The farmers' alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1892, May 07, 1891, Image 6

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THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, IMAY 7, 1891.
A DIRE FAILURE.
T am rit tine lve. K)oie."
He Mid. a on hi t'W knee
Me Mrove the maiden toimprews
WirA teooid ol Ui- Jai:ui"u!iia.
K paxed upon tli lute of hair
His upir U wewd jwi.ud lo weV
And murin( the (oreim tint
The barter's art did there impnt-t
Keplied. "Your lipthe vo detne",
For true love,' Uarenoe. 'itr die.
fto-ton Courier,
EETWEEX TWO DEMIES.
Dnrinff tlieser-oml r with England,
n American privateer criii.l along
the western coast of Africa, toiiching
at different pointi to take in water or
provisions, or cIiHuinp KruiJisU vessel
into rivers, bays and inlet. At that
tiaie American privateer were to be
found in nearly every quarter of the
globe. The American merchant had
large interests at Make on the ocean,
and they fitted out many fast -nailing
privateers.
When one of the swift craft cap
tured an Euclisli brig off Cape 8t.
Vincent, the captain of the lliitinh
eliip exclaimwl, 'What? a Yankee
privateer in this pnrt of the world!"
"Af, ay, air, and they'll soon lie
found in theTharia," politely repli.sl
the Yankeccapiain. To thin rejoinder
the Englishman could only mutter
aloud, "Eitro'nnry, extro'nary!"
The Yankee, a "insll privateer, in
1 an eventful criiixe of one iiiimlml and
fifty day had explored more of the
western coast of Afrio than any
other American vessel. She had
cruised all tliroiitfh the South Atlan
tic, threatening the British commerce
with Colony, and then, following the
shore, she sailed through the Gulf of
Guinea, passed the Cape Verde Inlands
the Canaries and Anoren, and finally
feorossed the ocean and entered New
port harbor. ;
During this eventful trip in little ex
plored waters, the had captured ight
prizes, mmiefOUH pi-moiier, sixty-two
cannon, and about tlute hundred
thousand dollars' worth of property
Wie had also accomplished a jrent
de il in exploring a count that was us
yet but poorly inappetl out for mar
iners, and in bringing back to this
country account s of a land that is
now exciting t ho interest and wonder
of the world. Some strange Kpcciinens
of plants and vines were alxo brought
to America by the crew of the Yankee.
One extensively hot day the priva
teer was moving slowly Iwjfore a light
breeze, not far from the mouth of the
Kongo river. The da ks were scorch
ing to the touch, snd the awnings
stretched across seemed to have no
effect in intercepting the beat of the
sum's rays.
The Yankee had not Been a nail of
any kind for several days, and the
monotony of the voyage was becom
ing unbearable.
About this time an English ship
hove in sight, and a generalstir among
the crew denoied tne interest iney ,m herself in a deep creek that ran in
took in the discovery. Every sail of to the river. The interlacing boughs
the privateer was set, and a chase be- overhead, and the twining mass of
crew denoted the interest tliey
man at once
The English soon discovered t hat he
Was pursued, and quickened his speed.
But the craft was old merchantman,
rigged with clumsy and ill-fitting sails,
and heavily laden with ivory, rare
woods, shells, and hides.
Her progress was slow compared
with that of the tree and buoyant
craft that was pursuing her.
At first the English ship headed sea
ward, with the evident intention of at
tempting an escape on the wide seas.
But the Yankee overhauled her so
rapidly that this plan was abandon
ed. Suddenly she hauled around, and
changed her course, heading directly
for the coast, a few miles ahead.
The captain of the Yankee was not
acquainted with the rivers, bays and
inlets along the shore. Very likely
the captain of the English merchant
man knew the phice well. It was good
policy to capture her before she could
enter the mouth ot some river.
The chase became exciting. The
sails were crowded on the Yankee,
while the captain paced her deck ex
citedly. The crew stood at their
posts. Jbvery ettort was made to in
crease the speed of the vessel; but it
oon became apparent that the mer
chantman bad a lead sufhcient to
enable her to reach the shore first
"We're creeping along like a snail,"
said the captain ot the Uinl.ee, look
Jug critically at the rising.
"We're doing the best we can, sir,'
replied the first mate. "We have ev
ery sail set, and everything in order,
It'is the wind, sir, that is to blame."
The captain walked to the bow of
Ins vessel aim wanned tiie escaping
merchantman. Mie was within nn.l a
mile of a densely wooded nroimnitorv.
which seemed to jut fur out into the
water.
The English vessel waslosinygroumi.
but she. was alo apjmiach'mg the
"Is t hers a river behind that point of
land!" aked Ihecnptnin
Ho one knew, for no one had sailed
that coast before.
"Well, U it isn't too late we may
cripple- her. tic! the forward guns
ready, and aim high. lHui't injure tti
hull, for I fancy she has a valuable
cargo. Mm giisli to t lis rigging hot
and heavy,"
Two Ion rangsi annonwere pointed
ver the bo of th privst.vr lit
nimitis of two i Iwy p-ihI fur.
Tli top of ti e t.iiv'ttshmMN m'uien
aasat cams crashing down. rrvuig
with it tl heavy upper anils. Then
the. forward km mensd two IsMty
hots, which tote , tioiu iu otttioM.
nd canted it atitit thssltmt n.ut-
nsAl. a hw t it lmti mgmy in the
Ths sails Uttered sist torn
Ut tit ltinbntituta toiiHtiuixl on
Im conn, lbs Kogtuh nftymi f i out
ths Mtaat stamp
. Tt n am ttf tW Ysnki signalled
- las a Murntadof, tut sir was
k ants' fnsd tlissliolt
t tins e-w aim4 at !s lu U k
t .1 wHaa Iwmod (p Mivhrttxi
t "Y
.: i kef. t lr i"l.!ni bui
111 p." hiM.td ttoauin,
w. t I .a tei Kan aas mi( ua J an
f y c :s. aMa smmis lu
t It ; i Jthc Maisrtaewaetrj
i ' -4 fnmvi
4. i rrinCetl assl Uhf iM'unsl.
. r" itti.J ti ta ' iNtwitut
c 4 t-.t af tfi 4 tiia
The firinsr had to reae, but the sne
er of the Yankee's captain increased.
His prize was out of sight, but it had
not vet eaestwu.
"I'll chase them across the whole
coin inent," be said: "but 111 have
them'"
Presently the Yankee rounded the
same nromontorr. A black- muiMv
river discharjp-d itself into the ocean
on the oposite side of the headland,
all along the banks of w 'Inch t he cms
tering tree and dark, coiling, spiky
undergrowth formed such an iiniH-ne-trable
mass that it did not seem -
sinle lor man to enter it.
The river had several small mouths;
it was like a scries of smalLlakes or
ponds, separated here and there by
dense lines of trees, bushes and grass.
It was a place in which a vessel inislit
readily escape an enemy, for shecould
run up one branch of t be stream and
be out of sight while her pursuer wav
searching near by.
When the Yankee rounded the head
land no signs of the merchantman
could be discovered. The captain
studied the problem before him, and
lost some time in coming to a conclu
sion. If he sailed up the river the
merchantman might lieconcealednenr
the mouth, ready to cca e to t he
ocean when the coast was clear.
On the other hand, the prize might
fo straight up the river, and find some
liding place under the dense, over
hanuing banks, where discovery would
be imossible. The captain weighed
the chances well before attempting
anything definite. He cruised back
and forth near the . mouth of the
stream, keeping the ocean well insight.
" e must leave a watch behind here
to signal
are iroina
if she comes back while we
up tiie river, the captain
said to his first mate. We can leave
several men on the headland, with a
small howitzer to warn us. They
can "
The captain' words were cut short
by a peculiar sound. From out of tint
woodsa series of savage yells blended
with sharp reports of lire-arms in au
indistinct i oar.
The chattering of the monkeys and
the cries of the birds were hushed by
these sounds. Every sailor on board
the Yankee looked in astonishment to
ward the wall of trees,
The shouts and yells continued,
but theliring dwindled down to a few
stray shots.
Follow un the sounds," shouted
the captain of the Yankee. 'It every
man prepare for action, Keep the
guns loaded and in position,"
J lie prow of the privateer cut
through thetuuddy waters of the river
gallantly. A stiff breeze had sprung
up from the m ean, andtlje, heavy can
vas was filled so that very good speed
was possible.
As the boat proceeded the banks ol
the river closed in upon it, The river
wound and twisted about so that the
view ahead and behind was entirely
rut off. On both sides was a dense
African forest.
it was not difficult to fix the direc
tion from whence the sounds came.
As the Yankee proceeded they became
louder and fiercer.
Suddenly, in turning a curve in the
stream, the cause ot the tumult be
came apparent.
The English merchantman, in her
endeavor to escape, had tried to con
leaves and vines on each side, alfordud
excellent opportunity for this; but un
fortunately another circumstance had
not been well considered.
A large band of African savages bad
been concealed behind the leafy wall.
They had followed the ship up to her
hiding place, and as she approached
the land, they had rushed out of the
bushes In a body, boarded the ship,
and attacked the small crew.
The Englishman resisted the on
slaught ot the savages bravely, but
on account of the suddenness of the
attack and the number of the savages,
they had been driven to the stern of
their vessel, where they were unable
to use thei " two cannon.
The battle was sadly one-sided, and
the crew were anticipating horrible
torture from their savage captors,
when the Yankee suddenly hove in
sight.
Although the vessel was an enemy,
the hard pressed crew of Englishmen
gave a cheer, and shouted for help
The savages were swarming all over
the prize, but they hesitated a mo
ment when -the reinforcement, ap
peared. Then with one accord the blacks
hurled a shower of arrows and spears
at the. Yankee.
The two heavy cannon upon thefor
wurd deck of the privateer were aimed
at the crowd of savages, and when
they were discharged dozens of blacks
were swept into t lie river.
Again and again the guns were fired,
carrying death and destruction with
them.
The merchant man was finally cleared
of most of the savages, and several
sailors sprang from the deck of the
Yankee and fastened a line to her stern.
The vessel was gradually hauled out
into miil-st ream, and t he few savages
remaining on board, becoming fright
ened, plunged into the water. Mean
w hue, hmtdreds of other savages had
J collected on both banks, and showers
of arrows ami spears whixed over t lis
(le'k ot the two vessels. .
Hut the mU wss itecureil, and the
Eiiulishmun saved from a horrible
death at the hand of a race whom
tbeV believed to be cannibal
The work of getting out of the river
was a long, tedious and dangerous
on. Hie savages, chagrined at their
mod1, appeared ib-terminetl to rs-
devtn their honor. They followed tht
wo vesw'K ami at svery turn in ths
river niSiW a desperate stand; but
I tut heavvianiuiu ol tha Yankee lut
tbem to thtiht.
Two or Ibres Isrw Wats, tiroiH-llinl
lV oars and ixitr, tlid loals dowu
with t'l.Kk sarruus, tail mil into ths
stream, ami alte;npte to board ths
prtvaieer; but ssni tls caimon li'
icret litem.
.Mil Mum ins moum tr river
was rvat iMsl ui tits rrvw of (tis iwo
iewl ttt-l that all tlaitr had raa
mi, 'llieii Xh wottiutml and dyuw
aers frit for Ml Ihs .iu:ltlmi. ii
sis t rsiwU-in-l to ) il k oltl s
Ysakea, shers Ihey rwwved twsds at
aul.
IM rtn of ths twr haiUmsn
nas lnty Kt r.lr to euireiwive la
tbi Ys ke ssptHi, an i m iloi'tj
! sail I'ta X- ortkirn ina. at
tuetnl tUMr i W n an toamy. ilia
U'HtMMis d snsee ! lhblaka
sfm b.td iiaU lbs twd sttemsrs
fist d 11-s eartra tb Mistvbaat.
ais i a a c Iter 1 1 4r!t rfl I a l he Ko, 4
tit lt Vsika taraw attvi4,
ail Ihs fatetl yisisi Wua awicled
uU.'s Ciaiiiu.
FOR OUR YOUXG RLVDBS.
MATTERS OF INTEREST TO OUR
YOUNG PEOPLE.
Lost Money-Marble's Charm De
velopment of DollsA Fair
Warning.
Margie's Charm.
"What is it that makes everybody
love Margie Fitch so?" said Jennie
Howard, half petulantly, as she turn
ed away from the window after hav
ing seen the elegant Mrs. .Drayton,
with her little daughter by her side,
gracefully rein in her horse, take
Margie in her handsome carriage and
dash off down the street. "She isn't
pretty nor stylish. Now what is it
no you suppose?"
"I think I know the charm. Per
haps you would better set yourself
the task this week to discover it,"
answered her mother, busily putting
the sitting-room to rights.
The next day at school Jennie fol
lowed her like a detective. , The first
thing she noticed was . Margie's kind
ness to Alice Uoss, a shy new scholar,
who stood quite alone looking wist
fully at the others at their gay sports.
Margie went over and made her ac
quaintance, and after a little urging
the gill joined the merry group and
was soon running like a deer and
laughing with t he rest. When school
was called, Margie laid a rose on the
teacher's desk as she passed, smiled a
cherry "Good morning," and received
an appreciauvcsmueiii return, -nuont
an hour later, while busily studying,
a smothered sob caught her ear.
Looking about, she saw ' the new
scholar sitting with her bead tient for
ward with a hoisiless expression. I p
went Margie's hand for permission to
leave her seat, which was granted, as
were all like requests, for they were
rare, and the teacher knew they were
never of a trilling nature.
"What is the matter, Alice? asked
Margie, sitting down beside her.
"1 can't do one of t hese examples,"
she replied, dashing away a tear.
Margie took the slate, read over un
example, and soon had it down cor
rectly. With a little help at the right
place the others were conquered, and
the girl lifted a grateful face to hers as
she thanked her.
On their way home a troop of girls
were working off their ainiiual spirits
in a wild game of tag. Margie, in
whirling suddenly, came iu collision
with a gentleman, knocking bis cane
from his hand.
"Oh, 1 beg your pardon, sir," said
Margio, covered with confusion as she
returned the cane to him, "I'm afraid
I have hurt you." And she looked up
wit h frank solicitude in her eyes.
"Not at all, my dear," he responded
heartily, pleased by her courteous
manner, "tlo on with your play and
be happy. 1 am proud to doll my
hat to so oolite a young lady," which
he did with a stately bow, and passed
on.
"How did you dare? I should have
been too much frightened to have said
a thing!" exclaimed one of the girls.
"So should I," chorused the others.
There was a social jn the church
parlors that week. . Jennie still hover
ed near Margie.leaming a sweet lesson
every day from her. As they sat turn
ingthe leaves ofa bymn-booiC, finding
their favorite songs, a lady paused to
speak to them. Margie instantly
arose and proffered her chair, which
was accepted with a a pleased smile
after Margie had insisted upon it.
The two girls started for the other
room, where the young people were
preparing for games. Just . then
Margie espied a solitary figure sitting
in the corner. This was the deacon's
wife, who was somewhat deaf. After
a handshake and a sentence through
the ear trumpet, people usually left
her to herself, as the majority of the
people mumble or speak too rapidly
to be readily understood through the
trumpet. Margie crossed the room
to her and taking the trumpet in her
hand, being careful to articulate so as
not to make her allliction more con
spicuous, she sat and chatted half an
hour away, amusing the dear old lady
bv reneatinc the pleasantries and
jokes that were flying from lip to lip
of tlioso around tnem.
"You have been a comfort to me,
my bonnie lass," said the old lady,
nattinu the hand that held the truin-
net. "Now bo plav with the rest. I
thank vou, mv dear, for the thought
fulness of an old woman like me."
And Marine went away laiite happy
As soon as she apm-ared several
voices exclaimed:
"O. here conies Margie Fitch! Tt
her be Kuth. Come, Margie, and be
blindfolded."
Margie laughingly submitted, and a
moment later was giving "Jacob" a
i- . i . i - . . , i : i
lively ciinse aroiiuu me ruiK. f"r
ways put her whole heart into every
thiuu.
"I think I have found out Margie's
charm" said Jennie to her mother,
the next morning. "It is because she is
so eood to evervbodv."
"Yes, that is it," answered tr
mother, "iue is liiougiilliu, sum, nt
lite and obliging. I think she must
carry the i.omeii mile very near to
her heart. Advance.
Lost Monsy,
It was a dark night, and down a re
tired street In Paris a man rode alone
on horseback. Mtddeniy ins nor
stopped as if frightened. Then a man
rose from the pavement, in the middle
of the street, and jumped to one side
with a cry. The rider was angry, and
exclaimed, "Ara youdrtink, man, that
you lie about iu the middle of a dsik
street to K t yourself run m?"
"You illicit h4tr lend a poor fel
low band than Isold in thai f."
extlninird the other. "I had three
litmdml trams in gold in this bag. car
rying it lo pay a bill lor my master,
and tb bag is broken and it is all lost
over tits street. If you aav soius
matt h Osy !! do ns more khm1
titan your enrses."
"In t ty tak lo fmd lost nni.
ey on a nbl ltk this." tld ! ruler,
d,ruibitimi. 'I have bo ataMut,
but p")!1 I help ) How
ttimitV wf Us l it SH'
' tiiilj ms, vaKe the ttiiott tins'
Mlvw, wtth a U '
iiitnl loum." said th en tar,
TVs pvf Uxitatsd. but lbs
SlrsiMrt repealed in a Uss l author
ity, and lbs last cvm was tidi to
i
The trirr ahaUd. amir lf
luh insauj ttMt t)tu M
vn
tb
bad the coin to the dog's nc. and.
leaning to the rough pavement, ,i:d,
' Find them."
The dog sniffed the gold piece ami
be!iii bis search.
One. two, three; be ls-raiibrtiiginj in
the coins and dropping tliein into his
master's hand, while the poor serv
ant stood in silent wonder.
Thirteen times be returned with a
t went y-f ranee piece. Then, after a
long search he came back- eiupty with
a grunt that seemed to ay, "There
are no more."
"We are yet lading oiiepi'-ce, said
the stranger. "Are you sure there
wan just, three hundred france?"
"Sure as sure can be, sir," the serv
ant replied.
Then look in the h.igaunin. There
must be one left there."
The man looked, and sure enough,
found the last gold piece still there.
"Oh, sir!" lie exclaimed, as the
stranger sprang into bis saddle, "you
are my deliverer. Tell me your name,
that my master may know who has
done him such a a service.'"
"I have done nothing." said the
stranger. "Tell your master that tiie
one who helped you wus a very good
and intelligent dog, by the name of
Joie."
It was some years afterward when
France hail seen troubled times and
the Hoyal family was no more, that,
the muster was Idling the incident to
a party of friends, one of whom had
been employed in the puluce.
"Joie! Joie!" he exclaimed. "There
never was but one dog of that name,
and there nuvcr wus a more reinark
ablu and faithful dog than he. He
always accompanied his master
when he went in disguise about the
city."
" ho was his master?
they all
asked. '
The renlv was brief:
"The Emperor
Napoleon.''
Development of Dolls,
The talking doll isthelinenl descend
ant of a rude and simple ancestry.
We run trace its history, with that of
civilization,' by the figurines of Ton
agra, and the ivory figures of wealthy
Rome. By a comparsion of customs
among the South Sea islanders, we
may satisfy ourselves that dolls Were
pri.od by children iu prehistoric
times.
The daughter of the savage makes
her own doll, and invests it with all
the graces and charms of form and
lisposition. Travellers tell us that
the make-believe child of the little
savage often consists of nothing more
nearly human than an ear of corn in
the husk, a long gourd or a cucumber,
or even, in extreme cases of want, a
fig leaf niade into a roll. This she
soothes and chides, and sings to, and
nterests with stories of her own tell-
ing. . .. .
The ivory doll of tho Koman child
was too costly fortheagesthattollow-
ed the fall of tho Empire. For many
centuries dolls must have been chiefly
of home manufacture. Iheiirst shop-
made dolls after the Middle Ages were
the jointed wooden dollsof theNether
lauds. These were known in England
as "Flanders babies." These "Flemish
beauties" are described as having mid
"round black beads, with a well
defined blush on either cheek." They
were of wood from crown to toe.
Their legs and arms were jointed.
The wig of brown hair was fastened to
the bead by a row of iron tacks,
Dolls ol the latest pattern are now
manufactured in great numbers in
Englund and in America. Yet these
countries still continue to import
some of the cheaper kinds from Ger
many. The extent to which dolls are
manufactured in England may be
judged from the statement, made a
few years ago in the House of Com
mons, that a manufacturer had had
an . order for five hundred pounds'
worth of dolls eyes.
A Zulu Woman's Mansion,
The Zulu woman is the architect
and builder of the Zulu house, and the
style of architecture is known in the
colonies as "wattle and daub." It
looked like an exaggerated beehive,
for the Zulu mind has this peculiarity,
that it cannot grasp the idea of any
thing that is not round, or eliptical in
form. There are no squares in Nature.
To build her house, the woman traces
a circle on the ground 14ft. in diame
ter and getting a number of long lim
ber branches, sire stu.ke them firmly
into the ground and then bends the
tops over, and tics them with fibre
obtained from numerous creepers, or
"monkey rojics." Then she twines
thicker creepers in and out of these
sticks, all around the circle of spaces
about 12 inches apart, and then tak
ing wattle (a kind of coarse grass or
reed (she thatches the edifice, leaving
a small hole at the top for a chimney,
and another hole three feet square,
for a door. In front of this she builds
a covered way, extending outwards
about three feet, and the exterior of
I the house is blushed by a coating
of "daub' or mud. She then
seeks the nests of the white ant, and
digging them up obtains a quantity of
white clay, which she beats to powder,
dries, and then mixing it with water
kneads it until it is quite smooth.
This she spreads all over ihs ground
iuNsle the but. and Wuts it carefully
until it is quite bard and frv from
cracks. Tins floor a good bouses if
will scour twice a day with smooth
st ones, until it is hks a pices of pol
ished msiblf. Tb fireplace is near
the door, and is simply a ring ol this
cbf lo coitlnts lbs etirtwrs
in on
pin. e. This other
iimr!!! louml
in a but area bundi of iar shaas
drying, some ton,io. and several
bnmhesof millet hnniM f"twi lbs
roof, (Irouped round t hs walls are t !
thres iiiiim la sprviea of Hur milk
Uis, lite nal ue ltf jars, and ot"1
jure boldiiif (.rain, tit ours, lbs
deii od ttik r,ui. roats tb
roif. intllet, ami tobarto H soot,
nd loisx rnis-ra" of It batii lit s ry
direction but lbs nwr will o ilesn
enough to est on. six! a lou at that
l M the H tl Mrs, ttiutuiy ! U
julii w stjnl.
A I sir Wimife
pty nli ia bMtt to bs puaiahed by
hit tea. her U ytu U.paa, sir, tV
)wn b i3 bs tbs suSUrer, aad Ml
T bee-Hast s?
i-ti ' ys ara aot a Mtri
tan, ana u yon tier jcjtw ,rp
( ms, ituil pi as ae as a rat.
ECCENTRIC TOLSTOt.
Ilia To'laU His Diet, and His Dally
Round.
fount Leo Tolstoi rends, writes, and
receive bis friends in hisla-droom. It
is an apartment some fifteen feet
S"p-iare. without a carpet, and always
uivderlieatvd. In one corner stands
an old green leather sofa, on which he
sieens under a single nig. His couch
isquitennincum'iered with a mat tress,
sheet or pillows. Near the sofa there
is a pile of boot lasts, awls, knives,
leather strips, and all other sorts of
shoemakers' materials. Weaving
machinery, half-finished cloths, pitch
forks, picks and shovels lie in the wild
est confusion all over the rt of the
room, so that a stranger, suddenly set
down in it, would think himself in the
quarters of a peasant, a weaver and
a shoemaker. The only thing to dis
turb bis belief in the orciipancy of the
humble trinity would la? a great case
full of books, "many in the most expen
sivebinding imaginable, for, with all
his simple notions, Lount iolstoi is
a bibliophile.
The philosophers daily me is occu
pied with all sorts of duties which a
man of letters is usually supposed not
to discharge. He rises at o o'clock,
and for half an hour dashes ice cold
water on his head, neck and breast.
Then he draws on his cloths, which in
clude only a blue checked jumper of
linen, a pair of trousers and heavy iti-
httnig tieasant s boots, iie never
brushes his hair, and his apology for
combing it is the thrusting through it
twice of the live fingers of his leltliand.
At 0 o clock he leaves his room for
the dining room on the second floor.
There the count's guests and scholars,
of whom there is always a burden
some number at tho Jesnaia Poljana
castle, are already nssenibled for tea.
Their host never joins them in taking
the great Hussian beverage, however.
lie prefers codec, the rest ot tne
breakfast consists of white bread, fresh
butter, cream, and a peculiar cheese
which Tolstoi prepares with his own
bands. Most of the breakfast party
come and go from month to month.
Three persons only are regular mem
bers of it year in and year out. They
are the Countess Anna. Michailowna
and the count's two young daughters,
Nadeslia and tiiubow IliOve). lhe
cnversation at breakfast is light,
even to the point of frivolity. The
daily news, (he domestic affairs of the
castle, and family matters at lare
are usually the subjects. Tolstoi
booses this style of topics, for lie pre
fers to discuss his doctrine and his
works only in his work room.
lie devotes lus time between break
fast and noon to cleaning stovepipe,
poiisning moves, menauig uoots, unov-
eling snow in winter, and other like
manual labor. From 12to 1 hedines.
His dinner as well as his 6 o'clock sup
per, consists of milk and bread as his
breakfast. CoiintTolstoichooscsthis
curious diet because he is a veget arian.
He defends the opinion that man has
no right to kill and consume a living
organism. The Russian painter, He,
once asked Tolstoi: "Is not the veg
etable a living organism?" The count
thought profoundly for several min
utes and then replied: "Well, in time
science may help us to such an extent
that we will not find it necessary to
kill even a vegetable organism."
From 1 to 3 o'clock p. m., Tolstoi
receives the calls of scholars and
guests. He talks freely and deeply
with all. He rarely plunges into con
versation of any length, however,
without setting out for himself and
his visitor two glasses of peasant kvas
of bis own brew. Count Tolstoi's
hours for writing are from 8 or 4
o'clock to 0. After supper he works
at shoeniaking a little while or sees
his family, then gets out of his juniper,
trousers and boots and crawls in be
tween his rugs and green leather sofa
for the night. New Y ork Sun.
JUST LIKE A MAN,
The Pathetic Experience of Mrs.
Frontpew and Her Easter Bonnet
hata bonnet it was. Ilie very
band-box that it came in seemed to
appreciate the value and magnificence
it contained such a substantial, well
varnished, responsible band-box. Up
the steps the messenger carried it and
rani? the bell. Her' husband felt a
chill come such as that we experience
when, accordant to the old gossips,
somebody walks over our future
crave.
It was EaBtr, and if one can't have
a new bonnet after the Lenten de
privation and abstinence, when is one
entitled to one, anyhow?
Mrs. Frontpew tried it on in the
narlor and said her husband was a
duck, and gathered the family around
her that they might bask in the sun-lu-ht
of its Glory. And what a bonnet
of clory it was! What a creation of
creams and ot tier sou colors: mint
a iiMNter-work of feathers and birds
and flowers! To have one such bon
net was worth livinir a lifetime for.
Never was I here a liuband as good
and kind stid with such taste.
'lhe door bell raiia attain. Another
mes!Miier Iwiy came up.
"This is Mrs. Front pew's bonnet,"
said the messenuer. "Hie other one
was left by mistake, It should have
Hone to Mr Slyly, net do.r."
With a blam bed fare she rav back
ths bonnet and looked at ber own.
Ibrd for bird, feather for feather,
Mower for Mower it wa the same as
tb other.
That i why Mrs. Frontpew was not
in church on Kaiter, and a by Front
pe has been takimtsnpperdoantoan
and looks liks anuinupoiiwliom great
is is fallen.
How could be tell? The milliner
merely showed him a pretty had
drvsa and lis ordered one mads bks it,
lint that's like a man Sail Fra
n F.iatnsrter,
Weight ef frsnvh Money,
A IVis hmaii, who evidently !
in handling Uf sums of money, baa
roinpbei bonis eiite tannin; t!atttss
with regard to the wetU of a mdliard
Ol U r reiv e ioin of I reals. Ac
M)rdns to lnui a tnUhsrd in dvef
weirfb 10,(sslsIMw MUiiidt. 14 r,!d,
n . vm pptttsU, iii l.issf aisj eh k,
tf fiH )aiMK hi 1M fraiH- tbei kf,
VtuiM-jiiiatis. Aoitlia iit aar,
rvae hi! tcny bnWt aialit,
Ittantwmdl ! rmied ta tarry
a aiKital b Iraw .Uii. 119
nn for lb sn wm 'a rrns
. bavk. a.V'ia Kvn in soUl and oiVtsal
t'.H'r. A iteiUiard w !. Kaae
; (lukka 0!4 rk ., Ai4tas o
iOW pas ev IU itOU lleisld.
HM ud Irrigated faro. Ou4m
On-hsni la the C'eletM-alad Bear Bir
Valtrf taa Mala Line af the l afam
fariSe aa4 Central Partta R." R. Bear
Corriaa aad Ogdea, I'tak.
Splendid location for business sad in
dustries ol all kinds in the well known
city of Coriane. situated in the middle of
the valley on the Central l'scilic K. K.
The lands of the Bear rier valley are
now thrown open to settlement by the
construction of the mammoth system of
irrigation from the Bear lake and river,
just completed by the Bear Rirer Canal
Co.. at a cost of tJ.OOO.oOO. The Co.
controls $100,000 acres of these tiue
lands and owns many lots and business
locations in the City of Corinne, and is
now prepared to sell on easy terms to
settlers and colonies. The climate, soil,
and irrigating facilities are pronounced
unsurpassed by competent judges who
declare the valley to be the Paradise of
the Farmer, Fruit Grower and Stock
Kaiser. Nice social surroundings, good
schoos and churches st Corinne City,
and Home Markets exist for every kind
of farm and garden produce in the
neighboring cities of Ogden and Salt
Lake, and in the great mining camps.
Lands will be shown from tho local of
fice of the Company at Corinne. tiutf
Randall's Investment Agency, Rooms 16
and 17, McMurtry Block Lincoln, Neb.
Bargint in Western Land. Batgint in
City property.
No. 48 100 all fenced, 8 wires, wind
mill, tank, 3 miles from Oxford. Price
!50.
No. 4." 100, 82 acres cultivated, 4 room
house,' granary, corn crib, well.
Price, SIO'A tibo cash, balance time
6 per cent interest.
No. 495 lots for 11000 oiflOOOsach, well
located in East Liacolu, i cash, bal
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No. 40 5 room cottage, 2 closets, china
closet, cellar, coal bouse, well, corner
lot 50x143, 1 block from car line, 1
block from school house. Price fcJOOO
i great Dargain.
I have some choice city property for
exchange for farm lands or stock. I
also have some choice land for sale on
10 j eai payment. House for sale and
rent' Come and see nie.
I REPRESENT
THE
REAL ESTATE 1U1
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NO DOUBT
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TIIE PERKINS
Is Ilia l.lgHleal Rnaalag
Hind Mill aow Maita.
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After HI year ef tueeeos la the nanuiav
lure ir Wind Milla. hava lately m,ta a
complete ehamc la our Mill, ail parts Iwltu
bulll strottirer and better rti port m turd and a
aelf iMbru aMI kuahin placed la all Inura Ut
save la nurvhaMr f roia iiiablu blah low.
era Ui l il, tM saiaa prtwi ll of (ir .
ly w AMH N rSll, and wi.l run anhuul iaa
iue a MMait,
tha n-ptitaikn rained by lhe retain Mil
la the aaat baa ludtMwl soma unaurumitntt
perauaataHHiiiaia ike Mill swl evra iu lata
wus asau4 apply il iu aa latermr anil Ua
al ttevnltvl. auaa aanuiaa uaieas saiap4
eabaluw, we atatiMfaulure bia aaiMM
aad eaeMt atilM, Uxli puwaa rte and
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