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FU3LISKED EVERY WEDNESDAY U0RNIH6.
ALLIAnCE PDBLISDIIIG CO.
. BOHANNAN BLOCK,
Lincoln, -o- -o- Nebraska.
All communications for the paper should
tw addressed to THE ALLIANCE PUBLISH
ING CO., aud all matters pertaining to the
Farmers' Alliance, includitjr subscriptions to
the pape. to the Secretary. .
H. G. ARMITACE, Editor.
. NATIONAL ALLIANCE.
President, J. Burrows, Filley, Neb.
Vice President, H. L. Loucks, Clear Creek,
Secretary, August Poet, Moulton, Iowa.
Treasurer, Hon. J. J. Furlonjr, Austin Minn.
Lecturer, A. I). 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, Creifftaton.
Executive Committee: J. Burrows Filley;
B. F. Alien, Wabash; Allen Boot, Omaha;
Jj. Henry, Hansen; W. M. Gray, North Loup.
Deputy Organizers: Bobert GrayInman;
Alva Tompkins, Hansen; James A. Butler,
Ewinjr; Wm. Clark, Banner; John A. ' Hogx-,
Shelton; J. W. Hartley, West Union; P. J.
Reese, Lexington; C. J. Mecham, Cambridge,
"W. J. Holly, Cambridge; L. C. Floyd, Brom
Ueld; Charles Wooster, Silver Creek; Herbert
O. Miller, Cambridge; Thomas Sinclair, Fuller,
ton; W. A. Mansfield, Gandy; F. J. Frederic!,
North Platte; J. F. Black, Indlanola; J. .8.
Middle, Arcadia; J. F.-Harrison, York; Sher
man Stevenson, Alma; G. W. Norman, La
mar; J. Y. M. Swigart, Fremont; E. M. Har
rison, Venango; Geo. W. Felton, Angus;
Louis McKeynolds, Fairfield; Jas. C. Hether
Dakota Tkbritouv: President, H. L.
Loucks, Clear Lake.
Secretary, C. A. Soderburg, Hartford.
Minnesota : President, George W. Sprague,
Secretary, George W. Haigh, Mankato.
Iowa :-President, A. L. Stuntz, State Centre;
Secretary, August Post, 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
City; Secretary, T. J. McLain, Peabody.
Washington Tehritory: President, J. M.
Keed, Oaksdale; Secretary, J. W. Arrowsmith,
Ohio: President. A. M. Smith, Climax;
Vice-President, W. H. Likins, Caledonia. Sec
retary, A. T. Gooi-ley, Iberia; Treasurer, N.
V. Bader, Marits. Executive Committee:
Geo. C. Gruber, Marits; Wm. Brocklesby, Ca -edonia;
D. N. Auld, Martell; Enoch Dunham,
Harwood; J. D. Armstrong, Mt. Gilead.
DECLARATION OF PURPOSES.
Profoundly impressed that we, the Farm
ers' Alliance, united by the strong and f aith
"iur'ties'Of financial and home interests,
should set forth our declarations, we there
To strive to secure the establishment of
right and Justice to ourselves and our pos
terity. To labor for the education of the agricul
tural olaeses in the science 'of economical
government in a strictly non-partisan spirit.
To endorse the motto. "In things essential,
unity; in all things charity."
To secure purity of the elective franchise,
and to induce all voters to intelligently exer
clfct't lor the enactment and execution of
laws which will express the most advanced
-public sentiment upon all questions involving
the interests of laborers and farmers.
To develop a better state mentally, morally,
socially and financially.
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 unhealtkiul rivalry,
and all selfish ambition. , ,
To assuage the sufferings of a brother and
sister bury the dead, care for the widows and
educate thp orphans; to exercise charity to
ward offenders; to construe words and pur
purposes n their mo6t favorable light, grant
ing honesty of purpose and good intentions to
others, and to protect the principles of the
A liianee unto death.
. 1 ost frvrr T WVMr Ne June 18 1889
''"hereby certify that The Alliance, a week-
ITf jj"Pr wt n n kk nOl' Till KHt;h.ri nt this nlnce. has been
J Tsf- Ki. tV.o TVili-.l Assistant. PoRt MaS-
i fr uenerai iu uc juuutnuuu vui.n.,u ,
omiinn in thp lnuilR at the pound rate or
JOT i - . V twn antittnH t
postage, and entry of it as such is accordingly
inade upon the books -of this office. Valid
while the character of the publication re
mains unchanged. Albert Watkins,
ALONG THE LINE.
rThis department is conducted by the Secre
tary of the State Alliance to whom all com
munications iu relation to Alliance work,
short articles upon various subjects of inter-,
est to the Alliance etc., should be addressed.
Write plain and only on one side of the paper.
. Vj. rv rnnp VTlIfR hilt
sign wnai juu vinwt-u
send us your name always.
During the year 1886 over 200 local
Alliances have been chartered in Ne
braska, scattered over thirty-seven
counties. Of these Custer county
leads the list with fifty-seven subordi
nate Alliances. Frontier county
comes next on the list with eighteen
locals. Hamilton and York sixteen
each. Then follows Antelope, liolt,
Sherman, Hall, Hitchcock, Buffalo,
Saunders, and many of the best coun
ties in the state. The farmers are all
waking up and we predict an era of or
ganization for this fall and winter
greater than ever known in !N ebraska.
Our members must take an active in
terest in every measure before the
people of the state and nation. Always
resenting the title of anarchistic cranks
may we prove to the. world our loyalty
to government by ever upholding any
and all measures which tend to im
prove the condition of America's toil
ing masses. Every member shoald
subscribe for our paper, TnE Alli
ance, read and study its columns,
send ks any new" of importance to the
Alliances, and, in short, do everything
possible for the success of the paper
and the cause by increasing its power,
influence and worth. Information
will be given to the Alliances through
; its columns, and every Alliance should
furnish its secretary with a copy at
once in addition to individual sub
scriptions. . The great cause of indus
trial reform moves irresistably on
ward, and Nebraska must take her
place in the line, keeping step with her
sister states in the forward movement,
and the paper will be the great medi
um of : communication between the
- workers in all parts of the field.
E. A. Draper also sends a list of sub
scribers and promises another list soon.
Bro. J. W. Zink, of Loup City,
sends us : three subscribers from his
place again this week.
Bro. S. E. Spaulding, secretary of
2STo. 449, Neligh, writes a good report
of the feelings of his Alliance in the
J.F.Miller sends for charter for
Mount Hood Alliance, of Custer coun
ty, with eight charter members. Mr.
Miller has been elected president of
this Alliance. v
Wm. McLean, of No. 645, writes
for supplies which were sent last
week. Should any not receive them
report promptly to the secretary. , :
Bro. E. G. Cooley, of Weeping Wa
ter, is iu the field and doing good
work even though the present is a
very busy time with the farmers.
Mrs. J. W. Bowen, of Bromfield,
sends us a list of 7 subscribers from
that place. Our thanks to Mrs. Bow
en and the good friends of her Alliance.
Bro. McGaw still keeps adding the
names of subscribers, at Hastings, to
our list. Mac is among the Ancients
in Alliance work and his zeal increases
as the years roll on.
Charter No; 656 is issued for Valley
Alliance, Hamilton county. J. D.
SmiJer is secretary of this Alliance
which was organized by Wm. Fall, of
Aurora, July, 29th.
Frank Ash worth, secretary of No.
535, sends in report this week report
ing three new members at last meet
ing, and the interest in the Alliance
work steadily increasing.
J. F. Black"" sends 3 subscribers with
application for charter from Bed Wil
low county. J. W. Spaulding is secre
tary of the new Alliance which starts
in with 19 charter members.
Report of No. 544 shows a gain for
the quarter of. twenty-six members,
their total membership July 1st being
thirty-seven. Clias. S. Martin is sec
retary and his report is a good one.
Bro. L. Stebbins, of North Platte,
writes for six application blanks at
once. He has three Alliances on the
road and several more liable to break
out at any time. Bro. Stebbins is a
hard and conscientious worker.
J. M. Hober, of Central City, writes
for two blank applications for char
ters, and says the farmers of his coun
ty are just beginning to realize their
condition, and they are going to organ-,
ize and try aud do something for them
selves. Clear Creek Alliance, with Frank
Anderson, secretary, sends report this
week which shows a gain of five in
membership and a total working force
of twenty-two. Marching orders have
been given and everywhere the farm
ers are falling into line.
Bro. D. L. llackett, of course is al
ways stirring. If he is not pushing on
the wheel of the organization he is
pushing the paper to the front. He
writes a good tetter to the state secre
tary this week and casually drops in
two more subscribers with it.
Bro. P. M. Dady, of Mason City,
says: I received the package sent me
ay that the work is going on in this
part ot Custer county. Our Alliance
is increasing- in membership, twenty
four being initiated since we were or
ganized. Bro. J. V. Dawson, of Farnam, says
they are well pleased with the paper,
and sends us thiee more subscribers
from his place this week. lie further
says their Alliance has eighteen mem
bers and prospects good .for doubling
inside of the next month. Thus these
good reports come from all along the
The quarterly report of Algernon
Alliance No. 485 shows a gain of 23
members for last quarter and a total
membership of 40 on July 1st. This
certainly shows active organization and
a strong healthy sentiment in favor of
co-operation among Custer county far
mers. Theodore Schumacher is secre
tary of the above Alliance.
J. W. Heapy sends in names of three
farmers who will read -The Alliance,
promises more subscribers soon, and
savs: "Atour last Alliance meeting
we had a rousing time; initiated seven
new-members and got three applica
tions for membersMp." Bro. Heapy
is secretary of Grachus Alliance, Sher
man county, and is certainly a rustler.
The assistant secretary of Spring
Green Alliance No. 617 writes for ful
ler instructions and says, can you not
send us some one to complete our or
ganization? We can double our mem
bership in a short time and have a real
live Alliance hese if we get started
right. We refer these members to
Bro. Holley who is organizer for that
J. F. Finch, secretary of Union Al
liance No. 610, writes: Received
the supplies sent me for our Alliance.
I enclose the money for, five subscrip
tions with the names of subscribers.
Our Alliance held an interesting, meet
insr vesterdav. Five new members
were initiated, making our total mem
bership 19. Harvesting is about over
in this county and we will now have
more time to devote to Alliance work.
All are well pleased with the paper.
S. is. Howard, ot u .Mem, sends ap
plication for charter for an Alliance to
be called South Fork Valley Alliance,
with fourteen charter members. The
officers are: President, Thomas Wil
lett; Vice-President, Elias Dorothy;
Secretary, E. E. Bonnell; Chaplain, J.
S. Hoffman; Treasurer, Fred Keltz;
Sergeant-at-arms, J.ohn Dorothy; Door
keeper, Frank Jutte. Bro. Howard
reports the members of this AUiance
all enthusiastic workers and will in
crease their membership rapidly.
Bro. S. H. Johnson, of Smith's Alli
ance, Custer county, writing to the ed
ltor says: "I attended our Alliance
last evening and we had a good meet
ing. The president read your circular
letter to the members, "and in less than
ten minutes twelve out of fourteen
present subscribed for the paper.
think it is just what the oppressed far
mer needs." Many thanks Bro. John
son to yourself and the worthy broth
ers of your Alliance. The more en
couragement we ean get in this way
the harder we can pound.
E3IMET, Neb., July 28, 1889.--Our
president, Mr. Leis, and myself, were
out to organize Eagle Allianee, 642,
last night. The following is the list of
officers: President, Wm. Bowen; Vice
President, Peter Winn; Secretary, Jas.
P. Mullen; Treasurer, Christian Earnst;
Lecturer, Chas. Baurch; Chaplain, Da
vid Riser; Door keeper. Adolph Baurch;
Sargeant-at-arms,' Joseph Yontxi.
The occupation of all the members is
farming. The Alliance subscription
list is being increased considerably in
this part of the country and it is be
coming quite popular. .
Geo. L. Sipes.
Cat Creek Alliance. Our Alli
ance had a splendid meeting Monday
night the 15th. Bro's J. G. Pointer
and G. M. Tappan, of Broken Bow,
were our speakers. Also Tuesday
night following at Flat Bottom Alli
ance with Bro. Tappan as speaker.
We had a splendid attendance consid
ering the inclemency of the weather.
Being somewhat busy, cannot send in
any subscribers this week, but hope to
get around with a healthy list next
week. Yours fraternally,
John H. Brown, Cumro, Neb.
Extracts From an Essay Read Before
Taylor AH(anee, by Wm. Evans, on
June 22, 1889.
Dr. Franklin calculated that if ev
ery person would labor at some useful
employment four hours out of the
twenty-four, it would afford them all
the necessaries and many of the com
forts of life.
If that is a fact, why is it that so
many people labor from ten to sixteen
hours and have barely the necessaries
and none of the comforts of life?
And, on the other hand, why is it
that a few who never perform any la
bor, have not only the necessaries and
comforts, but many of the luxuries of
The answer is -truthfully expressed
in the following lines:
"There are ninety and nine who live and die
In want, and hunger, and cold,
That one may live in luxury,
And be wrapped in its silken fold;
The ninety and ;iine in hovels bare,
The one in a palace with riches rare.
They toil in the fields, the ninety and nine, .
For the fruits of our mother earth;
They dig and delve in the dusky mine,
And bring her hidden treasures forth;
And te wealth released by their sturdy blows
To the hands of the one forever flows.
From the sweat of their brows the desert
Andtelore them the forest falls;
Their labor has builded h umble homes,
And cities with lofty halls;
And the one owns cities, and houses and lands
And the ninety and nine have empty hands.'M
The answer then, is plain, that
while the many produce the wealth of
the world i the few manage somehow to
possess and enloy it.
It has been said there are only three
ways to obtain wealth. 1st. To earn
it. 2nd. To inherit it. 3rd. To
Now, we have many millionaires in
the world, and some men who have
many millions. Now these men did
not earn that amount of wealth, ior no
man can earn a million dollars. If ;
man would begin at twenty and labor
until he was eighty years old, working
three hundred days in each year, and
would earn and save $2 every day he
would have only $36,000. Nor did
they inherit it, for if Adam had com
menced to work when he was a year
old and had lived and labored three
hundred days in each year until the
present time, and had saved $2 each
day, he would have accumulated only
Then did they steal it?
I leave that for them to answer.
But I say;
It is not right for some to live
Upon the toil of others;
And ever get far more than give,
When all mankind are brothers.
It is not right for sordid rogues,
To bloat with unearned riches,
While honest toilers freeze and starve,
And dig in mines and ditches.
It is not right for those who toil,
To build the wealth of nations;
To be 6uch drudges all their lives,
And get such scanty rations.
It is not right for toiling souls,
To shove Jack-planes and shovels;
To build palatial homes for drones,
To live themselves in hovels.
It is not right, it is not just,
But 'tis the thing that's surest;
FOR INSURANCE. See or address Swijrart
& Bush. Mead, Neb., Special Ag-ents Far
mers Union (Mutual) Ins. Co., Grand Island,
Kenesaw, Adams County, Nebr.
Breeder and Shipper of Recorded Poland
China Hogs. Choice Breeding- Stock for
sale. Write for wants. Mention The Alliance.
The way to do this is to ship j-our Butter, Eggs, Poultry, veal. Hay, Grain, Wool, Hides,
Beans. Breom Corn, Green and Dried Fruits, Veg-etables, of aiiythingr you have, to us. The
fact that you may have been Belling these articles at home? rohvears is no reason that you
should continue to do to if you can find a better n?r!cet. fWtjjtnake a specialty of receiving1
shipments direct from FARMERS AND PKODUCEUd, and ton ip ably have the largest trade In
this way of any house in this market. Whilst you are lo kik around for the cheapest mar
ket in which to buy your goods and thus economizing' iu ttati-ajrt it will certainly pay you
to give some attention to the best and most profitable wcof itjjgposing of your produce. Wo
invite corresDondence frozi INDIVIDUALS. AIXIANCEl, ULUBS. and all organizations
who desire to ship their produce to this market." If requ t;i, we will send you free of
charge our daily market report, shipping directions and sj 3li information as will be of ser
vice to you it you contemplate snipping.
TCErERENCE: Metropolitan Nation Bank,
For those who do the hardest woik,
: To always live the poorest.
It is not right for wealth to go,
From toiling hands that make it;
To feed and fatten rogues and drones,
. Who legislate to take it.
It is not right for government,
Ween all mankind are brothers ;
To lend the peoples' cash to some
So cheap, but not to others.
These things are wrong, I say.
And if not shortly mended;
FareweU to thee, Dear Liberty,
Thy days will soon be ended.
But the Alliance was organized to
right these wrongs, and correct these
abuses, and, so far as the farmer is
concerned, at least, to enable him who
produces wealth to retain a fair share
of what be produces.
And now, brother farmers, if we
will only be earnest and steadfast, be
true to ourselves and each other, true
to our calling and the obligation we
have taken, these wrongs will be
"And the night so dreary, and dark, and long
At last the morning shall bring,
And over the land the victor's song,
'Of the ninety and nine shall ring;
And echo afar from zone to zone,
Rejoice for labor shall have its own. "
Official Notice to Alliances.
All Subordinate or County Alliances
wanting coal the coming season f-iom
the state agency should send in the
number of cars wanted, the grade of
coal used, and be sure to state what
railroad they are tributary to. . This
matter must be attended to at once
and reports sent in promptly to the
secretary of, the State Alliance.
Price List of Oils to Alliances.
150 test, medium white coal oil, 11V cents.
. 150 prime " " " W "
175 " Y. L. " " " 15
74 6tove gasoline " Ui . "
These oils in barrel lots. The best
harness oil in either one or five gallon
cans, 70 cents per gallon. Pure Neat's
foot oil in one to five gallon cans, 60
cents per gallon. In barrel lots, 50
cents per gallon.. Axle grease, thirty
six boxes in case, $1.85.
Allen Root, State Agent.
State Agent's Notice.
It is very desirable and will save
some expense, and be better in every
way, if the Alliances will bulk their
orders so one shipment will do for
many parties. It is found that little
or nothing can be saved on groceries
at retail. If orders are in unbroken
packages can be had at jobbers' rates.
Price lists are of little account only in
a general way. . The price on sugar
changed three cents in one week not
long since. Many other things the
same. Allen Hoot.
Me., claims the distinction of being the first
person born m United States lighthouse.
That event took place forty-four years ago
in the tower of Saddle Rock Light (tha
dwelling-house had not then been added),
situated iu Penobscot Bay, between Fox
Islands and Isle au Haut, upon a ledge bare
iy large enough to hold the necessary build-,
The Astor Library, New York, founded
by John Jacob Astor, who bequeathed $403,
00 for that purpose, was opened Jan. J),
1854. In January, 1S56, William B. Astor,
on of the founder, gave the land to double
the size of the building, and in 1879 John
Jacob Astor, the second of the name, gave
the land and directed the erection of a sec
ond new building. The cost of the addition
al building and improvements was about
The phonograph is serving a number of
uses. One instrument concealed under the
coat was discovered to be employed surrep
titiously in stealing the score of a new
opera; it was ejected. Many phonographs.
.it is said, are being employed by a number
of actors and actresses as -automatic teach
ers of elocution. Through the instrument
they obtain an exact idea of their vocal ex.
pressions, and learn by means of mimicri
the precise qualities of their tones. -
St. Cloud, a palace near Paris, is named
from Prince Clodoald, oc Cloud, who be
came a monk there in 533, after the murder
ot his brothers, and died in 530. The palace
was built in the sixtheenthjentury, and in
it Henry IL was assassinated by Clement,
Aug. 2, 1589. Thi pni1rir0Jbng tM.jjffOjHjr
ty of the Dukes of OrMrillwas purchased by
Marie Antoinette in i85. It was a favorite
residence of the! Kmpress Josephine, oi
Charles X. and hil family, aad of the Em
peror Napoleon 10. fit i was burned during
the siege of Parisl Ct 13, 1870.
A new kind of ;lhss has been invented is
Sweden. It con aina no fewer than four
teen substances vhereas the common kind
of glass contain i qnly six. Phosphoroui
and borax are iifcled, and they are not to
be found in auy fethr class. The result is,
according to those who believe in the new
invention, that Wh reas the highest power
of an old-fashioned microscopic lens reveals
only the l,400,00$thpart of an itich, this new
glass will enabl v.4 to distinguish 1-304,700,.
030th part of anj ir on. Stupendous, but then
who on earth Wants to have a look at the
1-204,7000,000 part if an inch!
I heard an odd story the other day about
Bishop Heberjs ' beautiful hymn, 'From
Greenland's Icy , Mountain,' ' said a well
known Cincinfeatian. . "What Is it?" "It
relates to the music of the hymn. You re
member that Eitshop Heber wrote it while
in Ceylon in k&lf. About a year later it
reached America and a lady in Charleston,
S. C, was strt k with its beauty. Shi
could find, hotve Jer, no tune that seemed t
suit it. Shelrnfneinbered a young bank
clerk, Lowelip-tijson, : afterward so celebra
ted, who wa 3ist a few steps down the
street, and who tad a reflation as a mtoti
cal genius. Co she sent her son to ask hint
to write a tuui that would go with the
hymn. In just aalf an hour back 2me the
boy with tliq nausic, and that melody, dashel
off in such hesti, is to this day. suag wit
PRICES JfOE YOUR
us hear f rofi j
SON & CO.,
174 S. W
TER, ST., CHICAGO.
Mention The Alliance.
Beat rijrf In Clover.
From th Boston Glob. -
"It beats nny of the games or
pazzlfta of the day, said the . hotel
man who was explaining' hia diver
sion to an interested -crowd. 1 call
at Tom and Jerry, and there isn't
one man in fifty can do it. You take
anv longrnecked! bottle and lay
on its side so," and he suited .the
action to the word. "Now take a
little bit f paper and roll it into a
ball, 3ry, and thoroughly so, nd
aain he illustrated by making t he
little ron himself. Now place the
xollin the meek of the bottle near the
external opening and try with all
the lung power yon have to blow
the paper ball into tho body ot the
bottle. If yon do it in twenty-five
minutes Til give you $10," and the
hotel man drew the bills from hie
Of course every " man in the party
tried it, and although the dawn had
begun to break before the last as
pirant had tried to put the ball in
the interest in the puzzle had not
diminished. The first who attempted
to get in "Jerry' as the landlord
called the recalcitrant bit of paper,
blew so violently that 41 Jerry" leaped
to the floor.
"Bravo, Jerry!' said the land
Then "Jerry" was coaxed and car
essed by a gentle breath tha t played
about him so delicately that he
feemed destined to glide into the
body of the bottle.
"Look out, 'Jerryr' yelled the
"Jerry" seemed to understand, for
he came flying back, no nearer in
than when he was started. This
raised a general laugh, the landlord
laughing most loudly because his
call to "Jerry" had so disconcerted
the blower that the latter failed to
gauge his wind.
The first trial began shortly after
midnight and the last was concluded
at about four a. m. Only the land
lord had succeeded in getting
"Jerry" and his master, "Tom" and
"Jerry" are a razzle-dazzle pair.
Queer Things About the 'Cello.
Queen Marguerite of Italy is one of
the best violincello players of the day.
This noble instrument has an in
creasing fascination for the fair lady
musicians, and the reason is not far
off. The 'cello is the, most nearly
human instrument, because its range
of tones coincides with the human
voice. Its tones stir the bosom
more easily to sympathetic roman
ces. Its size and tention are nearly
the same as the size and tension of
thfihiimnn bosom, n.nd thv vihrn-
tion of one body is most apt tothrJJjiiJ11"1 1 approached.
, H-t 1 u cio luui nui pairing
which is most nearly in accord with
another will vibrato most easily with
the air waves. It is a curious fact
that 'cello players more frequently
observe than any others that the
strings of the instrument will speak
out quite loudly when the voice
strikes the tone ot one of its strings.
Sitting alone in its corner, or hang
ing in its closet, the instrument often
startles its master's guests by sud
denly adding a loud note to a hearty
laugh of some one of them. And
more laughable still, it one gives his
nose a resonant blow (and the hu
mor of the actual fact will excuse the
mention of a disagreeable operation)
the 'cello will often take a spasmodic
Bnort itself, as if iu sarcastic instruc
tion to its masters to learn to per
form that nasal cavatina in pianis
Her Heavy Footfalls.
A clever actor was playing the role
of the heavy villain in an unsuccess
ful melodrama, and although the
house was half empty, he was work
ing as hard as he could at the only
good scene in the play. He had just
finished the consultation with the
low comedy villain, which occurs in
and had spoken the cue for the herb
ine4s entrance: "Away! She cornea!;
I hear her footsteps." As he mdder;
this speech the property man ac H
dentally dropped a sixteen poun
shot down the staircase which ledo,
the dressing, rooms. There was a
succession of deliberate . crashes,'
which somewhat resembled the foot
steps of a giant, and the audierce
saw the ludicrous side of the siting
tion at once. It
; The actor stood rooted to the
spot, bursting with suppressedja vjfrh
terandnot knowing what to o.
The leading lady was unfortunately
somewhat stout, and, onhearingnthe
noise, refused to make her ' entrarce,
vowing that the whole thing lad
been arranged for the purpose of in
sulting her. Entrea ties a nd threats
had no effect; she remained obduhite,
and the curtain had to be rung down
and the audience dismissed. fTihe
"leading lady" left the company, tlie
next morning. Theatre.
A Snake Kace.
Lower Lake (Ca.1) Press.
v An exciting adventure in whicf a
big rattlesnake and Jesse Grigsty,
of Grjzzly canyon, occupied th e&ief
roles, occurred a few days ago near
the home ol tho latter. Jesse was
strollingaround the " hills, when! he
stumbled upon a huge rattler that
at once Assumed hostilities fnd
striking at -the intruder his farijs, be
came entangled in a leg of his
trousers, and there he hung, f About
that time fresse thought oT Rome
business hehad at the house, ;and
being in something of a hufy, he
started home on the double quick
without taking time to rehfase his
snakeshiWl It was a close jrace be
tweensfese and the rattler, For one
half tv distance tli9 snake wain the
lead,' and the other half Jes would
pull ahead, and,thus they hd it un
til the houoe and assistance! were
reached, and there the serpent was
killed. It is quite safe to gfyf that
neither Jesse nor the snCS! ever
made anv better time over
A Timid JTan'n Adrcntnr
w n most timid
in ladies society, much o that I
have never been able to thoroughly
understand how I mustered up suffi
cient courage to ask my wife to
change hr state of single blessedness
for one of double rapture. If I am in
the street car and ladies get in, I
never look at them, and when they
look at me I feel cold shivers run
down my backhand the cold blood
rushes madly down to the very ends
of my toes.
Yesterdayl was riding in a "White
hall street car, when from my pecu
liar sensations , I became aware that
there were ladies sitting opposite to
me, looking at me. In such a
situation I have never yet been able
to raise my eyes. I always lower
them. I fol'owed my invariable rule, ,
and looked at the ladies feet. I saw
the end of a blue dress with some
delicate lace fixing just showing
underneath, and I saw the end of a
black dress heavily embroidered.and
that was all, with the exception of
two small pair of feet. At last, to my
intense relief, I saw the two small
pair of feet move, and then the end
of the black dress floated out of the
car, and I was able to look up. On
the seat just opposite to me reposed
ti purse. There was only one other
passenger in the car, and he was too
much interested in his newspaper to
pee anything. I reached over, grab
bed that purse and looked inside;
nestling in the silken lining was a fat
roll of bills? the one outside bore a
large C. Once, years ago. I owned a
bill with a C on it, and ever since
that time I have had an ambition to
own another, but that ambition was
never gratified. Here at last was a
chance; but no! perish the thought.
I am noor, but almost perfectly hon
est. 1 sprang from the car and went
in search of the blue dress with the
lace fixing and the blac'c dres3 with
the embroidery. Just opposite to
where the car had stopped to let the
blue and black dress out, was a dry
goods store. Five years experience as
a married man showed me that two
ladies thinking they had that well fill-,
ed purse, must have entered the store.
Feeling that this was no time to hes
itate on account of natural timidity,
I took my courage in both hands and
plunged into tho seething mass of
womanhood after them The only
things I had to guide me were the
white frill under the blue dress, and
the embroidery on the black one.
From constantly looking at the
ground people thought I had lost
something. In two minutes I felt
hundreds of female eyes turned upon
me. My sensations were awful 1 Fin
ally, tot tho silk counter I saw the
bottoms of the two dresses I was
looking for. Without giving myself
mv ba OAenu uuv xo auuress ine
11 A 1
strange Itkdies was too mjacliiojyaieJ
ana l beaJu.uiEira"rTrrer.
"Ladies," I said; "I thinlf that is,
I saw you"
Here a starry glare from the black
dress took my breath away. I re
covered from the shock, and went on:
"Excuse me, but I sat opposite to
you in the car."
The blue dress turned to the black
dress and said clearly and distinctly:
I was fastc becoming desperate.
"Really," Really." I said, "you are
mistaken; you sat opposite me in the
cars, and I thought "
"Sir," interrupted the black dress,
"if you don't stop your impertinence
I will call "a policeman and have you
At the word arrested the courage
which had enabled me to charge sin
gle handed into the midst of a fed
eral company and regain my regi
mental colors returned to me. I
drew myself up and actually hurled
my words at them.
"Ladies, in the car, after you left,
I found a purse. I thought it was
yours; I was trying to return it.
Never mind, I'll keep it." "With this
I turned to walk away. Then I heard
a gasp und ti flutter behind me. In a
moment a pair of soft hands seized
pie on each side and a supplicating
voice wailed in rhy ears:
"Comeback. Oh, do come back;
it was my purse. I did not know I
had lost it. It is my shopping money
for the summer. Oh, dear sir, forgive
But my heart was hardened. I
turned round, determined to have
that purse lully identified before I re
turned it. Bnt horrorsl at least
twenty ladies were standing about
looking at us. My courage began to
ooze out at my finger tips. Then I
heard a lovely creature say:
"Ain't he a sweet, bald-headed old
This was too much for me. I threw
the purse at the blue dress and fled,
Ko Heir to Crown Prince Ilndolplu
From the London Kewsi
Archduchess Stephanie, of Austria,
has been released from the quasi-im-prisonment
in which she has lived
since she became a widow. The
family statutes of thellouseofllaps
burg require that the widow of any
Prince who is in the line of succession
shall be attended day and night by a
couple of sworn duennas (who take
the duty turn about) for at least
four months after her husband's
death, and during that period she ia
net allowed, to leave the country.
The Emperor Francis Joseph received
a formal notification, backed by the
certificates of the court- accoucheurs
and midwives, that "no posthumous
child of the Crown Prince Rudolph
will be born."
His MJud Wm Gone.
Mrs. A. So you say yovr land
lord has been put in the lunatic asy
lum? Mrs. B. Yes, poor man. As I told
you, for some time past we have had
our suspicions that he wa v little
out of his head. "Last month he
had some repairs done to ons of the
flats, and he actually reduced the
rent of the tenants vo $5 u year.
lrext day the doctors -jaroe and took
him away to the asyluai. Tcsaa
The Cost of tiorernlng Canada..
S'ome person with a tnsto for sta
tistics has been examining thesrl-ary-list
of the dominion, and finds
that the small population of Canada
pays enormously to support a cum
bersome official machine, ot which
its more liberal people are gradually
becoming very weary. , It is often.
ln-llfhitlfrl vrotrinil'Ql in fvnorl a ml i li o
Canada must have a vast deal of lit
igation to attend to, since she find
it necessary to have fifty-six legisla
tors more than the mother country,,
and so many departmental heads
that no Canadian outside of politics;
can tell their number. The Canadian
Commons consists of 215 members, ,
who draw $1,000 each per session,
and theSenate, which haslittle to do
except to look wise, has eighty mem
bers, who receive $10,000 each an
nually. The speakers of each houo
of this immensely overpaid national
Legislature receive $8,000 nnmml-
y; the Ontario members and
speaker, $50,000; the Quelle
Legislative Council, Legislature and
the two speakers, $75,000. Then
the country is saddled with a gover
nor-general, who receives nearlv
$85,000 annually, and spends as
little as possible in the country,
sending to England for even the
smallest articles' of daily wear and
consumption. His chief business
seems to be not to comply with the
wishes of the people whenever he has
a chance to show his authority.
There are also lieutenant-governors-of
Quebec and Ontario and Mani
toba. Nova Scotia, New Drunswick,.
the Northwest Territory and Prinw
Edward Island, each of whom re
ceives a larger salary than is given
to the chief justice of the supreme
court of the United States. And as
a fringe around the circle of costly
officials, many of whom are utterly
useless, there is a small army of paid
aides-de-camp, secretaries, etc., who
have abundant perquisites. The
idea of a country like the Dominion
having forty-seven political "minis
ters" is certainly somewhat absurd.
Exorcise for (.Iris.
The best walking exercises for
young women to practice daily, as
serts the New York Sun, are bending
the body forward and back, to the
right and left, without bending the
knees,to give suppleness and strength
to the muscles of tho trunk. A cer-
tnin nmnnnt rf tiimi it inn ti lll nnnKlA
you to touch your hand to the floor
without bending the knees, from
which position you should rise very
slowly. Place one foot an far in
front-oftheother asyou can without
too great an effort, and at right an
gles to it bend the right kne all you
can, throwing the weight on "tho
other foot and bending the knee; re
peat a number of times, always with
tbeCi'iest held high and thrown out.
VCtAA Wl FLIi.VWaVy Mill ViAtdUH-
AnotheAgood excrcisa for the knei H.
is to hoM one foot up at right an
gles with tho knee, standing on the
other one, and kick vigorously ni:d
quickly in such a way that the too
point. downward, not outward.
For the ankles assume the position
lor walking. vIut.H;itlxj4jie Imh'Is
touching, the toes turned outward,
lipid the body firm and motionless
and the feet flat on tho floor, poist
slowly forward and back us far as
the ankles will allow, which is very
little, owing to their slendernes..
Repeat the exercise on one foot, hold
ing the other up by bending thef
Water as a Substitute for lirace.
From the Ijetviaton Journal.
Sister Weymouth was ono of the
most notable women that ever Hh1
jn the good old Maine town of Blank
mouth. She Mas notable for her
powers as an exhortcr, which t-hone-in
the village prayer-meeting as brib
liantly as thoso of any licensed
preacher whom the villagers hoard,
and for her quick wit, that found ex
pression in many quaint aim pithy
speeches, some ot which are treasured
to this day, although she has long
been gathered to her fathers and
mothers. A worthless young man
named Frost fell in love with Sister
.Weymouth's daughter. Failing to
melt the stern objections of the joung
woman's mother in any other way,
he pretended to be converted under
her exhortations, joined tho chun h
and was married to his heart de
sire. Very soon the bad blood in
Frost's veins asserted itself and
the rascal deserted his wife after he
had lived with her flveor six months.
Not long afterward his child was
born. While the officiating person
was giving the infant a bath Sister
Weymouth came in.
"Look here!" said she. "Be sure
to hold that baby under the water
long enough to get all the Frost out
Execution by Carbonic ' cM.
Xew York Letter in Uoi-ton Transcript. '
In one of the daily papers I read
that in the neighboring town appli
cation has been vainly made to Mr.
Edison and various electric light
companies to provide for tho
killing of stray dogs by electricity.
In Europe, it is well known that for
this purpose carbonic acid gas li of
ten used. That reminds one that a
clever chemist the ot her day ridicule'!
execution by electricity as a crude
and bungling method of quickly aild
humanely depriving a human being
of life. .
The really scientific wav to cause
death is by carbonic acid gas. All
the apparatus needed would Ixj to
have built ono air-tight cell above
another, with a connecting tube and
a stopcock between them. The gus,
which is very cheap, should be put iu
the upper chamber, and thef risonerr
with a good cigar, if you Hke, oc u
lounge in the lower. On turning th
cock, the gas would descend, and
first slumber and then death would
ensue very quickly and absolutely
painlessly. Compared with this tlu
electric appliances, with helmet f nd
foot pieces, and damp spons and
chair especially constructedf are ab
surdly elaborate and curiously barbarous.
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