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BREAklNO SAD NEWS.
"Where 5 my - mamma?" question, oh,
HtraiV . .. . -
To ask of mortal on this mundane sphere.
jl can uu i uuiu my uroiiirr iu uiy uivuw,
. So like a lone bird fallen from the nest,
And kissing hj, my thoughts I bo arrnnjrs
To answer: . ''Darling, mamma Is not here."
"Whera is her, den?" theiittlemourner asked:
"Im ah asleep?" "Yes, yea, myjdear one. yesT
lean bat whisper, keeping back my tears;
"ftfce is asleep, and never more in years
XTIU namsoa oome in all her tendernesa."
Hj be Art is breaking o'er say useless task.
Try as I may he eaanot nnderetand,
And I, as ignorant in ray crushing woe,
Am but repeating all his lips have said, i
1 ran bat tell him that oar mother's dead.
Bat what that means I feel I cannot know
Until we meet ber in the heaven ly land.
v i"-,i " - '" 'i ' i ' i . i Galveston Newn.
HOW THE JUDGE ABRANGED
The Judge of the County Court vaa
in trouble. r ' .
He had adjourned his court, the
urors had gone home, and he was
left alone with the Sheriff. '
No not entirely alone a sallow
faced woman in a limp and faded
gingrham sunbonnet and a limper and
more faded homespun dress crouched
down by the door of the Court House
with a baby in her lap.
The Judge stepped outside for a
moment and looked down the one
Straggling street which constituted
the main thoroughfare of Blue Rock.
. A dreary, drizzling rain was falling,
and there was scarcely a sign of life
in the little village.
In response to the call the sheriff
followed the Judge he was a big, tall
fellow, with a good natured face, and
his shambling walk impressed one
with an idea of his laziness and gen
"Jim," said the Judge, "I'll be
durned if I know what to do with
The sheriff hitched up his baggy
Ieans trousers and then scratched his
"We're in a fix, Jedge," was his re
ply, and a broad grin spread over his
Undoubtadly the Judge was in a
fix he knew that well enough with
out hearing from tho sheriff. Sally
Black had been convicted of vagrancy
in his court, and he had sentenced
her to six months imprisonment a
sentence which was to be carried out
by knocking down the prisoner to
the highest bidder.
As a rule, the prisoners disposed of
in this manner were negroes, and the
farmers of the country were always
ready to bid for them and put them
to work on their plantations, where
they were treated like the other hands
until their term of service expired.
The farmers around Blue Ilock were
a simpleiminded, old-fashioned set of
TMrrf?e nnrl Vif pnnnf v pnnrt, in ,hpvi
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eyes was not a mill of criminal justice
it was merely an agency through
which they were supplied with labor
ers. They wanted Sally Black put
cause she was the only regular tramp
and beggar in the country a good-for-nothing
white woman, who had
come from no one knew where, and
was evidently going to the devil.
But when their wish was rrratified
ti' li rt-n ln frvTM -n tv r -n o -n in norvorra I
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and desolation had been tried, con
victed and sentenced, the honest
countrymen slipped out of the court
room with dow ucast f aces a nd star ted
homeward. Sheriff Jim spent an
hour on a stump in front of the tem
ple of justice vainly endeavoring to
auction off his human merchandise,
but nobody would offer a bid.
; Of course it was no feeling of com
ipassionfor Sally Black that they
held them back it was the baby!
"Billy Betts would take her," said
the Judge, coming out of a brown
study. "I think, Jim, I'll send you
down to the house."
"All right, Jedge," answered Jim.
His Honor looked inside the door.
Sally Black still sat on the floor
leaning against the wall with her
baby in her lap. She did not look
up at the'Judge's stern face, but the
little girl did, and began to laugh
and crow in a spasm of delight.
The Judge hastily beat a retreat.
."Jim," he said, "you needn't go
"All right, Jedge."
"The fact is, Betts is not the right
sort to have a convict; he's a hard
man too rough, you know."
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We'll lock her up in jail until to-
morrow, 6aiu the other.
The Judge walked inside the court
house and stooped down to tell the
woman of his determination.
A pair of blue eyes flashed at him
in riotou merriment, and a pair of
pink fists struck at him and then
the child's long fingers entwined
themselves in his long beard.
"Oo's oo?" chirruped the babv.
His Honor pushed his captor back,
very gently, and then looked ah the
"She's a peart gal," remarked
The Judge bolted out of the door,
loJlowed by the laithiui omcer.
"Jim, this is getting serious."
"Looks like a tough old case,
volunteered the Sheriff.
an't lock that baby up in
old jail, and I won't.'
"How will voufix it, Jedge?" asked
the other. "Under the law we can't
bid for the prisoner. ;
"I know what I'll do," said the
Judge "I say, Bob, come herel" he
shotted to a man on tho other side
of the street.
Bob crossed over verv reluctantlyf
He was a tenant on a small farm be
longing to the judge, ana he was be
hind with his rent.
He expected to be dunned, but he
In a word the situation was ex-
plained to him.
"D n it, man!" shouted the Judge,
"oner a dollar.
j-nt J,cau t pay that i owe yor
tilt y donors now,'
"Coijloimd youl" roared the Judge.
"Do iih I Wi you, and you shall have
ronr own time about paying the
buck rent." :
' replied-the fellow
Sally Black cannot,
cannot afford to feed
her." , i,
See here, Bob," growled the Judge,
with a , determined look, "you just
fmt this woman and her baby in the
ittle cabin on the hill. They won't
starve. I'll send them enough to
eat."-; - C
Bob had no more, to say. It
was a good bargain for him, and in
less than, five minutes he was march
ing down the street,, followed by
Sally Black and the baby. '
The next day the Judge sent in his
resignation to the Governor.
' To his friends he made a very satis
"Under our special art," he said,
"I receive no salary. I am paid in
fees, and X don't get any. Then I
have to lend the prisoners money to
pay their fines, and it is getting so
that I will have to support some of
the convicts. This court business
will run me in debt" if I stick to itv
and that is why I resigned." ,
So Sally Black and t he baby were
quartered in a comfortable log cab
in on the Judge's plantation, and
their rations were sent to them every
week from the big white house over
the river. ., " ; ;
What became of them after Sally's
term was out? ; "?;
The Blue Rock people would laugh
at such a queston. They knew the
Judge. Sally Black needs no written
lease no contract with witnesses.
She will stay in the little cabin as
long as she and the baby like it, and
the neighbors think she. is settled
there ior life. Atlanta Constitution.
A Bit of Criminal History.
Sim Coy's new book brings out the
historical fact that the first counter
feit greenback (1862 series) was
made at Lawrence, in this county,
during that year, by members of the
criminally famous Johnson family.
Many thousands of the bills, were
placed in circulation, people not
dreaming of a counterfeit, so early
after the first appearence of the bill,
and besides the stirring events of the
war largely di verted their attention
from business matters.
Pete McCartney was the financial
backer of the Johnsons, and after the
plate had been worked the Johnsons
attempted to unload McCartney,
but his suspicions being aroused he
stole the plate and caused it to be
electrotyped, after which it was
returned to its old hiding place. The
electrotype was a marked improve
ment on the original counterfeit, and
McCartney worked off his series in
this city, and over $100,000 of the
spurious stuff were readily placed in
circulation. Meanwhile .the secret
service officers, led by Mai. Wood,
had been apprised of the counterfeit,
and were laying for the Johnsons and
McCartney. Instead of tracking the
latter to his rooms, where the printing
on, Mcl.artney wasar-
rested at the postoffice, and in a few
days, in company with the Johnsons,
who had been found at Lawrence, he
was forwarded under strong escort
to the military prison at Washington.
hile,the tram was crossing the
mountains, although McCartney
was handcuffed and shackled at the
time, he managed tomakehisescape,
and in two weeks he was back again
in tms city, secured possession- oi
his electrotype and disappeared. It
cost the government a great many
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dollars before the
laid hands on him.
the Johnsons succeeded
terms, by which they es-
caped prosecution by turning up the
original plate and giving the officers
certain pointers with reference to
other offenders. Neither the John
sons nor the government knew until
long afterwards that McCartney had
an electrotype, and had stolen a
march on his former associates.
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Swagger in the Old Days.
From Besant's "Fifty Years Ago.""
There is still swagger, even in these
days; cavalry officers in garrison
towns are still supposed to swagger.
Eton boys swagger in their own lit
tle village: undergraduates swagger.
The putting on of "side" by the way,
is a peculiarly modern form of swag
ger; it is the assumption of certain
qualities and powers which are con
sidered " as deserving of respect.
Swagger, fifty years ago, was a
coarser kind of thing. Officers swag
gered; men of rank swaggered, gen
no longer any military frogs swa
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tlemen in military frogs there
gered in taverns, clubs, and in the
streets. The adoption of quiet man
ners; the wearing of rank with unob
trusive dignity; the possession of
wealth without ostentation: of wit
without the desire to be always show
ing it these are points in which we
are decidedly in ad vanee of our fathers
There was a great deal of cuff and
collar, stock and breastpin about
the young fellows of the day. They
were oppressive m. their gallantry;
in public places they asserted them
selves; they were loud m their talk.
Two Gi eat Curiosities.
A traveler once with great serious
ness related to a large company that
he had traveled through all the
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worm, ana naa seen at least one
curiosity which had never yet been
mentioned by any author.
ins wonuer, according to ms as
sertion, was a cabbage-plant so large
that under one single leaf fifty armed
horsemen m battle array could sta
tion themselves and perform their
evolutions. No one who heard this
exaggeration deemed it worthy of
refutation; but one said; with the.
utmost composure and coolness.
that, he, too, had been somewhat "of
a traveler, and. had been as far as
Japan, where, to his astonishment,
he had seen more than three hundred
coppersmiths at work upon an im
m?nse cauldron, and that live hun
dred men were to be employed to
smooth arid polish it. "For what
purpose, then, ' would they, wish to
use this monstrous cauldron?'' a&kt
the nrstc-'. iv; vmer, fcnc?rmgi y. i1 or
ookhi;:; the cabbage-plants, sir,, such
as '..you' wero. te;i;ugu3 about just
i or., was tiro answer.
FARMERS' ALLIANCE: LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, FEB. 22,
I am not quite sure of dates, but it
was late in the Fall, I think, of 1777;
that a foraging party from the Brit,
ish camp in Philadelphia made a de
scent upon the farm of Major Rudolph,
south of that city, at Darby. Hav
ing supplied themselves well with
provender, they were about to begin
their return march, when one of, the
soldiers happened to espy a valuable
cow, which at that moment unfortu
nately made her appearance in the
lane leading to the barri-yard; and
poor Sukey was immediately confis
cated for the use of the company.
Now, this unfortunate cow happen
ed to be the pride of the , farm, and
was claimed as the exclusive property
of Miss Anne Rudolph the daughter
of the ouse aged twelve years. . Of
course, no other animal on the estate
was so important as this particular
cow. and her contjseation oy xne
soldiers could not be tolerated lor
a moment. So Miss Anne made an
mpetuous dash for her recovery, but
finding the men deaf to her entreaties
and the sergeant proof against the
storm of her indignation, the high
spirited child rushed over to the sta-.
lies, saddled her pony, and was soon
galloping off toward the city, deter
mined to appeal to the commander-in-chief
of the British army, if noth-
less would save the life of her
Meanwhile, poor Sukey trudged
along, her reluctant steps quickened
now and then by a gentle
prick with the point of a bayonet in
her well-rounded side.
To reach the city before the forag
ing party was the one thought of tho
child, as her pony went pounding
along the old Chester road at a pace
that soon brought her within the
British lines. She was halted at the
first outpost, by the guard, and the
occasion of her hot haste was de
manded. The child replied:
"I must see the General immediate
"But the General cannot be dis-
urbed for every trifle. Tell me your
business, and if important, it will be
reported to him."
"It is of great importance, and 1
cannot stop to talk to you. Please
et go my pony, and tell me where
o find the General."
"But, my little girl, I cannot let
vou pass until you tell me whence
you come and what your business is
within these lines.
' "I come from Dardy, and my busi
ness is to seethe General immediate-
y. No one else can tell him what I
have to say."
The excitement of the child, togeth
er with her , presistance had its in
fluence upon the officer. General
Washington was in the neighbor
hood with his ragged regiments,
patiently watching the opportunity
to strike another blow for the liberty
of the colonies. -The officer - well
mew that valuable information of
the mo vements of the rebels frequent-
V reached the Bnttish commander
through families residing in the
country, and still in secret friendly
to the crown. Here might be such a
case, and this consideration deter
mined the soldier to send the child
orward to headquarters. So, sum
moning an orderly, he directed him
to escort the girl to the General.
It was late m the afternoon by this
time, and Cornwallis was at dinner
with a number of British officers, when
"A little girl. from the country with a
message for the General," was an
nounced. "Let her come in at once. said the
General, and a few minutes later Miss
Anne Rudolph entered the gr.eat.tent.
Jb or a moment the girl hesitated,
overcome, perhaps, by the unexpect
ed brilliancy of the scene. Then the
npirit of her "Rudolph'' ancestors as
serted ltsell, and to her, Uoanwalhs,
in full dinner-costume, surrounded by
his brilliant companions, represented
only the power that could save her
favorite from the butcher's knife.
"Well, my little girl, I am General
Cornwallis, ' said that gentleman
kindly. "What have you to say to
"I want my cow."
Profound silence reigned for a mo
ment; then came tumultuous bursts
of uproarous laughter from all the
gentlemen around the table. The
girls face reddened, but she held her
ground, and her set features and
flashing eyes convinced the general
that the child before him was one of
no ordinary spirit.
A lew words oi encouragement,
kindly spoken, quickly restored the
equanimity of the girl. Then, with
ready tact, the Ueneral soon drew
from her a concise narration of her
"Why did not your lather attend
to thi3 for you?" he asked.
"My father is not at home now."
"And you have no brothers for
such an errand, instead of coming
yourself into a British camp?"
"Both of mv brothers are away.
But, General Cornwallis," cried she
impatiently, "while you keep me here
talking, they will kill my cowl '
"So vour brothers also are away
from home. Now, tell me, child, where
can thev be found?"
"My oldest brother, Captain John
Rudolph, is with General Gates."
"And your other brother, where is
ho?" inquired the General.
"Captain Michael Rudolph's with
The girl's eyes fairly blazed as she
spoke the name of gallant "Light
Horse Harrv Lee." Then she ex
claimed, "But, General, my cowl"
"Ah, hal one brother with .Gates
and one with Lee. Now," said the
General severely' "where is your fa
ther?" "He is with General Washington,"
frankly answered the little maiden;
"but he is a prisoner now."
"So, so. Fathers and brothers all
in the Continental Army! I think,
then, you must be a little rebel."
"Yes, sir if you please lam a lit
tle rebel. But I want mv cow!"
"Well, you are orave.
sraightforward little girl, and
you shall have your cow, and
something more, too." Then stoop
ing forward, he detached from his
garters a pair of brilliant , knee
buckles, which he laid in the child's
hands. . .Take these,'," he said, .'and
keep them as a souvenir of this in
terview, and believe that Lord Corn
wallis can appreciate courage and
truth even in a voung rebel." ,
Then, calling" an orderly, he in
structed him to go with the child
through the camp in search of the
cow, and when he should find the an
imal, to detail a man to see her home
again. So Miss Annie returned in
triumph with; her cow- And those,
sparkling knee-buckles are still treas
ured by her descendants as a memen
to of Cornwallis and the revolution.
Cowboy ,and Spook.
This is hardly the season for ghost
stories, but one which reached the
eais of a reporter the other evening
may entertain those fond of spooklore.
The Leader can vouch for the relia
bility of all the persons mentioned,
except the ghost itself. The narrar
tive runs in this wise: V
Joe Healey, a rollicking cowboy
who rides the range for the Carlisle
Cattle Company, was engaged in
transferring a bunch of horses from
one ranch on the Sweetwater to an
other and passed the historical In
dependence rock after nightfall.
When near the noted landmark Joe
was nearly scared out of his wits and
his charges almost stampeded by the
appearance of a ghastly apparation
across the trail. The figure was that
of a man and white in color. The
outliues were clearly defined but the
cowboy is unable to describe the cos
tume of the unearthly tramp.
Jlealey, who is a quick-witted chap
of great nerve, hurried his horse to a
corral, about a mile distant, and re
turned to visit the uncannv thing.
The goblin damned, like the village
maiden, was over modest and kept
its distance. At times it floated rap
idly through the air and again lo-
comoted steady by ierks. as the
toad walks. Tho adventurous punch
er proposed to drive the ghost into
the horse herd and then rope it. He
was unsuccessful, however, but ex
hausted his mount and emptied his
six shooters m the attempt, and
what more could be required of an
As is usually the case the ghost
finally melted away, leaving the pur
suers completely mystified. Anoth
er cowboy met with a similar ad
venture in the , same locality last
year, and every range-rider in that
region swears by the Chicago market
that the place is"sure enough haunt
Choking Off a Farmer,
As the train left Davton, south
bound, the conductor came into the
smoking-car with a crv of: "Tickets,
please!" and as there was only one
iresh pasenrer he walked directly up
to him. This new arrival .was from
the farm and in nothing of a hurry.
i1 What's up, kurnel?" he asked, as
the conductor halted before him.
".Yes. "Is she on time?"
"Yes." ' v.,:: "
"Going right to Cencinnati?" ,
"Yes. Ticket, it you please."
"I had a ticket, but say, how's
wheat, looking along the line?"
"(Jive me 3'our ticket.
"Wonder where I put it? Been
much rain between here and Hamil
ton this month? Feller was telling
me yesterday that he never "
"1 am m a great hurry sir!" ex
claimed the conductor.
"Shoo! Haven't got any hay out
at the other end of the line, have
you? I got caught once last w?ek,
and me'n Bill had to work like nail
ers to beat a thunderstorm.
"Have you got a ticket?"
"Then hand it over at once! 1
can't fool away my time here!"
"Shoo! ell here s the ticket, and
I want a receipt for it. Feller in such
n hurry as you might die suddenly.
Lands! but what a hired man vou d
make for a week or two! Never had
one who was in a hurr3'i Say,, if
But the conductor had gone, and
he turned to us with a look ot disgust
on nis face and continued:
"That'sthe way with these monop
olies. They not only want all your
money, but they won't treat you
decent after they git it. Reckon I'll
drop in on the boss of tbe road. when
1 git to town and let him know that
sm h conduct don't go down with a
free-born American." New York Sun.
A Pike County Story.
The Paupack Creek, in Pike Coun
ty, Pennsyl vania , is the dwell iv g
place of a monster more wonderful
than the sea serpent, .if one -can be
lieve the stories told by people in iho
vicinity. They describa the beast as
having a head like an ape and squa e
shoulders like a human being. From
the shoulders of the creature there ex
tend legs arms, which terminate in
great claws. The body of the mon
ster, which is fully six feet in length,
is of a reddish brown tint, very like
that of a lizard, and terminates in a
tail like that of a fish. The creature's
body i3 bare of any covering, but
about the head and neck is a mane
of reddish hair. It is needless to say
that the county is excited over the
strange animals. Various parties
surround the creek each day in hopes
of capturing tbe beast, but up to the
present time their endeavors have
not been crowned with success.
Curious Ways of Bookkeeping.
The bakers herehave a rather orig
inal way of keeping accounts which
may be called a kind of bookkeeping
by double entry. When the carrier
delivers a loaf of bread, which, by the
way, is about five or six feet long, he
is hnndeda wooden lath about a loot
long by the party to wh om he deli vers
the bread. From a collection of laths
of the same size, one for each customer,
he picks out this particular customer's
one, and placing the two parallel, he
cuts a groove across the face ot both.
In the final adjustment of accounts
both laths have to have the same
number of notches. Cheap, but in
genious. Pi olles (France) Cor. St.
Lou's Post Dispatch.
The Portugese took a look at Eng
land's ships and guns, and counted her
soldiers and then concluded that dis
cretion was the better part of valor.
Force has to be respected.
Kate Field is a strange creature
she evidently wants our congressmen
to stand on their heads, for In ber
Washington she admonishes thein to
cease sitting on their spines.1' .
' This country held its grippe with a
frightful tenacity little expected when
it first took hold. In this connection
is well enough to remind the less class
ical that the technical French pronun
ciation is "lah gr-ripp."
The year 1890 Is not a leap "year,
and the funny paragraphers who have
trotted out their usual jokes about the
formation of "old maids' clubs" for
matrimonial pu rposes, the terror of
bachelors, etc.. are just two years
ahe'ad of time.
Brethren of the country press
should be cautious, and never buy dia
monds except on a clear day. The
least mist or fog in the atmosphere
will prevent you from discovering the
Caws in them. Damp, murky weather
practically kills the diamond busi
Russian women who become doctors
are compelled to submit to very strin
gent regulations. Among other things
they may not practice as regular phy
sicians until they are 40, but 'must,
up to this time, be nurses in charitable!
institutions of various kinds, or in hos
pitals. ; n
When ever a man of ordinary intel
ligence gets bit by tho mordern
sharper there is first behind the trans
action the spirit of speculation prof
getting more than lies in a legitimate
transaction . possessed by the party
victimized. The victim is usually the
party to the offense.
Theke is always two sides to a
wrong, or two injuries inflicted by a
wrong the one to the victim of the
wrong, and the other to the doer of it
It is toe rare to find this principle rec
ognized and insisted upon in political
statesmanship which is said to be
highest when it compromises.
TnE most encouraging reports come
from Greytown, the headquarters for
work on the new Nicaragua canal.
The American diggers are at work on
the ditch, and are conquering all ob
rtacles. Present indications are that
the gloomy fate of the De Lesseps
canal will not overtake this enterprise.
I F. Benson, Nashville, Tennessee,
is treasurer for the fund that is being
raised to keep the Hermitage, General
Andrew Jackson's late home, in order,
and to buy tbe relics and mementoes
uow owned by Colcnel Andrew Jack
son. The sum needed is $150,000, and
it is believed that this can be raised in
one dollar subscriptions.
Either Kansas will .have to quit
raising such enormous crops," 'says
the Atchison Companion, 'or the rail
way companies of the state will have
to begin building more c irs." To this
the Emporia Republican makes curt
reply, "Let the railroads get down to
their knitting then. Kansas crops are
not to be limited for the accommoda
tion of anvbodv." '
There are important undertakings
on the programme in foreign lands as
well as in our own America; among
them the building of a 4, 500-mile rail
road across Siberia by the Russian
government. The estimated cost is
$220,000,000. Another is the bridging
of the Bosphorus, connecting Europe
with Asia. French engiueors have
the latter under plan.
There is and always has been a most
dreadful horror on the part of man;
people lest they be buried alive. II
will be truly a relief to such to know
that science is coming to the rescue
with an infallible means of testing
whether or not the vital spark has for
ever left the mortal frame. Electric
ity is the potent agency, and very soon
facilities for its application will be
doubtless made available to alL
When it is learned that the colonel
of the czar's body guard and several
other officers in it have committed
suicide on account of having been im
plicated in a plot against his life, we
can realize the reason for the shattered
nerves of the imperial family that are
from lime to time alluded to as some
thing surprising. If a man has t
guard himself continually against hii
body guard be may well wish himsel
dead and done with it.
The Wabash railway company has
issued an order of a most positive
nature which will draw intelligence,
if not experience into its service. It
is that no boy or young m m shall be
employed in any of its shops or other
departments for the purpose of learn
ing any tr.ide . or. skilled work unless
he bring a certificate from his in
structors stating that he has completed
the studies of the second grammar de
oartment of school work.
A Missouri farmer with a turn for
statistics has furnished a communica
tion to his country paper on the subject
of official salaries in which h states
that an official who receives $4,000 per
year salary absorbs the price of 26,636
oushels of corn at 15 ccnt-t per bushel,
or of 6,666 busbl f .vheat at 60 cents
Tht bushel, or -"-hiof oats at
VJ cents, or tbe priw "Jfty good farm
'horses. Ho iso estimates tbat a farm
n;ini at $13 per mouth would aavp to
work the year r'' '7 quarter of
a century to varu Jie u-hig amouni.
nd i dds that In ''l865--6. , ul S.tO'
.o ,000 bushels of com wouiu hav.
ooted the o't. or 3,000 bushels o
neat. ' ... . - ''
A. SncinltHt Fight.
BxBUN. P 13 it VulHauen, Saxony
-,hM" wee a flHt - niaMt 'tietlng and
jr-o pr Mivd rn TMrty persons
" X . -
mnci the Mwm
QAr-TL -WILSON, r.lechanlcsville, Bc.e.' Pa.,
Went to the Bottom
JlCMOKTiiXK. Ha. Fab. 16. The steamer
Louiee, of the Jacksonrille and Mayport
jiuo, iu into an oDBtruction early tnw
mornln tr near Hnntpr'n Inland nn thu at
John's river, and was sank in len than
three minutes. One man was drowned and
the Other T&Rt.P.V crpra anr! irAW harotir u.
csped witii their Uvea The Louise left
Mayport late Ba turd ay night bound for
lhla CltV. Hhfi hftd rtn hnarH rx nranr nf alv
men, including Captain Charles Floyd and
seven passengers. , Tbe run from Mayport
is onjy two or tQree Hours, and the pat8eu
ijers were all lying asleep about the cabin
-ii.a mcu viuhuvB on. aooue nail oast one
clock the steamer sudden! v nrahfil intn
some obstr action, supposed to be.a sunken
S"wv, ou.ua. au aujai twu UilUULeH.
Four Girls at a Birth.
Ecoitdaxe, Pa., Feb. 15. A most remark
able occurrence la rt ported here. Mrs. M.
Newton of Everson gave birth yesterday to
four children, all girls. They aref ordi
nary size, perfectly formed, and will live.
Mr. and Mrs. Newton are both of Irish
olrtb. and have lived here for many years.
The house has been crowded all day with
A Statesman Head.
PiSTH. Feb. 18. Count Andrassy. a well
known Hungarian statesman, who has been
ill for soma time, died today. He was sixty
The Bill Passed.
Oxtmpia, Wash., Feb. IS. The senate to
day parsed th5 bill establishing the Austra
lian system of ballot.
GO TO THE
Lincoln Book Emporium
139 South 10th St. under Y. M. C. A.
For good and cheap Books and Stationery of
all kinds. FAMILY, TEACHERS' and POCK
ET BIBLES a specialty. PAPER TABLETS,
SLATES &c. &c. 6m361 T. FAWELL.
are grown n our trees. The largest stock ef
FOREST T REES
for Timber Claims in the world. 350 ucres In
Nursery btock. All kinds of new and old
Fruit, Forest. Ornamental Trees and Shrubs.
iTf i TT?Q Rn1 frmal1 Fruits at hard
IrXLAJT-EjO times prices. taSA paper
devoted to Kruit-G rowing:, 1 year 171 D 171171
to all who buy $1 worth of stock. JD LXildVj
Our Nurseries are located within fifty miles
of the center of the United States, and our
shipping- facilities are unexcelled.
SPECIAL PRICES TO FARMERS' ALLIANCES.
a3f"Send at once for Price List, to
CARPENTER & GAGE,
8m30 JTairbury, Nebraska.
ARTISTIC ; POKTRAITS.
Wm. Daily & Co.
Cattle, Hogs, Sheep
CASH ADVANCES OX CONSIGN
MENTS. ROOM 34, Exciianoe Buildixo,
Union. Stock Yakds, Soutjj Omaha.
Rkferksces; Ask your Bankers. iStf
AND WSTITCTK OF PEKMANSniP,
Shorthand, and Typewriting, is tho bfst and largest
College In the West. 600 Students ln attendance latit
year. Students prepared for business ln from S to 9
months. Experienced faculty. Personal Instruction .
Beautiful illustrated c-talo(?ue, colleRo journals, and
specimens of penmanship, sent free by addn ssing
E tc BOOSE. Lincoln, Iseo.
. EXPOSITION DIKING HALL.
1121 XT STREET,
LINCOLN, - - - NEBRASKA.
Rooms Repaired add Refitted.
Strangers visiting the city will find this the
most convenient Dining" Hall In Lincoln. Ac
commodationb first-class, and 36tf
RATES VERY REASONABLE.
German Millet Seed
For Sale, any quantity.
J. W. HOLLENBECK, Elmwood Neb.
NOTICE TO MILLERS
For Sale or Rent,
A Roller Flouring mill v'h ater
power, one mile from Lincoln.
A. T- SAWYER
THE NEW WHITE GRAPE,
Originated by Wiixts W. Jones. In point of
hardiness equal to the Concord. Flavor second
to none now lo America.
PubUshed at 193 Madison St.. Chioag-o, III., for
l 00 per year and one of these Vines sent to
eacb hew subscriber as a premium.
K member this liberal offer only holds
good until March SO, 1890.
HARD TIM ES
.MO PltlCKH. IUlf tromn ft torw qutttU, ,f tbf f
. u.. ,i.u liMYUbO taanaM. w K.k. .i.. rr"
- .ukM.Mi.ii.rfHi M Pntftin Into 100.000
ikHaw.Miinuinulk f- V A.' ft ITaB
bi k . V.. .
mour, UI Mod box p-wl-pwd. onuutlolcif on fcMc
following NEW AMU I X M 1 1 . l rr. w .. . i.b n, -! I am.
TATU, thr jmatetl dlMOTrr (MM IBB t.l ' sit.
H UWK'I Earl Uload l amp Mu """"' Km.
. . a mm w ... aft i . . l It 1 1 I. it
ttuii JUUI-LrfMIK w Inter DvMf nn(
of All Foialteana, cwxt tor up-liorU Im wi.ur. HHmmi'.
Beat of All lianek Umm. rich, tender, nd battery. tarl
A'lranca C'abkajre, u and tirUeit, Wilaoa'a Premlaat
Fiat lath Cabbactv but UM vartotj. KaHy Vrena
C laMcr C'Dcwmker, bmt tar Ubl aaa. JU llaoa'a tjomm
lreca Caeniaacis bm tot bteklmt. Ifw Vty mmgmr
Corn, tb wlini 1B taa world. WIlaeN'. iMrmm even.
rrerm Kuar Cam. wmL dallelna. C'nltfvrnla mw
iJaldea Pap Cara. beat Tmri.tr. Mew fhrlMtlftnoBlafr
voterT'twxu'a lairnjr. aaada do mbmoc p. vruaaaa
' - . . a . I-
t.xtrm CftHr iUt. aaadlaa trt. Jaraaa'a Vry
Alomaron aterawlaa. nr lorn. oworL. oad lacarv.
ro r r
uwri una nacaacoj ainaa.
Mwt BOTorr ta ml.
(ration. Imwro-rrd ltoaad Yrllow Uaarera Oalaaw
I II iriVii AVI AU
raar. Abkoti lanarttvad
' Kla lcpcr BtirH, Urrwt,
la Peppery Bofrt, li
asm. t i xuu, oii.'AL.ir tu ia, tiiirr'tpmi.tia
la the -world i bai wlbd AOO la. V.nrir Kr iiam
J CM BO, orCALIFOBMA, th Hi
arrcat, awoeuat pepper eter
I tad lah, beat and earlleat. Nw t'B artier UadUh, baaa
umawr varletjr. XS felt I larappln Kanaok, coed Corpiea,
kreii el winter. Karl Bemaaaar Battrr miuaah. Tar
ncr'n llrbrld Tomato, beat and floeet ercr inuodoeod.
KKW ZEALAND VI v TOMATO, airllrat for prraarr
inr: enred and dried, eoaal ta the heal Aaa, Manlck rtrua-
befnr Ul.le u. VKOETAULK PEACH, eaall; amwa froea
teed Bret rear: imkM niee or Dreeerrea eanal to the br-t praohoa.
Sample panket of Wilaoa'a Troa Inmtnjr Cwrw, the earlint
and bet field rorn In eultiattn. New Maaumoth Zinnia, aoobla
bricbt, hcaetiru! eolnra. Olnat Crrrana Panalra, ht mlnsl, ieU
O O PUI.L-ftlZKD PACKKTH. with DlKKCTKtNH VOR afa
OaJCUI.TlVATIVO. and IIVI! whola POTATO rr ab I UU
Dahlia, brlirktoaa mm. Waaklaooaa Aotawa. van larae ail
$4.00, TEN Na I a. Ad-, "--
free to ail. m
The Iowa Steam Feed
The most practical, most con
venient, most economical, and
in every way the HKST STEAM
FEED COOKEK MADE. A
glance at the construction of it
is enough to convince any man
that it is far superior to any
other. For descriptive circu
lars and prices apply to N. F.
SPKtll, Omaha. Neb., or M A It
FEED COOKKtt CO., Manning,
CHA'S HEIDHART, Proprietor.
618 EAST COTTRT STREET, N. E. OW
MAUBLE AND GRANITE MONUMENTS,
HEAD-STONES, TABLETS, VAULTS,
SARCOPHAGI, & CEMETERY
WORK OF ALL KINDS. 20tf
Branch Yards, Brown villo and Rock Port, Mo.
W. D. NICHOLS
GENERAL DEALER IN
Have some Fine Bargains In Improved
Lots For Sale in Every Addition in the City.
OFFICE, 605 COURT ST. TELE. 82. mt
Flax Seed Wanted for Seed.
Address Aixen Root, Omaha. State Art.
WE BOUGHT AT A
A AAA A A . II A - S I
z,6uu oases uanon tans Appies.
Cnrti8 Bros., Monroe County Brand, which
is a guaranteo of tho quality.
We will share this with our patrons and
Price $1.50 per Dozen.
They will sell fast so don't delay ordering-.
H. R. EAGLE & Co.,
68 WABASH AVENUE, CHICAGO.
FOR SALE BY STATE AGENT.
Wafrona 3 and 34 inch. $"m, complete with
brake. Two seated buyrpy, ?.. Koaa carts
(13 to $80. A full line of Agricultural im i fo
ments at jobber's prices. Brothers can ship
their jrrain to the Alliance Elevator Co., Cbi
cafO, of which H. L. Loucks, President of the
National Allianco, is manager. Butter and
ecRBcan be shipped to Allen Root, in care of
Bennett & Co., Omaha, Nothing can bo saved
on lumber In less than car load lots. Make
out a bill with the price at home, ard tho
njrent can lay it down at your station for lens.
Blinds, windows and doors are rated aa lum
ber. ALLEN ROOT, State Agent.
II. C. MARTIN, the Auctioneer, will conduct
STOCK AND ADMINISTRATOR'S SALES
at Reasonable Rates. Dates can be made at
this office. For particulars and terms Ad
dress II. C.MARTIN,
35tf 1426 O Street, Lincoln, Neb.
In tho STEVENS we have tho most remark
able STRAWBERRY ever introduced. It is
the earliest and best shipper of any berry in.
existence. At this writing (Jan. 18.) at its
home in Alabama tho vines are loaded with
green and ripe berries, while Michel's Early
along side will not bo ripe lor a week, and
Crescents are just coming into bloom. &o
you see what a treasure the STEVENS is. It
does not melt when over ripe like other sorts,
but dries up as if evaporated, making it the
best shipping berry iu existence. Bend for
description and prices. Also inclose 1 cent
stamp for samplo copy of Peninsular Horti
culturist. It Is full of Just such reading mat
ter as you need. Address
ALBERT II. CLARK, Cambridge, Md.
Im33 Box 117.
JOHN M. STEWART, II. F. ROSE.
Ass't Atfy Oen'l.
1 STEWART & ROSE,
ATTORNEYS & COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
Rooms 15 & 16, Montgomery, Block, Lincoln.
Special attention given to Railroad, Insur
ance and Corporation Law.
Wo attend personally to litigation ln any
county in the state, if desired. Correspond
ence Solicited. Reference: Judges of the Su
preme Court, Attorney Gen. Leese. 81tf
J. C. McBRlDE
II. S. .BELL.
McBRIDE & BELL
- DEALERS IN
Lioan and Inauranco
Office, 107 S. 11th St.,
lincoln, - - - nebraska.
Agents for M. K. & Trust Co. nouses Built
on u years time. Debt cancelled in case cC
Death. Anything to trade let us know of It.
W. Jkwett Henderson,
J. D. Henderson,
W. Jewett Henderson & Co.
BREEDEUS AND SHIP
PERS OF PURE BRED
POLAND CHINAS of tho
mobt popular strains.
Pigo furnished in pairs
ana inos noi axin. irice
Personal inspection, invited
the verv lowest
and correspondence solicited.
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