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A TRUE POET.
I keow pes poet
Who writs. ream daf ;
And alirr to lady fair
U stag his coUa Uy.
To-day B I Ubia.
To-morrow it'a to Hay;
It b a different damsl
On every different day.
Doe. not," I aaked lb poet,
It trouble yo deal
Imnning to many lore
Which jroa can never tetHV
"Nay, nay," replied the poet,
"For I imagine none;
Bat truly, deeply, fervently
I k them erery one."
It was about fifty years ago, at the
close of one of the many rebellions
which are continually taking place in
thU beautiful bland of Cuba. The in
urgent had been crushed by the
Spanish authorities, nanny of the leaders
had been captured and executed, others
transported to old Spain for life-long
imnrlsonment, but tho commander of
the rebel army, Don Mljruel del Rosa,
had escaped and no trace of him could
be found. Before the breaking out of
the war Don Miguel had boon one of
the most popular men in Santiago.
Young and good looking, a colonel of
one of the Spanish regiments stationed
in the city, always leady for a dunce
or bull-fight, he wa much sought after
by the fair ones of this old town. His
father hod been a Caatiliati, but his
mother was an American, and from
her he had inherited that love of jus
tice and liberty common to tho Anglo
Trading back and forth between
Santiago and the ports of. tho United
States was a New Kngland brigantine.
Her captain and owner took with him
on all of his voyages his only daughter,
" her mother having died early in her
childhood. With this captain and his
pretty daughter Don Miguel became
very friendly. He wa always the first
to meet them on their arrival in port
and bad taken many jolly excursions
into the intortorof the island and
around tho shores of tho harbor to
gether. Tho young peoplo had, nat
urally, fallen in love with one another,
and the old captain, iilthough regret
ting that Don Mignol was not n sailor,
had rather encounigod them' in their
love-making. He also sympathized
with Don Miguel in his plans for free
lag his bland from the hated Spanish
yoke. And it was in the cabin of the
Foam'1 (as the brigantine was called)
that Don Miguel, with his few com
panions from tho army, who sympa
thized with him, and the loading men
from the people, formulated their plot
for a general uprising. The captain
himself aid not tako any part in the
conspiracy, nor did any of his crew.
Ho had brought on his last voyage,
hidden away under bU regular cargo,
quite a number of riflos and a quantity
of ammunition for tho insurgents, but
this, with his personal sympathy and
tho use of his vessel for their meetings
was all he had dono to aid the upris
ing. The Spanish authorities, howev
er, knowing of his friendship with Don
Miguel, had anchored an armed
schooner alongsldo of the "Foam" and
had given the captain orders not to
leave his vessel, on the breaking out
of the revolution, sujpeoting that the
American was in some manner con
nected with the plot.
The rebollion proved a short-lived
one. Don Miguel's followers wero
poorly armed, and miserably drilled.
Most of them had been brought up in
abject fear of the army all of their
lives, ajrd it was next to Impossible to
make such troops stand before the
steady advance of trained soldiers,
notwithstanding tho bravery of their
commander and his oiliceri They
were benten in erery pitched battle,
and it was only in tho mountain passes,
when thoy could harass the marching
column from behind rocks and trees,
that they were at all successful. His
nrmy gradually diminished in num
bers, some were killod outright, many
captured, but the majority, growing
disheartened, surrendered. Don Mi
guel at last found himself with only
fifteen or twenty followers, and they
were hunted to the deepest recesses of
the forests and mountains.
Finding themselves in such a plight,
ail hope of succeeding as liberators
was abandoned, and breaking up into
small parties Of two or three each,
they chose separate paths leading to
the coast, where they hoped they
might hail some passing vessel, and
o escape from the island.
Don Miguel, with one companion,
resolved to return as near as possible
to Santiago, and endeavor to establish
communication with Captain Standish,
of the "Foam." Yith his cause lost,
the knowledge of tho country and of
the water courses, which ho hud
gained in his hunting and fishing ex
1 editions, now stood him in good stead.
Taking unfrequented paths through
the forest they at last reached a small
hut in which lived an old fisherman,
with whom Don Miguel had often
spent alight during his f.shing expe
ditions, r This old man, 1 although
friendly to Don Miguel, hod taken no
part in the uprising, owing to his age.
for although able to paddle around
the bay in his canoe and attend to his
nets, ho was hardly strong enough to
shoulder a musket And march across
the rough hills, and endure the. hard
ships of a soldier's life. His hut was
situated about a milo from the mouth
of the harbor on tho opposite shore
from tho Morro.
Don Miguel decided that the cave
at , the ' foot of the cliff, although'
tho grim fortress rose directly
above, would be tho safoit place for
him to hide until he could concoct
some plan of escape. . In the first
place tho cavo was seldom visited ex
copt by his old fisherman friend, who
went in when the tide and wind
permitted, as it was a great feed
ing grtund for a large, rock bass,
which wa hardly ever hooked in any
other pail of the bay; then again he
well understood that propensity of hu
man nature to always seek for that
which thoy are very anxious to find, at
a distance, and never look directly be
neath thei noses. The interior of the
cave was, moreover, quite dark, and
unk-a a very thorough search was
made, with torches, it would have
been hardly possible to discover his
hiding place. The same night after
reaching the old man's hut, .Don
Miguel and hit friend were quietly
paddled down to the cave and took up
their quarters on a lodge of ivCli well
aVve high water, at the upper end.
A note was stmt by the fisherman to
Captain Standish and his fttir daugh
ter, teliing them of hi whereabouts,
and his desire to escape from the
Island." This note was delivered by
the old fisherman, as he paddled up to
market with his fih in the early morn
ing. Passing close under the stern of
the "Foam." the note wai thrown on
board attached to the tall of a squirm
ing fish, which landed directly at Grace
StandUh's feet as she was leaning
against the rail of the quarter-deck,
thinking about Don Miguel, and pray
ing that he might still be alive. Kot
having heard from him directly since
the breaking out of the revolution, and
now during the past few weeks no
word had reached her ears con
cerning him, she had. nearly ceased
to hope. . Startled at first by the fish
flipping on the deck, her quick eyes at
once caught sight of the paper, and
her heart, ready to seize on the slight
est sign, told her at once that it was
the message she was longing for, yet
was afraid would never come.
In this way communication was es
tablished between the brigantine and
Don MigucL The old fisherman went
quietly from one to the other, ex
changing their me3sngos and supplying
the fugitives with necessary provisions.
The authorities had gradually relaxed
their vigilance in regard to the "Foam."
One alter another tho ring leaders of
the rebellion had been captured, and
not one would implicate Captain Stan
dish in any way. So when the Cap
tain demanded the right of an Ameri
can citizen to take his vessel to sea,
and threatened them with diro results
if he was not allowed to do so, the
Commander-in-Chief of the Spanish
army, after having first thoroughly
search! the brigantine for Don Miguel,
gave bim tho authority to clear his
vessel for the United States. After
receiving this authority Captain Stan
dish overhauled the "Foam" and put
everything in ship-shape order. Word
was sent to Don Miguel by the fisher
man, and all was arranged. Late one
afternoon, when the tide and the wind
sei ved riirht, tho "Foam's" anchor was
t-iken aboard after its long rest in the j
mud of Santiago harbor, the stars and J
Stripes holntad to the poik, all H
spread, and escorted by an armed cutter
from tho Spanish schoonor. she sailed
quietly out of tho beautiful little harbor.
When off the Morro the cuttor left
her to pursue her course unhindered.
Little did the Spanish sailors think, as
they rowed back up the harbor, that
hardly one hundred feet from them,
within the opening of tho cave, but
well back In the shadow, was the man
they wore all hunting for- so eagerly.
Here Don Miguel with his friend and
the fisherman were eagerly waiting for
darkness to come, that they might
venture out and follow the brigantine.
As tho sun set and darkness began to
shut down on the sea, the brlgantine's
course was nltered until she was stand
ing back again for Santiago harbor.
After an hour of anxious watching a
small light was made out from the
fore-castle of the "Foam." She was
laid to, a ladder lowered, and in a few
minutes Don Miguel was on deck, and
Grace, folded In his arms, was sobbing
out hor joy on his shoulder. The fish
erman and Don Miguel's faithful com
rade wore tukon on board, the old
cane'e cattt adrift, sheets eased off, and
tho 'Foam" was once more on her
, Sail after sail was set and the little
brigantine, seeming to know what was
reiuired of her, and glad again to feel
the sea foaming under her bow, fairly
flew up the Cuban coast. After an un
eventful voyage. . New Orleans was
reached. Don Miguel and Grace wero
duly married, the "Foam" sold and
tho happy family settled down to live
a quiet lue on a smnl orange planta
tion, with all their sorrows and hard
ships forgotten in the happy outcome
of all their troublos. The Argonant.
LEFT AND RICHT HANDEDNES3.
Tht) Itage of Ilaml. 1 Aicrlbod to Ilrftln
Physiologists and others have given
much tlmo to the discussion of left and
riarht handedness as exhibited iu the
human species. The opinion now gen
erally held Is that the preferential use
of tho right hand is not due in in
dividual cases to early training, but to
a superior development of tho left
lobe of the brain, which, as is well
known, is connected with the right sido
of the body. 1
The general use of the right hand
in preference to the left may bo ascribed
to the education of the races through
generation after generation. " No ani
mal shows any unusual inclination for
the spoclal use of . the right limbs.
The attribute, belonging solely . to the
human race, probably arose gradually
from the use, by the earlier races of
men, from the right arm in fighting,
while tho left sido arm was resorved
ta cover the left side of the body,
where wounds, as their experience
f showed them, were most dangerous.
lhose who neglected this precaution
would bo most likely to be killed; and
hence, In the lapse of time the natural
survival would mako tho human race
lu general, "right-handed," with oc
casional reversions, of course, by
"atavism" to the "loft-handed" con
dition. The more frequent and ener
getic use of the right limbs would re
act upon: the brain, and bring about
the excessive development of tho left
lobe of that organ, such as now gener
ally exists. r The left hand Bhoutd be
used as much and as often as possible,
thus adding strength to both mind and
Bought a Baby Carriage,
" r A loving couple from the rural dis
tricts of Moose river went up to Ban
gor the other day and got married.
After the nuptial knot had been tied
they made a tour of the town in the
electrio cars, took in a view of the
shops and at a 99 -cent store Invested
In a baby carriage their only pur
For Bird Protection.
The societies for the protection of
animals In Sweden, Norway and Den
mark have petitioned the queen of
Italy to exert her Influence in protect
ing the northern birds which migrate
to Italy In winter and are killed there
in vast numbers.
She Earaeet a Dollar.
A-Camden. Me., lady who pledged
herself to earn a aoilar in some nn-
lwnal WAV for church oartiata navrriml
' . . . . , . . ,:
out ner contract oy digging worms lor
her broMier-in-law to use for bait on
bis fishing expeditions. '.''''
FARMERS' ALLIANCE, LINCOLN. NEB.
LtscoLN. Neb., Aug. 4- John M.
Thayer has announced Um following
Commissioner general for Nebraska
to tee world's fair, Kobert R. Greer of
World's fair commissioners: First
congressional district Republican: A.
L. Strang or Omaha, principal; Chaa.
E. Casey of Pawnee City, alternate.
Democratic, J. Sterling Morton of Ne
braska City, principal; A. J. Sawyer
of Lincoln, alternate.
Second Congressional District dem
ocrat: Samuel S. Brass of Juniata,
principal; John 8. Henderson of Sew
ard, alternate. Independent: J. H.
Powers of Council, principal; Eric
Johnson, of Osceola, alternate.
Third Congressional District repub
lican: Seth P. Mobley of Grand Is
land, principal; Job Hathaway of Hetn
ingford. alternate. Independent: II.
B. Miller of syne county, principal;
J. H.Edmistonof Lexington, alternate.
Chief grain Inspector for the county
of Douglas, Samuel S. Blanchard of
Arlington. Deputy commissioner of
labor and industrial statistics, O. P.
Mason of Lincoln.
The governor has also selected
Butte City as the temporary county
seat of Boyd county, and issued his
proclamation organizing Boyd county.
Adams County Independent Conventlor,
Delegates to the state convention:
Charles Powers, B. MeKeozie, T. W.
Sample, C. W. Pearl, J. W. Parker, D.
Swigart, J. W. Houston, John. Nelson,
C. S. Wilson,. G. W. Maxwell, M. F.
Wallace, Professor Jones, J. W. Coul
ter. W. M. Hubbard, W. Montgomery.
Delegates to the judicial convention:
John Payne, Sam Arnold, George Lynn,
C. Kinnaid, C. Lawson, J. W. Criss-
inann, frank Phillips, S. L. Brass, It H.
McGaw, M. L. Eastwood, G. Fisher, J.
, Barr, r. Harmon, J. h. Cline.
The following nominations were
For clerk of the district court George
Lyon, Hastings; for county treasurer
Francis l hi imps, wanaa: tor county
clerk A. C Tompkins, ot West Blue;
for county judge Sam. Brass, ol Ju
niata; for sheriff J. L. Hines. of Silver
Lake; county superintendent W. B.
V ilson, of Highland; county surveyor
Solomon tarringer, of Koseland; for
coroner Dr. Swigart, of Koseland.
There was great harmony in tne con
vention. . It slugged Burrows, the peo
ple's champion, and apotheosized
Kaftan, the ex-railroad attorney, and all
without a dissenting vote.
nubuell citizens nave raised a Donus oi
11,200 for a new flouring mill with a ca
pacity of fifty barrels. The mill will be
built at once and will be ready for busi
ness Jan. 1.
A little son of Clark Lambertson of Ord
roasted some potatoes In his father's barn
and the fire got under such headway be
fore it was discovered that the building
Citizens ot Rising City held a public
meet ing and adopted resolutions condemn
ing the Union Pacific railroad for not af
fording the town better railroad and ship
His est United that 150,000 bushels of
wheat and 300,(XIO bushels of oats will be
shipped from Miller, a small station on
the Kearney and Black Hills railroad in
It is understood a recent representative
of the whisky trust is soon to visit Beat-,
rice for the purpose of looking the ground
over with a view, to establishing a large
One of the latest names to be added to
the pension roll is that of Wa ne-cho-Wln-
Kaw-Street of V tnnebafto Agency, Thurs
ton county, a soldier's widow, who is to
receive $8 per month.
W. T. Hammond of Norfolk was bound
over to the grand jury, charged with will
fully defrauding his partner outfof a sum
ot money by giving a mortgage without
the partner's consent.
The Omaha physicians have organized a
mcdico-legul association, the chject ot
which is to assist the state benrd of health
In the enforcement of laws that are not
healthy to qnack doctors, ,
The prisoners in the Grand Island jail
attempted to escape the other nlgbis by
cuttiug a hole through the wall, but their
plans were discovered before any of them
could crawl through the aperture. .
While playing with a revolver wtlch he
had picked up in the road, Dee Miller the
10-year-old son of J. Millet of Pawnee City,
shot himself in the abdomen. Inflicting a
wound from which he died an hour later.
Miss Carrie Fueller accidentally broke
a glass lamp at Leisy's ranch, near West
Point, settiug Ore to her clothing. Mrs.
Leisy helped smother the flames and both
women were badly burned. Miss Fueller's
recovery is doubtful.
Thomas Henderson of Plattsmouth was
arrested for stealing meat from a meat
market foe his wife and three children,
who were suffering from hunger. Hen
derson said be was driven to theft because
he could obtain no employment.
Al Carter, of Nebraska City, at a picnic
approached J. G. Bixlear and demanded
the sum of 50 cents, with the threat that
If it was not forthcoming he would pound
Bixlear leyond recognition. The money
was paid and the next day Carter was ar
rested for larceny. '
M. M. Cummings, of Benkleman, Is en
titled to a membership in the Keeley
Institute at Blair. He claims to have
killed a rattlesnake on his farm that
measured 83 inches around, was 10 feet,
10 inches in length, having forty-two rat
tles on the end of Its tail.
Dry Goods, Carpets, Notion
Shoes, Croceries, Etc.
Largest Stock in the City.
Country Produce (butter and
eggs) taken in exchange for
merchandise. Our store is
headquarters for the farmers of
Lancaster County. 62 tf
Corner I Oth and P Streets.
I have bought the Maxwell, Sharp & Boss Company
Stock at Receivers sale for less than 50 cents on the dol
lar, and I am now offering it at about the same to con
sumers. The entire stock will be closed out during the
next 30 days for what I can get for it. If you want
HARDWARE, STOVES, TINWARE, DRY GOODS, BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNITURE,
or Crockery this is an opportunity that only offers once
in a lifetime.
1532 to 1538 0 St,
J. R. Williams, a tanner living two
miles east ot Ord, has thrashed and sold
his barley. The ground was measured
and the enormous yield of eighty bushels
per acre was had. The price received for
It was 35 cents per bushel, making tzl per
acre for the crop.
P. L. Harper, a prominent banker of
Wallace, escaped with severe bruises from
a very dangerous situation. While riding
a headstrong Golddust horse the saddle
turned. His left foot caught in the stir
rup and he was dragged about a quarter
of a mile through a lagoon. Fortunately
he extricated himself before reaching hard
for sale or rent. My well Improved farm ad
joining Ruahvllle; and in conaection with It
milk and ice business, alone worth $1 300 a
year. Will sell cheap and on easy terms.
For psrtio'ilsrs address W. J. Liavitt,
S-U Rushvilie, Neb. '
Improved farm of 160 acres 1 miles
east of Trumbull, beingS. W.K See. 9, T. 8,
B. 8, Clay Co. Title good, no encumberances.
For particulars apply to or address,
Fbid K. Handall,
Strictly in it.
At Baker's clothing house 1125 O Street
Men's, youths' and boys' suits will be sold re
gardless of ooit for the next ten days. Mr.
Baker is the authority for the statement that
they can't "score him with their fI5 suits;
nor, with their 110 bills." Call and look over
his Immense stock. Low prices and square
dealing Is his motto.
An Old Soldier Bids Farewell to Soup
Mr. F. P. McMlllon, of Frontier county, an
old soldier who was gettlnu very thin and
poor In con sei pence of nil teeth. He had
been unable to eat anything but spoon victu
als and hash for several years. After ex
hausting the dental skill of the west he came
200 miles to Dr. Burrus and got a line set of
teeth that he eould eat with, tnd went home
) years younger. Ttf
Appointments of State Lecturer.
Bro. O. Hull, State Lecturer, sends notice
of the following anDolntments. OSioers of
County Alliance are urged to arrange their
oounty meeunirs 10 correspond -wun meee
dates. All members who can are requested
to be present;
Webster Co. Aug. 7.
Nuckolls " " 8.
Thayer " " 10.
County Secretaries will notify me at once
where meeting will be held In the various
counties. O. Hull, Greenwood, Neb.
Leese& Stewart. 231 S. 11th St.
Notice is hereby irlven. that by virtue of an
order of sale issued bv the Clerk of the Dis
trict court of the etcond Judicial District of
Nebraska, within and tor Lancaster County,
in an action wherein A. H. Weir & Cotnuany
is Plaintiff and William U.Turner, D.L Uraco
ana ueorae K. Hlareiow (partners as Brace
Hiirelowi. Ezra T. Vance. Milton L. TrePter,
William J. miner, jonn is. uraoam, uaira
Brothers. T. I'. Tlmtnons. C. N. Dietz and
John Kurbertrer are defendants. I will u
o'clock d. m.. on the 1st day of September. A,
u. isai, at tne Kait aoor ot ine court, nouse
ntheCitv of Lincoln. Lancaster County.
Nebraska, offer far sale at public auction the
following described real estate, to-wu:
Lot nineteen mil. in diock tnree lit in oiam
son Square addition to the city of Lincoln,
Lancaster (Jounry. neoraPKO.
Given under tur hand this the 2sth day of
juiy, a. u ism. ; d.i .i;li,at.
Opens September 15.
Courses In Agriculture, Botany. Chemistry,
Civil Engineering. English Literature, Eco
nomicand Political Science. Geology, Greek,
History, Horticulture, Latin, Mathematics,
Military Science, Modern Language, Philoso
phy, rnvsics. zoology. Art, mupic.
Libraries of 16,000 volumes and 3.0 period!
Armory and well equipped Gymnasium
United States Experiment station. Co-Edu
ration. Tuition tree. Catalogue and other
inlormation on request. Address.
J AM Ed H. CAN FIELD.
The oldest, largett and best equipped school In t he west, with a live practical department
where business Is transacted tno same as It It done In all the 0.ral-c!ass business firms; comprising-
who tallnir. it tailing, banking-, jobbing, eto. Shorthand IS taught in a thorough
manner, giving the sturieut. actual office dictation. Great care is die played I" the type
writing department, an nutine ss letters ana
l enmiiDKiiip una r-nginn Brandies
free to shorthand students.
Pall t nnl In,.., aw a .1 it r.,a.
Corner lBth St. and Capital Avenue.
H. R. EAGLE & CO.
"THE MONEY SAVERS FOR THE PEOPLE,"
Send 6 cents to pay postage
Everything You Eat,
Use and Wear.
68 Wabash Av.,
Come and see
J. H. WALSH. President
M D- WELCH, Sec'y-Treasurer
Special Inside Prices
al Terms to Alliances.
WE CAN SAVE
TO BUY FROM
I I I 1 I I I I I I I I I I
No better Mower or Hay
Rake in use than the above.
Both are warranted to be
well made of good material,
and capable of doing as
good work as any other
Mower or rake la the world.
Write us for particulars.
i i i i i i i i i i i i i
WESTERN MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LINCOLN, NEB.
Notice to Contractors.
Novice Is hereby (riven that sealed bids for
the erection of a 6chool bouse In school dis
trict No. 37, In North Bluff precinct will be re
ceived by the school bouni of said district.
Plans and (pacifications for said bul'dinir can
be found at the residence of Mr. A. D. Kicir,
moderator, on 8. W. section 7, T. 11, K. 7.
All bids must be received on or before Augr.
15th, 1891, and the board referves the right to
reject any or all bids. Signed,
A. D Kixo. Moderator.
Jeremiah Nolan, Director.
. J. Koukks, Treasurer.
Dated Aua;. 3, 1891 8 2t
ENGLISH BERKSH IRES.
L nPAAnDIAArl Mat!
Pla-s for season's trade sired by Proud Duke
NMOr, the winner of the Silver Medsl given
by the Berkshire Asootatton tor the best B.
pig- raised in Iowa In 1KS. A so winner of the
Sweepstakes Prize In class the same year.
AIfo pigs sired by Champion Duke 25753, he
by Diamond Duke 224. he by Gentry's old
noted Longfellow Hog UK!".. Pigs of eft'-er
sex for sale Write lor what you want, sat
isfaction guaranteed. 8-3m -Mention
ths alliance when vou write.
rorm are gotten up in tne most modern style
urui" nits ifmicu up iu tun must uiuiieiu oj 117.
cftatlY&uit, StuUtcj 8c (Bo.,
'-3ra OMAHA, NEBRASKA
H. R. EAGLE, & CO.
what I have to offer.
MANUFACTURING :-: CO.
THE UNION RAKE.
O. G. HEFNER,
ENGLISH SHIRE AND HACKNEY HORSES,
I ' ' A
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the coming horse
I will give present buyers especially low prices. You can buy
on your own terms.
I IMPORT MY OWN HORSES DIRECT
and can and will sell you good animals for less money than non
descript dealers, jobbers and peddlers.
EVERY HORSE GUARANTEED
A sure breeder and pedigreed. No grides handled.
VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME.
I WILL SAVE
My first importation for 1891 just received and I have some
I have on hand large, stylish,
heavy boned Shires w ith plenty of
quality and action, horses which
have demonstrated their superiority
in the show yards.
My Hackneys are large, showy,
handsome animals, good individuals,
heavy bone And fine action, in fact,
In order to make room for
see me and
O. O. HEFNER.
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