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LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY, SEPT. 27, 1890.
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Written for The Farmebs Alliance by C. D.
Air Sweet Memorie
Oh, the farmers have united.
And their actions will be cited,
When the next election comes;
It is men we want for work,
Men who won't their duty shirk.
Fire the politicians and the bums .
Then give us ritcheous farmer men,
For they'll help us when they can,
And ignore the pocketbook and bottle;
They know the wily schemer's game,
And they beat him just the same.
For they work for right and not for boodle.
So we'll stand by them steadfast,
'Twill be victory at the last.
And will prove that we are true;
Then our rights will be respected,
And our men will be elected,
While we bear the banner blue.
We want railroad legislation,
Our children must have education,
Therefore, we should share the pocket
The railroads then will lose their grip,
And the "pass" no more will Slip,
But mnst travel on his own hook.
Then to your work, oh, men,
And train your hand to use the nen,
That all the world may know.
That while we labor for the right.
We do the work with all our might,
And fear no politician foe.
Oh, come ye jolly farmers,
And join our fgixl band;
That ye may share the profit,
Of the labor of your hand.
Written for The Farmers' Alliance by Mrs.
J. T. KELtilE.
Dear Prairie Home.
Tune Nellie Gray.
There's a dear old homestead on Ne
braska's fertile plain,
Where I toiled my manhood's strength
All that labor now is lost to me, but it
is Shy lock's gain,
For that dear old home he claims to
Oh mv dear prairie home! Nevermore
in years to come,
Can I call what I made by toil my
The railroads and banks combined the
lawyers paid to find
Out a way to rob me of my home.
When lirst I took that prairie home my
heart was free and light.
And 1 sang as I turned the prairie sod;
My hair that then was thick and brown
to-day is thin and white,
And I've lost all faith in man or God.
It was many years ago that I first saw
through this scheme,
And I struggled from their meshes to
But my neighbors all around me then
were in a party dream,
And they voted to rob my home from
Now their homes are gone as well as,
mine, and they're awake at last,
And they see now the great injustice
While some few their homes may save,
yet the greater part, alas!
Must be homeless for all time to come.
We must now the robbers pay for a
chance to till the soil,
And when God calls us over the great
All Heaven will be owned, I s'pose, by
men who never toil,
So I doubt if we notice the exchange.
Written for The Alliance by Mrs. J. T. Kellie
The Independent Man.
Tune: The Gin I Left Behind Me.
I was a party man one time,
The party would not mind me,
So now I'm working for myself,
The party's left behind me.
An older, sadder, poorer man
Sure every year did find me
That's all for which I have to thank
The party left behind me.
I asked that from the railroad's clutch
A Avay out they should find me;
One party answered me, "not much,"
The other would not mind me.
. -1 was to monied men a slave
They said it wras a fable;
One party would not try to save,
The other was not able.
A true and independent man
You e ver more shall find me
. I work and vote, and ne'er regret
The party left behind me.
A Terrible Tragedy.
. Portsmouth, N. II., Sept. 18. Fred
Hein.a cooper,killed his three daughters,
fatally shot Charted W. Taylor, a lead
ing business man, and then kilted him
self. One of the girls had become way
ward, and Hein it is said decided to re
move the three from temptation.
Jailed for Tapping the Telegraph.
Washington, Sept. 24. The three
-anen Bernard McGorty, Frank G. Ed
munds and William Wade arrested
for tapping Western Union wires Sept.
17, for the purpose of swindling pool
rooms, were Bent to jail to await the
action of the grand jury
Miscellaneous Items from AH
; Over the State.
Matter of Moment from All Sections and
on All Subjects, Presenting: a Conden
sation of the Events of the Week .Just
The Burlington and Missouri hat
commenced laying the track on the La
Platte and South Omaha stockyards
Papers have been served on the coun
ty commissioners in another injunction
suit brought against issuing the $70,000
bonds votea by the Nebraska City pre
cinct for a highway bridge. The
packing companies and stockyards are
A society has been organized at Dor
chester, with a membership of about
sixty, under the name of the Dorchester
Protective association, having as its ob
ject the recovery of stolen property,
and the detection, capture and prosecu
tion of thieves. Its members are most
ly substantial farmers and leading busi
William Neill, a Beatrice crook, en
tered the residence of A. Sedories and
tearing up the carpet from the floor,
carried it away.
A hay car was broken into at the
Wyandotte depot and twenty bales of
hay stolen therefrom.
There are about 1,000,000 acres of
government land still open to entry at
the Chadran land office 328,350 in
Sheridan county, 2,v40 in Box Butte,
15,380 in Dawes, and 5S0,000 in Sioux.
George Pearson, a pioneer settler of
Clinton county, living west of Low
more, 'fell backwards down stairs,
breaking his collar-bone aud fatally in
juring himself internally.
A scarlet fever epidemic is raging in
R. A. Eaton, formerly with The
World-Herald, assumed editorial con
trol of The Nebraska Press.
Prairie fires started by a spark from
a locomotive burned a quantity of hay
in Sioux county, doing $S00 worth of
damage. For a time the town of Har
rison was threatened.
Policeman Graham is in jail at Oma
ha, charged with shooting a girl with
intent to kill.
The Republican convention of the
Fortv-ninth representative Fdistrict
nominated J. M. Kilpatrick of Wheeler
The Nebraska Telephone company at
Omaha contemplates putting its wires
Seventeen construction men in the
employ of the Thompson-Houston Elec-
iric Jjignc company, at yjuiaua, quiu
work on account of the discharge of a
i -r i i -j. r i- -i.
foreman and a report that their wages
were to be reduced.
Fire partially destroyed the Union
hotel at Superior.
The people of Bradshaw are dissatis
fied over the manner in which the
committee disposed of the money sent
to the cyclone sufferers.
Joseph Frazler, editor of the Filmore
Chronicle, has been taken to the insane
Three gentlemen, representing .Tur
ner, Frazer & Co. of St. -Joseph, have
bought an option on the Falls City can
ning factory, and will operate it for
two months, when they will decide
whether the institution will prove a
Mrs. Marguardtson, a widow who has
been partly supported by the county
for the lasfyear or two, lately gave
birth .to a baby and will give the name
of its paternal relations to the county
attorney, when he takes her depositions.
It is said that several men have taken
sudden vacations to remain away for
indefinite periods of time.
Tom Newcomb of Wellfleet, while
passing behind a stallion, was kicked in
the breast and death resulted in fifteen
minutes after the occurrence.
The Omaha Sisters of Mercy have laid
the corner stone tor a new orphan asy
lum to cost $100,000.
R. T. Lee of the firm of Lee & Wil
liams of North Platte is among the
missing. He left North Platte some
time Friday and is supposed to have
taken $,000 of the firm's money
At Kearney Miss Lizzie Sawyer ad
ministered a sound rawhiding to a
voung man named A. J. . Freeze. The
whipping was the result of scandalous
stories circulated by Freese about the
A little boy playing with matches de
stroyed F. A. Marsh's barn, north of
Nebraska contained in 1880 a popula
tion of 55y,402. The 1890 census places
the number at l,10o,ouo, or an increase
of over 100 per cent in ten years.
The North Platte current is coming
out daily now.
Andrew Ott, a grand Island brewer,
has been declared insane.
Hastings has 2,'i00 children of school
The Democrats of Waye and Stanton
counties have nominated John G.
Matheson of Pilger for representative.
A proposition to establish an exten
sive carriage factory in coenection with
the works of Marshall Collin gs has been
laid before the board of trade of York.
Rudolph Claussen, a Beatrice shoe
dealer, was victimized bv means of a
bogus check to the tune of $25.
Albert Banker of Hastings was ar
rested at Harvard for attempting to
wreck the morning flyer by putting an
obstruction on the track. He was sent
to jail to await the fall term of court.
The new Masonic temple at Genoa
will be dedicated October 8.
Glanders prevail among the horses
near Madison. .
The Transit hotel, at Lincoln, has
been closed under a chattel mortgage.
A fire started by an incendiary de
stroyed four buildings at Blue Springs.
The body of an unknown woman was
found beside the railroad track three
miles of west Weston Thursday. She had
probably been killed during the night
by a freight train.
A prairie fire near Stuart destroyed
about two thousand tons of hay.
Theodore Hall, living near Table
Rock, was badly cut with a knife in
the hands of Court Fellows, a neighbor.
uipntneria is prevalent at Beatrice.
The City National bank of Hastings,
suspended some three weeks ago by
reason of a run on the same, will be
opened by consent of the comptroller of
4.1 jt . ,. .
mo currency lur me purpose Ol liqol
dating the indebtedness.
CLEAR AND POWERFUL.
THE ARGUMENTS CONTAINED IN
THE ARTICLE OF D. C. FORNEY.
; Senator Stanford's Loan Bill Would Re
lieve the Farmers of Their Crush-'
ing Load of Mortgagesr
Editor of the National View.
The issne of August 23, of you pro
gressive and valuable paper, has just
reached me, and I wish to endorse, and,
from my standpoint, emphasize the clear
and powerful arguments contained in
the, article of D. C. Eorney. In the dis
cussion of the great question of the rela
tion of capital to labor, especially as it
affects the farming class of the country,
every additional argument and local
view of the subject helps, and I shall be
pleased if anything 1 can say furthers
the good cause.
1 presume that a few will contest the
proposition that the industrial classes
need a change of the relation of capital
to label '.. and that compromises, the out
come o strikes on the one side and ill
eoncead id reliefs on the other side, are
sorry makeshifts in an issue that con
stantly presents itself in increasing de
mand for permanent settlersent. It is
the superficial healing applied to a deep
sore on the bodv politic, aecrravatiner the
wound and bidding fair to viviate the
lhe time seems near, it it was not
already come, when relief in a radical, a
far-reaching form, can alone produce a
reaction and givo to the body politic its
former health and vigor. But it is es
pecially the grievances of the farming
community that I desire briefly to dis
cuss. The wide spread dissatisfaction
of this class, the most important perhaps
of the nation, has lately been fully heard
in the discussions leading to the forma
tion of the Farmers' Alliances, and that
this dissatisfaction was not the grumbl
ing of a few sore heads, not a matter to
be put aside with a shrug or some spe
cious promise, many of the now-retnrned
politicians of the country have found
out to their cost. ' Their disregard for
the signs of the times has cost them the
coveted places of their ambition and
prominenc. The hand-writing on the
wall Was as much a matter of increduli
ty to them as it was to Belshazer of old.
But to the farmers, to the alliances, also,
a word of warning ought not to come
amiss. Heated with recent victory, the
tendency -would readily be to ascribed
that victorv to the wrong cause, and to
seek, in doubtful measures, a perma
nency of success. Such I would think
the adherence to the sub-treasury bill
policy to be. That the establishment of
government warehouses for the storage
of farm products, with notes to be issued
on suce stores, could ever become a
practical measure, I sincerely doubt,
and consider this scheme as an ignis
fatuns to lead the farmers astray, not to
show them the right road to a better
The Leland Stanford bill, in my opin
ion, is open to no such criticism, lianv
security is valid for government ad
vances to lhe farming class, surely it is
the security of the farming lands of the
country. In vane have the farmers
asked the moneyed interests of the coun
try for lower rates of interest, greater
facilities in theloan of funds for farm
ing operations.. Ten, twelve, fifteen,
and a greater per cent has been the an
swerto such a demand. The govern
ment alone can, with its strong hand,
remedy this evil which has burdened
the farms of this country with a crush
ing load of mortgags. Here, then, is a
field for the exertions of the Alliance,
and the day that should dawn upon an
establishment of the Stanford govern
mental land loan bureau would be the
herald of a new era of prosperity to the
farming interests or the country.
Monev at a lower rate ol interest is
the absolute need of the farmers, and
without this the thistle and thorn wil
increase their sway over abandoned
farms. That any journals can hold aloof
Irom urging this vital measure shows
the powerful influence capital exerts
over the press of the country; but with
right on the farmer's side, the concerted
action of the Alliances and the help of
the independent papers like the National
lieic, and others that are falling into
line, the outlook is bright, brighter than
I ever expected to see it, and I yet hope
to see the " In God we trust ' or the re
habilitated silver dollar stamed upon
the land issue of the money of the gov
ernment furnished to the farmer.
FOR WHOM SHALL WE FARMERS
AND LABORING MEN VOTE.
Central City, Sept. 10, 1890.
ivik. editor. it may be well tor us
to ask the above question of those who
labor, and to those who toil not nor spin
we will say that it may be well for them
to heed the Avarning Avhich Ave Avill pro
nounce in November. Common sense
readies manmnu mat seu protection is
the first law of nature. The farm
ers and laboring men have reversed this
laAV in the past, and have protected the
other fellOAV first. Civilization is of sIoav
growth, but it is groAving every year,
ana Ave are siOAViy nearing the point
Avhere riant is mm hi. instead of the re
Hoav will you vote this fall, brother
laborer? You haA'o four roads to the
ballot box. Which road Avill you travel
One road is Avell graded and protected
from accidents, lhe leader is a nation
al banker, therefore you need not fear
that you Avill meet the skeleton "poverty
on that route, it any of you clod hop
pers wish to ride on this coach it Avil
cost you three and four per cent per
month, it stops at the stations pros
perity and plenty, and Avhen it steams
out of these statious the names are
changed by the wand of progress to
poA-erty ana Avant.
lhe next road is run. and controlled
by a railroad contractor, a speculator
Tit At - . . 1
ii you go tnis route to your home, l am
afraid that you will find home a boarding
house, and the boarding house run by
the county. ine sign over the door o
the station house is "Rule or Ruin
"He who enters here leaves hope be
The third on the list is a new road
Ave never saw one like it before. It is a
plain old farmer's road, corduroyed
with hard work and poor returns for
labor. The sun has scorched it and the
rains have warped and chilled it. The
eyes of the conductor are not as bright
as oi yore, ana the hand not so steady
He has fought with the same men we
laboring men have contended with, and
if we help him up the hill we won't re
lhe fourth road is run by a physician
and no matter whomay assist the build
ers of this road, they will not assist oth
ers. - No matter how many of us on the
other roads may assist them to win the
race, they will not lend a helping hand
to us. Now brother laborer think well
of this until election day, and then vote
or your lest friend, vote lor the one
that has been in the furrow with you,
one that has stood the heat of the sum
mer, and the chill of winter, one who
has seen the old miser, the sun, changr
a blooming field where plenty was seen
in every stalk of grain, to a desert where
want with its hungry eyes glared at him.
Are you satisfied, brothers? Are you
happy? Do you have enough at home.
so that you may have a picnic every day?
Does the wife have enough to wear, and
the children enough to eat? Are all of
your debts paid? Can you go to Mexico
or Europe' on an excursion whenever
you choose? If you can answer "yes"
to these pertinent questions, we will
pass you by and say that you are not
one of us. ',-
You have the remedy for all the ills
that we complain of in our government,
and if you will not use the proper medi
cine you must blame yourself.
V ote lor self this time and see if Ave
cannot better things. The other fellow
won t vote for you we are sure, lrv
lim and see. . "Turn about is fair play."
Take nothing less thau three or four per
cent per month tor your vote. You pay
your money and may get your choice;
but in years past you paid your money
and the other fellow took the choice.
How will you vote? Fraternally,
M. M. xlALLECK.
WHAT RECIPROCITY IS.
The Herald is under many obligations
to the Chicago Tribune for the informa
tion that "reciprocity is' a policy, not a
principle," but it begs leave to suggest
an amendment. Reciprocity, as at
present and as usually advocated, is
neither a principle nor a policy. It is a
makeshift, a trick, a dodge, a humbug.
All this talk about reciprocity and
commercial treaties is a confession of
the utter failure and the complete
iniquity of protection. The tariff Avails
may be raised ever so high around a
great producing nation like this, the
monopolists may obtain ever so firm a
grip upon industry, and the political
quacks and frauds may divide the peo
ple ever so effectually, but there will
come a time inevitably when produc
tion Avill break through the artificial
bearers and when even blind men will
see that chains and shackles are not the
proper means to promote prosperity.
This time has now arrived in this coun
try, and the quacks, the monopolists,
and the trimmers are trying here and
there to provide by treaty for a few
little outlets while striving Avith might
and main to sustain the bursting bar
riers that are most seriously threatened.
That is what reciprocity is. It is "how
not to do it."
When protectionists begin to talk
about reciprocity and commercial treat
ies they admit that there is a disease,
but they refuse to go" to-the cause of it.
lhey are like a man Avith a house full
of diphtheria patients made ill by a
foul cesspool, who would insist upon
hanging new curtains in his windows
but Avould refuse to clean out the rot
ten deposits that have generated the in
fection. The demand for reciprocity
and for commercial treaties is a confes
sion that tariffs have "wrought their per
fect Avork of obstruction and injustice.
Let the tariff taxes be removed and
there will be no need of negotiation, no
need of threats, no need of high-priced
diplomatists, and no need of Avar ships
to enforce their decisions. Trade will
spring up spontaneously and extend
naturally, unvexed by monopoly and
unfettered by taxation.
ine people of the United states are
entirely capable of managing their own
affairs. James G. Blaine knoAvs as lit
tle about foreign commerce as he does
of law or hnance. lie is a demagogue
with accurate information on no sub
ject Avhatever. Is he the man to tell
merchants who have grown gray in
trade where and hoAv to sell goods? Is
Matt Quay better qualified to pass upon
the needs of the wholesaler or the ex
porter or the manufacturers of this
country than they are themselves? Is
the average congressman endowed
with sufficient knowledge to direct the
mighty commercial energies of this
country? Is it not a fact that many of
these men cannot go to Washington
and get home again Avithout disgracing
themselves in some particular? Yet Ave
are taught that our business must for
ever be at their mercy, and that Ave are
never to be free from their clumsy in
terference. Reciprocity is a tub to the tariff re
form whale. It is adArocated by two
classes, the tricksters who . serve the
monopolists and the dupes who are
plundered by monopolists. The Tribune
knows that this country is pillaged by
the tariff for it says so. It is therefore
a dupe. Chicago Herald,
THE TRUTH FROM WESTEN
Cambridge, Neb., Sept. 17, 1890.
Editor Alliance: In your last is
sue of The Alliance you made men
tion of the exhibits of this, Frontier and
other western counties, at the state .fair."
A greater mistake was never made
than for men to take grain to a fair
this year from southwestern Nebraska.
The man who will do it is either a
knave or a fool. This is strong lan
guage but it is true. I tell you Mr.
Editor there is not one family out of
ten Avho can go through till another
crop is raised without aid unless he
mortgages his personal property at a
ruinous rate of interest.
I hadMO acres in corn and Avill not
get a bushel. Neither did I cut the
Avheat. I do not think this county will
average one bushel to the acre. Some
are trying to make it appear that this is
not as bad as it has been years before.
I took a homestead 19 years ago to-day
50 miles northwest of Lincoln. Went
through grasshopper raids and .drouth,
but this beats them all. Some tried to
think that -they would have corn but
now they have given up all hope.
One man sold seven nice pigs for $1.
Some gave their hogs away, some killed
some of their pigs, and some in the face
ot all this will pretend we are going to
have good crops. Crops from Holdrege
west are nearly entirely burned up. No
corn at all and but very little wheat.
If you deem this worth note please
publish it. C. P. Wetzel.
Washington Park a Part of the Slt.
Chicago, Sept. 2L The national
commission formally accepted Wash
ington park as a portion of the site for
the world's fair.
MARGARET SIDNEY'S RECEPTION IN
HONOR OF MRS. JOHN X LOGAN.
A Deliglitlul Woman She Wasn't Afraid.
New York's Girl 'Cyclists The Question
of Bed bugs and Other Bugs A Woman
with a History.
Mrs. John A. Logan was the recipient
of most distinguished courtesies during
the recent G. A. R. encampment in Bos
ton, but the reception given in her honor
by "Margaret Sidney" (Mrs. D. Lothrop)
eclipsed all other entertainments in mag
nificence. The summer home of the
Lothrops is at Wayside, Concord, where
they occupy the old historic house of
the Hawthornes. The two hundred
guests rambled at will through the nar
row gabled doorways, lost themselves
in the queer winding passages, peered
into the curious wall cupboards, and as
cended to the tower room, where the
desk, at which Hawthorne stood and
wrote, remains intact.
The company then assembled on the
spacious lawn, with its beautiful back
ground of pine woods, and were present
ed to Mrs. Logan, at whose right stood
the little 6-year-old daughter of the host
and hostess, arrayed in the quaintest of
costumes. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Logan.
Jr.. Mrs. R. A. Alger and her two charm
ing daughters, and Miss Ellen Emerson,
a sister of the poet, were also in the re
cei Ari ng party. Refreshments were served
on the lawn, while an orchestra played
national airs, after which there Avere in
teresting literary exercises, conducted
by ex -Governor Long.
The author of "America," Dr. S. F.
Smith, related the history of the hymn;
Mrs, Julia Ward Howe came from her
Newport home to recite the "Battle
Hymn of the Republic," and letters and,
poems were read from Whittier. Holmes.
Lowell, Harriet Prescott Spofford, Mrs.
E. S. Phelps Ward and other celebrities.
The venerable Dr. A. P. Peabody made
felicitous remarks, and selections were
read from Margaret Sidney's "Minute
Man." Harper's Bazar.
A Delightful Woman.
The most delightful person at a sum
mer resort is the woman with a Sunday
husband. She is always to be found in
some of the quieter resorts near the large
cities; she is always pretty, usually
young and the most devoted wife in all
the world on Sundays. During the
week, while her husband is down in the
city, she is the leader in all the gayeties
that are going on. She plays tennis with
the college boys like the oest of them;
6he flirts with the elderly men, who
quite understand her, and she turns the'
heads of all the quite young men, who
don't understand her. , All this during
weekdays. But on Saturday night every
thing is changed.
When at dusk the big stages come
rumbling up to the little hostelry, with
their long seats filled with tired, dusty
looking men. she stands, the best dressed,
the most eager eyed, affectionate little
woman in fell the assembled crowd of
guests, and when Tom comes stepping
up to the piazza she gives one Avild little
cry and settles dovirn on his coat collar,
as if she had done nothing all the week
but mourn for his absence. r And Tom
pats her fluffy head and feels sure that
he has the dearest little wife in all the
world, and they walk off, she clinging
fondly to his arm quite like a pair of lov
ers, while all the men who have been
her slaves all the week look foolish and
would like to punch Tom's empty head.
But they don't know, poor souls and
neither does Tom that the whole thing
was gotten up for their benefit. For a
woman always likes to show a man the
endearments that may be in store for
some man, even though she has no wish
or purpose that they should be for him.
New York Evening Sun.
She Wasn't Afraid.
Mrs. .O. E. Draper, the dressmaker,
is receiving many compliments on her
bravery in throwing an exploded kero
sene oil stove from the window on Sat
urday. Mrs. Draper was in her sitting
room at work, while the kerosene oil
6tove had been lighted and was burning
on a table in the shed some distance
Mr. Handy's family, who live over the
Draper flat, smelled smoke, and went
down stairs to see what the matter was.
Opening the 6hed door they were met by
a dense smoke which nearly overcame
them. Mrs. Draper was called, and she
at once, surmising the cause, went
through the smoke, grabbed the ex
ploded oil stove and threw it out of the
window, thus averting what might have
been a lively fire.
Members of the family are modest
about relating the facts in the case, but
the bravery of Mrs. Draper is the subject
of much comment. It is said that as
soon as the oil stove was thrown from
the window it exploded with great fury
in the air. and actually went off bike a
sky rocket. Flames caught shavings in the
yard and made quite a little blaze.
The unusual spectacle of four girls on
bicycles coming down Madison avenue
in the wake of ten or a dozen male 'cy
clists, at the rate of about a mile in two
minutes, rather startled the conservative
residents and quiet pedestrians on that
fashionable thoroughfare the other even
ing, or a j'ear or two past bicycling has
been recognized as one of the outdoor
recreations in which young ladies are
entitled to join the young men. but it
was something of a novelty to see a
quartet of fair maids, with divided
skirts and regulation 'cycling costumes,
actually in a race with their masculine
rivals a novelty which even now some
women find it hard to become recon
ciled to. ,
Two years ago nobody dreamed that
bicycling would become a pastime of
the ladies. If any one had presumed to
predict that; the wife or sister of a re
spectable and respected member of the
four hundred" would be seen on the
road, mounted on such a masculine in
vention as the "bike," the proper prune-
and-prisms matron would have been
horrified, and the rest of mankind and
womankind would have sneered and
"The bleached haired, music hall type,
if you please, but not our friends and
Ti day, however, every woman whose
taste runs in that direction "has a bicycle,
i and she is not at all afraid to be seen on
the most fashionable street or in Central
park, riding her hobby to her heart's
content Of course the ladies bicycle is
an improvement upon the one used by
the men. It never takes a header, for
it isn't built that way. It is a sOrt of
combination between the ordinary bi
cycle and the velocipede, with the beauty
and speed of the former and the comfort
and safety of the latter. Elton Leigh in
New York Star.
A Woman with a History.
Mrs. Charlotte Abadie Bournonville,
almost a nonagenarian, and widow of
Dr. Anthony Bournonville, of Philadel
phia, was recently injured by falling
down stairs at Asbury Park. She was
taken to 153 Lexington avenue, the home
of her son-in-law. Hugh B. MacCanley.
and died there.
Mrs. Bournonville was born in France.
Her father was a civil officer under Na
poleon L In 1816. when 6he was just
in her teens, she came to Philadel
phia with her brother, Eugene H.
Abadie, who became a United States
army officer in 1836, and was a bre
vet colonel when he was retired in
1867. His sister married Dr. Bournon
Arille before she was of age. He was of
French lineage, and an uncle, the Count
de Bournonville, was a "Warrior states
man' whose portrait is in the. Louvre
gallery. His name is inscribed on the
Arc de Triomphe.
Dr. Bournonville spoke seven lan
guages, was a litterateur, and held the
office of master of the grand lodge of
Pennsylvania for two terms. His wife
shared his literary enjoyments, and when
Gettysburg was fought was an officer of
the sanitary commission. She went to the
front and cared for the wounded for sev
eral months. She was a Roman Catho
lic and her husband a Protestant, but
they settled all questions of faith for
their children by allowing the girls to
choose their mother's religion, while the
bovs became Protestants. New York
The Bedbug Question.
I will try and help on the buffalo bug
question. Every year I buy two pounds
or more of a mixture of "powdered bo
rax, camphor and saltpeter" equal quan
tities and apply dry in liberal handfuls
under the edges of carpet, in drawers,
chests anywhere, everywhere. It is the
most effective agent known to ma One
year 1 was in a house where, knowing
the "bug" had been very troublesome and
wishing to make assurance doubly sure,
I painted the closet floors all over, and
chamber floors a foot deep all round,
with corrosive sublimate, in addition to
the mixture. Corrosive sublimate is a
poison. Pour into an old saucer or odd
cover: a five cent brush will do After
ward throw both away.
By daily watching through the sum
mer less than two dozen were found,
and they were so sluggish that none es
caped. If they abound in closet the
clothing must be taken down every
other day and shook over a shet spread
on the floor, and the "pesky varmint"
will drop the only good thing I knoAV
about them. ,
"A Reader" desires a remedy for "bed
bugs and water bugs." The latter 1
know nothing of, but a ne-er failing
remedy for bedbugs is: Take mercury,
or quicksilver, and the white of an egg,
well shaken together. Apply with a
feather to every crack and crevice, and
persist in it. I have not seen a bedbug
for years, and this is the only remedy
ever used. S. J. B. in Good Housekeep
ing. Girls Playing: Ball.
What was it that the reporter looked
in upon, or rather down upon, from the
walk leading to the Old Orchard House
Saturday afternoon? A game of ball.
And great heavens! what would Ward
McAllister and his troop of pampered
puppets say if they could have seen it?
Young ladies figured on either side.
Young ladies lining .'em out, sliding sec
ond, doubling up on third, stealing home
and having the most elegant time in the
world generally. And they plaj'ed real
ball. too. It was no "play e.asy" game.
There were nine on a side, and they
kicked at 'the umpire and threatened
mob violence just like real, live profes
sionals. And oh, myl What a pretty
sight it was, tool Cheeks aglow with
health and beauty, eyes sparkling like
diamonds With excitement, and all this
set off with the jaunty Tarn o' Shanters
and gay costumes of the fair tossers.
Old Orchard Sea Shell.
Ill, but Not Crushed.
Mm Sarah Bernhardt, when at home
in her house on the Boulevard Pereire,
Paris, copies with sdme exactness the
levee receptions as held by monarchs
and other great persons in a former age.
She receives authors, artists, newspaper
reporters and friends in her bedroom,
which is hung Avith mauve silk, on
which are brocaded flowers in cream and
gold. The painted ceiling has quantities,
of gilding about it. The actress reclines
on a huge four poster, with hangings
like those on 'the Avails. She wears a
white satin dressing gown with high
sleeves, and converses by turns with her
callers, the favored among whom occupy
consecutively a chair by the bedside.
Books, flowers and a chessboard lie on a
small table within easy distance. Paris
"Wanted Board for a Voung Couple."
So begin many advertisements in the
large urb;in dailies. What a mistake
that a young couple should enter conju
gal life iu so unnatural a manner. What
a mistake that they should not, in the
8acredness of a home of their own, con
secrate their life long promise to walk
hand in hand for weal or for woe. What
a mistake that the sweet home cares,
which sit so gracefully on the young
wife aud housekeeper, should be thrust
aside for the flippant conversation of a
public table or the meaningless etiquette
of a boarding house parlor.
What a mistake that the husband
should not have a "home to return to
when the daily duties of office or store
are brer instead of a "room," made up
by the chambermaid, without the
touches of dearer feminine fingers. "Be
it ever so humble there's no place like
home." New York Ledger.
A Heroin Rescues Her, Father.
Miss Morey, by her courageous con
duct, has. in all probability saved the
fife of her father, a well known planter
and sportsman in Bengal. Mr. Morey
was hunting, attended. by his daughter,
on horseback, when a boar suddenly
sprang from the jungle, and making for
Mr. Morey, threw over both horse and
rider .with a severe crash. The brute
was on the point of tearing his victims
with his formidable tusks, when thj
heroic young lady sprang to the ground
and placed herself between the boar and
her insensible father. Miss Morey wae
whollj- unarmed, and, therefore, power
less to protect herself, but fortunately
6he had with her a large greyhound,
who, making straight for tho boar, at
tracted his attention and drew . him
away. Running thereupon to the near
est pool. Miss Morey filled her topee
with water, by the aid of which she
finally succeeded in bringing her father
An Old Woman Who Gets Mad.
What hope is there for the rest of us
if a woman 115 years old cannot control
her temper? Mrs. Eliza Stanton lives at
the foot of Muncy mountain, ten miles
west of Belief on te. Pa., arid it is pretty
well authenticated that her age is 115
years. When asked the other day if she
killed snakes she replied: "Oh, yes: lots
of them. They bite me and that makes
me mad and then I goes for them with
sticks and stones." Mrs. Stanton's father
was a half Indian and her mother a
country born American. She is believe 1
to be the oldest woman in Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Annie A. De Barr has received a
license as mechanical engineer from the
Chicago board of engineers. For eight
een months she has had full charge of
the engine and machinery of a large
steam laundry. Her engine room is a
model of neatness, her natty uniform is
spotless, and she does not put on a look
of Bunsby like wisdom, and shake her
head mysteriously when a question is
asked her about the mysteries of rods
and cylinders as some of the , United
The London Queen tells a romantio
story of Capt. Mayne Reid's courtship.
As it is told by Mrs. Reid it is doubly
interesting.- He fell , in love with her
when she was only 13, and though he
loved at first sight, she was such a child
that he made little impression on her.
He lent her his romance, "The Scalp
Hunters." and that aroused her interest,
and when she met him two, years after,
his courtship foegan on the instant, and
his speedy proposal was met by a happy
Another American heiress is about to
become one of the English "upper ten.
Miss. Garner, the cousin of Lady Vernon,
a daughter of the ill fated gentleman
who was drowned in New York harbor
some years . ago, will shortly be Ludy
Qordon-Cumming. Sir William is a
colonel in the Scots Guards and very
good looking. 4
Blouses, Josephine corsages and French
supper jackets of Chantilly lace, both
black and white, pre worn with skirts of
striped foulard, veiling, or satin, with
pretty falling ribbons at the belt match
ing one of tho colors in the striped skirt.
A like color in plain silk is placed be
neath the lace cuffs and deep Stuart
Miss Abigail Dodge, better known as
Gail Hamilton, conducts a "Bible talk"
in Secretary Blaine's , drawing room at
Washington on Sunday afternoons. Her
audience is usually composed of mem
bers of the so called "American court,"
Mrs. Harrison t not infrequently being
Olive Logan, for many years a popu
lar writer and newspaper correspondent,
has received quite a distinguished liter
ary honor. She has been elected a mem
ber of the Incorporated Society of Au
thors, of which Lord Tennyson Is the
president and Walter Besant the Becre
A SAvedish woman, Mrs. C. Milon, has
won the prize of 150 offered by Dr.
Oatison, of Chicago, for the best biog
raphy of a distinguished woman. Mrs.
Milon chose for her subject her country
woman, the novelist Fredrika Bremer.'
and she certainly made a happy choice.
fhe latest matrimonial engagement
announced from England is that of Miss
Garner, daughter of the late William T.
Garner, to Sir William Gordon Cum
ming. Miss Garner's parents were
drowned in the yaclit Mohawk fourteen
years ago. She has a great fortune.
In the life of "Carmen Sylva," the
queen of Roumania, recently translated
from the Baroness Stackelberg's work,
there are glimpses of the gifted queen's
youth which seem to show that her tem
perament was as ardent and her fancy
as vivid as Marie Bashkirtseffs.
Among the notably natty novelties
are Stanley jackets for autumn wear
over stylish tailor made visiting gowns.
They are of fawn colored Venetian cloth,
with kid trimmings, pointed and dotted
with real silver ornaments
Vernon Lee, otherwise Miss Violet Pa
get, author of "Euphorion," "Haunt
ings" and other works, has lived in Flor
ence for many years, and is the devoted
companion of her half brother, who is a
chronic invalid. . ,
Some of the handsome black Spanish
lace dinner toilets are enriched with
girdles, mousquetaire collars ' and deep
cuffs of fine gold lace. .
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