Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The farmers' alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1892 | View Entire Issue (May 28, 1891)
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, MAY 28, 13)
THE MODERN STYLE OF POETRY.
Western ports ol modern schools
Now the style in vere:
At twisting lines all out of shape
They're getting worse and worse.
And then your face your eves about
while way this read And
uj&op apiMdn jsdsd tno tuni inx
And get your bearings fixed.
... tbe crescent styie of
You may get the rhythm mixed.
Once more you close tho ranks.
I patient world will turn one day
And this will come to piws:
The Poet'i Corner.
I Keep offthe grass. j
Fiom the San Francinco Examiner.
HOW MEG LOST.TIIE BABY.
One morning Sirs. Sackett put Julia
carefully into her carriage. She tuck
ed her up with rugs, afghans and
alia wis. Meg often wondered how the
baby could breathe; but Julia was
fat and hearty, and Meg knew that
she grew heavier. So it niut ha ve
agreed with lier.
"Keep where it's pleasant and sun
ny, and take good care oilier," said
ghe said this every day. M'."g took
as much care of Julia as any well
meaning but careless girl of fourteen
does a baby. At the crossing she
thumped the carriage down into one
gutter, and banged it up out of the
other. The baby was used to this,
and only opened her eyes wide and
gasped on arriving on the other fide.
Meg was just turning the corner
when she heard her mother's voice.
"Stop at Ilurd's and send home
three pounds of brown sugar and a
half-pound of tea!"
Meg thrust her elbows through the
handle of ' tho baby carriage, and
crocheted as she walked. Crocheting
tidies was Meg's favorite pastime.
She always had a tidy under way.
Hurd's was a corner grocery store,
with a door opening on each of the
two streets. Meg wheeled the car
riage close to the show window, and
fastened the wheel with a stone so
that it couldn't roll off.
Julia sat still, and aazed with at
tention at the resplendent advertise
ments of Jenk 3 soap ana lompKtn s
irinper. although she must have known
these placards bv heart, liabies have
to endure so much which they do not
understand that it ts not surprising
that tliev become philosophers.
Hurd's was crowded, as it always
was in the morning, but Meg did not
obiect to waiting. She chatted with
Katie Allen ami Lou French, and
even drew out her tidy nnd did two
rows before the salesman had time to
attend to her.
Then she ordered sugar nnd tea with
as grand an air as that worn by Mrs.
Ponsonby, who "resided" in a four-
story brown-stone house on a stylish
avenue, whilo Mes lived in a "third
"Wait for me!" said Katie Allen
"I've got to go to the butcher's."
"All riLht." answered M-8.
Klie waited and when Katie started,
he walked with her, talking brisnly,
down tho st reel almost a block before
klinsilddrlllv cried: "Oh
1 foryot the
but imb?" asked Katie.
'Why, I our baby with me and
I've gone ami leit me carnajpi uuv
aim, the store!"
"There wasn't any baby at the dtmr
mun we rntii) nut.'r rviilU-d Kate.
"ure etiotmli," s;id Me& "there
riliea'tisedlnbcwtlderiiifnt at Kulw's
iiitl vex. nnd tlitij iTt'i:
Oh, I kit"! I etiuie in nt tl.n other
door; th.t' It' Ni round hi liar
Tlutuirl ran Imwhinaly Imm k, "d
tttrmd tlMcontrr. 'IVr was iiil.itl-
rhrr land at iwh ohT, and
k'stia wmiUlhn IriiiiiUd l-tit Unit
Mill UMiktnl Mi'i'lllll.
"VHxt ti didtt't brina tarv
'Yew. I did! I UU Iht Jut Lr
t 'uld t he turtuxp v rwltoil do n
It. tr.J! '
M. I.n.U t tip ndd.)vn tl.Btrrt
V, rutins hi ny'st,
"IVrhiijMi thi'niul thought )m
an l hit iu mw
M. t-u t.t rrv. aUtW word.
. t-i t i mi.
im Ihmw qui' k, and 'n il J"t
tiothe a . 1..'
mi t..k Wtki a t tim. W a
ft.i. Uw t tits,luHl Mr
A. u . hi m tltlutil for i hi (
jhuik. Uy t tk h t l
tnuH lx '.( 1 1. ..BM.t UtHid, Ua
and look!" she ordered. She was a
hard-working woman, and treated
things in a matter-of-iact way.
But when Meg came back to
report that no one had seen baby or
carriage anywhere, Mrs. Saekett be
came alarmed. She forgot to wold
this time. She put on her bonnet,
and searched the street thoroughly.
She inquired nt all the stores, and
even went to the police station.
Coming back from her fruitless ex
pedttioiC she dropjied wearily into a
chair by the door. Meg could not
bear to see her mother's white face.
She picked up her hat and crept down
stairs. An organ man was playing a lively
tune, and Lou French's little sisters
were dancing to the music. They
came up to ask Meg "if the baby was
found, and Meg, without looking at
them, choked and rushed down the
street. She walked on in a breathless
state for several blocks, and hapjen
ed to pause for breath just where there
sat, on a doorstep, a boy about
twelve years old,- with a woebegone
and tear-stained face.
Meg looked at him and asked,
abruptly. "What's the matter? Have
you lost a baby?"
"Lost a baby!" shouted the boy, in
dignantly. "ou clear out of this!"
He seemed to look as if he thought
she was making sport of him.
Meg was glad to "clear." She had
onlv spoken out of the abundance of
her thoughts. She walked along,
surveying absently the windows she
passed. She wondered if all the babies
who lived in those houses were safe,
or if their parents were hunting for
any of them in grocery stores and
At the next corner she stopped
again. Three women stood theretalk
ing. Said one of them, a small woman:
I told her, says I, 'Mrs. Smith,
you'd better report it at the station
house. It belongs to somebody that's
looking for it,ofcourse!' says I."
".She woman t take the trouuie.
She's too elegant!" remarked a stout
woman, sarcastically. ,
"That s so." replied the last speak
er. ' "She saiu, "ler tiicm tnai s tosc
it look for it. Jimnne brought it
home, and he'll have to n muse it till
the mother comes,' says she. It
serves Jimnne, right, though, the
stout woman added, decidedly. "A
pretty trick, to wheel home the wrong
Meg felt faint. She leaned against
the railing. Whose baby were they
" here was Ins own; asuea tne
third woman, who don't seem to un
derstand the circumstances
"Why, you know he left it beside a
store while he played marbles, and his
mothercame along, and took it home
to frighten him!"
11a! ha! ha:"
You may depend she was mad,
though, when ho brought home a
"Ha! ha! ha!"
Could two babies be lost in one day?
Meg stood in doubt a few minutes;
while the two women discussed the
story. She remembered the little hoy
whom she had seen up the street, ana
stepped boldly up to the talkers.
. .!!! i i i i .. i.' r.,,i
i ill you jjicne leuiuc o iuuuu
a babv?" Bhe asked.
The eyes and tongues of all three
were directed to her at once.
"Why!" "Well have you lost one?"
Mercy on us! do you know whose it
Mot colored, but stood her ground
"Somebody wheeled our baby away
while I went intoastoreof an errand,"
she explained. "We've bean looking
fnr her n ll the momma:
The three women were delighted.
They all insisted on escorting Meg
down the street and into the right
house. .The mournful little boy sat
on the front steps, his attitude show
ing his thorough disgust wi,th life.
"You d better go up and take care
of vour twins. Jimmie!" laughed the
Jimmie looked at her, his counte
nance expressing unutterable things.
"Coihe. Jimmie. come," cried the
sharp little woman; "take us upstairs,
we want to see your mother!"
"This vouna lady has lost neroany,
Jimmie," said the tall woman, Kinuiy
Perhaps it a the one vou ve found.
Tininiie's face brightened. He stole
a glance at Meg, remembering she had
snoken to him. He turned into the
house, and led the wav upstairs.
Hera a somebody come lor tnat
baby!" he announced, gruttly.
He threw the door open, ana mi
mediately got behind it, from whence
he could easily observe tne proeeeu-
ines: or escape, line snouiu uuu il
"I thorn-lit somebody would come,"
eielnimed a drawling voice. I knew
tho child would be called for. Nieevi
.UnMv lulmitd to nii people!"
The speaker rockea nerseii in "w
chair. Her hair was in papers, nnd
tihe wore a pink wrapper. In her lap
.. f, ... .....
lay an embroidered uuy, m men
took languid st itches. It may be re-
orilcd bore that Meg cave up tidies
from that dav.
She did not stop to examine the
lady, however, but snatched up one of
tho two babies ho crawieu nuout
tlii llooe. nnd kissed and hugged Julia
more lovingly than she had eer done
Mimni e.bt h ndthedoor. was start
led. He wondered U'he should feel the
fuiiiio nff.H'tioii lor Idiuretta, if she
were lost (or three hours.
Tim t hit women all I a ked tnget her.
The lady in the locking-thatr listened
complacently, convinced that lto had
done nil that conui iNievpmeti 1
she allowed the utrany baby to ercep
on tier eam-t until emlm! tor.
I told Jimmie," she humhed, "he
hnvH two habit- to take car or, in
.li'Mil n( tine!"
JiitniHd had disappeared Into the
"I think HI talwtho baby home to
mamma, h V tr'ttii nlut hvr,
sti'd MU, l"'!di"5 'I' t'"by ttjiht
We're very inu h ohiirf.nl to yti
1.1 i'iiiii tur ti, ulli'J her lnie.
M. rinitii UiKi-4 inMiUly. StK" in
duatint with her tun lm r hr M'H
wiiuld find ti bahy'a U!h and
M.tj d"ed lwr and rarrivd lsr
r.iriHy doiUiM, itiHaaed In a
il wrfttl "Um1 iinriiii"' bom Mia.
Hititth, XV tth lybt lei t aho liivled
Jiiliit it'i. iur into hif an !.,
JiiiliLM mwil Ubtit( , ii
?" t-e ealUl. Ai you r!!y
ytad Ui Vl that kid kT
UnwKl hr g'a lnraa
"V hr, tt tir!"
li I yui Ul f d bad h 11 you
(niin I an gvim '
"ihur," aldMl,a4'' "What
liiM.layuU ii h . npid thin
In hI hum lb wrutv l..y ?
'VkM .'.!ill gUWiSitjt. 'I ildn't
bring her home!" Helowcred his voic.
I was playing with bob I'nce, ana I
sent another fellow, and he uidn t
know her, you see!"
(iood gracious! exclaimed Meg,
looking at Jimmie with horror.
But Jniimie was bursting witu bis
"Perhaps vou think you had the
hardest time of it, but if you had to
amuse an extra baby three hours,
you'd know finding a baby was wors
than losing one:
Meg was so impressed with his air cf
conviction that she said not a word.
AN INVOLUNTARY CHASE.
How a Main Soldier Cot a Dinner
of Roast Coos.
A man who was caught in the act
of skinning a neighbor's sheep cover
ed his embarrassment by declaring
hat no, sheep could bite him and liv.
The logic of this, sa's the louttas
Companion is equaled by that of the
Yankee soldier, who once had a nar
row escape from an enraged gander.
The man of a certain Maine regiment.
which was in the enemy's country in
1 802, considered the order "on forag
ing" an additional and uncalled for
hardship. One afternoon about dusk
a soldier was seen beating a rapid re
treat from the rear of a farm-house
near by, closely pursued by a gander,
with wings outspread, whose feet
seamed scarcely to touch the ground,
and from whose beak issued a suc
cession of angry screams. The fugitive
was not reassured by the cries ol tho
gander's owner, "Hold on, man, hold
on! lie won t nun you:"
"Call oft your gander! Call him ofl!"
shouted the fleeing soldier.
Neither man nor gander stoppea
until inside the camp lines, when the
soldier's friends relieved him of his
fierce pursuer with the aid of the butt
of a musket.
"Did that cander think he could
chase me like that and live?" the sol
dier exclaimed, as he surveyed the
outstretched bird; but be said noth
ing of the baited hook, with the cod-
line attached, which might have
thrown light on the unfortunate
gander's strange actions.
Toilets In Japan.
This is the way a Japanese belle
takes a bath, according to a travel
The pretty little maiden lit the
stove under the bath, got down her
little bag of bran, and laid ready her
best kimono and her new obi. By
this time the water was boiling, or
nearly so, in the cedar tub, she took
away the stove, threw some of the
water over her,sat on the floor beside
the bath, scrubbed herself with bran,
deluged herself with water again, and
then for two mhiules in she went,
scattering the drops all over her with
her wooden dipper.
But there was no time to waste
even over the delights of the bath;
her hair had to be redone, and this
took some time, for our niusumi was
a Kvoto girl, and Kyoto girls are not
only the prettiest but the best turned
out girls in all japan, so sue was not
satislied with her tire-woman until
her black locks shone like silk and her
coiffure a la Fuiisan was as stiff as
camellia oil could make it.
And, after her hair was done, it
took her some time to arrange her
obi it would not come right: first it
insisted on tying itself into a crooked
knot instead of a beautiful butterfly
bow: when the knot had been smooth'
ed out and by chance it sat straight
it was too flat and not still enough.
However, a Japanese girl does not
know how to lose her temper, not
even over her most irritating obi, and
at last, coaxed with showers ot
laKghter- and suptle hands, it sets as
it should; her breakfast does not tat
long, and then she runs over the mats,
slips the cord of her sandals V"tweea
her big toe and number two,
clatters down the street.
New Varieties of Oranges.
It seems strange sometimes to meet
people wiio believe that the world has
readied its highest state of develop
ment. The trouble with such people
is that they are not capable of conv
Drehendins anything greater. The
Riverside Phoenix seems to stand in
this light regarding the orange indus
try when it advises its readers not to
experiment with new varieties of
oranges, claiming that the varieties
now grown will be hard to improve up
on and that they had hotter leave well
enoimh alone. .Such advice a hundred
years ago might have been more es
disable, but in this age when horticul
ture is making such gigantic strides, it
border inion the absurd. Even while
tho article referred to was being writ
ten. a new variety of orange came to
the surface, tho "Joppa," which bids
fair to soon supplant some of our
standard sorts. In ten years nearly
till of our orchards may be rebudded
to more delicious and profitable sorts
and the time will probably come hen
we will have orumrea riK"ning every
month in the year. True hottietil.
turists believe in tho possibilities: of
kindly nature, ulaco no limit upon the
future eviellcncn of varieties ol trim.
In planting oramje-gt'oves or decidu
ous orchards, a few standard sorts
lumld tut (Im-i-n, but nt the si mo
time a little not so welt Inonn. Hor-
ticulture is prngriWive acidice, and
to staml still u practically to take it
latkward n'.i . t'ttSiforiiirt Fruit
How i ri x'lii Intended fr the nir
of ordinary liuninnit v; t'tiildrvu love
them; quit t, tender, mnteitlcd ordiu
ary HupU Igo thiiii a they grow
bunt iuii and dUiMderiy people
tui iu them a si! hvd. 'liny r th
itittAtpr't titnuiK ; and in the erowd
et.1 tonii, miuk n nkb a little broken
fragment rf miidiuw, the windows (4
tb winter iu bviiit rta (1
Iiv'.ioim tii'iid i-tuiemp'atw I In u witJi
f-did. foretltU iiitetutt yt tl a(t ti'Mi
j vitl) aim IH the a.il .f
ln.ii. y ithj'iuita piim:.iii, and imted
with i utr.1 ntn nnd trn loiintry aoti.
tili.l.t til thaw id Mr tiwil t'n M;
pb.u s.?r. To il 1 laid and ! ul.
Mm w.iant Mini th ttuiinif-it ti.tiii
OfH'idtlirfJo tt.tfr i tv ul tha (Ulw,
t!e tovr and Ihw Hid. Wf rw
t vet t ui af a y . J ' a It tk tu
Osborne Junior Harvester mlo.
uiv m u Jtf,U)rX
The strongest proofs of the Excellency of our machines are given by
WE MADE THE
We uae no Iron raa pipe eli
lefilile ollpa and it eel bolta.
every town In the atata. The ttentionor rarmeri la oauea to P"'"'-
amlth will Ull rou. how much m called I ateel I n other whined aakbliu to tT them W
... ... "
tlon Initeadof four. 5tb. Whatever the poun
i.tr i If standi at the head of lit
half to alx feel. We aoll all irradea of twine from
ebinei aee our local mfent or aoareaa,
McCormick Harvesting Machines.
125,000 Are being Made for 1891
Ask our agent at the town where
ing all of our machines, also describing and illustrating the process of man
facturing our superior quality of BINDING TWINE, and explaining why
the best is always the cheapest, and if he cannot furnish one you can get
one by writing to R. BINFORD, General Agent,
With this binder; its
perfect capacity for
handling all lengths
and conditions 0 (
Each bundle la
bound in the center.
THF UftCflRUICK is the only IhCuini
w -II ZSiM REPUTATION
the rush of harvest lor the agent to get HpilrS.
The attention of farmers and all others interested are invited to tnspect
a full line of the McCormick goods, including Binders, Mowers and Reapers,
Also all grades of binding twine from the cheapest to the best pure mantlla.
lor sale at the companies neaaquaners, w. Dinrunu, ucn. agi.
Corner 10th and d streets Lincoln, Nebraska.
Saddles, Nets, Blankets, Whips i Etc.
133 So. 9th
Be4in of Tua Ajijamoi art eoouataaX to Iinojla Ltadla BWatt
DB, EK. KEM4N,SUEO05DEKTIST.
SOiOQi FULL SET OF TEETH FOR $5,00,
Teeth ettraeted wthnnt paia,
Ail tilling at low rt.
TOM, GAGE CO.,
ThU ! will rmpr( U hvl vt ntl
l A, T, lUiximer, Nw I'niul Mj. Arv
MM bf It JUOd IMWUHb tO wMil wNS. I iM WW BWH II WJ T-t T'T
year Uve tt of rr tuwrtl and kav j.r.hliimi an twlUnt it M f'tl.. H
Uhv lh t'uie tut kiw iia l t iiti ti p, td i i'V thwWraf
id r v tlwia th MH.rat and tb U r.h iuHvd tlutult rati! uiv .
t gml hulU. Ihia winiarrt-BnVltrftd m. i t $n f .t .l tails at
it...nI.U i.rt. wltU.i'it iflng Iur fruit tarn da It, )'ttj nll t
Wgit ta .llifibl. fur rivrd.
TtlVtor Ul:-"aortlaU n.o.;Ka rrwf.t, ymiwwr lv'nf UaUtd.
Hols bearing tutvt.u at ih. ri uf 'r wil .
rWmt .r ctlogii 14 A. T. lUw)iutr, Nw r' t. ot I'. U. WwhI,
Uneola, U it
COL F. M. W0003, Auctioneer. A. T. BLOOMCR.
They all imitate
FIRST STEEL FRAME HARVESTER 111
... . . ..,. in th main frm Atiirleiil truw for drtra wheel and platform. Tho lighten and itronrt frame made. Firt toa-ewer wiw mm-
"lnSJ.r'SfThi'blrt SStoibST'ri.. So "Xli In h.r.t from br.h.V Ktr for worn out JJrW' TUSSL
r.. today TbeatroDsest outtur, llBhteat oraft and ilmpleat In eonatructlon. Bxamlne It and be oo
m n?t rSura maiillla? aT oheap aa tbS hapt and u atsst aa tba btt la our motto. For phamphleu
m ju to pun maiillla, aa oneap aa gjj 4 CQ , ( CEfJ yjjLE, Lliwols, ..,
Sold in 1890.
you trade for pamphlet fully explain
Has followed its square butted
that never hau to sUnd still during
No boloforat to gsAj a ether.
94, O JLUJD 96 BURR BLiTC
NEB., JDK 3, ll.
nod nful vmmf tiit. from th Wrd
ail tut own t.riltig. pnu rli ud
sannai AAiMiiaii it fin mnnr manninN. m. I'M
a aUl road wWl with dataohabls boa, ean
A iiS oaat Iron. 4th.
205 Bohanan Block, Lincoln, Neb.
Can be found one of the most complete lines of Implements In the rfijr, lnclwllaf
The tried and trueT & H Smith Company's Farm and Spring wagons.
THE PEKIN PLOW CO'S UNEXCELLED COODS.
The Wonderful Bails FLTfOHI Emcstir til ti.
The Perfect Ad
vance corn planter
and check rower.
The old reliable.
Shelters and Feed
The Oldest and I
USt AUUU1W1 r - M-l, x
ivepair iur iw"
corn Snellen ana
threshers in stock.
Call akd See
John. T.Jones, Agent, Lincoln, Neb.
JUNIOR CI ANT
DEER1N6 BINDER TWINES
"Whys and Whereforaa"
b Therefor. Do So, Eeq.
we have opened a ww Btudlo at 13BO atreet, upit.lra aojwljl b. tyJiVVj&
cltlipm of Lincoln call and exaniine our work. We make a arfclalty of A BISTOl irnt
new orUwa of Photomphy. and call youf tpeotal attention to the fine reau IU weareobtala
" P!X? doVeTlKlVibln we will preaent ou.tomerr with 9n. II . Prtrt.!
f his off r wtlf hold good but abort Urn. to lnido' work, sc .avail Tl of
this great opportunity. fctf BCL1PSK pTLDIOb, unooin. saoraaaa-
Forest and Fruit Trees.
Pleats, Ttaae, Bt...
HarlMlan.fae Makraaka. fwaial frteas
a All'aaee aaoWuaa. Bwad N rto BftJ a
c. - PtavrMMM.
HEUP BINDER TWINE
Maourautttrwl ty the
FBEUOXT HEUP AND TWINE CO.,
Out i f h-ii p
lh. farms ot
Evsry rarmsr In Nebraska Should
ltUMtrtgantl will work aa wll
a the ! ttiA.T- an nr, iit id any
kind of Rtr. Ws Mrw It t wwrk
well i all Slake, bl biader. Ai.d l to
Crkhl tr(. Tty wt twin, and U
eutlncrd Ikat thar. l i Ungr any
necenltf Kr viwtara Urmcrt la I it
twndimt HMt fri!fl ff libers lwr
blading .k.tr train. W wdl U
lA luraMk pruNna and auU mifU'
etUi. 1 aaiiuarlUi A Twiaa lu
a iui traauiut. Nab,
A ROEEER OR THIET
la iiif tiM ih A- a 4tM aa. tout pH
twt u;B Uuu ll.
Jones' $60. 5 Ten Ws$sn Seals
ta aul a iwl ( '' af .
frwa lie. bw m4 !!. n, .t.v4
B J ai' ;
iruno wnra is 01 miiv unaww
repine to bos whan worn in a few mlmmm
Ill parts of binder oiled from top of
nA ha miitliiM. fhita from thraaand i
hleu and Inrortnaiion nn iwina mum awa
r J. m. IUIEXEIII, I
A full and toa
plete line of Surrics
Road Wagon a,
We keep right vf
with the procesrioK
and make prices m
low as anybodr.
qualitT ol gooCA
We cordially lav
vita partlM to call
and see ns. .
Sample Set up.
CHICAGO. U. S. A.
Forest Tree Seedlings.
Ked Cedars, Fruit trees and Hants,
Largest Stock, Lowost Prices.
Mammoth dewberry luscious to the core, bast
perry for the nrairtee. Blaek Lociut. HUMa
Muloerry, tuiip ireea, mix niucr. .
Walnut, Cot um wood, eto. HeuUl a whole-
Mle pnoe. Have ! p cent ana wrivo wr
my pntm iwi, o.tmi om. v.
Mention tms ALUANUiwhen you writ.
hreea aa4 ylaatMal
WrtM fat ftS IMV AddiwM
WILL YOU PAIHT?
i m cioKNa out out itmi tf
VARKISHES. CUSS, IT
err our rRicct.
J. H. HARLEY,
Corner llth nnd O tt.
Llficcltt.i I t I t:r"
Powered by Open ONI