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Free Coin gt Demanded.
Resolutions passed .by Highland Alii
aDC No. 812:
Whereas, The U. P. Ry Co. has utter
j failed to fulfill iU contract with the
government, therefore be it
Resolved, That we a members ej
Highland Alliance, No. 812. demand
that the same justice be meted out to
this corporation as would be to an indi
vidual under similar circumstances by
foreclosure of mortgage and ojeratiog
the same in the interest of the people
whose money is invested.
Whereas, There is a deficiency in the
circulating medium caused we believe
by the demonetization of silver, there
fore be it
Resolved, That we demand that our
constitutional right to have recourse to
both gold and silver for money be re
stored to us.
Resolved, That we demand of the
"present congress a bill providing for the
free coinage of silver.
Chairman of Com, on Resolutions.
The Lockout of MarksBros.
Cambridge, 'Neb., Dec. 23, '90.
Resolved, That we the members of
Sunny Hillside Alliance, No. 542, are in
sympathy with the harness and saddle
makers, Union No. 19. in their lock out
by Marks Bros. Saddlery Co. of Omaha,
and Babcock Bros, having refused our
committee's request not to handle Marks
Bros.' goods, it is therefore
Resolved, That this Alliance boycott
Babcock Bros, until they quit dealing
with the above named firm, and be it
Resolved, That a copy of these reso
lutions be entered on therecords of this
Alliance and a copy sent to the Alli
ance, Kaleidoscope, and Beaver City
Times for publication.
John A. Hicks, Pres.
Geo. A. Miller, Sec'y.
Sugar Beet Industry.
' Editor of Alliance: We thank
you for the editorial on beet sugar. It
would seem unwise to establish manu
factories wherein the manf.icttr3
would be unprofitable when the raw
materials were laid down in the factory
free of charge. I know nothing of the
cost of making beet sugar, but think I
know that the makers thereof will have
to pay more to the raisers of beets, or
this new industry will die in its infancy.
'Perhaps this explains why so large a
bonus is asked by builders of lactones.
They will skin both town and country
for a short time and then disappear.
D. W. Darlington.
Election and Installation.
Somerset. Neb., Dec. 22, 1890.
Rose Alliance, No. 935, held its an
nual election of officers on Dec. 6. W
M. Calvert was elected president, J. E
Cussins. vice president, and W. R
Davis, secretary. The above named
officers were re-elected, and W. R. Davis
was elected treasurer also. Mrs. S. M.
Cussins, chaplain, Ed. White, lecturer,
C. E. Ultip, assistant lecturer, .A. E.
Nafus. sereeant-at-arms, Henry Mc-
Gauhey, doorkeeper, and Steve Kendall
On Dec. 20 ther was a public instal
lation of officers, and a basket supper,
""which was partaken of after the instal
lation and a short program had gone
Taken altogether it was quite an en
At a regular meeting of Glenwood
Alliance, No. 439, Dec. 18, 1890, the fol
lowing resolutions were unanimously
Whereas, From the actions of C. H.
Van Wyck and others to create discord
and thereby injure the interests of the
Alliance in Nebraska and especially the
influence of Mr. J. Burrows and his pa
per. the Alliance, therefore e it
Resolved, That wo condemn the said
Van Wyck as a traitor to the interests
of the order, and further we most em
phatically condemn him for his actions
in the State Alliance as unparliamentary
ungentlemanly, uncalled for, and con
trary to the principles of our order, and
deserving of the condemnation of all
who have the interests of the Alliance
at heart. And be it further
Resolved, That we most heartily en
dorse the administration of the state of
fices just closed, and further we extend
to Mr. J. Burrows our hearty thanks for
the able manner in which he has
defended our principles, and his entire
course in promoting the best interests
of our order; and further we pledge him
our support and will do all in our
power to increase his influence by en
larging the circulation of our organ,
Lerov Payne, Pres.
Ed. Arnold, Sec'y.
Bro. Daily's Level Ideas.
Earl, Neb., Dec. 21, 1890
Editor Alliance: Enclosed you will
find 50 cents for which please renew my
To think there is a man in this state
who has back-bone enough to take the
stand in the interest of the laboring peo
pie that you have taken, located as you
are in the very centre of the hoodlum
element, is a source of profound satis
The farmers of the west have longed
for a paper that would not only instruct
them in raising calves by hand without
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NKH., SATURDAY. JAN. 3. 1801.
up their sleeves, but would handle Ilvlog
issues of the day that are of vital impor
tance to us alL Such a paper is the
Alliance, and it should receive the
support of every farmer and lalorer of
our state, so that the old press can be
kept well oiled and going night and day
if necessary until it will shake the walls
of every building in the city of Lincoln.
I believe jou receive a pretty good
support from this county (Frontier) and
you must remember that two-per cent-a
month money loaners are as thick as
bees out here, and that roller mills take
the toll, and that the deeded real estate
of this county is mortgaged for one and
one half million dollars Just think of
it! A new county settled but a few
years by a class f people that are as
hard working, economic and industrious
as any class on the face of the earth. - It
shows plainly on the face of it that the
farmers of this county have gone behind
upon their real estate alone to the ex
tent named above, to Bay nothing about
their chattel indebtedness which is
To say that the farmers here are
aroused is putting it very mildly, and
you will see by the election returns
from this county that the people have
at last struck one blow for home and
native land and I believe 1 can see upon
the countenance'of almost every voter
the indication that blow will follow
blow in quick succession until every
outlaw and legalized robber are driven
from this county. Some of the boodlers
saw plainly the handwriting upon the
wall and have pulled their freight al
ready. We need protection against transpor
tation rates, protection against paying
$175 for a binder that costs the manu
facturer $50, protection against paying
$40 for a corn planter that costs the
manufacturer less than $10, protection
against paying $25 for a suit of clothes
that can be bought in the east where
they are manufactured for $15. What
does the tariff amount to on the mater
ial in the above compared to the enor
mous profits of the middlemen. We
want to knock out about a dozen of
them between this country and the fac
tories. That's the kind of protection
we want out here on the western plains.
Ed. C. Dailey.
Resolutions of Progressive Alliance,
Whereas, Tho democratic press is
claiming and the .republican press con
ceding that the recent election was a
democratic victory, thereby ignoring
the independent movement and trying
to belittle its importance, therefore be
Resolved, That we denounce these ef
forts of partisan editors as subversive
of a just and correct understanding of
the political situation, and as indepen
dent voters we are gratified at results
of the recent election as being all we
had any right to expect.
RpsnlviML That a codv of these resolu
tions be sent to the Alliance for publi-
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canon . ix. 0 . i k uuk i , x 1 eo.
R. J. Wallace, Sec'y.
Resolutions of Condolence.
North Platte. Neb.. Dec. 8, '90
Whereas, It has pleased the Ruler of
the Universe to remove from our midst
our. late brother, Adam Ferguson, there
fore be it
Resolved. That we tender our heart
felt sympathies to the bereaved family
of Bro. Ferguson, and pray that they
may find consolation iu the thought that
Jesus doeth all things well, and
Resolved, That these resolutions be
spread upon the records of Alliance ISO.
1233, and a copy thereof be transmitted
to the widow of our deceased brother,
and to the North Platte papers and the
Alliance for publication.
J. O. Case,
J. C Wilson,
Charleston, Dec. 15, '90
Whereas. Death has taken from us
our worthy brother and neighbor, Chas.
A. Swan, therefore be it
Resolved. That we the members of
the Charleston Alliance, No. 746, ex
tend to the wife and family of our de-
parted brother our sympathy, trusting
that the Lord will comfort them in their
Resolved, That these resolutions be
spread upon the records and a copy be
sent to the Alliance at Lincoln, aid
York Democrat for publication, and a
copy be presented to the family of de
ceased. L. Norton, )
W. J. Miller -Com.
E. A. Rounds )
Harrisburg, Neb., Dec. 20, '90.
At a regular meeting of Banner Alli
ance, No. 440, held on this date, com
mittee on resolutions made the follow
Whereas, It has pleased our Heavenly
Father to call from the family of our
beloved brother, W. L. Dunlavy, their
little son to Himself, be it
Resolved, That we offer our heartfelt
sympathies to them in this their sad be
reavement. Resolved, That these resolutions be
spread upon the records of this Alli
ance, and a copy thereof be transmitted
to Brother Dunlavy and family, and to
the Alliance and Askford Advocate.
E. M. White,
Bee Hive Alliance, No. 425, )
Lancaster Co., Dec. 20, 1890. f
Whereas, It has pleased Divine Provi
dence to remove from our midst a son
of our beloved brother, James Van
.Resolved, That this Alliance deeply
sympathizes with his afflicted parents
and relatives in this their sad bereave
ment. Resolved. That a copy of these resolu-
4 tions be entered on the records of this
Alliance and a copy sent to his parents
and to the Alliance for publication.
S. P. Peterson, ) rnm
RESOLUTIONS OF APPROVAL,
At a regular meeting of the Nance
County Alliance. ..held in Fullerton,
December 13, me louowiug was
pasxed and ordered published:
Whereat. The leaders of the Farmers'
Alliance in this state, especially J. Bur
rows, late of the state executive com
mittee and editor of the Farmers'
Alliance, have beeu libelously assailed
by newspapers and individuals 01 the
republican and democratic parties for
the purpose of defeating the Alliance
m -veinent; therefore be it
Resolved. That the members of the
Nance County Alliance assure Bros.
Burrows, Powers, Thompson, and the
order generally.of a continuance of their
confidence in the ability and integrity
of these Alliance leaders.
E. B. Spaceman, Sec'y.
Republican City. Neb. Dec. 14, '90.
Mr. Editor: I was chosen as a com
mittee of one by our Alliance to thank
you for your untiring zeal and the able
manner in which you have conducted
your paper since our subscription com-
meuceu uum 1110 preseui muo. uui
members seem to be none the less zeal
ous in the cause since the election but
are pushing forward that we may see
grander results in the future. The
membership of our neighboring Al
liances is on the increase, ours Is not on
the increase in numbers but is in de
termination. The following resolutions were adopt
ed at our last regular session:
Whereas. I be revenue aerivea irom
the licenseing of saloons is applied for
school purposes in the towns and cities
where such saloons exist; tnereiore
Resolved. That the monies accruing
from the licenseimr of such saloons be
come a state fund and be equally divid
ed among the schools of the state; and
Whereas, irte school hooks usea are
sold at extortionate prices; therefore
Resolved, That the state .publish tho
school books and furnish them to the
people at cost. Ezra S. Whitney,
Sec'y Bone Creek Alliance No. 18(17.
Platte Center, Neb., Dec. 10, '90.
To The Alliance: At a called meet
ing of Platte County Farmers' Alliance
December 19. 1890, the following pre
anrb e and resolution was passed:
Whereas, We understand that one of
the modes of defeating the Alliance i. e.
that of withdrawing the support from
newspapers who support the Alliance
cause is being practiced in this county.
Resolved, That the Platte County
Farmers' Alliance encourage the mer
chants with w horn they deal to patron
ize the county newspapers that uphold
Fred Jewell, Sec'y.
Oak Valley Alliance:
Whereas, The Stale Journal and the
Omaha Bee and certain o her newspa
pers of the state still persist in defend
ing the cause of our enemies as against
the material Interests of the masses of
the people; therefore be it
Resolved, By the Oak Valley Alliance
that we will not patronize or give our
support to any newspaper of the state
that proves itself to be an enemy to our
cause. And be it further
Resolved, That we heartily endorse
the action of Brother Burrews who has
at all times and all places been found
laboring for the interests of the farmers
and laboring men.
Resolutions of Pioueer Alliance No.
Whereas, J. Burrows, editor of the
Farmers' Alliance, has been slandered,
critiuised and assailed by the Lincoln
Journal, Omaha Bee and other railroad
and boodle organs as a dictator and
selfish personage, and
Whereas, On the other hand, it is an
indisputable fact that Bro. J. Burrows
has diligently and faithfully labored for
the purifying of politics in the state of
Nebraska; therefore be it
Resolved, By Pioneer Alliance No. 757,
that we heartily approve the course of
Bro. J. Burrows as an editor'and a pro
moter of the Independent movement in
the state of Nebraska; and be it further
Resolved, That we denounce the Lin
coln Journal, Omaha Bee and other pa
pers of a similar type, and that we with
draw our support from said papers; and
be it further
Resolved, That a copy of these resolu
tions be sent to the Farmers' Alliance
and the Shickloy Zfcrarf for publication.
S. N.Johnson, Sec'y.
De Witt, Neb., Dec. 11, 1890.
Editor Alliance, As I have not
seen anything in your paper from this
part of Gage county I thought I would
write and let you know that we are
still united. The last meeting of Prai
rie Star Alliance No. 1302 was an inter
esting meeting, and the question of
taking the old party papers came up,
and freoly discussed and was finally de
cided to support our on papers by
passing me iouowmg resolutions:
We the members of Prairie Star Alli
ance No. 1203 do
Resolve, That we heartily endorse the
course pursued by our state papet the
Farmers' Alliance, and our county
paper the Arbor Stale, in the late cam
paign and that we will so far as is in
our power support only such papers as
are working in the interest of the farm
ers and laborers.
Odell, Neb., Dec. 13th,1890.
Center Hill Farmers' Alliance:
Resolved, That we the members of
Center Hill Farmers' Alliance No. 781
have unlimited faith in the honesty and
integrity of Mr. J. Burrows, and our
State paper the Farmers' Alliance,
and that we endorse the principles ad
vocated in said paper, and believe it
worthy of the support of the farmers and
laborers of .Nebraska.
Resolved, That we condemn the course
pursued by certain radical papers of
both old prrties in state and county for
the betrayal of the cause of the farmers
and laborers, and their advocating of
corporations, monopolies ana trusts.
Resolved, That we will withdraw our
support from such papers as reject the
principles of the Alliance, and lend
their influence and aid to the robber
corporations that are sapping the very
ate oiooa or tne nation.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolu
tions be sent to the Farmers' Alli
ance of Lincoln and the Arbor State of
Beatrice for publication
J. E. Johnson
M. P. Vanthrin. Com
THE COOO WE MAY DO.
Cf tk Sat'lnt Ui f Bla4a- Brl.f
When doing a. kind act bow seldom
one siopt to think what the results
may bo. Yet tho simplest ac of
kindness not infrequently proves to bo
tne foundation stone of high and noble
lives. The writer calls to mind an
instance where a'very simple act of
kindness proved to be of lasting benefit
to the receiver. One rainy Sunday
years ao a little girl wa'J wandering
listlessly about a poorly furnished
room in her homo in search of some
thing with which to amuse herself
and help shorten a long and dreary
day. Finding nothing to interest her
she stepped to a window and began
counting the raindrops as they fell on
tho window sill and rolled off. A lady
across the way chanced to see her and
thought the child looked louely. When
the rain ceased for a few moments she
went into ber beautiful grounds and
cutting a large bunch of purple lilac
blossoms, beckoned to the child to
come and get them. The little girl
being an ardent lover of flowers ap
preciated the simple offering more
than older people would value costlier
gifts, and all the remainder of thai
gloomy and cheerless day the cluster
of purple flowers was a com
fort and a pleasure to her. To
her the delicate construction of
each tiny petal was a beautiful and
interesting study. While thus engaged
it occurred to her that painting and
faithfully portraying flowers must be a
very beautiful occupation. With tho
thought came a great longing to be
come an artist. "Why should I not
be.aa. artist?' she said. Taking pen
cil and paper she seated herself before
the bunch of lilac blossoms and com
menced to draw, j At first her efforts
were very far from representing the
flower she loved so much. . However,
never getting discouraged, she spent
tho rest of the day practicing drawing.
That was twenty-five years ago. The
little girl is now an artist, whose name
encircles the globe, whose flower
pieces, for beauty and delicacy, have
few equals. One thing she never
tires of painting is lilac blossoms.
When some one spoke of this she re
plied: "AH that I am I owe to these
beautiful blossoms, and to the kind
ness of the lady who gave them to me.
For with them came the first inspira
tion, the first longing to be somotbing
above what I was, and the yearning
for this pure and refining art It
6eems a strange thing to say, that all
the love of art I possess was awakened
in ma by so simple a gift, but so it
was. " .- . .
Aa Inheritance From the Dm Ids.
The legend of the mistletoe is an in
heritance from the religion of the
Druids. The cathedral arches under
which the Celts worshipped were the
spreading branches of the oak, the
roof a dense foliage of greenery, and
the mistletoe, tho mystical paraslto of
the tree, was a symbol full of mean
ing, for it was believed to renow its
life by some agency differing from
that which propagated all other
plants, and to exist by a divine power.
Here, under the oak, the favorite tree
of the Celtic sun-god, at the period of
the winter-solstice, priests and people
sacrificed white bulls and human vic
tims. The mistletoe was gathered
and dispensed in small sprays, to be
hung by tho worshippers over their
doors as amulets against evil and pro
pitiation to the sylvan deities. The
Scandinavian legend of the mistletoe.
which tolls tho story how Lokl, the
god of fire, made the mistletoe the
agent of the death of Bulder, most
glorious of Odin's children, is familiar
to all students of the lnorse Sagas.
The mistletoe continues to be specially
cultivated in England for the sale
which is always large at Christmas-
tide, but the apple-tree has taken the
place of the oak, as the soil on which
the plant feeds the most generously.
Tho kissing priviledge connected with
the mistletoe during the days of yule
is probably the most familiar relic of
its traditions. Both the yule-flro and
the mistletoe were of old believed to
have special virtue as safeguards
against the cowers of evil; yet when
they beoame thoroughly embodied in
the Christian legend, it was not so
much this as thoir suireestion of the
divine power which at Christmas kept
the Princo ol Uarlcness ana nis satel
lites in abject submission, that gave
them their value. Harpers' vveeiciy.
She Did Anyhow.
Little Alice (looking over a book of
religious pictures) Papa, what are
PaDa Wbv. they are the first chris-
tians, the early christians the old
onew, don't you know? Your mother
can tell vou better than 1 can.
.Alice Then we're not (regretfully)
primitive christians, are wer
PaDa N no. no. of course not.
lice (brightening) Bu we get
there just tne same, aon t we, papa.'
A Nice Name.
Tourist What did that long freight
tram bring to town a circus?
Prominent citizen Nope. It brought
a Russian family. Ivanovich Steppin-
off KaupaupacatsW, his wife and thirty
eight children. They loaded the folks
into the first car and filled the rest of
the train with their names. I under
stand that a pieoe hung out behind
and ripped up three miles of track bo
fore they noticed it Mvinsey's Week
MORE ABOUT ALUMINUM,
Aluminum still promises to toco mo
the "metal of the nge," notwithstand
ing the difficulties that have been met
in producing it. Of late it has been
mnde the subject of numerous and
valuable experiments. A prominent
French metallurgist has boe for e?r.
eral years conducting experiment with
the metal, and expresses it as his be
lief that it is destined to become one
of the most useful of metals, displacing
even iron and steel One of the exper
iments which be has been conducting,
and which be has succeeled in bring
ing to a successful issue, is the plating
of other metals with aluminum, and.
in view of the prominence in commer
cial interests of this new metal, tho
process and effect of his system may
be of interest, and in substance is as
"The metal to be plated, be it iron,
steel,' copper., or what not ' firt
thoroughly cleaned in an acid bath.
Then it is placed in a compound bath.
the ingredients of which are borate of
soda, hydrated alumina and some
kind of fusible flux. Then it goes into
a muffle, having sevorul trays or flues
for the admission of vapors and escapo
of gases generate! during the pro
cess. The muffle is he ted to a high
pitch, and salts of aluminum, general
ly in tho shape of a chloride, are heat
ed In a clay vessel until they vaporize;
the vapors aro then conducted into the
muffle by one of the flues. As a result
aluminum is deposited on the pre pn red
heated metal. ' To prevent oxidation.
nitrogen is ' forced" into the muffli
nlong with the chloride of aluminum
vapor.. Only a small quantity of waste
gases is formed d urine the process.
and these, together 'with the surplui
nitrogen, escupe through the flues.
but are collected and may be again
used in other ways. It U said that
this method is very thorough; so
thorough. Indeed, that not only is a
coating of aluminum deposited on tho
surface of the iron or copper, but
much of the precious metal is actually
absorbed by the bcutod and expanded
iron or copper, so thnt an actual alloy
is formed, which gradually shades of
to a surface of pure aluminum.
"The value of this proeesa ought to
oe very groat This coating of alumi
num is found to increase very materi
ally the strength . of the object to
which it is applied. It is of utility in
machinery, for axles, etc., because the
aluminum is anti-frlctionnl. - Then it
Is' not tarnished by either acids or
alkalies, nor eaten into by them.
This fact makes ao aluminum ;platirig
most dersirablo for household utensils
of all kinds. Curiously enough, it
both convoys heat more rapidly and
retains it lonirer thin almost any
other known metal, which makes It of
special value in cooking utensil?. M.
Brln is enthusiastic on tho subject,
and looks for the coming of an iluml
num age, when this wonderful metal
shall supersede all others for almost
all the ueses of mankind."
There is a way to make good baskets
t home and pretty and cheap, too,
out of corn hustts thick outor husks
for strong baskets, and for
lighter and . finer" ones the white
inner 'parts' These must" bes wrapped
for an hour or so in a damp towel, and
then cut into strips of equal width.
Make an ordinary braid with six or
more strips, which may bo doubled,
or even trebled, for greater strength.
Thread a needle with hoavy, waxed
lined thread, and having dampened
the braid, form it into an oval, five or
six inches long and three wide, for the
bottom of the basket and sew the ad
joining edges of the braid together,
as in a straw hat, but don't overlap
them. Go on coiling and stitching for
the sides of the ' basket, widening the
opening until the basket is deep
The handles are made of a heavy.
three stranded braid, which is sewed
all around the top of. the basket just
inside, and looped at the middle of
For ornament wind .the handles with
gay colored ribbon or braid, put a box
plaiting of the same around the top
and work a bunch of flowers on one
side in bright worsteds, with long
stitches. The opposite side may ha70
a letter or a name.
A Bmch of Decency.
James Hamilton once had a bachelor
establishment at Cairo. A week after
he had occupied his house, with only
his man-servant to wait on him, he
was visited by the sheikh of the quar
ter, a venerable Egyptian of imposing
appearance, says the San Francisco
Argonaut After the usual compli
ments and the coffee and pipes were
disposed of, the Sheikh el Belled com
menced by expressing his regret that
his Arab neighbors, while admitting
the inoffensive character and deport
ment of the Frank, objected to re
maining there. "On what ground?
said Hamilton. Why," replied the
sheikh, "they say you are not a moral
man!" "Why," said the astonished
Englishman, "no woman has ever set
foot in my house since I have occupied
it!" "Yes," responded the sheikh, and
that is the very reason they give.
They say you have no harem in your
house, and therefore must prove a
troublesome neighbor.' It a man has
no harem, h4 must meddle with bis
neighbor's. It is not decent" .
mm cf wit.
I's In ting, of all the fine arts, U most
A man will excuse any fault la a
woman who is not his wife.
If you witnt a man's candid opinion
of you make him angry and you'll get
When it comes to a question of
society the best is not always to
Speaking of the man in the moon.
tho goneral Impression is that be is
"not in it"
Married people, it is said, lira
longer than single ones. It seems
longer, any way, to unhappy couple.
There are many people in the world
who laugh all tho way home and stop
as soon as they reach their front door.
Women may indeed have a sphere
that is boundless, but she has to stop
when she comes to a barbed-wire
The rate of interest that a broker
feels in a woman whom he is courting
is liable to depend upon the amount
of ber fortune.
The most bashful girl ever heard of
was the young lady who blushed when
she was asked if she had not been
The watchmaker Is doomed to per
petual apprenticeship. Even when
he pretends to be in business for him
self he is really "serving his time."
He 'Maud is very youu? and in
genuoua in her way, isn't she?" She
"Yes. Her second childhood rest
very gracefully upon ber, doesn't it?"
Poet (reading his latest effusion to
friend) "Ah! my poem seems to
affect you very greatly you are weep
ing?" Friend "No, simply perapir
Teacher "You think sin is aa
adjective, do you? How would you
compare itr' 6mart Doy "rostuve.
sin; comparative, sinner, superlative.
There are men and men, as there
are sanawicnes ana sanawicnea.
There's nothing in some of them and
in others the more there is so much
the worse. . '
Isabel "What an awfnlly shoddy
girl Genevieve Flyaway U! Every
thing about her has the air of being
marked down." May "Yes, even
In the distribution of vocations it is
a strange fact that the man who could
run a newspaper to suit every one is
always in some other business than
Who will venture to say woman is
not infinitely the superior of man
when it comes to that which, in the
vernacular, is familiarly termed "pack
ing a trunli?"
McCorkle (looking at the individual
leaning against that lamp-post)
"That man has a queer name Trian
gle." McCrackle "It is appropriate.
though. Ho is a rye-tangled triangle.
Sam Johnsing 'Tso all right now.
l'se gwlnter get up." Cnreful Wife
"tool nlggah. Jess you stay in bed
until you has tuck de rest ob de medi
cine in dat bottle what I p dd a dollar
"Where is the doctor and what Is he
dolne?" "He's reading over his ser
mon of the morrow to acquire fluency
In its production." "Oh, I see! A
kind of practlcing-what-ho-preachea'
"Ethel "Of course, papa, I want to
marry him. but you'll have to give me
up. poor dear, won't you?" Papa
"Well, my dear, that's true; but then
we'll get rid of your young man, too,
"I wonder why it is that old yiolins
are more valuable than others?" said
Quericle. "I don't know," replied
De Kicque, "unless they have gotten
out of order so that nobody can play
She "Here you are getting home
late ogaln. And there's a flush on
your face." - He "Just my luck.
Been waiting for a flush all evening,
and it comes too late to realize any
thing on it"
"I say, Bobby," whispered Feather
ly, "did your sister say that sho hoped
my trip would do me good?" "Yes,
she told me last night that if Mr.
Fcatherly went wost she hoped be
would go for good."
"On what ground, Mr. Cautious, do
you propose to break our engage
ment?" "There is ao ground. Miss
Bellows; that's the trouble. I had
supposed, when wa became engaged,
you owned a large farm."
Johnny "Mr. Hankinsoa, ain't you
shaped jun like other, moo?"
Mr. Hankinsoa "I suppose so,
Johnny. Why?" "Papa says you
ain't exactly square and Irene
says you seem to be always 'round.".
Rector's Wife "You ought to avoid
even the appearand of eviL Do you,
yourself, think tha girls who dance
are right?" Belle of the Parish
"They must be. I know the girls who
don't dance are always left"
Teacher "Thomas, I saw you laugh
just now. What ure you laughing
about?" Tommy "I was just think
Inff about something." Teacher
"You have no business thinking during
school hours. Don't let it occur
The young man wa? a rough
diamond, a recent importation from
rural districts, and when the carver
was ready to serve him he asked:
"And now. Mr. C , what part will
you take?" This answer was at once
forthcoming: "Impartlcular," said
Mr. C ; "big piece anywharl"
allowing said calves to blow the milk
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