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LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, J AN. 3, 1891.
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Notice to Subscribers.
AJ tb- eajtlMt and ehetitt means of
9 ring subscribers of the date of their wra
on we will mark this notice with a blue o
red pencli.on the date at which their ubeorte
Hob exilrea. We will send the PP tw
ween eiier eiuniuvu. i l hv. .
I ume H wiu oe oiaoouunum.
We Hold the Winning Hand. ,
Composed and suns' by D. T. Cline, at Bluff
Centre Alliance, No. 1633.
We have sailed across tbo stormy sea,
We have heard the billows roar,
The ship was linking under us
And we could not reach the shore.
We all began to shout and pray,
"We cannot reach the land!"
They sang, "Farewell, you sons of guns,
We hold the winning band."
We hold the winning hand, boys.
The votes we on command,
With railways and banks to starve you cranks,
We hold the winning band.
We went to all the rallies 'round,
We heard them preach and say
What the O. O. P. would do for us,
I f wo would only stay.
We heard tbem singing "Hold the fort,
And come and Join our band, -Tor
we belong to the money ring
And hold the winning hand."
We hold the winning hand, boys,
The fates we can command; .
Bight or wrong, we are so strong,
We hold the winning hand. '
'Then the farmers began to stir around,
To see what they oould de;
They formed themselves into a ring,
To do some voting too.
The alliance came and spread like fire, .
Thrjugh all of this great land;
We oastour voles election day.
And now wjc hold the winning hand.
Chorus: i .
We hold tuo winning hand, boys.
The votes we can command,
Through storm and strife, and all through life,
We'll hold the wlnniug hand.
ATcKinley passed thn tariff bill '
Upon the farmer' coats,
And Dorsejr wired to Quay
To save Nebraska votes.
Quay claimed to this great fraud, ,
He surely would not stoop,
But we cast our votes on election day,
And Dorsey's lu the soup. "
Chorus; ',.' ' , , ..
And Dorsey's in tbo soup, hoys,
And there we'll leave him stand;
We cast our vvf&i to sve our ooats.
And we hold the winning hand.
The election's o'er, we won the day.
Though fraud may get us down; C
We'll contest the whole state through,
And bring our man around.
We'll make the hottest time for G. O.
That evor struck this land,
For we believe In equal rights,
And we hold the winning hand.
The G. O. P's are in the soup, boys,
.' Their name, 'tis surely pants; -We
did It with our little votes
And we hold the winning hand.
SPIRIT OF THE STATE PRESS.
Says the Osceola Record: ( The
World-Herald said very earnestly last
Tuesday that "the seating of Powers
would be a great outrage," and all the
small democratic newspaper fry in the
state arise simultaneously to second the
motion. , .
The Leomis Home Guard announces
numerous open meetings of the Alli
ance, v A good way to spread the light
. The Doniphan Alliance, says the Lead
er, is soliciting provisions, clothing, etc.
for their unfortunate brethren in the
frontier counties. .
The Loup Valley Alliance is now
published at Burwell.
Alliance oyster suppers out in Holt
county are recorded by the Amelia
The Madison Reporter chronicles the
following, and there are many more of
the kind to follow: "The reform move
ment is having a healthy effect in dif
ferent counties over the state. Pierce
county has found a thirty -four thousand
dollar shortage and the present treasur
er has been arrested as a defaulter to
that amount, while Dakota county has
found a balance of $8,285.92 due that
county from Dr. Wilkinson. - This will
no doubt be followed by other counties
which will find that the people have
been paying the fiddler while the office
sharks have been parading as old party
The Monroe Looking Glass reflects
good thought for the people of Platte
county. .- '
The David City People's Banner gives
the following good advice: To keep
up interest" in the Alliaace meetings
nothing would be more useful than the
admission of ladies. The doors of
every alliance should be open to them,
for who can feel the need of the work
involved more than the tired, uncom
plaining farmer's wife! The order is
an educator aud a benefactor, so why
not encourage your wives and daugh
ters to join the grand army?
The Gandy Pioneer has an Alliance
department edited by Alliance men. We
extract the following:
Honest John Powers, Brilliant J.
Burrpws and Solid J. M. Thompson,
were all reelected to their respectlve'of
fices. Thus, despite all the contempti
ble efforts of the politicians and the
subsidized press to stampede the rank
and file of the alliance, are the gallant
ones who fought and won. or who
fought and went down, it matters not
which, rewarded by continued trust and
leadership. Many others of the state
officers were re-elected. This disposi
tion of the Alliance to stay by its leaders
and its leaders to stay by it, is what is
fast demoralizing the enemies of organ
ized labor. We stood side by side at
the ballot box and the victory was ours.
In the flush of success stay together.
We have just begun to believe that we
can stay there, so let not the wedge of
disruption find place to enter, for di
vision aniong ourselves is the only hope
that organized capital has to compass
our destruction. ; ' ,
The West Union Gazette speaks wise
ly when it says: "If the Farmers' Alli
ance is to maintain the influence it has
obtained in the political world it must
beware of entanglements with either of
the old parties; it must also steer clear
of men ideatified with monopolistic cor
The Greeley Center Independent is
lire weeks old and is doing good service
in humanity's cause.
The Weeping Water Eagle does God's
work by poking thorns into the sides of
the old-time bosses and manipulators.
The Shelby Sun records an alliance
dinner at the Christian church on the
David City road by 250 people. An in
teresting literary program entertained
The Grand Island Journal is a new
advocate of the alliance cause. One of
the old boss-serving papers refers to it
as having been "hatched out." All
right, it came out crowing, thank you.
The Beatrice Beacon, prohibition, has
suspended publication, having com
pleted the term for which it was estab
lished. ' 8
Christmas at the Lindell.
The editor was left alone and forlorn
Christmas day, all the ladies of the
family having flitted down to the Gage
county farm to woo the blithesome
fairies that people the mistletoe and
holly on their own loved hearthstone in
their own loved home. Business and
care would not give us a Christmas
holiday, at least outside the city, so we
were compelled to look hotelward for
the Christmas dinner we should have
had at home. Naturally we drifted to
the Lindell, alliance headquarters, and
where for many years the pleasant
greeting of its kind host and hostess
have always been ready for us. To us
for a long time the Lindell has been the
next place to home. Well, to say we
were surprised is to put it mild. Out
side of Delmonieo's no such spread was
to be found in the United States on
Christmas day. We believe Steve
Hoover presides over the Lindell com
missary, and the exhibition of one Or
two more such cheftTauvres of the gas
tromonic art, aDd he will be whisked
away to superintend the cuisine of some
of our millionaire princes at ten thou
sand a year. Our descriptive powers
are entirely inadequate to portray that
superb, that magnificent Christmas din
ner. But if it is possible to worship a
sentiment or idealize a tradition through
the art epicurean, Steve is one of the
most devout of devotees. We give the
menu in full below:
New York Counts
Queen Olives Celery ; Watercresses
Chicken Gumbo Hunters
Bailed Trout Fillet Turbot Portugaise
Westphalia Ham, a la Gelee
Capon de Collies
Buffalo Tongue, Creole Sauce
Prime Bibs of Beef, au Jus
Loins of Venison, Currant Jelly
Christmas Turkey, Cranberry Sauee
Leg of Mountain Sheep
Breast of Veal, Stuffed with Chestnuts
Sand Hill Craion, Giblet Sauce
Pigeon at Best, a la Cobert
. Bed Beaded Duck, Strawberry Jelly.
Boned Turkey Cbloken Pressed, au Border
Golden Ball Fritters, Fruit Sauce
Pine Apple Comfort, au Cream t
Trultes Saumone Beurre, de Montpelier
Fillet of Boeuf, a la Pochansuce
Lobster Salad French Salad
Mashed Potatoes Plain Boiled Potatoes
French Peas Spinach
Christmas Plum Pudding, Portage Sauce
Mince Pie Boston Cream Pie
Lindell Ice Cream ,
Angel Food Cocoanut Cake
Mixed Nuts Grapes ' '
Apples Edam Cheese Oranges
, Tea Java Coffee Milk ,
A Possibility That He May Yet be Prov
en Innocent, as in the Pigott
The Alliance two weeks ago sug
gested that after all possibly Parnell
was suffering his present disgrace in si
lence for a purpose a noble one and
that his awallauts would be somewhat
abashed if the Irish leader should come
out unscathed. The following from the
lips of Archbishop Welsh to the Irish
Catholics of America was cabled from
Dublin Sunday morning: '
"I should be glad to do so," said the arch
bishop, "but there are vital reasons why I
should remain silent until all possibility of
any sett'e nent between Parnell and O'Brien
Is ended. I am lei to believe that some set
tlementis possible. You cannot Judge of
ParneU's actions In this matter as you would
Judge of other men placed In similar circum
stances. Mr. Parnell does not do things as
0 her men do. Take, for Instance, the forged
letters published in the Times. I bad ample
knowledgo of ParneU's Innocence lu that case
because of communications made to me by
Pigott. Yet Parnell allowed himself to he
thought guilty rather, than prosecute the
Times for libel In the end he came out
clean, t nd provt d tbe wisdom of his long si
lenoa. So it may bo In this case. I cannot
believe Parnell would have said what ho did
In his Dublin speech If there was not another
side to that wretched divorce story. Parnell
has almost challenged tbe queen's proctor to
take notice of the case, which I believe he
wi 1 do. Perhaps Parnell may confide to
O'Brien cm. Uy what be has In reserve. He
Is a curious man with curious methods. I can
lay positively that our church wlllsupport no
settlement with Parnell which does not fully
maintain our moral position. Under no
other circumstances will our bishop's ad
dress even come up for consideration again."
This expression from a man so prom
nent in the nationalist cause as Arch
bishop Welsh is important. " It is well
to remember that almost universal con
demnation by the public press is by no
means conclusive even as to facts, say
ing nothing as to the character of the
THE PRESENTATION TO BRO.
The emblem which we noticed last
week as having been left for Gov.
Powers was presented by Riverside Al
liance No. 705, ef Howard counjy, Neb.
and was brought by Bro. Wni. Alexan
der of that Alliance. The slip contain
ing this information was not at hand
when we made the notice last week.
W. R. BEN NET ft CO., OMAHA,
Dealers in nearly everything whole
sale and retail desire to call the atten
tion of the farmers and members of Al
liances to their business. . They are an
old reliable firm and do the largest
trade in the west. Any order you may
send them will have their utmost care
and attention, aud you may depend on
having bottom prices aud being treated
in a square and honorable manner.
Their terms are strictly cash, because
only the merchant that buys and sells
for cash can give you lowest prices. ,
They also desire it known that they
are always ready to receiye good butter
and eggs direct from the tanner, and
will give the highest market price, thus
saviug you the commission you would
have to pay to commission houses.
These hard times you want to deal in
the best markets, so give a trial to
W. R. Bennet & Co.,
29-2 w Omaha, Neb.
After seven days we reached Samoa,
says a New Orleans Times correspondent,
and here we saw a nice of people it was
a delight to look upon. The men are
grand a bright copper color, with superb
physical build. ! i"
The women are lovely bright eyes,
lovely forms, beautiful teeth and a very
merry lot, singing gaily as their boats
came up to our ship. They looked very
picturesque, festooned with gay-colored
wreaths of flowers and branches of the
They wear barely any clothes, and the
men are beautifully tattooed. They were
selling limes, green cocoanuts, cat'f eyes
a shell found there also lovely fans
and wood carving.
The children are very pretty. The pas
sengers would throw a coin into the sea
and they would dive down and fetch it
up between their teeth. The men would
drop from the highest part of the ship
into the sea. After the ship had started
I saw over thirty drop like this, one after
The sharks never trouble a native. The
island, as viewed from the ship, is indeed
The modes of execution in different
countries is thus summarized : Austria,
gallows, public ; Bavaria, guillotine, pri
vate; Belgium, guillotine, public; Bruns
wick, axe, private; China, sword or
cord, public ; Denmark, guillotine, public;
Ecuador, musket, public ; France, guil
lotine, public; Great Britain, gallows,
private ; Hanover, guillotine, private ;
Italy, capital punishment abolished ;
Netherlands, gallows, public ; Oldenberg,
musket, public; Portugal, gallows,
public ; Prussia, sword, private ; Russia,
musket, gallows, or sword, public ;
Sasony, guillotine, private; Spain,
garrote, public ; Switzerland, fifteen
cantons, sword, public ; two cantons,
guillotine, public ; and two cantons,
guillotine, private ; United States, other
than New York, gallows, mostly private,
THE BED DEVILS.
THEY TREACHEROUSLY ATTACK
Five Soldier Killed and Seventeen
Wounded, Some of Whom Will Dlo
Tbe Indiana Annihilated.
Camp on Wocnded Knek Creek,
8. D., Doc. SO. (via Rushvillo.Neb.,)
Th remaining four troops of the Sev
enth cavalry arrived from Pine Ridge
agency at 9 o'clock last night.
At 8 this morning General Forsytho
issued orders to have the 150 male In
dlans who had been taken prisoners
called from their tepees, saying ho
wanted to talk to them. They oboyod
slowly and sullenly and ranged in a
semi-circle in front of the tent where
Big Foot, their chief, lay sick with
puoumonia. By twenty they wore or
dered to give up their arms. Tho first
twenty went to their t ents and oauo
back with only two guns.
This irritated Major Wbitcsldo who
was superintending this part of the
work. After a hasty consultation
with General Forsythe ho cave the or
der for the cavalrymen who were all
dismounted and formed in almost a
square about twenty-flvo paces back,
to close in. They did so and took a
stand within twenty feet of tho Indians
now in their center. When this was
done detachment of cavalrymen
afoot was sent to search the topees.
About sixty guns were found, but
while this work was going on the war
riors held an incanfation pow-wow.
The tepees having been gone through
an order was given to search tho war
riors. All thought of any trouble was
evidently wholly out of mind with the
About a dozen of the warriors had
been searched when, like a flash, all
the rest of them jerkod guns from un
der their blankets and began pouring
bullets into the ranks of tho soldiers
who, a few minutes before, had moved
up within almost gun 'length. - Those
Indians who had no guns rushed on the
soldiers wish tomahawk in ono hand
and scalping knife in the other. It
was a frightful rush.
With General Forsythe and Major
Whiteside, I stood, whon the firing
started, within touching distance of
treacherous devils. The only thing
that saved all three of us from death
was that the Indians had their backs
turned toward us when they began fir
Their flrBt volley was almost as ono
man, so that they must have fired a
hundred shots before the soldiers fired
one.' . '
But how they slaughtered after their
Some, however, succeeded in getting
through the lines . and away to the
small hills to the southwest. The fir
ing lasted half an hour and even as 1
write these words I hear that Hotch
kiss pouring shots into the gulleys to
the north, where a few of the reds have
taken refuge. ,
Five soldiers are reported killed and
seventeen wounded. Many of the
wounded will die.
Captain Wallace was tomahawkod
squarely in the forehead.
Lieutenant Kinzie received but a
slight wound in the cord of his ankle.
Army surgeons, Captain Hoff, Lieu
tenant Eenna and Captain Ewing are
caring for the wounded.
At Pine Ridge.
Pine Ridge, S. D. (via Rushville,
Neb.), Dec. 80. When the news of
the fight and its result reached the
agency, pandemonium broke looso
amongst the 5,000 Indians gathered
there and a large number of theso
broke away. Loyal friendly Indians,
including Red Cloud, joined the army
forces under General Brooke and took
their stations behind our ramparts.
At sundown fighting had commenced
within three miles of the agency build
ings and a determined effort was being
made by the rebels to reach and burn
the agency. An Indian village of
friendlies, in plain slgnt of the agency,
was Been to go up in flames just before
Special dispatches have been sent to
warn the settlers everywhere to be on
The Captain of the Rushville borne
guards was given official notice from
the agency this afternoon to make ev
ery possible preparation for defending
tho town, and to see that adjacent set
tlers are notified, Already terrified
people are arriving, and before mid
night Rushville will be crowded.
, It is thought by all cooler heads that
no danger, however, or at least no im
mediate danger, threatens the railroad
A Skirmish at the Agency.
Pine Ridge Agency, 8. D. (via
Rushville, Neb.), Dec. 80. One of
Colonel Forsythe's troops of the Sev
enth cavalry was fired on today by
some Indians who went out from the
Rosebud camp near Pine Ridge agency,
and on their return fired into tho
agency. This caused a skirmish in
which two soldiers were wonnded. The
Indians who were camped near where
this skirmish took place moved west
to a creek near the agency. Some an
noyance may occur from this till the
cavalry returns. , .
Omatia, Dec. 29 Last July the
Milwaukee egan to run its freight
trains into Omaha over the Union Pa
cific bridge. "Early in the year the
Union Pacific had made a contract with
the Rock Island and Milwaukee, giv
ing these roads equal privileges over
Union Pacific tracks between the Coun
cil Bluffs transfer and South Omaha.
Last week the Milwaukee made ar
rangements ' with the Union Depot
company to run its passenger trains
into the Omaha union depot. This sor
vice was to begin today. Late last
night, however, tbe Union Paclflo sent
word to the Milwaukee that it could no
longer use the bridge. When a Mil
waukee freight undertook to cross
about midnight the crew found the
switches double locked. Formal do
mands and refusals were made. This
morning the Milwaukee undertook to
get a passonger train across, but the
Union Paclflo blocked the track with
General Manager S. II. II. Clark, of
the Union Pacific, was closeted all day
with subordinates and denied to ' all
newspaper men. About 10:30 tonight
a vigilant reporter caught Mr. Clark
and plied him with questions concern
ing tho lockout 'of tho Milwaukee.
Clark disclaimed all knowledgo of tho
terms of tho contract nnd said he could
not state why tho" Milwaukee was
stopped, except it was to prevent other
engines from running on tho Union Pa
clflo tracks. He would handle Mil
waukee trains with Union Paclflo en
gines. He did not know how the mat
tor would bo settled. ' '
The Mllwaukco claims it has paid
largo sums to tho Union Pacific ns
rental for tracks, bridge tolls and. for
depot privileges, as well ns for keep
ing the tracks in repair, and thinks
the mattor will got into court. This
is Gould's plan, tho Milwaukee claims,
to kot'p tho contract in abeyance till
tho matter has dragged through the
oourts a couple of years or longor.
The Rock Island Is in worse shape
than tho Mllwnukoo. It has a line to
Lincoln of which flvo miles are Union
Paclflo track. Shut out from using
this,, the Rock Island has fifty mllos of
track it cannot use. , .
Pension Problem Doclded. .
Washington, Deo. 29 A pension
problem has arisen under the now pen
sion law of last June. The act grants
pensions to soldiers who served ninety
days and are now disabled from earn
ing a support, provided they wore hon
orably discharged. The officials of the
pension office were of tho opinion thut
tho act of June 27, 180, did not in
clude soldiers who had been in the con
federate service, as the act is silent in
regard to this class of pensioners.
Neither docs it repeal soction 4716, or
wind up with the usual saving clause:
All acts and parts of acts incon
sistent with this act , aro hereby re
pealed." The question was roferrod
to Assistant Secrotary Russy, who de
cides that claimants who served in tho
confederate army prior to enlistment
in the United States service are en
titled to pensions under the net of June
27, 1890, and aro placed on the sumo
footing as all other union soldiers.
Some of the official minds of tho pen
sion bureau are bothered to know what
to do with those that were wounded
while In the confederate service., The
only restriction that the act of June 27,
1890, makes is that disabilities must
not be tho result of the soldier's own
vicious habits. " .
The Canada Consular Steal.
Washington, Doc. 29, The great
est excitement, prevails here, amoung
people who have friends in the consu
lar service in Canada, ovor tho reports
of alleged extensive frauds against the
revenues of the United States by the
consular agents in the Dominion. The
ofnolals of the state department, how
ever, positively decline to give out any
information concerning tho names of
the suspected persons until the reports
of Dr. St. Clair shall be submitted to
the secretary. There is undoubtedly a
good deal of padding in the rumor
which credited tho consular agents
with enormous frauds, but that
some irregularities have been dls
discovered is not denied. Dr. St.
Clair, who has been charged with the
duty of making an investigation, has
been chief of tho consular bureau of
the state department for many years,
and has on one other occasion been
called upon to perform a duty similar
to that which has just occupied his at
tention, and in the last instance It was
found necessary to haul up some of tho
consular agents with a quick. turn, al
though all the time . no scandal was
published in connection, with the of
fair. . Western News. .
Will Hayes was fatally scalded in a
salt works at Hutchinson, Kan., Sun
day. John C. Shaffer, one of the oldest
Masons of Randolph county, Mo., died
Sunday morning very suddenly,'
Will Vanco, once a druggist of
Wheatland, O., committed suicide at
Deepwator, Mo., Sunduy by taking
twenty-five grains of morphine. ,
Cyrus Cox, a respected' citizen 'of
Nevada, Mo., cut his throat with a ra
zor night before last. Critical illness
of his wife and his father had cade
him despondent , .
The Vsw Mtal and It PMalbUHIaa Its
Adaptatlnn t Important (Ja
Aluminum, aside from its lightness
And streugth, U iii:i!le:tble,ductile, doe
not rust, is as beautiful as silver, and is
much more nbtindunt in its state than
any metal la use. Corolite, or IceUnd
spnr. is the mineral from which it has
Iwnn mostly obtaiued, hut it is a con
stituent of clay and of other earths,
and prevails almost everywhere. The
statement has been made that it com
pones more tlinn a twentieth part of
the crust of the globe. The difficulty
is to secure it in a pure state at a
moderate cost. Much has yet to b
learned also as to the method of using
it. and there remains some doubt as to
its adaptation tocertaiu important usee.
But within the last half-century iU
cost has been reduced from over thirty
dollars a pound to loss than three dol
lars, and It is now being put to prac
tical uso as au alloy. Recently a
sorles of tests to determine the virtues
of alumluuiu bronze was made by gov
ernment naval officers nt the Water
town (Massachusetts) Arsenal. A ten
sile strength of 90,000 pounds tn tbe
square Inch was shown, which is large
ly in excess of anything before devel
oped. Tho trauverse strength of the
composite metal was found to bo 6,600
pouuds to the square inch a result
Unit bus been ouly equalled by tbe
finest quality of crucible steol.
There are busy brains and hand
constantly at' work to reduce the ex
pense of mnnufucluiinj tho pure metal;
and as the incentive to success is, very
powerful, their labors aro not likely to
bo discontinued. lis capabilities, soon
er or later. aii vcrv sure to be ex-,
hiiustiroly tested. If they prove as'
satisfactory ns thcro is reason to hope
tlioy will, ntnl tho laboratory processus
give way to mill production at low
cost, a wonderful revolution in works
of construction will have been ontered
npoiu IIow far in tho future the de
sired end may be there is no telling.
ltomove,two-thirds of its own weight,
without diminution of strength, from
the vast structure that connects New
York and Brooklyn, and its effective-.
ncss for service, provided room were
supplied, would bu correspondingly in
orenfiod. Bridges of aluminum sup
posing always Its qualities are troty
represented could be thrown across
streams and ravines to span which is
now impossible. The capacity -of
steamships would be similarly enlarged.
Not ouly would cargoes take tho
place of tbo lesser weight of tho body '
Of the vessels, but also of that of their
machinery. Enough coal could be
stored to indefinitely lengthen voyages
without fresh supplies. Tbe cost of
transportation would bo lowered , in
many ways, foreseen and unforeseen,
and speed and safety increased as well.
The calculations of competent ea-.
gineers as to the advantages to be
gained would produce a showing diffi-,
coft of belief at first. The Eiffel Tow-'
er ns a consructive feat would sink in-;
to insignificance. The field for archi- '
tectural advance would be all but un
limited. Air navigation would leap
forward with a bound if feasible at.
all when.its great desideratum, a ma
terial combining strength and light
ness in a degree nover known before,
or even approximated, had . been so
cured. Street-cars, wagons, carriages,
etc., would be improved, and save im
mensely iu draught power and wear
and tear. Machines and instruments
would partake in the benefits of tho
change, and new ones invented that
are now unthought of. These are but ,
suggestions which experts In each
particular branch of mechanics can
seizo the meaning of and amplify.
Should the reasonable hopes of the
aluminum-workers be realized, man
kind would seem to have been emanct-
pated from a burden of heavy material
which it had been wrestling with for
ages, and posterity would talk of the
unspeakable waste of human energy
that had been involved in the use of '
There is an aesthetic side to the pros
pect as well as a material one. Alumi
num not only does not rust, either la
air or water, but is easily polished.
Transform in imagination the elevated
roadways of New York, the railings
and balconies before the houses or'
even the bouses themselves, the lamp
posts, the roofs, spires, and domes, the
Brooklyn and .other bridges, to bur-.
nished "silver, and a glimpse maybe
had of the coming effect of aluminum
in our cities indicated by the qualities ,
now claimed for it. The like has not
been pictured since Saint John spoke
of the golden streets and pearly gates
of the New Jerusalem. Amos W,
WriglU, in Harper's Weekly.
A Clerk's Vacation, v ; s -
A story is told In the Boston Journal
a1out a young man employed in a biz
retail dry goods store who was granted
a vacation. It was expected that be
would hie to the mountains or go to
the shore. The first morning he was
free he walked through the store
leisurely, nodding to his comrades be
hind the counters, but speaking to no
one. He then made his exit. Tho
second day he was an hour later, but lie
passed in review his toiling associates,
and then went out. This he repeated
for six days, when he returned on '
Monday he was asked why this strange
behavior. Ho replied that he had felt
for a long time a desire to be able to
do as he pleased in the store, and he,
now had been able to do so; and he
added: "I'm satisfied and ready to go
to work again better satisfied than if
I had climbed mountains or bathed in
the surf." It was a positive gratifies
iion to be a yisitor. .
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