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GUARDING THE TONGUE,
If each of us. a pass through life,
Would bridle and curb the tonjnta,
And ppea k of only the plcaeant things
To be noid of every one,
What a wonderful difference there would bt
t Between this world of ours
And the paradi.s it might become
With all pathways strewn with fiowera
Bow surely a little reflection
' Will hIiow u a plain as the day.
The mistakes we made when we hastily
Allowed onr tongue full sway.
When the day is done and Avethinkit o'er,
Ah me, that it should be true.
There are few of us who can honestly say
There is nothing we would undo.
Too often the faults we clearly see
la others are faults of our own,
And those who dwell in houst-s ot rla
Bhould be wary in casting a stone,
flo, have charity, much charity,
The loveliest virtue of all.
And look well to the member unruly,
For it's prone to slip and fall.
. Good Housekeeping
THE EVENT OF OUR LIVES.
My wife and I were a happy couple.
We loved each other, and we had
two children," who were as pretty
and healthy and nice-mannered as
parents could wish. We were also
rich, and when one has love and
wealth, not counterbalanced by bad
health or bad temper, one has pretty
nearly everything that can render
life delightful. We had, indeed, only
ne subject of complaint; sometimes
we found -existence a trifle monoto
nous. "I think," my wife would say,
yawning, "I really do think life is
too uneventful. It is quite stupidly
flat. Why doesn't something inter
"Well, what should you like?" I
would rejoin. "Shall, I hire an assas
sin to stab me at the opera? or a
gypsy to steal the children? or"
"Nonsense!" cried she, laving her
pretty hand on my lips. "Of course,
I don't mean anything fearful and
hideous, like murderand kidnapping.
I don't know what I mean, anything
would do, so long as it was exciting
"This, however, was the one thing
in which I couldn't gratify her, for
one can't buy unusual events by the
ounce, or keep them bottled in one's
ellar. So I tried to assuage her
longing with philosophy.
"We are both young," I said.
"Who knows what may happen be
fore we keep our golden wedding?
We must wait!"
"Wait!" exclaimed my wife. "Yes.
the end of the world is coming, but
we shan't live to see it."
Time, however, proved that I was
right. ,One day she received the
following letter from her only brother
"My Dear Lucy I havejust nursed
hack to life, alter a long and danger
ous brain fever, my great friend,
George Stormont, and as the doctors
concur in saying a sea voyage
is the best thing lor him,
I mean to put him on board
the Mount Vernon on the 28th, and
l i nr a n t i tv i
enipnira on 10 iMigiana. jus only
relation, a married sister, lives in
Scotland, so I am desiring him to go
straight to you, as I am sure you
will be willing to put him up for a
short time till he is equal to a long
railway journey, and I feel confident
you and Frank will pay him all the
attention you can for my sake.
"V he recovers on the voj'age. you
will find him sociable and agreeable
and up to everytliing; but the doc
tors tell me that ho may not be quite
himself fcr some mcnths, and if so,
you will see him as he is now a silent
individual, rather eccentric, prefer
ring solitude, and always mooning
about the place and wandering into
rooms where he" has no business.
But one must excuse the vagaries of
an invalid, and I trust that you and
Frank will bear with him, as I said
before, for my sake.
"No more "now, as I am busy with
my usual avocations, and extra busy
looking after Stcrmont. With much
love to you all, ever your affectionate
"P. S, Stormont will arrive a fort
night after this letter."
He came, however, that evening.
We were -astonished, but we hastened
to welcome him, and found him in the
study, a small, spare man, with a
.short, dark beard, and cropped black
hair. He rose slowly from the easy
chair in which he was seated, and
looked at us foolishly.
"We are very glad to see you, Mr.
Stormont' said I, taking his hand.
"How are you? Better I hope."
"Not much," said he, in a wearied
tone, and putting his hand on his
"Country air will soon setyouup,"
said I. "How did you leave Edgar?"
"Edgar wrote you were corning by
the Mount Vernon, but surely she
isn't in yet?" remarked Lucy.
"1 got off earlier than I dare to
hope," said Stormont. "In the
Monte itosa there was a berth, and
it was thought better that I should
"That was the mail which brought
Edgar's letter?" said Lucy.
"Yes," said Stormont.
After that he relapse into silence,
and we could only extract monosyl
labic answers from him. , We saw
that he was fatigued, and I presently
showed him to his rooms, two apart
ments on the ground floor, which
Lucy's thoughtf'ulness had provided.
"My wife fancied you might like to
be saved the stairs," I said.
He thanked me warmly.
"It was very kind of. Lady Dennis,"
he said. "I sleep badly, and often
take a walk in the early morning, so
this will suit me exactly, as I shall
be able to leave the house without
disturbing any one."
"Take care none of my servants
mistake you for a burglar," said I,
"Oh they won't do that," he re
turned, with a smile.
So I left him, and as he was very
quiet and taciturn, and his brain evi
dently still extremely weak, Lucy
and I found that his presence made
very little difference to us.
"Don't mind me." he said the next
day. "I feel exhausted, and conver
sation tires me. But I am not ill,
and you wiU please me best and
serve me most if you will let rae go
my own way and not concern your
selves about me."
So we left him to follow his own de
vices, and as he preferred to have his
meals in his own room, we saw vary
little of him.
"It's too bad,? said Lucy to me.
"I did think Mr. Stormont would
have been an exciting element. I
hoped we should have had the
house crowded with nurses and
brain specialists, and that perhaps
,he would have gone suddenly mad,
and you would have restrained him
.in some hei oic manner. Instead ol
'which he is as humdrum as possible.
At least he might have gone a little
; "Well, he may yet," said I. "He
has only been here a week to-day."
' That evening Johnson demanded
an interview with me.
"Well, Johnson?" I said to this old
and faithlul domestic.
"I'm not easy about Mr. Stormont,
Sir Francis," said Johnson, careful
ly looking over his shoulder, though
he had as carefully closed the door
behind him when he entered.
"What about Mr. Stormont?" 1
"He's an uncommonly queer gen
tleman. Sir Francis," replied John
son. "Several nights I've found him
wandering about my pantry, and
yesterday he frightened Mrs. Rowe
out of her wits by coming in when
she and me was holding a confiden
tial communication in the house
keeper's room. Mrs. Itowe's heart is
weak, Sir Francis."
I couldn't help smiling, for it was
no secret where the weakness in Mrs.
Itowe's heart tended. .
"What explanation did Mr. Stor
mont offer?" I asked.
"None, Sir Francis," said Johnson.
"He put his hand to his head and
looked bewildered," and then went
off. He's been caught upstairs by
the girls just the samo, and Jane met
him at your dressing-room door.
And it makes it worse because he
walks so soft. We ain't none of us
angry with the poor gentleman, Sir
Francis, but we think he's stark mad,
and we think there'll be murder if he
ain't looked sharp after."
"I hope not, Johnson," I said.
"This is just what Mr. Arrowsmith
prepared us for; his words were: 'He
goes mooning about the place, and
wandering into rooms where he has
no business.' I can't turn my brother-in-law's
friend out of my house be
cause he's odd.'
"I hope nothing may come of it,
Sir Francis," said Johnson solemnly.
"I trust not," said I. "Mr. Stor
mont will go soon. Meantime don't
let any one frighten her ladyship.
There is nothing murderous in a ten
dency to poke into strange places."
Nevertheless, I felt somewhat un
easy, and watched my guest narrow
ly. But there was nothing in his de
meanor to warrant my apprehen
sions, and I presently forgot John
son's revelations, and ceased to lie
awake at night listening lor sudden
Stormont had been with us a fort
night when we went to a ball at the
Duke of Bengal's. Lucy donned her
diamonds, and I thought she looked
very beautiful in them, and told her
so. I was just kissing her - when we
suddenly found that Stormont was
in the room. Lucy blushed prettily
at being caught in her husbaud's
arms, and I dare say I grew hot.
"We are going to a ball," I stam
mered. "I was just telling my wife
her diamonds became her."
"So I heard," said Stormont. !
"May I look atyonrdiamonds, Lady
He approached and gazed admir
ingly at her necklace and earrings.
"Beautiful!" he said several times.
"Diamonds of the first water. I
know something about diamonds;
my great-uncle was a diamond mer
chant." "If you were going with us, you
would see far finer diamonds than
mine," said Lucy. "The duchess has
diamonds that are absolutely price
less, and such a quantity! She has
them sewn on to her dress, and two
detectives close to her."
"I wonder she dares walk about in
such precious things," observed
Stormont. "At large parties it is
impossible to say what bad charac
ters may not siip in."
"Well, as a matter of fact, she
doesn't walk about," said Lucy.
"A few years ago she hurt her
spine out hunting, and she is alwajs
on the sofa."
"Wouldn't you like to come with
us, my dear fellow?" said I.
"Thank you, I think not," he re
plied plaintively; "I should like it,
but I fear the noise and heat would
hurt my head, Thank you. Lady
Dennis, for letting me see your treas
ures. I hope you keep them careful
ly?" "Oh yes! Frank keeps them in his
strong box, and when we travel they
go to the bank," she replied. "Frank
will lock them up tomorrow as safe
as a church."
"To-morrow, not till to-morrow?"
exclaimed Stormont in a horrifud
"No," said she; "why should he
tire himself? Nobody could take them
out of our room."
At this moment the carriage was
announced, and I carried Lucy off.
It was a grand ball, and the duchess
lay in state, covered with superb
diamonds, and watched by acute and
intelligent functionaries. In the
course of the evening a gentleman
like strnmier, with a lonp;, fair beard
and rather long, fair hair, addressed
me and asked il I could point out Sir
Francis Dennis. I told him that I
was the gentleman in question, and
"You will excuse the liberty I
took," he said, "but I believe my old
friend George Stormont, is staying
with you. I ouly heard of his where
abouts to-day, and at cockcrow I
start for the Continent, or I should
have called to see him. Perhaps
you will e ay that you met Col.
I was pleased with the colonel's
manner. -and we entered into a con
versation, and after a time he begged
me to present him to the duchess.
This 1 did willingly, knowing that the
poor duchess's chief pleasure lay in
talking with agreeable people, and
after that I lost sight of him.
It was late when he left, and on
reaching home we found Stormont
walking in the drive, smoking. He
followed the carriage quickly and
helped Lucv to alight, and we stood
talking in the hall for a few minutes
"And the duchess and her dia
monds?" inquired Stormont pres
ently. "The duchess and her diamonds
were all there," said I. "By the way.
Stormont, I met a friend of yours
Col. L'Estrange. and I introduced
him to the duchess, who, I under
stand, was charmed with him."
"He is a very nice fellow," said
Stormont; "quite a ladies' man. I
wonder what he was doing there?
However. I musn't keep you, Lady
Dennis, you must be very tired."
We went upstairs, and, as usual,
Lucy's diamonds were left on her
dressing-table. We had done thisTgo
repeatedly that if never occurred to
us to do differently, notwithstanding
the astonishment that Stormont had
expressed. But we committed the
indiscreation once too often. The
next morning Lucy's exquisite dia
monds were gone. '
An unusual event had happened at
la&t, but it was too serious tor jok
ing. Lucy was too miserable to get
up, and at length I left her to her
maid, and went down to breakfast
alone, pondering what steps I should
take. I had hardly poured out my
coffee when Stormont came in. He
held an open letter in his hand-, and
seemed quite alert and cheerful.
- "Good morning," he began eager
ly. "I've heard from my sister. She is
in London; has come up on purpose
to meet me and wants me to join her
"Indeed," said I absently. "Your
sister Mrs. Macdonald in town
Stormont looked at me, surprised.
" Anything the matter?" he said.
"Lady Dennis not well?"
"Well, yes, something is the mat
ter," said I. "Something deucedlydis
agreeable has happened. My wife's
diamonds have been stolon."
"Good Lord!" exclaimed Stormont.
He was so taken aback that he
literally fell into a chair and sat
staring at me.
"Those diamonds?" he said at last.
"Those splendid diamonds? I have
no words. Did you lock them up?"
"No," I replied, "I've been a con
founded fool. But the diamonds
were close to us, and we don't sleep
"Whom do you suspect?" asked
"No one," I said. "All my servants
have been with me for long. Some,
one must have been secreted in the
"And what are you going to do?"
he asked. "Can I do anything in
town? 1 must go up by the 3:15."
We discussed the subject all the
morning, and Stormont's indignant
interest was very consolatory, and
when Lucy appeared she was greatly
cheered by his sympathy and hope
fulness. He was certain that the
rogues would be taken and the dia
"You are very sanguine," said she.
"You seem quite well today, Mr.
"I feel much better," he replied.
"Joy is a fine doctor, and the ex
pectation of seeing my sister has
made another man of me. Then
this astrocious burglary excites me
to a pitch I can't describe. Lady
Dennis, you shall recoveryour di
amonds. I shall run down on
Saturday to hear the news. A talk
will be so much more satisfactory
I drove Stormont to the station.
By his advice I had not called in the
local police, but telegraphed to
London for a detective and I should
meet him by a train which would ar
rived soon after the '5.15 departed.
"By the way," said Stoinniont, as
we stood waiting on the platform,
"about Col. L'Estrange what was
"About your height," I said. "Thin
and fair, with a long beard and lonjr
ish hair. notmilitar3'-looking at all."
A very peculiar expression came
over his face, and he whistled softly.
"My dear fellow,', he said, "that's
your burglar! How these rascals get
to know things passes my compre
hension, but somehow they do I
have a friend a Col. L'Estrange but
he is stout and extremely dark, and
wears a moustache only. I wonder
he didn't pay his attention to the
duchess's diamonds also."
So he had. A gentleman came up
at the moment, and after shaking
hands, said, excitedly:
"Heard the news, Dennis?"
"Only my own, Shaw," I replied,
My wife's diamonds have been
"By Jove!" cried Shaw. "And the
duchess lost twenty "of her finest dia
monds last night, cut off her dress,
while the detective stood by."
We told him about L'Estrange,
and he listened with interest.
"We think it is a celebrated bur
glar of the name of Paxton, alias
Grubb," he said, lowering his voice.
'That's what the police think. They
sav no other man could have done
,"I thought Paxton was safely out
of the way," said Stormont, "Sure
ly I remember hearing of him when
I was a lad. Wasn't he concerned in
the great diamond robbery of Grey
"He was," replied Shaw, "but he's
on the loose again now, and the
police have been watching. A fort
night ago Mrs. Howard lost her
dressing-bag, with 2000 worth, of
jewels in it. Paxton was suspected,
and traced to Canterbury, then ga ve
his pursuers the slip and disap
peared." "He has probably been lying perdu
as the train came. "Dennis, write to
me at Morley's if I can help you in
the least. Au revoir till Saturday.
Thank you beyond words for all
That evening as we sat at dinner,
Mr. Stormont was announced. I
rushed out. But the Stormont who
stood before me, with Edgar Arrow
smith's letter in his hand, was not
the man who had gone to town that
afternoon. In a moment I had real
ized the truth. Stormont the first
was Paxton the burglar. .
Certainl a very uncommon thing
had happened at last, and when Pax
ton, was caught it all came out, how
he had robbed Mrs. Howard, and hid
ing In my grounds, had heard Lucy
rejd her brother's letter aloud; how
as Col. L'Estrange, undercover ol
my introduction, he had robbed the
duchess; how, as he stood on the
platform talking of the burglary, the
duchess's diamonds and Lucy's were
actually on bis person. There was
no doubt that Paxton had been su
perlatively clever, and in my admira
tion or his talents aud my sorrow
that they were put to such ill uses, I
forgave his chucking over his delight
at having "gammoned that fool, Sir
My dear wife never sighs for extra
ordinary events now; we both think
we have had enough of them. We
are as happy as ever, for burglars
cannot take away love and children,
and good health and sweet temper.
But we are happy minus the dia
monds, for Paxton got themabroard
before he was caught. I wanted to
give Lucy some more, but she
wouldn't let me.
"I couldn't bear the responsibility
again," she said. "Give them by
and by to Baby's wjfe."
As for the duke, he never wearies of
chaffing me, and calling me Col.
L'Estrange's confederate. LondoD
That Troublesome Trunk.
I stumbled over an old-fashioned
hair trunk as I jumped on the front
platform of a crowded horse-car in
Morrisania the other afternoon, says
a New York Star reporter. A spruce
looking young dude was using it as a
foot-rest and when the conductor
came out to collect fares he told the
young man that he wanted an extra
fare for carrying the trunk. "I've
paid my fare, and that's all you get
from me," said the dude.
"All right snarled the conductor;
"Then off it goes," and a. moment
later he had bundled it off into the
roadway. A couple of blocks farther
on the conductor, who had been
glowering at the dude all the way,
said: "I to'd vou I'd throw it off, and
I did see?" "
"What's that .to me?" said the
young fellow, quietly. "It isn't my
While the conductor was running
back after the trunk the dude stepped
off the car, and, with the remark
"serves him right for thinking I'd
own such a looking thing," disap
peared in the gathering gloom.
Why Mary Had to Go.
Mrs. B. recently visited her rela
tives in the East and left her little
daughter at home in charge of Mr.
B. and Mary, the servant. When
the mother returned the father was
out of the city for the day, but the
little daughter detailed all the events
of importance that had transpired
during her mother's absence, and
amongst other things acquainted
her with the fact that she knew some
thing she had promised papa not to
tell. The mother did her best to per
suade the child to divulge her secret,
but without avail. When the father
returned and entered the room, and
after he had fondly kissed and
embraced his affectionate, wife, the
youngster exclaimed: "Papa, I've
told mamma all the news, but I
didn't tell her anything about your
kissing Mary." The little rogue vas
just about as discreet as her papa
was when he told her to keep mum.
No amount of explanation on the
part of Mr. B. could satisfy his wife
and Mary had to go. Des Moines
Anxious to Get Letters.
"I wonder more and more all the
time," said a letter carrier to a writer
in Parlor and Kitchen, "what makes
people so anxious to get a letter. If
a person is expecting to receive a
challenge to fight a duel, or the reply
of his lady love to a proposition of
marriage, or even a check for $25, I
can be eager and excited about it.
Why there are some people upon my
route who, I really believe, don't do
anything else but sit down and wait
for me to come, or else stand at the
gate or window to watch for me. . If
I say 'nothing to-day,' they groan
and slink away. If I hand them a
letter they fly with it into the house
as if they had found a pocket-book."
Practical Rather Than Senti
mental. "Do you remember when and where,
we first met?" I heard a loving wife
ask her husband. "Certainly, my
dear." "I'll wager you don't," she
said; I don't believe you can tell me
now." "The first time I met you,"
he said quite readily, "was at a
charity ball at the hall," "So it
was," "she said, quite pleased; "it i3
very nice to know you remember so
well." And when she left the room
he turned to me and said: "For
heaven's sake don't say anything;
but I remember because that night
some fellow walked off with an $80
overcoat of mhoe, and I had to go
home without any." San Francisco
Use of Safes.
Foreman Dakota Slasher I see
the big safe you spoke of has arrived,
"Yes; had it hoisted in this morn
ing. Beauty, ain't it? Ten feet
square on the inside, walls a foot thick,
solid iron. I just tell y ou, nothing
can go through that."
"But you say you can't raise mon
ey to pay the printers; what do you
want of a big safe like that?"
"Oh, that isn't to put money in.
It's for me.to get into when my great
reform crusade starts." New York
A Neat Compliment,
Auber, who was chapel master at
the Tuileries under the second empire,
was a confirmed bachelor. One even
ing, as the Empress Eugenie was chat
ting with him, she asked if he never
had regretted remaining unmarried.
"Never, madame" replied the witty
old man "and less than ever now.
when 1 think that Mme. Auber would
be nearly 80 years old." San Fran
Luna and Lunacy.
The old idea that Luna and lunacy
have an intimate relation appears
to be not wholly without fonndation,
according to ths Pall Mall Gazette.
This, at an3r rate, is demonstrated
by the commissioners in lunacy for
Scotland that the seasons have a
distinct influence on asylum statis
tics. The tables of admissions dur
ing the years 1880-7 show that there
are two well marked periods one in
which the number rises considerably
above the average, and the other in
which it falls considerably below".
The average monthly numberfor the
eight years was 1,699. During the
three months of May, June, and July
the number was 628 above what it
would have been if the average num
ber only had been admitted. On the
other hand during the months of Oc
tober, November, December and Jan
uary, the mum ber was 462 Mow what
it would have been if the average
I number had been admitted. The
tableshows furtherthat this rise and
this fall are preceeded by a gradual
rise and a gradual fall the rise tak
ing place during February, March,
and April, and the fall taking place
during July, August, and September.
"The special frequency," the com
missioners say, "with which asylum
treatment is resorted to during the
period from the middle of April to
the middle of July corresponds with
what has been observed by asylum
physicians that there is a tendency
to an exacerabation of the mental
disorder of patients in asylums dur
ing the early part of summer; and it
is interesting to notice also that
statistics of suicide in the general
population shows that this occurs
most frequently during the same
The greatest number of recoveries
take place during June, July, and
August, and they are fewest during
the months of November, January,
j and February. The regularity in the
rise and fall of the numbers is twice
interrupted by a fall in April, and the
j fall is interrupted by a rise in Decem
ber. "It is considered probable that
these interruptions are due to some
causes which recur regularly at these
periods, because they are well marked
m character; and it is suggested that
the December rise is occasioned, in
part, at least, by the annual statu
tory revision of the condition of pa
tients in asylums during that month.
The revision is made bv medical offi
cers of asylum with a view to deter
mine whether they can pro erly give
the certificate of the necessity for
further detention in the asylum,
which is anually required to legalize
the continued residence of all patients
who have been three years in au asy
lum. The occurrence of thelnrgenum
ber of recoveries during the months
of June, July, and August is probably
due to the large number of admis
sions during May, June, and July, as
more than 48 per cent of all the re
coveries which take place during the
first year of residence occur within
three months of the date of admis
sion." Another Wonderful Plant.
There has been discovered in the
forests ot India a strange plant, which
possesses to a very high degree as
tonishing magnet fc power. The
hand which breaks a leaf from it re
ceives immediately a shock equal to
that which is produced by the con.
ductor of an induction coil. At a
distance of six meters a magnetic
needle is affected by it, and it will be
quite deranged if brought near. The
energy of this singular influence va
ries with the hours of the day. All
powerful after two o'clock in the
afternoon, it is absolutely annulled
during the night. At times of storm
its intensity augments to striking
proportions. During rain the plant
seems to succumb and bends its head
duringa thunder shower. It remains
there without force or virtue even if
one should shelter it with an umbrella,
No shock is felt at that time in break
ing the leaves and the needle is un
affected by it. One never by any
chance sees a bird or insect alight on
the electric plant; an instinct seems
to warn them that they would find
their sudden death. It is also im
portant to remark that where it
grows none of the magnetic metals
are found, neither iron, nor cobalt,
nor nickle an undeniable proof that
the electric force belongs exculsively
; to the plant. .Light and heat, phos
' phorescence, magnetism, electricity,
jhow many mysteries,and botanical
problems does this wondrous Indian
plant conceal within its leaf and
Women Ahead There.
Tho constitution the state projec
tors in Wyoming have been framing
contains a peculiar feature or two that
may not facilitate its entrance upon
statehood. It is the only new state
"iat has ever abolished the distinc
tion of sex in the voter. This instru
ment not only provides for female
suffrage but establishes a new educa
tional qualification. The voter must
vote in English and read in English,
and, if not a native, must be fully
naturalized. This is a marked change
from the practice of the other new
states and some of the others in the
west with a large alien born element.
Women have had the right to vote
in Wyoming in nearly all its history,
and have sat on juries and held the
lower judicial positions. But an ap
plicant for admission, coming with
this condition, may be discovered by
wary congressmen to have insuf
ficient population. St Paul Globe.
A "penny famine" is now what
threatens the large cities of the West
and Southwest. The people have
learned to use the long-despised 1
cent coin, and the needs of circula
tion have increased far beyond the
power of the government laehinery
to supply them. The PI. iadelphia
mint is two months behind with its
oiders for these pieces, in spite of
keeping at work night and day turn
ing them out.
HE LOVES HIS HOME.
No Other Spot in All the World Is
So Dear to the Cape Codder.
To the Cape Codder, like the Ice
lander and tho Swiss, his native
province is tho best the sun shines on,
says the New England Magazine. So
unique, emphatic and persooal the
Capo and its towns have become to
those reared here, that a cape man
finds nowhere else so glorious as home,
so full of such sweet memories. Tho
Cape colors him all his life the roots
and fibers of hlra. Ho may get beyond,
but he never gets over the Cape.
Make him a merchant nt Manila or
Calcutta, a whaler at the north pole,
mate in Australian waters, a million
aire on Fifth avenue, a farmer In Min
nesota, and the Cape sticks to him
still. He will eel in odd hours to his
life's end tho crook tide on which he
floated inshore as a boy, the hunger of
the salt marsh in haying time, the cold
splash of the sea spray at the harbor's
mouth, tho spring of tho boat over tho
bar when ho came home from fishing,
with the wind rising on shore out of
tbo gray niphfc clouds seaward, the
blast of the wet northeastern in the
September mora when under the drip
ping branches lie picked up tho wind
fall of golden and crimson apples, tho
big-flaked snow of the December night
when ho beauei his first sweetheart
home from singing school; and he will
soe, iu dreams. erhaps, tho trailing
arbutus among tho gray mosses on the
thin edge of a xpring snow bank, the
bubbliDg spring at the hill foot near
tidewater, the fat, crimson roses under
his mother's windows, with a clump of
Aaron's rod or lilac for background;
tho yellow dawn of an October mornlug
across his misty moors, and the fog of
the chill pond amjuaf the pino trees,
and above all, l he blue so.i with its
hoadlanJ, on which go tho whito
w in god ships to that groat far off
world which tho boy had hoard of, and
tho grown man knows so well.
An Irlsli American Poo-IUh.
Xo end to goo stories are told of
Patrick Gleasoii. mayor of Long Island
City, illustrative of his native shrewd
ness and aptness at repartee, says th
New York Star. Years ago, before
he same into public life, Gloasou got
possession of an aba idoaod stroet-Ciir
track and proceeded tc run one car up
on it. In tliis enterprise ho was a
regular l'oo-liah. being superintendent,
starter, conductor, and driver. One
day a lady gavo him 10 cents and
complained when he failed to return
any change. Cle ison referred her to
the Miperiiite;)dent. On arriving at
the end of the lino ho stepped quickly
into the ottieo and took his seat at the
desk. When the lady appeared to
make the charge ho ree?ived her with
all the cotirtosy and dignity in tho
world. and heard her through, and then
told her that she would have to make
her complaint iu writing. This de
cision displeased her and she ox
el imeu: "Why, you're only the
driver! 1 will see the superintendent. "
f beg your pardon, madam, " ropliod
Patrick; "when I'm on tho car I'm the
driver, but when .I'm behind tho desk
I'm superintendent. You'll have to
make si formal complaint in writing or
your case will uot be considered."
Tho lady left disgusted.
An Kditorinl Necessity.
House Agent "Lot me. see, I have a
very nice vacant flat, sir, on "
Applicant "Won't do. I don't
want a Hat. I must have a house.'
"Yes. with a garden."
"Urn -well, now I think of it I have
'r.ni piace a littlo out that might suit.
There i-a space of ten or fifteen square
u'c' at the bae'e. It is now paved with
sio;io. but tho pivement can betaken
up ea-tily enough.'1
That will do."'
"All right. Fond of (lowers, eh?'
Xo. but I've got to have somo sort
ol a. garden, you know, because I'm
the editor of an agricultural paper."
Ititehti of t'hlnese Husband.
If a mat i be t? his wife, bat does not
lirealc her limbs or maim her. the
Chinese law takes no notice of it; if u
wifobiats her hu-djiud she is liable tc
ivci-ive JO blows, and tho husband
m iy separate from her. Tho.se who
have h -en shocked 'y the sale of wo
men in the famine regions will be
interested in knowing that the law pro
vides that "he who from poverty sells
his wife shall not be heavily punished;
ot. the woman revert to the last hus
band (that is. to the man she was bold
Heard Him Onre Too Often.
Bilks: "Come up and hear our new
minister to-day." Nobbs:"No thanks; I
heard him once and have always re
gretlol it." Bilks: "Why, I guess you
are mistaken." Mobbs: ''Not a bit of it;
he is the minister who married us."
GEO. A. BELL. T. C. SHELLEY.
C. W. MCCOY. S. V. McCOV.
GEO. A. RELL, Hoc Salksman.
BELL & Co.
(Successors to McCoy Bios.)
Live Stock Commission
lioom 3 Exchanurc Building-. Cash Advances
kefehexces-ask your bank.
Uniox Stock Yards, South Omaha,
JONES, HE PAYS THE FREIGHT.
5-TON WACON SCALES, S6Q.
BEAM SCX ThM
S3AS3 TAEE BEAU. II
Fretcht Paid. H
Warranted Tor 5 Years 1 1
t - xx' .1 KMil for Terms. -llj.
n t W n MAliAiiaA Ra
JONES OF BINGHAMTON. Einghamton.N.Y
The Iowa Steam Feed
rno mont pruetical. imt eon
yc nU'nt. nioht KnoinicHl. nril
COOKER M Al)K. A
Riant lit i ho fount ruction of it
Jh-V iV'f 1 t'onv'n, any .,..
tnnt It I lur Kin.,.-!.,.. ...
other, hir liKrii.n t..:
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"'f" vwivr.ii to., Manning,.
W. JKWKTT HKNDKKf ON,
J. I. IIkmukkoon
W. Jewett Henderson & Co.
the very lowest. Personal Insneetion Inviuil
J . ROBINSON,
Kknksaw, Adams County, Xisr.u.
a . j
Breeder and Shipper f Reeordiil PoIhu.i
China Hok. Choice Breeding ,stork t"r
sale. Write for wants. Mention Tho Allium ,..
Wm. Daily & Co.
Cattle, Hogs, Sheep
CASH ADVANCES ON COXSKiN
ROOM 31, Exchange IJuilimno,
Union Stock Yards, South Omaha.
Refkhences: Ask your Bankers. ixtf
J. C. McBRlDE
ii. s. nixu
McBMDE & BELL
Loan and Insurance
Office, 107 S. 11th St.,
LINCOLN, - - - NEBRASKA.
Agents for M. K. &Tnnt Co. rtounen Buitt
on tt u years' time. Debt cancelled In eut or
Death. Anything to trade let us know of it.
CHA'S HEIDHART, Proprietor.
618 EAST COURT STREET, N. E. OF"
MAKBLE AND GRANITE MONUMENTS.
HEAD STONES, TABLETS, VAULTS,
SARCOPHAGI. & CEMETERY"
WORK OF A LL K I N DS. 3tr
Branch Yards, Biowuvilleand Rock Tort, Mo.
NOTICE TO MILLERS
For Sale or Rent,
A Roller Flouring mill with water
power, one mile from Lincoln.
A. J. SAWYER
3 FEET LONG
w - IT M Kt T rZ
ENTIRELY if L?
W te. " 1 i, . - - - A - 1
Great Western Feed Steamer
AND TANK HEATER
Cooke one to three barrels feed atonn Ailing
Firebox surrounded with water on top ami
Bides. Any kind of fuel. Easily manajn-d n l
cleaned aa a box etove. Send for Circular.
Ajrents wanted. BOVEE H. M. ..
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PAY RETAIL PRICES
WHEN YOU CAN
SOY AT WHOLESALE
EAT, WEAR OR USE.
WE2 II A. VIC NO AGHTNTS
Write tor full Catalogue Sent razz.
H. R. EAGLE & CO.,
Famisrs' Wholesale Supply Uouzcf
63 WABASH AVE.- CMIC5ACO.
W. D. NICHOLS
GENERA L DEALER IN
Hare some Fine Bargains In Improved
Lots For Sale In Every Addition iu the City.
OFFICE, .505 COUBT ST. TELE. H3. mt
AND INSTITUTE OF PENMANSHIP,
Shorthand, aud Typewrit Iiir, 1m the tx-st and lanrrat.
College tn the West. G00 Student In aitnlnnwW
year. Sttidents prepared for buRlnem In from 3 U
months. Experienced faculty. Personal ltiatructfofi
Beautiful Illustrated catalogue, college Journal, and
specimen of petmmnnhi, Bent free by uddreiMliiK
- JULUWUDUE & ROOiiE, Uueolu, Neto.
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