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About The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 11, 1892)
I know a little lady such a very stately
She's queen of all tho lassies, and Elizabeth's
I also know a damsel made to romp with and
So I keep a welcome ready for my darllngllttle
And mother shows mo working, just as quiet
as a mouse,
A pleasant little girl named Beth, the helper of
And sister shows mo Lizzie, who goes with her
Who sometimes gets a lesson, and sometimes
breaks a rulo.
I'm acquainted with another child I'd rather
For this young girl, named Betsey, Is as cross
as she can be.
- Now would you ever guess It? Theso flvo are
but tho samo
Kaleldoscoplo lassie! And Elizabeth's ter
Amos R. "Wells, in May St. Nichola
Allies of Crime.
In the month of June some thousands
of young lawyers were graduated in
the various law schools of the country.
Nearly all of them began to practice,
in some shape, at once.
Just before the time for tho gradua
tion proceedings at the schools, the
court of appeal of New Yc-k State was
pronouncing a decision which should
have been read carefully by all these
young lawyers, and by their older
brethren as well.
lhe decision was in the case of a
murderer who had been convicted two
years before and condemned to death.
The case has been twice brought before
the Supreme Court of the United
States, and three times before the
court of appeal of the State of New
The court of appeal, as the result of
this third resort to it in the case of a
man long before condemned to death,
denied the motion for a iehearing and
rebuked the means which had been
used to prevent the original sentence
from being carried out.
The court declared that when every
opportunity had been given to an ac
cused person to make his defense, and
his conviction had been confirmed by
the highest court, the contest should
be at an end. The forms of law should
not be used to subvert the law.
"It ought to bo a subject of inquiry,"
the court said, "whether attorneys and
counsellors by vexatious proceedings
can become the allies of the criminal
classes and the foes of organized so
ciety without exposing themselves to
the disciplinary powers of the Supreme
It is to be hoped that this warning
will not be lost upon lawyers to whom
the chief use of the law is to defeat tho
Like tho "Western ranchmen, Florida
planters "round up" their cattle at
stated intervals to take account of
them, says a correspondent of the Com
monwealth. On the eve of one such
rouad-up every one took sides in a con
troversy as to the ability of Tige, a
famous old yellow dog, hero of much
difficult cattle-driving, "scarred, reck-
less, resourceful," to bring up to tho
ened to demoralize th whole herd.
The scene opened with what looked
like a hopeless confusion and rout; the
steer allowed nether man nor dog to
eeme within whip-touch. Tige, to his
supporters' amazement and disgust,
kept well on the outskirts of the scrim
mage, all the time with his eye on the
black monster, whose bellowing shook
At last the dog made one faltering
run in tne steer s direction. J.ne
creature rushed upon him, and there
with, without more ado, Tige started
in mad, ignominious flight, tail be
tween his legs, the picture of cowardly
terror, while the bull thundered after
him with lowered head and wicked
"Tige turn tail! Tige run!" gasped
the amazed and infuriated boys, who
had maintained sturdily that the dog
was bold enough and able to perform
"Yes!" shouted the tall old planter,
their father and Tige's owner, as, with
herd well in hand, they galloped after
the vanishing dog and steer. "But be
fore you shoot Tige, notice where he's
By all that was . wonderful, straight
to the cattle pen! And up to the gate
the steer rushed after him.and through
the gate and then, where was that
cowardly dog? Like a flash of light
over the wall and facing the pen gate,
every muscle tense and ready for bat
tle, his voice at the same time calling
the men to come and do the one thing
he could not do close the gate and
hold the prisoner which his magnificent
strategy had brought there!
The boys were filled with admiration
for Tige's brilliant strategy. The hat
went round, and money enough was
collected to buy Tige the finest of col
lars, the silver plate on which bore the
date of an exploit that Homer need not
have scorned to sing.
"I believe Tige planned it all out,"
said one of the boys, "while we were
sneaking round the edge of the crowd
"Not he," said Tige's owner. "That
old dog settled it in his mind last lrght
while he was listening to our talk 'bou!
what a circus we were going to have a
getting that steer in."
Among the frequent visitors of the
shop of Mr. Vickery, a well-known
taxidermist, was an old colored man
who was quite a character in his way,
and with whom Mr. Vickery used to
enjoy talking. One day he happened
in just as Mr. Vickery had finished
skinning a bald eagle. "Would you
like a goose to take home with you?"
asked the taxidermist, pointing to the
body of the bird, which lay wrapped
in a ?aper on a shelf.
"Yes, sah," replied the unsuspicious
negro. "I'd be mightily 'bliged to you,
The package was handed over to him,
and he departed rejoicing. Not long
afterward the taxidermist met him on
the street, and inquired how he had en
joyed his goose dinner.
"Dat goose war de toughest dat ever
I see," replied the darky, looking his
questioner full in the eye without the
shadow of a smile. "I biled him, an'
par-biled him, an' biled him again,
but he was suttin'ly de chewin'est bird
dat ever me or my ole woman seed."
With that the old man walked
A few days later the darky called
on the taxidermist again. As he was
leaving the shop, Mr. Vickery said,
pointing to a paper in which a snowy
owl was carefully wrapped up, "Don't
you want another goose to-day?"
"If you'll 'xcusc my plain speakin',
sah," said the old man with dignity,
"I'd like to see de feet on dat goose
b'fore I carries him home to de ole
tall, bright-faced young woman busy
with her pile of mail. She is inter
rupted from time to time by the ap
proach of the overseer, to whom she
gives orders, or of whom she asks ad
Do you remember," she inquired of
an old Bchool friend who called one
day to congratulate her on her success
in business, "how I wished to be a pro
fessor of biology, and how I mourned
over the failure of my plans? I have
come to believe in failure, or rather to
think that what wo call failure is often
only a step to success."
Her story is an interesting one. ner
father died suddenly, overcome by
financial difficulties, and the girl of
seventeen was compelled to leave col
lege and do something to support her
family. She attempted writing for
magazines, but her articles were in
The yard behind her mother's house
was filled with fruit-trees bearing
abundantly, ner last hope' seemed to
hang there. She began canning and
preserving, and found ready sale for
her careful work. The next year she
invented and began to manufacture an
improved can, and by the time she was
25 years of age she competed success
fully with the great canning companies
of the country.
A true Celt does not need to kiss th
'blarney stone" in order to gain a flat
tering tongue. It is his as part of his
A little eight-year-old Irish boy in
one of our public schools was reproved
by his teacher for some mischief, says
an exchange. He was about to deny
his fault, when she saidj
"1 saw you, Jerry."
"Yes," he replied, as quick as a flash.
"I tells them there an't much yous
don't see wid them purty black eye of
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