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About The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 13, 1892)
THE ALLIANCE -INDEPENDENT.
Windows look when opened wide
Laughing fit to split their side.
When they're only opened half
They seem to have a Jolly laugh.
When they're raised a peg or two
They smile as bashful children d
When they're shut and will not budge
They're quite as sober as a Judge.
Look up and down the street, and see
If they laugh at you as they do at me.
He Kissed the Bride.
- The Rev. Dr. B , a well-known
clergyman, gives an amusing history of
.his first marriage fee. He was settled
over a country parish, and had his
-study at his boardincr-house. One
evening a young man and woman,
genuine specimens of the rustic lover,
called at the house and asked him to
I performed the ceremony, and ac
cording to custom was about to kiss
the bride, who was really quite a
bounty, when the groom stopped mo.
"o, you don't, mister, he said good
naturedly; "I'll attend to that myself?"
I smiled and yielded the point, and
as the couple started out I followed
them to the front door. There the
groom invited me out to the wagon,
where he had something for me. He
helped the bride in, got in hii ' be
side her, and reaching dow lind
him, lifted out a sack of pota . and
handed it over to me,
I thanked him, and was about turn
ing away. Just then the groom looked
proudly at the girl and then at me.
"Aint shea beauty, mister?" said he.
"Very handsome," I admitted.
"Nothin' purtier in the country,
eh?" he asked.
"Not that I have seen."
"Air you married?" he inquired,
"I'm sorry to say I am not."
'JNothin' like this in the house, eh?"
and he chuckled the blushing bride
under the chin.
"No, I'm all alone."
The groom must have detected a
note of sadness in my voice, for he
looked at me commiseratingly.
"Look here, mister," he said, "I'll
tell you what I'll do. If you'll give
me back them 'taters and half a dollar
to boot, I'll be blamed if you can't
kiss the bride."
Of course I couldn't be so ungallant
as to refuse the offer, if, indeed, it
would have been safe to do so, and
handing over the potatoes and the
only half dollar I had, I saluted the
When the Marquis de Lafayette and
several officers quitted the French
army, then in insurrection, after the
famous 10th of August, they were
seized by the King of Prussia. Then
they were transferred to the custody
of Austria, and for a long time were
confined in the castle of Olmutz. They
were kept in solitary confinement, but
wereln hearing of each other when
standing at the windows of their
To improve this advantage thev
thought of the following plan: There
are, or were at that time, in I'ans,
certain tunes called airs of the Pont
Neuf popular ballads that were sunj,'
on street corners and in other public
places. The words belonging to thesj
airs were so well known that to strike
up a few of the notes was to recall to
memory the words that accompanied
The captives at Olmutz gradually
composed for themselves a vocal vocab
ulary by whistling these notes at their
windows; and this vocabulary, after a
short time, became so complete that
two or three notes from each tune
formed an alphabet, and gave the men
a means of intercourse.
In this way they communicated to
one another news concerning their
families, the progress of the war, and
many other things; and when, by rare
good fortune, one of them had pro
cured a gazette, he whistled its entire
contents to his partners in suffering
The commander of the fortress was
constantly informed of these unac
countable concerts. He listened; he
set spies; but as the whole was a
language of convention, the most
practised musician would have failed
to detect the meaning of the notes.
Whistling was prohibited, but in
vain, and at length the Austrian, tired
of conjectnre, interposed.no further to
prevent what he could not comprehend.
The planet Venus continues to puzzle
the astronomers. It is a world eo
closely resembling the earth in size
that one might naturally enough ex
pect to find many other resemblances
between them, u
irai mere is some peculiarity in
Venus' atmosphere which renders the
telescopic study of the planet's sur
face exceedingly difficult. In fact, its
atmosphere seems to be so exceedingly
cloudy that only the merest glimpses
of the globe beneath can occasionally
A recent review of the results of
twenty years' observation of Venus by
Trouvvelot, the French astronomer,
indicates that the surface of that
planet is no less extraordinary than
the atmosphere which covers it. Trou
velot thinks that certain white spots
seen on Venus are the tops of vast
mountains which protrude above the
cloud-laden atmosphere. Curiously
enough, these mountains are all in the
neighborhood of the poles.
Observations by J. J. Landerer on
the polarization of light reflected from
Venus appear to bear out Trouvelot's
conclusions. Landerer believes that
the phenomena observed by him indi
cate that the whole surface of the
planet must be covered by a thick layer
of clouds, except in the polar regions,
where parts of the surface extend above
Sometimes young men are deterred
from entering upon matrimony by
such incidents as the following, which
is of actual occurrence:
A young man passing through a
crowd in a great dry goods store found
himself side by side with a timid-looking
little man, and exactly behind a
lady. Amovement of the crowd forced
the young man to step upon the hem
of the lady's skirt.
She turned quickly around, with a
furious look, and was evidently about
to address some fierce remarks to "him,
when a change came over . her face
"Oh, I beg your pardon, sir," she
said; "I was going to get very angry.
You see I thought it was my hus
band!" The timid little man smiled faintly;
and the young man said to himself,
"If wives get angry so much more
quicker with their husbands than they
do with other men, what is the use of
being a husband?"
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NO TRADE ON THE ABOVE LANDS.
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