground we do take hold it.
Bro. Richmqnd, of the Venango
Argus is putting in good licks for the
Farmers' Alliance in that part of the
state. We need a great lot more of
just such papers as the Argus in the
field, and if the farmers will make it a
point to sustain and support that
class there will soon be no other.
We feel assured the farmers of Per-
kins county appreciate Bro. Rich
mond's work and will give his paper
their earnest support. '
The signs of the times are auspi
cious. From all over our country's
domain comes up the cheering shout,
"The farmers are organizing!" It
means that class legislation has got to
cease. It means that the great trusts
and combines of the day have at last
woke up the only power on earth
that can sweep their nefarious sys
tems from off the face of the earth.
It means the dawn of a new era. It
means better days for the whole peo
ple. Hail mighty day!
Whenever we hear a farmer mak
ing light of his brother farmers be
cause they have joined an organized
movement to better their conditions,
our feeling toward that farmer is one
of pity, pity for him that he doesn't
know any bet ler. Pity 'for him that
unless a change in his anatomy is ef
fected he is doomed to be a hewer of
wood and a drawer of water all his
days, for a man without mind suffi
cient to see tbe only way out of
white slavery , bondage, is nothing
more nor less than a chattel, his
movements governed and operated by
some one elses mind. Come, my
disposed-to-be-smart friend, get a lit
tle sense into your head and make an
effort to free yourself along with the
rest of your toiling brothers.
To preach economy as, a remedy
for existing evils to an American
farmer is to insult his manhood, be
cause they now produce more per
capita "than any others under the sun.
They also practice economy to abso
lute stinginess, yet they, as a class,
are rapidly approaching pauperism.
Whv is this? Because the power of
speculation is unlimited, and if the
farmers produced four bales of cotton
to where they now produce one, or
ten bushels of wheat or com, or fif
teen hogs to where they now raise
one, in ten years they would be as
poor as they are now, because the
money power's ability to take is only
limited by the producer's ability to
spare and live. Harry Tracy in Na
The Alliance acknowledges a
good social visit from I. D. Cham
berlain of the Stromsburg Headlight,
this week. He reports a unanimity
of feeling among the farmers of Polk
countv. and a determination to make
themselves heard and felt in the fu
ture on all questions of import to
them politically and otherwise.
They feel greatly encouraged at the
rapid progress the work is making in
other parts of the state and are al
ways ready to lend a helping hand in
pushing it forward. Word from Polk
county is always good word we long
ago found out.
The rapid spread of the Farmers'
Alliance throughout the country and
the practical work being done by it is
giving; the farmers great courage.
Therstrongernh fio rga ni zatrorr - b
comes the more speedily can matters
of lasting benefits to the farmer be
brought about. .Let each and every
one of us renew our zeal and on with
Starved for Land.
The land legislation of this coun
try for the past twenty-five years
forms a sad commentary upon our
boasted government "of the people,
by the people, for the people."
About 27 years ago the first land
grant was made Dy the U. b, to a
corporation, though grants had be
fore been made to states for specific
purposes. At that time the people of
this country were rich in land, and
the accepted theory in regard to it
was that it belonged to all the peo
ple in common. By the homestead
law it set apart to be parcelled in
small lots to those who would make
homes upon and till it. This law
rendered it possible for every man
and woman who desired a farm to
procure one at a merely nominal
price. Then the precedent was set
of granting land direct to corpora
tions, for improving navigation or
building railroads. Navigation im
provement companies were formed.
They navigated sloughs by drawing a
flatboat with oxen through the mud,
filling the requirements of special
laws lobbied through by their agents,
and obtained a grant of land. Rail
road companies were formed solely to
obtain a grant of land. In many in
stances a section of land, with a block
of railroad stock thrown in, was the
price of a vote in congress. Thus in
corruption and venality was laid the
basis of great fortunes and of a land
ed aristocracy; thus by corruption
was swept away the fundamental prin
ciple underlying our land system,, by
which the public domain had been
set apart for the benefit of the people.
Said the Brahmins ages ago:
10 wnomsoever tne sou at any
"time belongs, to him belong the
"fruits of it. White parasols and ele-
"phants mad with pride are the flow-
"ers of a grant of land."
And now began an era of land rob
bery and plunder unparalleled in the
history of any nation. Our people had
become familiar with the thought . 0
large areas and prodigious numbers,
and they heard day by day of the
grant of millions of acres without re
alizing what was actually going on.
The day will come, if it has not al
ready," when men will look back with
amazement at this horrible saturnalia
of thievery. Congress actually
granted tar corporations 220,000,000
acres of the fairest lands of this con
tinent, and the state ot Texas granted
about 38,000,000 more. This makes
an area two-thirds greater than the
"total extent of Great Britain. It is
greater by 55,000,000 acres than the
thirteen original states of the Union.
It is a greater extent of territory than
the five largest states of , the Union.
It represented a cash value ot one
thousand millions of dollars. If
there were restrictions as to its price
they were afterwards removed by the
same influence mat ODtainea ine
-1 .1. 1 .i
grants, and prices of these lands have
always moved upward a little faster
than other lands. Think of it! A
handful of irresponsible men in Wash
ington deliberately taking this wealth
out of the pockets of the people and
handing it over to a few private indi
viduals, disguised under corporation
masks, "with no soul to damn and no
body to kick." The ages present no
instance of such wholesale and shame
less despoliation. ;
And now what now? Only a lit
tie while ago the people owned this
princely domain. Now they are
starving for land starving for an
opportunity to labor starving for
the right to create from the soil
subsistance for their wives and little
ones. ' ..; . A
The mad rush to Oklahoma proves
These men want fee land. They
would gladly buy land if they could
But the merciless contraction of mon-
ey and fearful shrinkage of values and
prices have put it out of their power
to buy land, even though it may be
offered at reduced prices. They
want free land the land that con
gress squandered on the men- who
could organize a lobby the land
that should have formed the sacred
patrimony of unborn generations.
Anxious longing eyes" are turned
toward the Sioux reservation to
ward the Cherokee strip toward the
barren deserts of Colorado. And
still the contraction j?oeson.3nd v.!ue
shrink, and prices fall. To the man
who. sells the products of his labor
the ability to buy land grows smaller
day by day.
Has Mr. Harrison's election im
proved the times? Is the financial
policy of the government under re
publican rule changed a particle
from what it was tinder democratic
A Shot From lirant.
r Grant, Neb., June 15, '89.
Editor Alliance: I received a
copy of the first issue of The Alliance.
It has the right ring to k and deserves
the hearty support of the producing
classes. Give them a paper that will
reverse the idea taught by corporation
papers that trusts are private affairs
and cannot be interfered with, but all
abor organizations to boycott or re
sist them as criminal conspirators and
should be punished as such. And the
reason the western farmer only gets
half price for what he sells, and pays
two prices for what he buys, is because
he is so far from New York. And
the reason he has to pay a third more
for the coal 'that nature has stowed
away in the mountains for this tree
less blizzard swept country than 4hey
do five hundred miles farther east, "is
the difference between the long and
the short haul. T. B. Osler.
Vice-President Howe of the Mis
souri Pacific is authority for stating
that his road will not do anv build
ing in Nebraska this year. As a rea-
son, he says, eastern capitalists are
fighting shy of western railroad se
curities on account of the threatening
attitude of the western legislatures.
Yes, this last Nebraska legislature
was a "Joe." Its attitude toward
the poor tax-ridden railroads was ab
solutely frightful. Vice-President
Howe of the Missouri Pacific, presi-
aent 01 tne senate, ana still got a
bad attitude toward the railroads?
Howe's that? Olmstead, chairman
of the house committee on railroads,
and a ward politician of Hastings
clerk of the committee, and still the
poor railroads quaking in their boots?
Oh no, gentlemen, go right on with
your railroad building.
: The professional politician, he who
waxes eloquent over the dead past but
is dumb to the living" issues of the
present, is j, becoming alarmed, and
goodness knows he has every reason
to be. The farmers are stampeding
and the partylash fails to round them
up." Let's keep right on running.
A PAPER FOB THE PEOPLE.
The Only State Paper Whose Special
Mission is to Fight Hard for the
It Believes That the Time has Arrived
For the Farmers to Protest Against
the False Systems of the day in
Every Honorable way That
They can Score a Point.
The Alliance believes the time is
here when the "I c-a-n-t-s" should
promptly get out of the way and
make room for the farmers to get to
the front who "will try." To this j
class The Alliance proposes to
throw all ike power it possesses to
their support, and together make a
grand charge in the battle for human
rights. Stand from under all ye of
little faith who make no effort to
The Farmers' Alliance of Nebraska
is coming thirty -thousand strong.
Take to the woods! i Climb a tree!
Get out of the .way. "Nancy will
kill the bear!" '
The Alliance will gather about it
the best writers upon the questions of
the day, and whose' hearts and souls
are in this work that can be pro
cured, and before the year is out the
causes will be shown to every farmer
who reads th.e paper, just why his
farm is mortgaged, just why his pro
ducts fail to lift hisl burden, just why
each succeeding year finds him worse
off than the year before. .
The remedies will also be prescribed
and made so plain that it will not re
quire an expert to; analyze the pre
Now, we want every farmer in the
state who wants something practical
said and something practical done in
his behalf, to subscribe for this, his
paper. We have placed the subscrip
tion price as low as we can possbly
offer it for. If you do not feel like
trying us a year, try us six months
for 50 cents, and if this does not suit
you, why then try us three months
read the paper.
Awaiting an early response we are
The Alliance Pub. Co.
- ; , Lincoln, Neb.
WThat is the primary object in pur
suit of which nearly all men devote
their energies daily?
The acquisition of money.
What is the prime factor of civiliza
tion, enabling men 10 acquire educa
tion, culture and refinement, and with
out which the human race would re
lapse toward barbarism? '.
::; Money.. A.''-'- ""--'-'
What determines the prices of com
modities, the prices of real property
and consequently rent, and modifies
and controls more than any other
agency the laws of supply ajid de
Is money a natural or an artificial
Purely an artificial product.
How is it created?
It is created by law, and in no other
By whom is it created? ,
It is created by the sovereign au
thority of the state, and the right to
create It is always a government mon
What share has the citizen in its
creation? '" -:";. v? . . .
The citizen is taxed to buy the mate
rial of which it is made and to pay the
expense of coining or printing it.
How is it obtained by-the citizen? -The
citizen exchanges labor for it
with actual labor, or labor in the form
of commodities, or conserved labor in
more or less permanent forms.
.What is money?
Money is the legal agency furnished
by the sovereign power of the state to
facilitate exchanges and liquidate
debts. It is the highest commercial
expression of the power of the. law,
and the most powerful agency through
which a government can; effect the
welfare of the citizen.
Is money wealth?
.aioney is not wealth, it is only a
nai are tne 1 unctions and powers
of money?. ;
It effects exchanges, measures val
ue or fixes price, liquidates tlebts and
accumulates by interest.
A XI .
Are uiese natural powers, or are
they conferred by law?
-lis power 10 iiquiaate aebt is con
f erred by law, and the power to accum
ulate by interest is derived from this
power, and from the fact that it is
representative of wealth. Its. power to
measure value or fix price is a natural
power, inherent in its nature as creat
ed by its conferred or legal powers
and cannot be directly controlled or
modified by statute law. The action
of the power to measure values or fix
prices depends solely upon its volume
relative to to the exchangeable pro
ducts, population, extent of territory
and facilities for exchanges of the
country issuing it. Its power to accu
mulate by interest is modified by the
method and volume of its issue. '
Is money national or international?
It is national, and has no forced cir
culation or legal tender quality out
side of the country issuing it. It may
be made international by treaty, as in
the case of the Latin Union.
;'. Which of its functions or powers
most directly influence the welfare of
Its power to measure value or accu
mulate by interest. :
Of these two powers which i3 the
Tbe power to measure value
We will leave the above monetary
catechism at this point, and devote the
balance of this article to a few remarks
about the last named power of money.
Tbe power of money to measure val
ues is of vital importance to the peo
pie, and even man ought to study it
until ifcjs perfectly understood. If
the people of this country understood
the full bearing of that power upon
"their wealth and prosperity, the shy-
locks would no longer be able, by con
tracting the volume ofmoney and the
depression of values . and prices, to
gather into their coffers the largest
share of the wealth of the people. An
increase ol the volume ol money raises
values and increases prices. A de
crease in the volume of monpy de
creases values and lowers prices. This
is a financial law, accepted by all finan
cial authorities no matter to what
school of finance they belong. The
law applies to all kinds of money
which has the sanction of law, but
doef? not apply to substitutes for mon
ey, such as drafts, checks, bills of ex
change, & Every fall in the value
of property or wealth is directly in
the interest of the ; man who handles
money capital, and whose income is in
the form of interest, and against the
man who sells labor directly, or con
served labor in the form of products or
any of the creations of labor. To illus-
rate, suppose farmer A to have a farm
worth $4,000.00 and . money-lender B
fcaAjfcMjrtracA-fnr. $1,000.00 On the
same at 10 per cent. In this case A
owns three-fpurths of the farm and B
one-fourth. No w a shrinkage in the
volume of the currency occurs, either
absolutely by a withdrawal of money,
or relatively by an increase of popula
tion and business, and the value of A's
and shrinks to $ 3,000.00. Now ' A
owns only $2,000.00, while B still owns
$1,000.00. A further shrink of one-
burth occurs, and A only owns $1,000
while B owns $1,000. Suppose' another
shrinkage of the same amount occurs
and B would ovn the farm and A
owns nothing. But the same shrink
age of money that causes the decline
in the value of the farm causes a de
cline in the price of commodities. .Let
us see how that effects A and B as
mortgagor and mortgagee. A, we will
suppose, produces wheat to sell to pro
cure money to pay his interest 10 per
cent on $1,000. With wheat at $1 per
bushel it takes 100 bushels of wheat, or
the Ubor required to produce that
amount to pay the interest. Now the
shrinkage comes and whea falls to 50
cents per bushel. It now takes 200
bushels of wheat, or the labor required
to produce 200 bushels, to pay the in
terest, though that remains nominally
at the same rate, viz: 10 per cent.
Thus, it is plain that by this decline in
price, A's burden has bee'i doubled
and the value of his labor halved.
while the value of Bs mortgage and
the amount of wealth produced by A
which it will command has been
doubled. This process has been going
on for the past twenty years, and is go
ing on today with an accelerated pace.
Values have been and are going down,
downn while the incomes of money
lender have as steadily mounted, until
today all the production of the country
above a mere, subsistence is required to
pay interest on the accumulated debt,
and today, at . this very time, the
bankers of our eastern cities are trying
to make a general combine to make all
mortgages payable in gold.
Wake up, people! Unless you take
up this great issue and force a change
in tne nnanciai policy 01 the govern
ment, uu i versal bankruptcy will be
we will m ruture numbers answer
questions on all points relating to the
nature of money.
The Limitation of Wealth.
The enormous accumulation of
wealth in single families which mod
ern agencies have made possible is
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cause ior serious aiarm. tiiven a
thousand millions under the control of
one man of great ability and an ambi
tion directed toward empire, and the
subjugation of the government to his
domination would seem to be inevitable.
The appearance of such a man at any
time is quite possible. Is it not likely
that the mere accumulation of money
for the sake of money may palk the ap
petite of some Napoleon of Finance,
and that he may substitute therefore
political domination and empire? As
for the thousand millions, let us con
sider it. When old Commodore Van
derbiltdied in 1877, his fortune was
said fo be $80,000,000. In 1885 it had
reached $250,000,000. This was only
six years. At the same rate of in
crease only a few years more are need
ed to have one family, controlling a
billion of dollars and this family ac
knowledging a head, and ejtablishing
the principle of solidarity in the man
agement of their wealth. Here are
elements we have named, minus only
the intellectual power.
The tendency to this tearful increase
of wealth in private hands is still go
ing on with accelerated pace, and un
doubtedly constitutes a serious menace
to society, entirely apart from the une
qual distribution involved, and the in
evitable poverty resulting to thous
ands of wealth creators.
To ail thinking men it must be ap
parent that this tendency must be
checked that some form of actual
limitation must be applied, to prevent
the growth of these unnatural and un
natural and unnecessary financial mon
sters. At the same time it will be
seen that any limitation which would
check individual enterprise or hamper
individual energy might produce quite
a 4 much harm as good. In seeking for
the points at wLich restrictions may
properly be applied we may find light
in inquiring how such enormous ac
cumulations are" made possible. En
tering this field of inquiry it is at once
manifest that no human powers exerted
in any line of productive industry
that is in the creation of wealth by la
bor are at all equal to the task. It
will be found that these accumulations
are only made possible by the exercise
of quasi public powers by the appli
cation over large areas and to great
populations of the principles of taxa
tion and of the accumulative power of
interest. The right of eminent domain
shared by the government with private
individuals,, and applied to the con
struction of 'railroads, the taxing pow
er involved in the exercise of the privi
lege of issuing stocks and bonds with
out tne actual investment or money
with the right to hx rates to secure a
revenue upon mese securities," ttiiu xnc-
conferring upon individuals, natural
or artificial, the right to exercise the
supreme government function of issu
ing money and fixing the interest
thereon, thus bringing into play
in the case of bonds and mon
ey, the enormous accumulat
ing power of interest, and in the case
of rates, the unlimited power to tax on
fictitious secureties, are the potent and
fertile causes of our first billionaire.
These causes are going forward un
checked, and if they can make one
billionaire they can make many.
It is evident from the above brief
statement, the truth of which no think
ing man can deny, that limitations of
wealth should be applied in the direc
tion of limiting special privileges con
ferred by law. The incentive to issue
watered stocks is derived from .the
power to fix rates. The exercise of
these two powers involve all the cor
ruption and fraud and deviltry con
nected with cur l railroads. Take
away the latter power and the former
falls. The right of the people to take
it away, as well as its expediency, is
The right to issueincney is an in
herent government power. No gov
ernment can divest itself of it without
relinquishing its sovereignity. In all
cases where governments have dele
gated this right, the recipients have
become government agents, as are to
day our national banks. But it is also
a pregnant and instructive fact that
that they have never long exercised
the right without acquiring a power
which threatened that of their princi-
pal. This Is the case today with our j
national banks and
their national, as-
In the direction then of limiting the
quasi public powers which have been
granted to artificial persons will be
found the only just as well as the oaly
necessary limitation of wealth. This
is in the direction of equality of privi
lege and equality of opportunity in
other words in the direction of natur
al justice. We have no sympathy with
socialistic levelers, and are no believ
ers in equality of intellect or equality
of powers. tBut the government which
by special grants or special laws de
stroys equality of privilege and oppor
tunity is on the certain road to decay.
It will be seen from the above that
we would not limit the accumulation
of wealth by industry and labor. In
those channels which all men share
alike enterprise should be untram
meled and its rewards unlimited.
As land itself is absolutely limited,
and as it belongs to the community.
limitation of its ownership properly
belongs to this discussion, and we may
refer to it hereafter.
AMERICAN FABLES. .
Til Drammcr and th Monquttto
A commercial Traveler awoko from
a sound Slumber to Had a Mosquito
Buzzingabouthb" lleo.l In the Darknos.
He at once Arose, lighted the pas, und
seizing the Bolrtor from the Bol ha
struck Vigorously at the little lasoct.
Ah! you rest, hut 1 11 have tku
4Y6u are a very Inconsistent man.
upon my Word!"" replied the Mosquito
from his perch on tho Ceiling.
Why, you have been Bitten in twenty
places by the Bugs, and yet you pay
them no Heed."
Yes, but every Man has a Rlarht t
chooso what Nulsanco he will put u
With. Take that, you Rascal P
If a Citizen chooses to Excuse tha
Piano Pounding on the right, and
Poison the Barking Dog on tha Left,
no one can gainsay him.
Th Froy and th I-amU,
A Lamb Who lay down beshio C
rona iomestiuia ieep, lounu ,1 mi
possible to closo his Kyes on aecoui
01 tho Uroaking or a kroz. Uut
Patience at last with the Interruption.,!
1 . ,
ue sprang up anuuemanuoa:
'ln Heaven s name, why do you keep ft 1
that Noiso going?" W
"It's the only Noise I can make," waa
tho Humble Reply.
"Yes. But why do you make It at
"If I kept Quiet, Who Would know
that I was on earth?"
Men of Blab are excused on tho stim
The Thief and the IWaultcr.
A Thief who had boon Arrest jd 'tor'
Stealing an Overcoat had hardly bocrt
Locked up when a Defaulter iu thi
Amount of $5,000 was brought In.
"Ah! but we aro in Sad LuckP salu
ted the Thief. "Allow me to s.iy that I
Feel for you." "Sir! I want none of
your Sympathy," replied the Defaulter.
I don't even want your Acqu i!:itaaco.
"But wo are both Theive,"
"Are wc? I beg to Differ. You run
oJT with nnother man's property and
was Pursued by a Patrol matt. I luA
rowed money from tho Ban' fund 4 to
Speculate in Wheat and wa Unfortu
nate . enough to lose every d dlnr,
uctectivo kindly asxoa ma to vid over
in his carriage."
"But we both Appropriated whit be
longed to another without hisCo.iv'nt,"
persisted tho thi ?f.
"While that b 'IVue, it mu'te a Dif
ference whether we vv,mt3l t." biv
Wheat or WhUUy. PUae ko.i yuiu
The TMcf went up and tb 2 Defaul
ter's friend Kctt'ed Uu e:v h- Refun
ding forty cent 01 the dollar. Detroit
"There is a kin.l of half sad humor
whero two earnest people mi.?o'i$tmt
each other's thought," said Kli iVrklrn
In a recent Jectui-o. "I one 3 heard of
a dialogue between a sweet. d.ir old
clergyman in Arkansas an a:i ill iter
ate parishioner, which illu4t.at. this
"Your children here all t ime 1 out
well,' I reckon," said the clervm n, a
ho sat down to dinner with t' t parish
ioner he had not seen in church for sev
"Well, yea, all but Bill, ore feller.
"Drunk liekcr, I reckon," said tho
"Oh, no, never drunk ni lieker. but
hain't amounted to nothin'. Bill waj
deceived, an' it ruint him."
"Love affair? Married out of tho
church, may bo?"
"Yes, an a mighty bad love alTair.
"She docolved hira, eh?"
"Ruined his spiritual life and h
married a scoffer?"
"O, no, she married him; married
him? I guess she did!"
"But, confidentially, whnt was tho
cause of your son's grief and ruin?
"Well, you sec. Brother Mmion, sho
was a widder, an' let on she wuz well
off, but she wan't. W'y she want nb!o
to get Bill a decent suit o' clothe tho
week arter they wuz married. Poor
Bill ha gono ragged-ever since tho
weddin'. Poor boy, he's lo?t all contl
dence in wimmen. Bill has." Tex.!j
A Fasti Hons Horse.
There is a famous? h ); in the town cf
Sprague that ha to h i put to bed tolx
shod. As blacksmiths h; rot have bcrii
in their shops for the ucoo;:i:nola.tiori
of such eccentric aninnla, Mr. Wil
liams has to carry a mattress and pil
lows to the shop where his horso ia
shod. The hoisa doei not like to go to
bed, and as it takes gooJ management,
to throw him down on tho mattress and
get him into a mood and a position to
have the shoe? put on his hoofj, few
blacksmiths like to undertake the job.
A Norwich man hai done tha job re
peatedly, and almost always the horso
is driven to this cty to hve tns new
shoes put upon him. The horse la
thrown down and held on the mattre
by straps across the body, and tha own
er insists on having the horse'a head
bolstered up in a comfortable posit iuV
with two pillows while the work U be
ing done. Thei'e is not probably an
other hore in New England that re
quires a mattress and pillows to ho
shod upon. Norwich (Con.) Bulletin.
No Room Left.
There is reasoning and reasoning. A
little chap residing irk this city, whoso
lose of Bible history is indulged in a
itU times and in all place., was recent
ly reproved by his mother for hU lack
of order. "You must get in tho habit
of putting away your rubbers and over
coat,? eaid she, "and not leave it for
others to do."
"Well, mamma," replied the. young
reasoner, "don't you know that a j r
son's head can ouly contain juat o
much? Now, if I put rubber and over
coats and such things into E2lne, thcr
Moses and the Kings and the Prophcti
will have to bo crowded out." KU-s-ton
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