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TI1EFAKMERS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN, NEIi. THURSDAY, JULY 1G. 189L
THE BUSY TELEPHONES.
SOMETHING NEW ABOUT TALK.
1NO BY WIRE.
tatprTMBMta Ma4a Latalr to tka Tala
phaM Sarrlea Tferra Ara a H"
. f4 Thaaaa4 I trau
mata to l'M
It Is estimated that there are over
1000 cities and town, containing near
It 100,000 telephone subscriber,
-which are connected by over 100,000
- mile of wire, affording the meant of
personal intercommunication to 30.
O00.000 people, says the Xew York
Xewa In New York City about 10.
O00 subscriber! are connected by 23. -000
miiei of wire, and they use the
-telephone over 100.000 timet a day.
A careful calculation thowt that dur
ing the hut year over 450.000.000 con
venations were carried on by tele
phone in the United States.
The rapidly and constantly grorlngr
Increase in the extent to which the
telephone it used is due to the great
improvements that have been made in
its efficiency for short and Ion? dis
tances. The long-distance telephone
lines of one of the great telephone
-companies embrace a territory between
western Pennsylvania and the tea
board, taking in all the principal and
important towns in that district on the
western extremity. The company has
Pittsburg, Cleveland and Buffalo. It
now reaches the important towns in
New England and as far south as
New York has always been and it
the great radial point, and, in a great
measure, ail lines run to New York.
A great deal of New England business,
however, centers in Boston, and Buf
falo also forms another center.
These long distance lines are oper
ated in metallic circuits. That is, in
stead of having a single steel wire
using the earth at a return wire, all
tho ordinary noises and inductions of
the old telephone have been avoided
by the ue of two copper wires, thus
making a complete metallic circuit
By this means not only are the out
aide noise avoided, but very perfect
results, indeed, are gained, so that
between long distances conversations
may bo carried on and business tran
sactions carried out as easily as if the
persons were in one room. At a mat
ter of fact these linet are often used
for holding directors' meeting, a
number of directors being in one city,
Boston for instance, and the others in
New York. They can talk together at
a meeting conducted in this way al
most as well as if they were all in the
tame room. Bankers and brokers and
men owning large manufacturing in
terests use the long distance linos
A New England manufacturer may
bave the lines put in his New York
office, and for all practical purposes
be here as near his factory in New
England as if it were in the same
Tho extension of these long lines in
metallic circuits has brought about a
remodeling of nearly all the telephone
exchanges connected with the long
distance lines. In New York, Phila
delphia and Boston and all the larger
places a great extension of wire has
been made underground and in cables,
in which everything is laid out to bo
operated on a metallic circuit plan.
In New York at the present time,
out of nearly 10,000 local sub
scribers, 1,000 are provided with me
tallic circuits and long-distance tele
phone instruments. By means of
these they have very much improved
local service, and can at any moment
talk with any one of a total of 50,000
telephone subscribers in that part of
the country east of Cleveland.
In Boston a new exchange for 5,000
subscribers is about to be. opened, and
it will accommodate as many local
subscribers as may desire to change to
the new system.
"Reference is frequently made,"
said General Superintendent Giffori
of one of the big telephone companies
to a News reporter, '-to what has been
done in other countries in regard to
improving the telephone. In the lost
fortnight, however, a mass meeting
was held In London to protest against
the bad service there of the National
Telephone company, and to demand
that the company provide metallic
circuits and make other improvements,
which have already been made by
companies in the United States."
The Great Sun Dragon.
It is tho belief among both the igno
rant and the educated classes of China
that eclipse of the sun are caused by
a great dragon which attempts to de
vour the center of our solar system.
The last eclipse which was visible in
the celestial empire occurred at a time
when the people wero celebrating the
birthday of tho emperor. . Now, it is
the custom tj ce'.ohrute such an event
olad in the best raiment that enn be
afforded; it is also customary to wear
siukcloth and go into mourning at the
time of an ecllp.te, at least until the
sun tins been rescued from the great
dragon which seeks to devour it
Here, indeed, was a dilemma. At lut
tho emperor was potltUnid. lie,
being as stiomtltlou as hit peoplo,
ordamd his birthday ignored and com
niandud the peip'e to sr into mourn
ing until tho sun .hall be "nxcu d."
tWUrr If Wm Dnrt4.
The pliu her' Captain M'Iks
SUindUH. The warrior rhU-ftiiln of
the wtrly settlors at Plymouth. Mast,
m burM Is believed to have boon
established to-yon! doubt Anirdlng
to tradition, h was luld at rvt la an
old burial ground, bwtwtwm the bttdlst
of hi daughter !oi and hi dtugltttr-In-law
Mary S snUl.tw tn grv lln
murk.'d Ity tw IrUfi-fwUir pyra.nldal
kmt. A grav armlng IM
d'rlptlon was rwontljr onm at
lKutuiry. Mm, by th lix-nt rural
liy ami f mj to mniaU lh Um
of an old and iirfnl'y built omit. In
grate at UW aids wsre Ins Unt of
I a yoting imii(v and fortV'f aUm
tit lh row want ti g"trt tf two
t-MMtvtt, tt(M4 k t M(.4 !uu4.
toil's '' t dki l is) b)liu Hi.
A Wf UlkrttlM Mrataasa Yaw!,
The rttivi i tilths' tir.l,
jl.nh at Villi t dr u a uumW vt
'tl HiUwt I lh t'wwtrlia fa.ln of
(he atn(irtu mmI toMt kwtr Ah
UnL a, U r ul.uijr n.i!i'i'U
ttuVinf u l th Iimi i l lunt, 1 1
In ! try. In, mla mvl It f b
It I'-1 U-i tHHI im, a 4
tWt'itrn Uhi 3 vJ m f (I'rttWM
and brandies. The completion of this
tunnel will relieve a number of mine
of the great expense of drainage by
THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
Ww Wat Tbb) Earthly Pmr41 mf Out
The true t'te of the Garden of Eden
has been the subject of almost endless
conjecture. The three continents of the
Old World have been gone over by the
ologiant in a Tain search for it most
probable location. From Chin to the
Canary Island, from the Mountains of
the Moon to the coast of the Baltic
each country baa been the subject ot
search, and no spot supposed to cor
respond In the slightest degree to th
scriptural description of the Qrst abode
of tho human race hat .been left un
examined. The most ancient opinion,
which is given by Joaephus, It that it
was in the country which lies bewoen
the Ganget and the Nile. Tbia view
imagines Eden as being a very widely
extended territory, embracing all of
the country from the Indus on the
east to the Nile on the west As the
Uardon" it aaid to have been ' "to the
eastward "In Eden." it is placed defi
nitely in the valley of the Euphrates.
Von Hammer, the famous Oriental
scholar, placet Eden In Bactria; othert
locate it in Babylonia, at the confluence
of the Euphrates and ths Tigris.
Captain Wilford. a profound ttudentol
Hindoo antiquities, hat labored to loc
ate Eden in Bam lan. south of tho Koosb
range of mountains. Buttman puts ll
down in India; Holder, in his -History
of Mankind." identifies it with he VaU
of Cashmere; the Orientals (many
sects of them) believe that it was on
the Isle of Ceylon, while the Greeks
place it at Both-den, on Lebanon.
Lastly, many regard the whole ttory
as givon in Genesis as a myth.
The Lars sat.
The three tallest traos in the world
are believed to be a tequoia near
Stockton, California which it 32') ie;t
high, and two eucalypti in Victoria,
Australia, estimated to be 435 and
450 feet respectfully.
The lake which hat the highost ele
vation of any in the world is Green
lake, Colorado. Its surface it 10,252
feet above the level of the sea. In
some places it is over S0i feet deep.
The greatest depth of tho ocean U
The largest h33t or pane of gln?t
in the world is set in the front oi a
building on Vine street Cincinnati,
Ohio. It was made in Marseilles.
Prance, and measuros 186 by 101
At Allegheny City. Penniylvania,
there was recently rolled a steel spring
six inches wide, one-quarter of an
inch thick, and 310 foet long. It is
tho largest colled spring ever rolled.
The order was tendered to all the
large European iron-works, but none of
them would undertake the task. "
How to Do It,
Commodore Vanderbilt, who ac
cumulated millions, was asked one day
his opinion as to the true secret of
success in mrfklng money. The old
commodore repliel: "Save what you
have and live within your income.
Avoid all speculation. No matter
what I was making I always mode it a
rule to save something, and this
course, if persisted in, is sure to suc
ceed. The money will pile up in time.
"Can you cook?" he asked tenderly
aftor he had tugesled the probability
that he would marry soon, "No,"
she answered removing her chair a
degree or two north of his; '! neither
cook nor am given in cooking. You
will find what you need at the intelli
gence office. " And he went his way
quickly, a wiser and a madder man.
Detroit Free Press.
Bessie (who has been reading a
ghost story) "Mamma, dear, what
is a ghost?" "Mamma "You ought
not to read those stories. Bessie.
Gho3ts are all humbugs." "But there's
the Holy Ghost mamma?" "I think
it is your bed-time, Bes.de.11 Boston
FIGS AND THISTLES.
It is hard to believe in the religion oi
people whom you know ued to do mean
"if ye forgive not men their trespasses
neither will your Father forgive your tres
passes." It doesen't often happen that the piety
of a church is any higher that its pastor
Life is a great joy whan God can tie seen
everywhere, and a great burden when h
Uod wauts His children to understand
that they can depend upon ilim under all
People who can patiently bear all their
small trials will never break down under
their great ones.
Christ mourned for Jerusalem, and had
coniaion on the multitude, but he never
mourned for himself.
If the devil could only find something
that would hurt a I'brutlan, perbats br
could get a little rest.
'lie that dwollfth In the secret pliwe ol
the most high sutiU lld under the shadow
of the Almighty." Kam's Horn.
FOLKS TALKED ABOUT.
Niaa May Angola !t:'kuas. sMevt grand
daughter of l'lirl- 1H 'linn, is publubutf
a wrtl story in All the Year Hound
titled "Cium Currents."
Vtinvr a circus moi along near Au
rora. 111., t'ntigrwmsn Nlswtrt, of that
iMwn. t-lmrterv a train and tskss a l-tt u
children to tto sfcow at hi own ft) (.
Itioratalt will psiut for the World fair
a pl'iurw vt VYi!m ft UUat, wak-a maajr
gmirsibni Iwllove lata Itwoue u fe!'b
I'uluint'U Brl Uadl a!tr vrumi4 lUt
A a A uteri -aa t. itta-l tjr U. Hbrt
dta's iw.it Ur al itui t vt iUttca
Im twn rvHt to U-I iuiii r
of Iks WufUi f4lr bv II V. i..tir, ut
Jslua Uir has 'rdv avU -
i Umi'i ivjn- aiH t auiry ut
fa tU iHwuiiiM lt ium. and
ill i)i Mttrs rrt4 lrut la
Iir (U.riu4 tiMuat la r
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t. ir4 1 1 f ll itiir 414 uf
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CHOW TAI CHONG'S BABY.
TMro Was Little MUtake TUat ItirH
Clorioas Fa 4.
Chow Tal Chong w a popular young
man in Chinatown, says the New York
San. Some fifteen months ago ha ap
p'ied to a San Francisco matrimonial
agency to send him a wife. In thirty
day t the order was filled, and a demur
liule almond-eyed beauty arrived In a
closed carriage in front of Chow Tal
Chong'a residence in Mott street
There was a grand wedding feast
That was about fourteen months ago.
Tai Chong'a face became conspicu
ously scarce in Mott street society. It
was taid that he was busily engaged
in teaching hit better Jialf the English
language. Then one day several weeks
ago he reappeared dressed up to kill
and In hit arms he tenderly carressed
a big. fat baby, as proud at a red-buttoned
mandarin of tho first rank.
"Nlcee babeo, Tai." cried half A
dozen admiring heathens. Him boy
"Boy, replied the proud owner.
The birth of a male in a Chinese
family it a thing to be proud of. A
Chinese ton you can almost alwayt de
pend upon for your support during
your declining years, while your
daughter generally leaves you to serve
others namely, her husband and bit
relatives. The Chinese do not think
it worth their while to watte any time
or money to christen a female Infant
but a boy at hit name feast often gets
more money presents from the father's
friends than he could legitimately earn
in his entire after life.
Chow Tal Chong was determined to
make the feast of hit son a great occo
tlon. Over forty spreads (each spread
consisted of eight pairs of chopsticks)
were ordered the best delicacies of the
Chinese, American, and Italian
markets, and over 500 red cards of in
vitation were printed and sent out
When the time came over 200 quests
came with their $5, (10 and (20 gold
pieces, and gold and pearl jewels to
enrich the Jjet empty jwekets of th
little Chow and eat the big dinner.
All the happy guests were seated at
their respective chopsticks and the
steaming dishes of boiled duck't feet
and chicken iivor sausages were bo
fore them when some one whispered
that all wot not exactly what it
Every heathen looked at the grin
ning countenancs of his neighbor.
"What docs all this mean? Where is
mine host and the baby? Is all this a
hoax? Could it be a rag baby?"
"No," replied one of the smiling
guests, it is no rag baby but but "
"But" exclaimed half a score all at
once, "but what tell us tho joke,
"He it a girl." "
The boy U
Several excited guests tossed their
ivory chopsticks into the air, while
others grabbed their hats and took
bock their $20 gold pieces that they
had already deposited upon a red tray
as they entered the banqueting hall.
For a space of several minutes the en
tire assembly howled and hooted and
laughed, while a committee was tent
out to bring in the host
Chow Tai Chong had got the tip
and once more disappeared. He sub
sequently told a friend that he had
himself boen deceived by his littla
DEEP SEA DIVING.
Oow s Direr Baeorsrad the Treasure of
a Sunken (Ship,
One of the most interesting of the
exhibits at the great naval exhibition
in London, says tho Pall Mall Gazette,
was the diving tank in the Camperdown
Gallery, Every day it was surrounded
by a crowd of spectators watching In
tently the evolutions of the man-monster
in the diving-dress, who gamboled
about with as much ease and pleasure
as a young and lively fish. He picked
up coin, he wrote on a slate, and he
talked to people through the telephone.
Many romances have been told of deep
sei diving and many remain to be told.
"Let us," says tho Gazette, "have a
talk with the famous diver, Mr. Lam
bert; who had charge of tho exhibit
For fifteen years he was at ssa as ap
prentice and officer." "The sea is the
best training for a boy," says Mr.
Lambert. Mr. Lambert turned diver
in 1866, and since then has visited
every part of the globe and has risked
his life in many daring adventures.
One ot the most notable of these was
the recovery of treasure from tho mimi
steamer, the Alphonso XII, which
went down off point Gando, Grand
Canary, in 160 feet of water. She hod
on board treasure valued at 100,000.
The underwriters who had Insured
this treasure organized a salvage ex
pedition, which was dispatched to the
scene of tho wreck. A short time af
terwards a telegram was received from
the captain of the steamer as follows;
"Lambert has got both scuttles open
and has got Into the mngiulne. Ths
boxes of gold are thore.
The treasure room was in the run of
the ship with three decks above it at
a depth of 26) fut horns, so that the
task of tnlvlng was an unprecedented
one. Tho operations were persevered
in. In the face of unfoituen difficulties
and complication, and at list 70,000
was renc'.ied frt.in the dop. Tills wat
one of Mr, I.umb.'rt's greatest fuut.
After the wrock had been Ulwovered
the stcumor wa moored to buoys at
moat over It and the divert were able
to lowor themselves on to the top of
the ntUxenmnat and then slide down
to the dock. Mr. I.amh.trl blew tip a
portion of tho duck, an I dondid to
the bullion-roiiin through the wreck
age, remaining down as long a twenty
and thirty utilities at this enormous
depth, lid wear tme) ut the riMv'iiud
dollar on hie saU t chain.
A HiHlil nillloMalra,
Al Nice then is a Haitian hit made
ninny itttlUon uf ruble In railway
aHulalion. Ilu tvfttwmt now to g't
Into stM'My, and rv-lva at hi ho.is
aona but tho trius hom he know
In Dm fcvpv I4 day lin hrt had not
a to intuit h hi ! little pi
nt of l.u-w r y,ouO rutlva ai,4 4
lit ('Hit (hadilrtf titer tie pav
Kr I the? is iaiidrWe rw!lv
( U natal tltv',
RfA4 t UUv-n-Aa. UdJ! What
ha Hr d'm
llml Chub- i WM Mors vadt
tat t4H SobJit si - Nv York
NATURE'S EAR PICK.
That Is What Vnl J. 4. ttdtotes Bars
tb Learar Jr SUallr la
Prof. Julian J. Clio"ra of tho uni
versity of Maryland, cikei the curU
ous announcement that nature ha pro
vided a permanent ear pick in the coo
tinucu working of the lower jasr in
talking and eating. Just as the lach
rymal gland, or tear-bag. ha at its
principal duty to nout and ksop the
cornea clean, th-e is a device in th9
ear to keep the drura-bead clean. The
waxy secretion which came thorefrom
do not gK down ca far a the tympa
num itse'.f, for that organ does not
need it: nor are they meant for the ex
ternal meatus, or entrance to the or
gan of hearing. But the glutinous
exudations are for the purpose of ke ep
ing away from the ear drum any par
ticles of dust or dirt that may enter
with tho waves of air transmitting th
sound. Not only is the sound rever
berated from side t j side down the au
ditory tube toward the drum-head, but
the air bos to travel the same course,
and thus hot just so many nnro oppor
tunities to be cuught by the sticky
walls, so that the sound may impinge
on a vary sensitive drum free from ex
tranooiu matter. The sticky wax com
bines with the dust particles, uni is
made very friable. This wax might
clog up the ear paisaga, and nature,
knowing the necessity of keeping it
clean, hot provided the msans without
the aid of human devices.
The very part of the auditory cnnal
where the largest number of these
wax-secreting glands is found aids in
forming the joint on 'which the lower
jaw works. Fragments of wax overy
now and then tumble out of the ear.
It is the constant motion of tho lower
jaw that loosens them from their bed
and keeps them rolling toward tha
natural outlot until they ecapo from
the passage. The outer half of the
canal is inclined downward as well as
outward, and this makes an inclined
plana down and out of which pnr ti
des of wax are made to move by ths
continuous motion of the lownr Jaw.
It is only nucesiay to thrust the lltt'e
finger in the ear and to work the jaw
to discover what a commatioa Is Itn
portol by these movements to the
walls of auditory tuba. It U by those
constant jars that the wax crusts are
thrown out He coacludol his re
mark) to the clans by saying: "It is
only when we intrude our coarse help
on nature's refined methods, and use
ear-picks to interfere with nature's re
fined methods of cleansing, that the
wax masses are pushed too far over
the inclined plane and toward the
drum-he id, beyond tho influence of the
movements imparted to the auditory
passage by the lower Jaw. From this
meddling wax accumulations occur.
Tho lower Jnw is nature't ever-acting
ear-pick. It Is at hand at work, keep
ing both aural passages clean, when
engaged in what we have hitherto
considered its sole dual svocatfons
talking and eating. " The doctor then
told of the danger of picking tho ear
with ear-picks or the common" s'lbstU
tutes palr-plns. match-sticks, pencils,
&c. A patient whom he showed the
class was picking his ear with a wood
en toothpick, when, turning around to
notice some one his elbow struck an
open door, which drove tho toothpick
deeply into the ear and through the
drum-head, causing puin and impair
ing his hearing.
COWARDICE OP CROWDS,
Courage Is Not the Thing Lacking, but
Pretence of Blind,
Tho Spectator has a paper called tho
"Cowardice of Crowd." The wrltor
Is deeply impressed with the very
strange story of the poor woman who
had a lamp thrown ut her and was
burned to death, while a little crowd
of people looked on and did nothing,
writes Waltor Bezant One poor woman
alone tried to put out the flames. It is
a horrible story, but I should not have
made it tho peg for a paper on cow
ardics, because I think that cowardice
had nothing whatever to do with it
Why cowardice? There was no cour
age wanted to t'jar off your coat and
wrap it around the burning drupery of
the unfortunate woman. Presence of
mind was lacking. If you please, but
not courage, Presence of mind, whL-h
meiirs roodineas to act for the best on
a sudden emergency, will prove to be
wanting more and more ai we depart
more and more from the primitive con
ditions of man, which is one of being
always hunted for food by wild beasts,
always hunting for food, and always
fighting. In that condition man is full
of resource contrive a thousand strat
agems, and moots a thousand dangers.
Uemovo from him the habit of hunting
and the necossity of fighting. Muke
his life assured and easy, and he will
infallibly lose the readiness and the re
source In other word, the presence
of mind, of the savage. This, in
tuct we have dono. In moments of
unu-tuaL unexpected d-ingers, we are
paralyzed. Till is my rending of the
condnct of the crowd which looked on
while a woman's ulothct flamed up and
burnod her to death.
A t'alnl Hop.
Mudge (who has tworn off); Ikx-t-tor,
1 stopped on a banana pool and re
ceived a pretty hard full. I am afraid
1 lutva broken my wi'Ut Dr. Bow.
lm: Lit me so, No, there ! nothing
brokim, Jut bath your wrist In
whisky foir or five t'.m w a day and
you will bf alt rlht. Madges l.r,
doctor, hadi'l bu'tor le carefully x
amlnod fur luUirn.i! Jii'lr ton?
Lieet :irtr Ilu 4 In Ike Morl4.
North Carotin It to hv the honor
of having tho lo.ig.xt !m Hi i ii.liway
In I tii worri a tin- ffo-'U Aihvi!!e to
I'ulherfortiin. a dlUT4 of fortj-ona
rrillBi, Wing about to bs vn.rs-'Ht,
Tb I t.irni h-d by U-r Th
rtvd will 11 b'ltit to tipuratai bti
freight tit I pvMKntger f
srH t'mpUf .
Nt t A-,n,',' I'ratei smpUiy
wr wm n i c urM! U'oia t'.
any thi-r rJO'tntry 'flirt. r at
(Nit'4tjt,!r ait a- "Mini m. ratt
bUv l.wy aut 40 "i frsiii't a jr.
I ain't '.Ike t'sat I "rU by U1
Ar.uih, h.''torvM 'lltitUii ik
of tho vmrfw If you as t K wwrsi w
tu.t-y,,, id iS w.t.a sj.lrl'l Ars
Tka atylary af riabawk Iwiny that K
kl Baa Vat laraUa4.
Messrs. Cattleman and Barboar,
who, with guide, a went down into the
Pinhook Swamp to ferret out Florida's
mysterious volcano, have returned, like
thousands of others, without the vol
cano. They took observations from
the east bank ot the Wauclssa River,
near the Gulf, and saw the vast col
umn of tmoke ascending tkyward.
Having no boats to cross tha stream
they could not make a direct shoot for
the location ot the smoke, but hai to
move further up to start into the
swamp. They were supplied with a
good oompasa and an experienced en
gineer, but the swamp was such a
dense jungle of canes, vines, briers,
and undergrowth generally, that they
had to literally hew out a passage.
After much bard work they found that
they were progressing only one and a
half miles per day.
For more than halt a century this
mysterious column ot smoke by day
and a flame by night rising in tha
midst of an Impenetrable swamp on
the Gulf coast has not only puxzled
the rustle fishermen and hunters who
watch it from the outer edges of the
swamp, but scientists and thousand
of others who hava viewed it from ele
vated points about Tallahassee, thirty
By day it presents the appearance
of a vast volume of jet black tmoka
rising up as though issuing from a
huge smokestack, ascending high
above the trootops and floating off on
the breezes. At night It presents' a
bright light, as though a largt house
was burning and the flames wars not
quite visible. It appears and disap
pears at irregular Intervals, but al
ways in the same piano. From Talla
hassee it it south-noutheast and when
burning can be plainly seen from any
elevated position. For more than
twelve months, a few years ago, it was
continuously visible from the oast
windows of the Tallahassoan office.
Numerous expeditions have started
out with sangulno expectations, but
come back worn out and disgusted.
They can get all around the mystery,
and see It from any elevated stand
point but when they start into the
swamp, which is trom fifteen to
thirty miles across in any direction,
they are mot by Insurmountable bar
riers, besides snakes, alligators, mos
quitoes and sand flies.
It is hard to believe that a decent
respectable volcano would hlda lUelf
away In such an Ungainly place at
this, but there it the tmoke and flame,
and if it is not a volcano, what is it?
During tho la to war the federal gun
boats lying out in the Gulf of St
Marks mistook the smoko for a con
federate block id j r.innor Mddnn be
hind the swamps by some private
chanr.ol and wasted lots of valuable
ammunition shelling that dismal
WHEN THE SIGN WAS RIGHT.
Unfortunate "Hootler Win Allowed tha
Zedlas to Control Him, y
There uied to be a curious character
named Vellet down in Fulton county,
Indiana, lie was noted over his whole
section as the greatest eater and the
firmest believer in "signs" that ever
sat on the banks of Eel river and
anglod for boss. lie planted his earn
in the dark of the moon and laid rail
fence in the light lie sheared hit
sheep when the "Bign" was in the
head, and laid bare bis own neck from
the winter's growth of beard when the
zodiac pointed to Taurus. He shingled
bis barn in the moon't first quarter and
gathered his teed corn when Cancer
was king. He wouldn't ride behind a
horse that hadn't been broken in the
sign of the reins, and when Scorpio
ruled he considered a secret safe.
There was nothing on earth he didn't
bolleve could be properly done In tho
signs, and nothing that didn't threat
en destruction if the signs were disre
He had a neighbor named Isaac
Brown, a great joker, who grew rich
in spite of the fact that he paid no
more attention to the signs, which
were so large a part of Vellot's econ
omy, than he did to the color of the
clouds at midnight Finally Vollet
died, as eccentric men sometimes will,
and the assessor came round in the
spring and missed him.
"What was tho matter with him?"
askod the official of Isaac Brown.
"Well, you sie, said the skeptical
farmer. ' 'I come home one night along
in December and told him I had a next
year's almanac, and it taid a man
didn't dast eat meat till the sign of the
virgin. And Vellet says, says he to
me: 'My God! 1 can't go without
meat till next September,' tayt he.
And I'll be blamed if ho didn't lay
down and die. I feel mighty bad
about it myself, for he alwayt paid hit
debts in the sign of the crab, and ho
Russian, Spanish and Mexican ladies
smoke cigarettes habitually in their
own and in their friends' houses, writes
George Augustus Sals, That I know
from ocular experience. That Turkish
and Greek ladln also Indulge in "the
weod" at home I have often heard, but
as yet I have not penetrated Into the
intorlor either of the harem or tha
gyn i-eeum. Multitude of French la
dies tmoke, but I have never soon
them indulge In the practice In pttblio,
The most Inveterate tomato "tobacco
nists" are, wrhsp. the Italians. I
bar seen Italian lallo In railway
carrUgx' putting lustily not only at
clk.'n'otu-s. but At "favours" and
Puk) lee It Pa WaeMaj.
Traveler from the south rpoii
that In many plot In Mtiio cakos
of soap are usmt as cim-ney and ant
a Wl tonder tor lbs payment of
d'iM. Go! I and silver are Uu eoa
mon In Mui la bw rvgnrdiMl at
thing ot lutrtasW) Vu
IViddh t wurthtpiHtd In Vtt la.
trto'M private) tmple, ilr tha
uWvwkxn rwt rofuiarly to bay soraafs
to th ' Light of At" Mt ot tut)
liuddhUtt r Ji.tak but -itoM4
thorn - auny I r n Kmoa a;4 a t
atfaf ""f talkat tra.
M 'iiiVft uf Ihri waatha? bnr4
thot-l know that Ilu l4kt kauwa
journal lit tb oath was kpt bf
oa Yi alWr Mrl. M! ot lrto4
Cvil OifvrJ, dwla A. U UIMt
205 Bohanan Block, iincoln, ITeb.
Can be found one ot the most complete lines of Implements la the 4'.J. uaclaC
Tha tried and true T 4 H Smith Company's farm and Spring wa-ooa. 41-Ca
THE PEKINPLOVrCO'SUSSt:!'.'. O COCSS.
Uts flMisrbl DitU FLIfCn latvxvt vAZ2.
The Perfect Ad
vance com planter
and check rower.
The old rsliabls
taring Company's j
The Oldest and
best Aultman and
Repairs for above
corn sbellen and
threshers In stock.
Cau. akd Ski
John. T. Jones, Agent, Lincoln, NcbT
McCormick Harvesting Machines.
105,468 Were Sold in 1890. .
126,000 Are being Uado for 1001
Ask our agent at the town where you trade for pamphlet fully explain
ing all of our machines, also describing and illustrating the process of raaa
facturing our superior quality of BINDING TWINE, and explaining why
the best u alwayt the cheamst, and
one by writing to K.
With this binder; Its
perfect capacity for
handling all lengths
and conditions o f
Each bundle a
bound la the center.
TtfC Vtf.wmt is the onlr l'M
1 41 T
W sT sf-- ri . 'a TT
tb: rush of harvest tor the agent to get rsp:Jrt, . , . . ,
The attention of farmer, and all others interested are invited to inepect
a ft.n tin nfth laf araitfir arortdt. including Binders. Mowers and Reran
Also all grades of binding twine from
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tor, tale at tne companies neaaquarters, n. Dinrvnv, woo. jijs.
Corner 10th and a streets Lincoln, Hebrews.
I. M. Raymohd, Liwu OREOonr,
Liability of Stock
J. B. Babhktt. 47tf H.R. Nisslt.
I. M. RirMOND . Lewis Obioobt. S. H. Bcbmham.- T.W.Lowiwr.
W. H. McCbebbt. M. L. Eastebdat. A.J.Sawtbb.
Interest Paid on Time Deposits.
Leopold Barr, Jeweler.
The fanners of Lancaster county are coram
ly invited to call on me in my nex7 quarters,
1136 0 street, where I will take pleasurp fa
showing them my handsome lino of jewelry,
watches, clocks, etc., which I offer to members
of the Alliance at discount rates. All kinds cf
reDairinir at low rates. Respectfully,
J. C. 3.oI-2ZHliI-iI-i,
m lAJOOXai LUM1M CO,
Wholesale and Retail Lumber.
O street betwsen 7th and Cth. twlr.::?.
A BEnER DAY
J, A. EDQIftTON,
CuatWttffg of tirtt IVtms lastasts M
Ktrf A'.'Uao- tU'i has a Wff.
plete lint) of Santa
with the proMtstos
andmaks priesa aa
low as anybody,
quality of goo4
Wa cordially la-.
Tits parties to eaJ
and ses ns.
Sahfli Sr vt.
if he cannot furnish one you can (cl
man UKU, uenerai Agent,
Hat followed lu hun battel
that never has to stand still durirj
the cheapest to the best pure maiuA.
a. A BIHfAOfi Aaaasft )
S. H. Bcbmham, O.G. Wno.
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