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THE ALLIANCE - INDEPENDENT
The Llfltenliig Wood.
IDA WHIPPLE BENI1AM.
I went to the leafy fosost;
Not a leaf, not a flower was stirred;
Still, In Its nook, was the dreaming brook;
Still was the nestling bird.
I looked at the shadowed mosses,
I looked at the nests o'orhcad,
I lookeu at the small brook dreaming
Alone In its sandy bed.
I listened long in the stillness;
I listened and looked In vain;'
It seemed that the silent foreot
Never would wake again.
At last, like a gentle breathing,
A wind of the Southland blew,
. And it whjspcrcd, 'The folk of the forest
Are listening, child, like you!"
"In the Cheering-up Business" con
tains the brave conclusion reached by
a young" girl who bo persistently tries
to bring1 sunshine into the lives of
others that she finally becomes known
as tho "joy-giver.11
If there is only one thing in life
which is bright and pleasant," she
said, "that I mean to hold fast; and jf
there isn't such a thing, I'll make it
I'll be it myself!"
y Perhaps sho was helped in her hearty
and healthy way of taking life by the
remark of an old doctor, who had
called to sec another member of the
family aud asked:
'What's the matter with her, now?"
""Oh," said the young girl, "I suppose
it's her nerves."
"Nerves! nerves!" cried the
seemingly in an alarming rage,
dear young lady, I adjure you
your hopes of happiness, don't let.that
word get into your vocabulary. There's
no such thing! Indigestion, dyspepsia,
if you like, but not nerves!"
That he was fond of exaggeration, no
ouo can doubt; still, the lesson he
would have taught was a sensible one.
When we allow ourselves moods of ill
temper or weakness because we aro
"nervous," then we need to remember
that tho soul is stronger than the body.
We need to look about us, and see
whether or not we can make some one
"For," says the little heroine who
became a joy-giver, "if one is really
disposed to bring people good cheer it
is wonderful to see what frquent op
portunities there are. One might make
it a business!"
Had Done Ilia Tart.
JIT Some years ago there lived in the
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western part or Pennsylvania an oia
circuit preacher known as Father
West. His good humor and great
kind-heartedness had made him a
special favorite with the young people
of his district, and his services in
"tying the knot" were in request.
On one occasion, so the story goes,
upon his arrival at a certain town, after
a long journey, he found several
couples awaiting his blessing. The
poor old man was tired, and wished to
make the ceremony as short as possible;
so he said, with the promptness fr
which he was noted, "Stand up and
" This request havincf been complied
with, he went through a marriage ser-
Bsouisnq 9q)gojd ouj paonpojni
suai )joo oi AOTjSai sjtri tjSnojtrj,
j3)ntAi pun jararans jpop,o
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sjjap oi su jo osn poo3 otjcui oi A
os ono on o; iadojd sjq aAuaj
pinoD oq jury pousjiB3 sba pun 'kooutj-js
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-uj puq ucraarjuaU po atfl 'Ajtiopg puu
ssouitiwoad s.qnoC 9q A"q pajDiMnv
ratq o ponjAi
uooq puq spoo3 jo ypos pu aao?s
sjq paouojuf puu 'asa s.nuai
pro ox jo jarBJsjnaipii oq; Xq nodn
pOIJTJAl STJA1 3J3p lUjqilBJ putt SutSI.ld
-.ioiud oirj pjUAijajn 3ao o$i 'puop
S1JAV 0 'UlvSv pSJTJdddB J3A0U on; pun
possjwi sbaa msuiorjuoil pjoaq Smujoui
ouo jpun 'poaurjuoa stjm Sajioo.iS
iuunui siqi triuotn tuno
o) inanua euitjaaq tl3uiuaui pooJtf,,
.mjiurni puu A'l.iuaq u uum SunoA
o( uodn A)utiuSiaoq os paimis uuca
ouo3 pio aqx "ssauisnq jo ootjia stq
oj a"cav sjq uo Aq passed si!Mre ?soui
uvuianuaS pp uibjjod 'auiqs jo
uiu.i UAop uiaq Suiu sbav aq 8iqAV
3cuu.ioui &n ui 3poioto 9 AdS(aaad
b o.ios aqi jo saarqs oqi UAop
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aovj ut spap b o3b iCanuaa
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popiuiAvi S9ifa s4aaqoB3.id po oqj;
ot jo spuBq aqi uajBi pBq Aaqi puB
'uiaqi pasiijuoo pBq ,,autC 01 puura
uioo uoppns aqi iBqi iuo oiubo qt Aiiua
-sa.td puB 'uoissmued sjqi jo saAxasuiaqi
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at once, and he afterward became one
of the most wealthy, benevolent ami
respected merchants of the city.
Prof. Galton, illustrating the strong
likeness which often exists between
members of the same family, reports
the following facts: One boy some
times spoke to himself in. a looking
glass, thinking that he was talking to
his brother. "A little girl, whose mother
and aunt were twins, often called her
aunt "mother" and her mother
"auntie," so much alike were those
"On one occasion, when I re turned
from foreign service," says a British
officer, 'my father turned to rae and
said, 4I thought you were in London,'
thinking I was my brother; yet he had
not seen me for nearly four years."
Lut the following anecdote is still
more interesting. It was sent to Pi-of.
Galton by a young Englishman, who
says, "1 was coming home from India
on leave of absence. The ship did not
arrive for some days after it was due
My twin brother, Ben, had come up to
receive me. and our acred mother was
"One morning, after she had under
gone several disappointments because
of Ihe shin's delav. I rushed into her
room, saying, 0 mother, how are you?'
Her answer was, 'No, Benjamin, it's a
bad joke; you know how anxious I am
for Alfred.? It was some time before
could convince my mother tliat 1 was
her son Alfred, who had been away so
loner, and not my twin brother, Ben,
playing a joke on her."
buffalo, and were following him
through a country intersected by small
streams. They came at last to stream
which had a very steep bank, about
fifteen feet high. At the bottom they
saw the buffalo waiting for them.
He came up the bank with a rush,
and very nearly caught us, as we were
not expecting such a demonstration.
Wc both fired and bolted in opposite
The buffalo took after M , who,
instead of going down the bank into
the timber at the bottom, ran along
the top. Things were getting danger
ous, when I managed to get into a shot
which struck the beast well forward.
He turned and went slowly down the
bank. Then he walked into the
stream, laid down, and rolled over.
Thinking he was dead, we both went
up to him, first leaning our rifles
against a tree a few yards away. Be
fore taking out his tongue we sat down
on his body and began to discuss the
affair. While we were thus peacefully
employed the buffalo gave a violent
heave, nearly throwing ns off, and
then attempted to rise.
We went up the bank faster than we
had come down and I blush to say
that we forgot our rifles in our hurry.
However, it was only a last effort, and
the buffalo was soon dead.
Deservedly has Waster Fox served
for ages as the representative of craft
and gufe. He evidently has a brain,
and means to use it in preserving his
life and stocking his larder. The au
thor of "Forty -five Years of Sport"
says that a fox was one day seen com
ing out of a pile stones near the water
He hid in the hether for a while, and
then pushed out something on the
water, which proved to be a bunch of
moss. The wind took it into the lake,
and blew it past some ducks, sitting
Having watched his venture for per
haps ten minutes, with apparent satis
faction, and observed that it neared
the ducks without arousing their sus
picions, our inentt uegan to collect an
other and larger bunch of moss, which
he allowed to floaMn the same direc
tion, but this time he swam behind it,
tahing care to show only his eyes and
nose above water.
J ust as it was passing the group of
ducks, he made a sudden dive, pulled
down a bird, and swam back to shore
under water. Arrived there, he car
ried tho duck to the pile of stones,
where his wife and daughter were no
doubt waiting to enjoy the fruits of his
Jabors. Youth's Companion.
The author of "Sports and Adven
tures Among the North American In
dians" says that he and a companion,
whom ho calls. W . had wounded a
Any one who thinks that the English
language is musical and easy to be pro
nounced because it is the one to which
his ear arid tongue are most accustomed,
and who hears, when German is pro
nounced, only its hai'shness and its
gutturals, will appreciate the Rev. Mr.
Spurgeon's account of the origin of
"Do you know," asked he of a friend,
one day, "how the German language
"No," was the reply.
"Well," said the preacher, 'I do.
There were two workmen at the Tower
of Babel, one standing above the other.
The uppermost one accidentally threw
some mortar from his trowel into the
mouth of the lower one, and he began
to sputter with the mortar in his mouth.
The sound is now known as German!"
Mr. vvnymper, in a paper upon
Greenland in an old number of the
Alpine Journal, characterizes the Eski
mo language as "sententious."
A single word, he says, is made to
convey an idea which in English would
require a full sentence. Of such words
he offers ono example a word mean
US "You must try much to get a good
f- U'krmnap rlrmc nnt inrl!afp how
this precious polysyllable, is to be pro
nounced, and we must leave our lead-
ers to exercise their own aiscretion
upon that point
"The Flag of Liberty" is the patriotic
song of the peoples party, it wm
quicken tho pulses oi every one v uu
loves his country, and it will sei d a
thrill of wildest enthusiasm through the
ranks of the people's party. See this
song advertised in uur list.
Ono of tho best farms in the state. Ad-
oins the town of Clarkson, on the
Albion branch of the F.. E. & M. V.
milwav also on the line of the new
Central Nebraska, contains 400 acres, a
hree-room bouse, barn 6i6t, staoie
14x40, double com crib and other out
hnilriincr with three wells, vards and
sheds, a bearing orchard with grove and
abundant timber for use, 150 acres plow
land, 120 acres fenced with wire, 100
acres pasture with living water, balanco
in prairie meadows producing an
abundance of prairie hay, with school
hnnsft nn t.hft nlftce: will sell entire or
divide to suit purchaser. For particu-
:ars can on oi aaaress
Wm. A. G. Cobb,
4-t4 Fremont, Neb.
You are hearing a good deal about
' an honest dollar." We havo a song on
hat subject. All people's party clubs
must, have it. it sweeps me neia. look
it up in our li
Prnns TCrki Poultry. White Plym
outh Rock. Aite Games Partridge
Cochins. To ouso Geese, White Hol-
and Turkc s. White Guineas. Pekin
Ducks. Eggs in season. Prices low.
W. A. HATES, JR.,
Fremont, Neb. 86 tf
S. C. BROWN LEGHORNS
In the western
TCfffra nor fipt-
tingof 15, fl.50
KvnrpRS cnur 8 ore
paid when two set
Udks are crdo
r 12 r hinks 4 to 6 dflvB old in
n. liirhr. niim with hft.i f 2 fid
W.J HIOKOX, Alma,Neb
it cc Tf.ii -r
J. M. ROBINSON
KENESAW, ADAMS CO., NEB.
Breeder and shlp-
er of recorded Po
and China hogs.
stock fir salo.
Write for wants.
FURNAS Co HERD
Beaver City, - Neb.
Thoroughbred exclusively. All aurea.
Either sex. 8ows bred. Stock guaranteed ns
represented. Prices right. Mention this
paper. 11. s. Williamson, Prop'r. 48
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