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' - Tlie Iimret.
Tlie nnmLer of recognize! ppocifs rl
insects, according to l'rof. An;;elo Ileil
priu, is generally conceded to lo up
wards of 100,000, and bv some authors is
placed as Liylx ns 150,000, but it is very
-questionable whether these represent
more Mian one-tenth of the number ac
tually inhabiting the earth's surface.
Probably not less thi one-half of the
indicated forms belong to the order
-coleoptera, or beetles, which is by fur
the most numerously represented of all
the orders. The lepidopteraor butter
flies have thus far yielded some 15,000
pecies or about one-thirteenth of the
totnl number (200,000) estimated, by
Speyer for the world nt larjre and an
equal nnnfber nmy, perhaps, with a cer
tain amount of aeeni'acy, be cretlitftl to
the hemenoptera (bees, wasps, and ants),
the hemptera (Imjrs), and diptera (tlk-n).
Tho orthoptera, or straijrht-win;ed in
sects, which include the locusts, yrnss
lioppers, etc., are considerably less
numerous, whilo the species of netted -veined
forms' (neuroptera) probably do
not much exceed 2,000, or perhaps do
not even reach this figure.
I'llilt Eye In Cill.
In the August report of the secretary
of the State Board of Agriculture of
Missouri, Dr. Paul Pnqniu. state veteri
narian, says regarding the above disease,
which has caused much trouble amonar
cattle, net only in that but in other
western states: There is au inflamma
tion of the eye ball, with formation of
matter and whitish opneity of the lens,
etc. For these reasons I suggested the
name "Specific Ophthalmia" to distin
guish it from the ordinary inflammation
or oplithalmia. Since, a scientilic veter
inarian, -Dr. Billings, has termed it
"Keratitis." Treatment consists in
bathing the eye frequently in cool water.
A good way to do that is to place wet
clothes before and to wet them often,
ilaily, with a sponge or large syringe.
In bad cases npply a few drops of the
following to the e3'es twice a day with a
medicine dropper: Sulphate of zinc and
iodide of potassium, of each 1 drachm,
soft, or rain water, S ounces.
A correspondent troubled with "black
heads" asks for a lotion. They should
be pressed -out either with the thumb
nails or a watch key. The operation is
likely to cause some congestion of the
skin, hence the face should be bathed
with water as hot a3 it can be born. As
a rule, those who have blackheads nro
sparing of the use of soap, which ou;ht
to Ire used quite freely by them. La
dies who object to it might use instead,
borax water, or water to which brau is
added. Twice daily the following lo
tion mny be applied: Ether, one ounce;
carbonate of ammonia, one drachm;
boracic acid one scruple; water sufficient
to make two ounces. This should'be
applied after the "black heads" have
been pressed out and the face has been
bathed in hot water. Boston Herald.
Agricultural Science In Germany.
There are sixty-two experiment sta
tions and other like institutions for agri
cultural research iu Germany, the land
ofthe earliest and greatest development
of scientilic farming, and these employ
217 scientilic specialists From the best
accessible accounts it appears, accord
ing to Professor AV. O. Atwater, that
twenty-seven German stations exercise
control of commercial fertilizers, twenty-nine
of feeding stuffs, and thirty of
seeds, by examination of wares in the
interest of the purchaser; this, however,
in most cases, being only part of the
work done. Some stations follow a
.number of lines of inquiry, others con
line themselves to one or two. There
are fifteen devoted mainly to investiga
tions in vegetablo pbysiolog, includ
ing nutrition of plants, seven to animal
physiology, including feeding experi
ments; three to dairy industry; four to
sugar beet and three to fruit and vine
culture. There re nine with buildings
for vegetation experiments with ani
mals and two with experimental gar
dens. The results of the work done are
of tho greatest value to the German
farmer, who has learned to inake daily
use or tlie information furnished.
Ill V j- f ICxreInr It.
A Russian gentleman who has an
American wife m-et some friends of the
latter who were traveling in Europe re
cently',' and among other things which
he told them concerning her was the
fact' that she had been bitten by one of
his bloodhounds that had started out
and run amuck, so to say, one day
nptuilus estate. The Americans were
tilled witn horror ana were eager, in
their inquiries in regard to what was
done and if there were any evil results
from the wound. JLhe liussian, who is
of high rank, hastened to reassure them
"There were no bad consequences at
all," he assured them, "I took a hot iron
and burned out the wound. It smelled
a little like mutton chops cooking, but
1 didn't mind that."
A Kay of It put.
Sundry school superintendent "Can
any of von tell me why Sunday is called
a day of rest?"
Little Dick (holding up hi3 hand)
"I kin. It's 'cause ve get up early and
hurry through break fUs' so'.s 1o dress in
time for Sunday school, and then hurry
to Sunday school, so we wont be late,
and theu skip inter church 'fore the bell
stops ringin' aud then go home to din
ner and get fixed up for afternoon ser
vice, and then get supper an' go to bed
so pa and ma can get ready for evening
service. That's all we do. New York
The oldest man in the world lives in Hun
gary and is 121 years old.
The Texas cotton crop this year ia esti
mated to be worth S1,000,000.
Southern California estimates her honey
crop at 2,000,000 pounds this season.
Kalamazoo. Mich expects to realize
51,000,000 from its celery crop this year.
Buenos Ayres is to have a world's fair.
Buffalo, N. Y., claims a population of
Bismarck has intimated to the pope that
he must not leave Rome.
California sent 3.500,000 pounds of
hooey to Europe last year.
Utah has a colony composed of natives
of the Hawaiian islands.
Mr. "William Ernest Healey, the author
and poet, began life as a laborer.
Any article that has outlived 24 years
of competition and imitation, and sells
more and more each year, must have
merit. Dobbins Electric Soap first made
in S6 5 is just that article. Ask your gro
cer for it. He has it, or will get it.
Remembrance ia the only paradise out of
which we cannot be driven.
America' finest "TansiU's Punch." Cigar.
About a fifth of the globe's land sur
face, according to Professor Loom is,
has an annual rainfall of less than ten
inches and a considerably larger .part
has too little water for agricultural pur
poses except in the limited districts
where irrigation is practicable. In
North America an almost rainless re
gion, exists in southern California and
Arizona, and a large area about Slave
Jake has only ten inches of rain yearly.
HALF'S "CATARRH CURE is a liquid
and is taken internally, and aets directly
apon thebiood and raucous surfaces of the
system. Send tor testimonials, free. Sold
ty druggist. 7oe.
F.J.CHENEY&C0.,Proprs., Toledo, O
DOS'T IOC THI5K SO.
It's all very well to be jolly
When everything's poiiicr jut r!?;U:
When, in summer skies showing nobiC o
A shadow, the sun's shining bright:
When around vou your mcrrvf riends c.uste
With many a laugh-bringing jest,
And wherever you turn you discover
The world In its srala robes dressed.
But, ah ! 'tis sublime to be jolly 1
When mirth-loving spirits have fled:
When your path la in gloominess shrouded
A nd the tempest burst over your head ; -When
fainter hearts beg you to cheer them
Thoaerh your own heart be lonel v and drear
And you scarce can help doubting if ever
The darkness will quite disappear.
The bird that sings sweetly when goldca
The earth Is and gentle the wind. .
When the bees hum their joy o'er the hone
'I bat, ma in the flowers tiiey find,
When, vying in beautv and fragrance,
Red roses aud white lilies grow,
And butterflies, splendid iu raiment.
Through their airy rcalmfltt to and fro,
Is a dear little fongster; but dearer
Is the bird that its jov-giving strata -Undaunted
trills loudly and gayly
In spite of the chill and the rain;
For that to be jolly 'tU easy ;
In sunshine there isn't a doubt;
But, ah ? tis sublime to be jolly
WAen there is naught to be jolly arcm.
Margaret Eylinye, in Harper' Weekly
ABOVE THE MIST.
BT LILLIA8 CAMPBELL DAVIDSON1.
To-morrow is Marjory's birthday,"
faid the laird. "What shall we give
They were all out after dinner, on tlu
low stone terrace of the old gray castle,
drinking their coffee and watching the
broad sheet of gold spread . across the
loch, as the moon rose behind Ben Lo
mond's solemn height.
"What do you ' want, my pet?" an!
he slid his arm round Margie s slendei
shoulders, as she leaned beside him,
wrapped in a soft cloud of white woolen
drapery, upon' the carved stone balus
trade. "Oh, I want nothing, papa! I think
I've everything I could possibly need
except except a little bit of white
Everybody laughed, except Angus
Colquhoun. It takes little to excite
mirth among a party of guests in a
pleasant country house, who have dirred
well and have no heavier cares than how
to settle tomorrow's amusements.
These gay people, fresh from a London
season, found the novelty of a Scotch
castle quite delicious. The weather had
been perfect, and they had not begun to
be bored yet. They were in a state oi
mind to be amused at anything even
Mr. Colquhoun's sulky looks at dinner.
"White heather! cried Lady Grace
Davenport, a very consolable young
widow. "My dear Margie, what an
idea! Why don't you wish for dia
monds a set like Mrs. Livington's?"
Everybody laughed agrfhi, except the
young Laird of Logie, whose stern fea
tures did not relax their expression in
He was tasting to the full to-night,
Eoor Angus, how bitter life could b3.
farjory wee Marjory his pet and his
darling of the old schoolboy days his
"wee wifie," as she had been called
since she clung to his proud hand to take
her first tottering steps on the very
stone terrace, where they stood together
now who would ever have dreamed
that Marjory could hurt him as she had
done in the last three days? Oh, if she-
had never gone to London for that odi
In all the days of the life they had
spent together, they had never boen
parted but once before when he
went to Edinburgh for his last school
year. All their schooling before that
had been got from governesses and
tutors, and Marjory even made her
first stammering acquaintance with
the Latin tongue, an aquaintance
which never ran any risk of degen
erating into contempt, from Angus
own well thumbed Principia. llow
she cried that time they parted! And
how his heart was wrung at going!
But he found the same old merry
Marjory when he came back to Ar
doch; and they were as happy as the
northern summer days were long.
This time it was Marjory who
parted, and she did not shed a tear.
It was only August now, and the
snow wreaths had not all faded from
lien Lomond's lofty crest before she
went, and yet those few short months
had robbed him of his sweetheart,
and the "wee wilie" was his own no
If he had but spoken when he came
from college, and found himself, at
twenty-one, Laird of Logic, and his
own master! It was all through the
old Laird that he did not lay Logie
and himself, then and there, at
Margie's little feet, and tell her they
were ners, and only hers, now and for
ever. Ardoch had spoken fairly
enough; he told him it was Ins hope
and his wish to call him his son, and
Logie lands jumped with Ardoch
There never . was a Feraison who
could not appreciate the joining of
two neighboring estates. Ardoch
was a thorough Ferguson, high
minded and generous though h:
mio-nt D-3. lint Marjory had seen
notmng of the worla; it would not
be just to bind her till she had her
season in .London and seen sray life.
Angus' Scotch sense of justice made
him see the force of that, and he did
violence with himself and saw her go
without a spoKen word of love. Sure
ly Marjory knew, without the speak
Now she was at home again, a Mar
jory, all London airs and graces; lit
tle affections and fashions and fol
lies, such as Ardoch's gaunt old walls
had never seen before. She treated
him as if they were old friends no
more. There was net a blush, nor a
falter; she had forgotten how to look
shy in London drawing1 rooms.' An
gus raged inwardly, with a pain that
seemed to take all his strength to bear;
and with the pain and hurt feeling
was mingled though he would have
died rather than own it himself a
certain secret sense of the difference
between him and the London men
Marjory had brought back in her train.
He felt as great a gulf between himself
and these indiuerent men of the
world as there was between
his evening suit, built by a Glasgow
tailor, and the embroidered shirts
and waistcoats, satin neckties and
big-bowed shoes, which filled hi3
country soul with wonder somewhat
J 1 J .. ....
uasneu witn disdain. Jn his . own
ground by moor, or loch, or mountain,
or among his books Angus tall.
oroad-shoudered Angus was their
master, and knew it, but to-night, at
the dinner, with its complicated
menu, such as Castle Ardoch had
never provided before, he felt himself
at a disadvantage among these deni
zens of fashionable spheres.
In vain Lady Grace tried all her
fascination on the "handsome voung
Scotch bear," as all the ladies private
ly called him; in vain they went into
ecstacies over the view of distant
Logie from Ardoch terrace, the short,
heavy towers, with their pointed caps,
like a fourteenth century Norman
cnateau, even over the "uoo-cote " a
little isolated turret itself, within tho
outer moat Angus
never yielded, and
gaver ana more
There was a certain Mr. Venablcs,
who was the principal object of Angus
arrsion; a strange man, with flowing
Iocks, and an expression of mild suffer
ing, dressed in the garb of a half century
ago, with a peach satin waistcoat and
broad white shirt cuffs, turned back over
his tight coat sleeves. Round him the
whole party seemed to circle, with a pro
found interest and admiration. If he
only murmured, in a. sad and weary
yoice, that "the transient shadow on the
mountain was exquisite in its evanescent
glory," everybody caught the refrain
and sang the glories of the shadows, till
Angus wished they shared the fleeting
Iropensities they found so admirable.
Io loathed Mr. Venablcs. who persisted
in addressing him as "Mr. Logie," as
if that were hia surname; who affected
tp be unable to comprehend the title ol
the "Laird" when Ardoch kindly took
upon himself to explain; who looked aa
though be were ready dressed for private
meatricais, ana crownm sin fol
lowed Marjory about with a persistence
that would have been pointed had it had
Lady Grace had enlivened the second
entree by telling Colquhoun that Lionel
V enables was "the fashion," the art
critic of the season, the arbiter of taste
and feeling, the greatest man of the
"The Fergusons are no end lucky to
have caught him for a visit," said Lady
Grace, who did not affect the aesthetic
in her conversation. "The Duchess ol
Wiltshire was ready to tear he? hair be
cause he threw her over to come, ana
he goes on to Sandringham next month.
One would have thought wild horses
wouldn't have kept him from the
Duchess' artistic fete, but lions can af
ford to give themselves airs, and" of
course . we all know the attraction.
Lucky girl! There wasn't a woman in
town last season who wouldn't have
given her eyes to have Lionel Venables
at her apron strings, and he was at
Marjory's. The jealousy and hatred
that girl excited!"
Lady Grace gave an envious sigh.
So Angus gloomed in the background
while every body else laughed and chatted
and admired the moon effects, "as if
they had been got up for their entertain
ment," thought the young' Laird of
Logie, in his sulks.
"Well, well," said the Laird (when
that title possessed a capital it always
meant Ardoch), patting the soft cheek
which rested close to his shoulder.
"You've had your own way ever
since you were born, my lass, and I
expect you'll go on having it. White
heather you must have, since it's
white heather you want, though it's
younger bones than mine that'll bo
seeking it, I doubt. Who'll be your
knight and bring you home a piece of
good luck to wear at your birthday
dinner to-morrow night. I wonder?
There was a polite chorus from all
the men present.
"But that's too simple a deed for a
lady's knight," said old Sir Charles
Huntley, with his courtly grace.
"Only a handful of a shrub that
frows wild everywhere and can be
ad for the picking." .
"Indeed, and you'll not find that to
be the case," said the laird, with his
fine little Northern inflection of
voice. "Heather's common enough, I
grant you but white heather's as
rare as the black swan. Marjory says
it's the type of happiness; perhaps
because of its scarcity."
"Or because it is so hard to find.
(Marjory seemed almost serious.)
"My old nurse, Elspie, had a prettier
reason still: she said it was because
it grew only on the lofty heights."
"Poetical, but incorrect," murmured
Veneablcs appeared uneasy. "Do
understand that it has
habit?" he asked,
were little if the ladye
design to crave
"Ohit's easy enough to find if you
know where to look." said good na-
tured Mrs. Ferguson; and venables
considered within himself that the
wild and barefooted youths of the
neighborhood would no doubt pos
sess that knowledge.
Jiut isn t there another meaning
than happiness, Margie?" asked Lady
brace gayly. "Something like helio
trope, in "Tom Brown at Oxford?"
"May I not know it?"
Venables put on his most witching
"Oh, you may find it in the Quean's
'Highland Journal-,' " laughed Marjory,
lightly, though her face colored a little
in the moonlight. " . "Mamma, are we to
have no music to-night?
And they adjourned to the music-
Late that night, as Colquhoun crossed
the paneled hall on his way to his dog
cart, ulster-clad, and pipe between his
lingers, the door of the book-room
(Anglice, library) stood aiar, and his
passing glance lit on Mr. Venables,
sunk in the Laird's own big leather
cnair. a green bound volume was in
his hands, and he was skimming its
pages. Colquhoun's loyal soul knew
well that oft-perused book: "Leaves
from the Journal," he muttered between
his teeth, and closed the nail-studded
front door with a portentous clap.
' It was not royal weather that hailed
Marjory's birthday, as the Castle Ardoch
party started to picnic on Ben Lomond's
crest. The sky was overcast, and the
Laird predicted rain before night.
though he was generally voted a wet
blanket, and his prediction laughed to
scorn. Most of the party were mounted
for the ascent, Southern hearts rather
quailing at so formidable a climb; but
Marjory walked with the L.aird, and
most of the male clement, out-distanced
altogether by Angus, who swung off
with a steady stride, suggestive of Mal
colm Grteme. Venables lingered be
hind, and entered' into converse with
one of the white-haired laddies near the
Rowardenin Hotel, who looked intelli
gent, pulled his 'forelock, and scampered
on up the mountain. Perhaps it was
the delay so caused which resulted in
Venables reaching the summit, breath
less and exhausted, some half hour after
Angus, well used to mountain picnics,
was a host m himself, and he and Mrs.
i erguson had the , cloth . laid and the
hampers emptied with a business-like
celerity truly delightful to the hungry,
it was only alter luncheon was over
that he disappeared, and Marjory's
quick eye saw him as vanished on the
further side of the tall peak that crowns
iie.ii Jjomond s top.
All the rest of the gentlemen began
to search, with much merriment and
less energy, for Marjory's coveted white
heather. Mr. Venables strayed thought-r
mny away m the direction taken some
hours before by the youth with the
"lint-locks," anil Marjory was for the
moment alone with the remnants of the
feast. She felt uneasy, she could scares
ly have told why: there was a look in
Arurus' face that haunted her since yes
tcrday. and half unconsciously ear aud
eye were strained! toward th spot wLert
he had vanished.
Suddenly, through the gray hushed
air, a faint ' cry struck on her ear.
Without the hesitation of a moment
Marjory turned and darted like a young
lawn up to the peak. As she ran, with
one swift breath, the -whole face of the
hill-world changed, and a white mist,
thick, blinding, impalpable, swept up
the slope behind her, and blotted out all
the world beneath.
How she chose that one steep sheet
track she could never tell; she seemec
to act by an instinct beyond herself, and
it was hardly surprise that struck upor
her heart like the touch of a cold hand,
as she reached the foot of a steep preci
pice, and saw lyingj at its base, one fool
twisted beneath him, the still, motion
less form of Angus Colquhoun.
"Oh, Angus, Angus!' she was on
her knees beside him,raising his head
upon her arm "I have killednim!" and
with a cry that rang back from the
frowning crags above, like a wierd wail
of anguish, she flung; herself upon hi
Even as her head rested troon hi
heart she teit its beat, bhe started
away, but his left arm held her fast, and
its the color came back to his blanched
face, and his eyes unclosed, she ceased
His flask was in the pocket of his
coat; she found it. and put it to his lips.
He jerked himself up to a sitting posi
tion, clenching his teeth as he twisted
his ankle by the movement, but he still
held her fast.
"Fainted like a a-h-l!" said he. witi
intense disgust. A thing Venables
might have done! But oh, Margie)
O wj's wv . ouu UD 1DU
to 'covering her hands with kisses.
"And I thought you did not care?"
sighed Angus, in his content, forgetting
evf ryenxng out inai sue was Desiae him.
'1 only found I eared just now."
4 'And your white heather, dear!
slipped before I could reach it up there
I can't give you vour bit of happiness,
Marjory, after all."
"You have given me all the happiness
the world holds, Angus," was all she
Suddenly, with breath as swift as be
fore, the mountain mists shifted again,
and the scene below lay clear once
more the group about the horses, al
the place where they had lunched, and
just beneath them, Mr. Venables receiv
ing a bunch of something from the
hands of a kilted youth. Marjory's
quick eye caught that, and a blush oi
sympathetic shame crept into hex
"Angus, you must lean on my shoul
der," she said, "the path is not far, we
must get back to the ponies."
He turned to drag himself to his feet,
and his touch closed on one tiny spray
of white heather where he had lain.
"Look! lookl" he cried triumphantly.
"You will have it, after all! Elspie
was right happiness grows high above
"And close at hand, when we looked
for it far off," murmured Marjory soft
ly, as Angus laid the little white bells in
There was high festival that at Castle
Ardoch when Marjory's health was
drunk at dinner with Highland honor;
and, young Colquhoun, on the tartan
covered sofa in the dining room win
dow, was promoted to be an interesting
invalid, and voted much nicer ill than
well by most of the ladies present.
Venables' portly bunch of white heath
er decorated the big silver epergne, pre
sented to the Laird by the yeomanry
when he resigned his command; but
. one slender bit, with tiny blossoms,
nestled among the plaits of Marjory s
"May I tell the Laird, now?" whis
pered Angus, as she lingered by his sofa
in passing, when the ladies went away.
"Tell ham what?" she laughed back,
with a flash of tlie old sauciness.
"You' ve told me nothing, yet. Do you
know you've never even asked me a
"The heather asked it for me " he
said, leoking at her with dancing
eyes; and that was all the proposal of
marriage Marjory ever had.
Newspapers the Popular Reflector
Newspapers, after all, only reflect
the mind; of the average man, who
likes to read about things easily un
derstood, and which demand no in
tellectual exertion on his part. Cul
ture ia equally absent from all other
forms ot popnlar literature. Look
at the books which are the most
read. "Called Back" and "Mr. Pot
ter of Texas" are examples taken at
random. To sueh stuff it is absurd
to apply the name of literature.
Then,agaiir, if we are a cultured peo
ple,'it is a remarkable fact to how
small a class books that are really
works of nrt and masterpieces ol
style appeal. When Shelly wrote his
"Epipsychi-dion" there were in Eng
land at the time only about twelve
men to whom he deemed it worth
tvhile sending that famous poem.
If another Shelly were on the pub
lic ns a poet to-morrow, he would be
under a similar difficulty. It is fully
time that we recognized the truth.
Culture is not by any means univer
sal. Wha t is widespread and assumes
its name rs the modern spirit of sup
erficiality. We read reviews of books
in The Spectator, and not the books
themselves.-' We get our opinions
second hand from where will to save
ourselves the trouble of t thinking.
We prefer the commonplaco and tri
vial in literature and art to what is
great and noble. We have no love
for philosophy, although it is fash
ionable to pretend we have. In fact,
the whole system of our national
education must be reversed and the
attitude of the public mind altered
before we can truly describe ourselves
as a cultured people. London Spec
tator. Caesar's Prond Boast,
A Scotch minister was sorely kept
under by his "better half," who
placed him and! his friends on very
short allowance. On one occasion he
had a visit Irom anoid.acquaintance,
and, after patiently waiting ior his
wife's departure, she at length, as lie
thought, retired for the night. She
had no sooner left than the hen
pecked husband exultingly exclaimed,
"I am determined to lie Caesar in my
own house!" and at the same time
rang the bell and ordered refresh
ments. Just as he and his friend
were beginning to enjoy themselves
"my lady" (who had overheard her
unfortunate lord's boastful ejacula
tion) popped her head in at the door
and 6aid firmly, "Caesar, come to
ills Wire Ban OfT With nig Nephew.
A Saratoga special to the Kew
York Sun says: Geo. Brayman, a
night employe of the Delaware and
Hudson railroad company, and
about forty years- of age, has a
handsome wife- somewhat younger
and four children f whom she is the
mother. He has also a nephew, Chns.
Brayman, between whom and his
wife grew up an intimacy which com
pletely destroyed Uncle George's
peace of mind, and caused him a
great deal of trouble. Many times
his worst fears of his wife's infidelity
had been aroused and speciously nlr
layed, but last Saturday his sus
picious were confirmed. Instead of,
killing his wife and his nephew, which
is the usual way in such cases, he re
solved to kill himself. With this
purpose in view he bought an ounce
of arsenic "to kill rats." Then going
to his home he deliberately put a
teaspoonful of the poison in a
mouth, washed it down with a glass
of water, ,nd laid himself down on
the floor to die. When discovered lie
was unconscious. Doctors were call
ed who, after two hours of effort,
paved his life. Brayman was then
arrested for violation of section 174
of the penal code ia trying to com
mit suicide and held to bail in $200.
He now says he is willing to forgive
his wife if she will come home and
promise to be faithful to him in the
future, which she refuses to do, de
claring that she "won't live with a
man who is such a big fool as to try
to kill himself for such a small mat
ter." t A Large and Happy Family,
he New York Evening World some
time ago offered a prize of $100 in
gold to the mother who has given
birth and reared the greatest num
ber of living children. The" prize was
awarded to the score recorded in the
following affidavit: "I Elizabeth
Lang, hereby make affidavit that I
am fortv-nine years old, the wife oi
Martin Lang, tailor, and reside at
250 Boerum street, Brooklyn, that I
am tbeonother of fifteen children, all
of .whom are now living, towit:
Mary, born November 1, 1858: Liz
zie, born July 1, 1860; Kate, born
March 30, 18C2; Rose, born Septem
ber 4, 1863; Martin, born May 29,
1865, Sophie, born December 19,
1866; Maggie, born February 17;
1868; Joseph, born June 19,. 1869,
Albert, born Mav21, 1871: Annie,
born May 3, 1873; Frederick, born
October 28, 1874; Johanna, born
November 18, 1877: George, born
August 1, 1881 and John, born Oc
tober 17, 1885." AU reports say it
is a very happv family. Three of the
children are married and supply six
irrand children. One of the sons is in
fet. Vincent's seminary studving for
the priesthood and three ot the
daughters are religieuses of the Or
der of Sisters of St. Dominic. The fa
ther is an industrious tailor, just
about able to fill his big table and no
A Traveling' Philanthropist.
There were eight ot us who got oft
the train at the junction to wait two
hours for the train on the other road.
It was a small building in the coun
try, without a house in sight, and no
platform to walk on. The single
railroad official was asleep on some
bags of wool in the freight shed, and
the clock in the waiting-room had
stopped dead still. As we sat down
on the hard benches in the vmtinsr-
room one of the men opened his grip
and took out an eight-page newspa
per. Not one of the rest of us had a
thing to read. Noticing this, he
carefully cut the pages apart, then
cut each page in half, and, passing
around, he said: "Gentlemen, I nev
er did like a hog. Each of us will
take an eighth, and as fast as read we
will exchange with each other.
Each one took his part and made
it liis business to read it, and the
last man had just got down to
mortgage sale and the death notice
of a pair of twins when the t wo hours
expired and the train drew up. New
Jack, the Sailor. Disappearing',
Commodore Ramsey says the race
of American seamen is dying out
According to the Boston Daily Globe,
this is the natural result of their hav
ing so few vessels to sail in. The real
reason why the American seamen,
who are mostly Scandinavians, like
the seamen of England, are dying
out is that there is no longer much
occasion for seamanship. Steam is
bringing down the sails from aloft
and the sailors are coming with
them, never to go op again. The
captains of Atlantic steamers must
see with satisfaction that as the en
gines grow in strength the masts be
come more insignificant, for the num
ber of men who know ho to deal
with sails is constantly decreasing,
all over the world Jack is no Ion
ger a tar. He is a navigator, or an
engineer, or a coal-heaver. The
sweet little cherub who sits up aloft
in guardianship of his fortunes as a
sailor has very nearly come to the
end of his task.
. t i
A Man of Resources
From the Chicago Tribune.
"Mr. Clugston," exclaimed the fore
man, coming into the sanctum hast
ily, "I'm sorry for the accident, but
the half-column piece of reprint about
the Behring Sea troubles was skew
jawed in taking the sidestick out of
the galley, and it will take longer to
straighten it up than to set the
whole artizle up again."
"Haven't you anything to take its
I place?" inquired the editor of the
Doodleville Yelper, passing his hand
wearily over his pale brow.
"No, sir, and I ought to have
gone to press an hour ago."
"Slide the article into the forms
just as it is," said Mr. Clugston, in a
Srm, ringing tone. "Put the head
'Choice Religious Miscellany' over it,
and none ol my readers will ever look
Is but the 0tpping-aton fto thoM- divine
inetitctione, tho family and the home.
whieh constitute the very Lnindatioa on
which our nation ret; and upon the
health and strength, ot the wife and mother
depends the aunaliine and enjoyment ot t he
home and the prosperity ol the lamilr.
Thousands of wive and thousnnds of sin
gle ladies drag oat a weary existence in
consequence of perplexing "female disor
ders," in total ignorant of the fact that
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is a pos
itive cure for the most complicated and
obstinate caes of leucorrbea, prolapsus,
weak back, "female weakness,1' anterer-
aion, retroversion, bearing-down sensa
tions, chronic congestion, inflammation,
ulceration, and kindred ailments. Guar
anteed to give satisfaction or money re
funded. All druggists.
Dr. Pierce'a Pellets cleanse and regulate
the stomach, bowels and system generally.
One a dose; purely vegetable.
FEW PEOPLE, lNnEEn
hava anv idea of tle value ol stimulants,
if properly used. There are in Europe sev
eral establishments owned and conducted
by Monks rndei the direct control of the
Pope, which have for hundreds of yeara
devoted their entire enerpiea to the manu
facture ot cordials or tonics. Their busi
ness has been ao -extensive, that a abort
time ago twenty milliona franca were of
fered for one of those plants by an English
syndicate, and refused. It only demon
strates the value of tonics, because their
business could not have flourished ao unless
their manufactures contained considerable
medicinal value. A good tonic, aa for in
stance Kennedy's Eastlndia Bitters, which
are guaranteed to be distilled with the fin
est ot Spirits and from choice roots and
herbs, is better tha"n adulterated Whisky
Servility ia to devotion what hypocrisy
ia to virtue.
nur k llonitt In Ell, Knnt.
This town is one ot the most promising
in Kansas, located on the Union Pacific
Railway. It is a division station of that
road and has division shops, round house
and eating station. Mills and factories are
springing up and it is becoming a thriving
place, in the miJsc ol a prosperous iarmtng
region. It is a healthy place and the soil
and climate are excellent. Albert Wood
cock, General Laud Commissioner U. P.
Ity., Omaha. Neb., or Leroy S. Winters,
Land and Emig. Agt. U. P. Ry., Ellis, Kan.
The dude is like au engine in that he car
ries a head light. -
Hardv & Pitcher ot Lincoln. Neb:, have
one of the largest stocks of Furniture in
the state. They are shipping goods all
over the state constantly, so can secure
good freight rates. Anyone wanting furni
ture will find it to their Advantage to call
on or write to Hardy & Pitcher.
Women are ever dupes or victims of
their extreme sensitiveness.
Linrtcest Iu tlie Wt.
To any ot our readers who have any
thing that needs cleaning or coloring we
would call their attention to the Lincoln
Steam Dye Works. Office 1105 O St., Lin
coln, Neb. They clean and color all kinds
of ladies' and gents' clothing and guarantee
first-class work. Send to them tor price
list. Goods sent by express or mail.
The latest tad in bicycle breeches is In
Jersey made goods.
Buy Union Soap and make a guest. Ask
your grocer about it to-day.
The crockery trust is broken. It ran up
against the servant girl trust.
Send two cents in stamps to E. L. Lo
rn ax, General Pasnenger Agent Union Pa
cific railway, Omaha, Neb., and secure a
handsomely bound copy of Outdoor
Sports and Pastimes, containing complete
rules lor Lawn Tennis. Croquet and Base
Ball, free. Jusl issued.
The packers want the senate to pull
down it vest.
When aby was sick, wo gave her Castoria,
When cho was a Child, slic cried for Castoria,
When she becamo lli&s, cho clung to Castoria,
When sho had Children, she gave them Castoria,
Mr. Marion Crawford is described aa a
mau ot really profound scholarship.
I lio IIet Yet.
In addition to the uiipqualed Dining Car
Service between Council Bluff and Denver,
tho Union Pacific, "Tho Overland Itoute,"
will on Sunday, August 18th, and daily
thereafter, run Dining Cars between Coun
cil Bluffs and Portland. Ore., on "The
Overlnnd Flyer," leaving Council Bluff at
7:fo p. m., OmahaS:15 p. in.
These cars are models of excellence, and
the best meals the market affords will be
turnitdied at 75 cents.
A new novel by Dumas ia expected about
For Swellings Braises, Cute and Wounds.
"DattySlghlal Cum and Cured f
At Druggists and Dealers.
THE CHARLES A. V0GELER CO., Baltimore, Md.
Positively cured by
incite Lime ruin.
They alao relieve DSa-l
tress f com Iytpepi.In -digestion
Eatinir. A, oerfect rem
edy for DiaJnees.Nansea
Drowsiness, Bad TmH
in the Mouth. Coated
Tongue.Pain in the Rids,
TOKPID LIVER. They
regulate the Bowels
Price 2S Cents;
CASTE3 USSZCIlIi: CO., NEW YOilZ.
Small Pill. Small Dose. Small Price.
rjt C M IT STl")!. Book-Xeeplng.PenmaiiKlilp,
tfl Jf lei hm Arithmetic. Shorthand, etc.. tlior
ouehly tanght by mail. Iowrates. Circulars free.
UUVANX'd COLLEGK, til Alain gu. Buffalo. N. V.
tm 99 m slay. Samples worth St. 1 & Kit K K
? Water Safety
I .lues not uno
irter horses' leet. Write brew
Rein Holder Co-Holly. M-
I V tt
JOSEPH H. HUNTER,
The titan who has invested Irom three
to five dollars in a Uubber Coat, and
at his first half hour's experience In
a storm finds to his sorrow that it ia
hardly a better protection than a mos
quito netting, not only feels chagrined
at being so badly taken In, but also
feels If he does not look exactly like
Ask tor the FISH BU AND 8Licxaa
does not h are the fish brand, send for detcrlpthre
f f I W M
Tou want a pood Liniment for Burns.'
Sprklns and Bruises. No family should!
pretend to keep house Without a Lini
ment. Let us name a remedy,
by thousands, who boar willing' testi
mony to its virtues and -action whea
applied externally. Persons of every
degree of intelligence and every rank
in life use
Perry Davis' Pain-Kilter,
If any of our readers doubt thdmajjio
of this old standard remedy, vre advise
them to buy one twenty-five coatbottie
and give it a trial.
should slways have a bottle of Pain-.
Killer with them, as accidents "are
liable to occur. Kf
Soli Eferifwhert at 25c 53c. mi 51 t E;!t
LESSENS PAIN rER T0 LIFE oF ;
! DIMINISHES DAHGtR nr.
you wish tm
TUBULAR WELL AND
famous for ntoceerilnir whers
outers uavs iiuieu.
IrUl d rops 60 to 99 tl
LOOMS & NYHAN,
-i7W "i". '"? DIAMOND BRAND.
(tamp) for particulars, Niluoaia)a aauf
"Uctier fp Ladles, in lauer, bj rctarm
wall. Sam 'tijxtr.
t'alcktator Cawa'l la., BsdUaa 84., rail-
Tbe I.arrst and Rest Equipped 8chool la tl
- West. Thorough 1'racUval Department
Send for College Journal.
MUSIC !N THE AIR
Ileadqiinrtert for Haul Iiistruinfnla. Drum 0rp
Outfit, Accordeoim. Violins, linnjoa, Mn1o'lu.
(iultnr. Zithers, Harmonicas. Ktrln f'r "Ter
Instrument made. Full flock of fchoel Musln, VI 'tt
Hook. Hand and Orchestra Mulc Hum! KoUoa.
Instruction Hooks for all Instruments. Anr one stn4
Inir in aunrder will receive a cop? of Music rnsa
"Write to us for prices and catalog-net, statins wast
kiud of goods wanted.
MAX JUlSYIIll & into.,
CURES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS.
Best Cough Syrup. Tastes (rood. Ufi
In time.. Bold by rlrmnrlpUi.
TeVlMriUSIr""! M2TV I
Clioiccftt and Hard
lest Fruits for tb
Northwest. Best Trees. Best Terms. Best
Plan. Best Outfit Free.
Missouri N ursery Co., Louisiana, Missouri.
A MONTH and more la earned by
graduates who spent 6 months or lee
at tbe College, bend address of W
friends and fc-et circular and plenti
ful annulment of itenmanMilo KHKB.
both sexes attend. Phnrthtind taught by niau.
UIJ.wiiiiK.wiw cij.i;i; sirrmn, sit.
7K 00A9Cn on A MONTH cauhe malt
J I Us "IU 0 tOlli"-" worlilnn lr ua. Aseuis
preferred who can ftirnixh a homo and tfiTa-ibelr v. n,.a
time to the buiue. 8piu-e iiioiiihiii ma? ixa proiltaiMf
employed lio. A few rtvcnurie tit town suul ciiiw.
U. . JOHNSON & OO., KW Main St.. Kielni.oiiU. V.
h. R I'leajto state aifa uml busine ui'''-o,-. Ne'
er mind about tending ttauip lor reply. It. r'. J. A
Late Principal hsamli-(
U.S. Peueion liureau. Ait r
at Law, ashinct au.
PrttKfcnf fa I'ImIiiiw
orH-Jnal. lncreuae. re-rat Inn, widows', children's an.l
detieiident relatives. Experience ? 8 j rs. in- lust
war. IS yrs. la Pension Bureau and attorney sloe.
fiAOir nni 1 ciuolncirs manual
yiAOlC UttLL .J."' x?,n P-cee.
nkila llltuninxtetl Cover.
Cf svlT tmt?a on tippll-ailo'i encloa'nir oa
S Kl rt I rlabK C.'O stamp. b adrlressiute.
THE0. HOLLAND, P. 0. Box 120, Phila.. Pa.
Wanted for Farmers
Labor Sarins' Aceonnt
U00K. none like It. Itspl 1 seller. Ksrlurre terri
tory to slate and county malinger. Salary or coitt
rnlsston. Write at once aud secure siteney.
N kb bask a. Publiskisu Co., Lincoln. KeJrssksv
AnPTltO WQTltod tora ,7S X) Pr montH
xlaulllO null lUU on salary or eotn miss! on. Oar
Books, litbles and Albuirs In demand. Send statu
for catalogue and circulars. .Nkbraska Publish
laa CO., Lincoln, Nebraska.
t? Vflll rc out of employment s rlt t ns TV
IT 1UU mUlce the finest enlarged Oil Portraits la
existence. No capital required, teampla and teruis
free. N. M. Friedman A Co Msrtlnsburg-. Mo,
HA fill IS CM sTIiV "Will "enre Blood PolirTwhera
MAUlW IICI.ir.UI mercury fail. Owned and .r
sale only by Cook Iteiuedy O'.. Onatha. Neb. W rlta.
ITablU Ths only --rtas
. aaa raa III a I .
Lincoln N. U.
D. C, WILL GET f OU
PENSION without uetar-
We otter the man who wsuts vervice
(not style) a garment that will keep
him dry In the hardest storm. It is
called TOWEH'S KISIl BRAND
SLICKER," a nsme familiar to every
Cow-boy all oyer the land. With tht m
the only perfect Wind and Waterproof
Coat is "'l ower's Finn Brand Slicker."
and take no other. If your storekeeper
A. J. Towns. 20 Simmons St.. Boston. l s.
mcan in i ji vjr
mm i-niinn r vwwu ratf. la I
red, mmxlllo boin, fc4 with bin
ribbon. Taka filbert a II ptlu
la paattboar4 boiw, pink wrappers, ara
danrrraii eountarfVlLa. 8b4 . V
II . iisKKM.Iu hr
SALE BV ALU DRUGOISTS.
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