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THE ALLI ANCE - INDEPENDENT.
AH SIN'S GOOD LUCK.
Eseape of a Chlnamia Who ffal to Play
the Skull In Hamlet."
It is related that Jack Langrishe.
when he was making a small fortune
by giving the early day residents of
Colorado dramatic art iu strong doses,
that he once played a memorable -return"
engagement in an interior min
ing camp, where the inhabit
ants insisted on "Hamlet" says
the Rocky Mountain News. Now.
Langrishe, being a comedian in more
respects' than one. did not at all favor
ihe Shakespearian1 idei but instead
iried to shake the nati.es" faith in the
Vegit" by insisting that "Toodles" or
Pink Dominoes" would enable him
to shine to much better advantage.
Hamlet" was insisted upoa how
ever they wanted it all including
the ghost and with Hamlet
left in. Accordingly. the some
what small company was told
to study up, characters were "dou
bled," and the leading man given a
hance td distinguish himself as the
melancholy Dane. One problem pre
sented itself.' Nd skull could be found
for the graveyard scene. Mr.
langrisne represented 10 me com
mittee who had made the request for
a performance of "Hamlet" that the
skull was all important no skull no
"Hamlet;" and what were they going
to do about it? The committee con
sidered. It was a new camp, with no
graveyard, and there weren't even
dead Indians around. Langrishe went
to bed that night feeling hopeful. If
the committee couldn't find a skull
be would have a reasonable exeme
for submitting "Toodles" on .the
The following afternoon Langrishe
went into a small Chinese laundry to
get his washing. Just as he entered
he heard the voide Of the chairman of
the committee id loud converse With
the proprietor of the establishment
, "Want to go on the stage, John?"
"Yles; me lact; roe bully lactor.
How muchee gettee?"
One hundred dollars, and here's
Langrishe collared the chairman
just as he was leaving.
"What in thunder do you want that
Chinaman for?" he thundered.
The committeeman leaned over con
fidingly. "For 'Hamlet of course;
he's going to play the skull."
Play the skull! Why. grcat-all-fired
crickets, num. how can he? A
skull Is not a wnole man. its a
I know it," responded the en
thusiast "That's all he'll be' by 6
o'clock to-night We'll have the head
for vou. We re goin to lyncn him a
Chinaman any way. We ll give him
a funeral and all that of course."
It took the comedian an hour, after
recovering from his horror, to con
vince the committee that a "head
wasn't a skull." He played Hamlet
that night but the Chinaman was in
the audience, not on the stage. And
the leasing man soliloquized over the
defunct Yorick by using the whitened
ekull of a muie.
TOLD IN TITLES.
A Carious Narrative Made From
Named of Dickens' Books.
Here Is a curiosity well wortny a
place in such works a9 Disraeli's
Curiosities of Literature." It is a
simple story, of course, but a wonder,
nevertheless, says the Philadelphia
Press, especially when we consider
the fact that it is entirely made up of
the titles of one author s works
Oliver Twist who had some very
Hard Times in the Battle of Life.
and having been Saved from the
Wreck of the Golden Mary by Our
Mutual Friend, Nicholas Nickleby.
had iust finished reading A Tale of
Two Cities to Martin Chuzlowit dur
ing which time The Cricket Chirped
Merrily on ,the Hearth, while The
Chimes from an adjacent steeple were
heard, when Seven Poor Travelers
commenced to sing A Christ
mas Larou l5arnaoy Kudge. who
bad ;'ust arrived from the Old Curios-'
ty Shop with some Pictures from
taly and Sketches by Boz to show to
Jttle Dorrit, was" busy with the Pick
wick Papers when David Coppgrfield,
who was taking some American No teat
entered and informed the company
hat the Great Expectations of Dom-
bey & Son regarding Mr. Lirriper's
Legacy had not been raalLed. He"
also said that he had seen Boots at
the Holly Tree Inn taking somebody'
uggage to Mrs. Lir riper 8 lodgings
n a street that is No Thoroughfare.
Apposite Bleak House. This latter
flamed place also thought to be the
same building iri which the haunted
man gave one of Dr. Marigold's pre
scriptions to An Uhcdmme'rcial
Traveler, the object being to cure?
him of a mania brought on through
brooding over tho Mystery of Edwin
ELEPHANTS IN INDIA.
J. W. CASTOR. Pres.
J. P. ROUSE, Vice-Pres.
B, . MOTT, STATE AGENT.
W. B. LINCTJ, Secy.
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GiTlng the Mammoth lteast Ills Bath-
The description of "My Lord the
Elephant's" toilet is delightful For
his bath before a ceremony "an irri
gation cut is generally preferred,
where the great baby is made to lie
down, to raise his ne'ad or A leg at a
word, while the mahout; often assist"
ed by his son, who assumes tremend-
oua airs ot authority if he is very
young, climbs about his huge bulk
and scrubs him with brickbats. A
brick flesh rubber is in common use
for men's feet, and seems to "suit the
iephant perfectly. But the creature
is generally inatteneive during the
process; he -plays with the soap.' so
to sDeak. blows clouds of vapor from
his trunk, lifts up the wrong leg, rolls
over at the wrong minute, with now
and then, from a hasty mahouL as
With an irritable nursemaid, a blow.
when the washlne is finished, he
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gives them a 'leg-up' behind, in the
friendly fashion peculiar to him, ana
shuSes back to the serai to be
Mr. Kipline is a capital observer.
savs the London Spectator, and much
of his information, gathered at first
hand, will be new to Unglisn ideas.
Take for instance the excessive rest
lessness of the elephant, whose bulk
and solidity are associated in most
European minds with an impression of
ponderous immobility. But "an ele
phants shoulder is never still" is a
native saying, and Mr. lupllng gives
a curious instance of their fidgety hab
its. Forty elephants had been shipped
in a steamer which anchored in per
fectly smooth sea off Saugor Point.
"At first they said it was the ground
6well that made the ship roll so much,'
but soon the captain came in dire
alarm to the officer in charge of the
freight. The elephants had found
that by swaying to and fro all together
a rocking motion was produced that
seemed to please them immensely, do
the ereat heads and bodie3 rolled and
swung in unison, till the ship, which
had no other carcro and rode lignt,
was in imminent clanger of rolling
clean over. The mahouts were nur-
riarl into tho hold, and each seated on
his beast made him "break step," so
)o speak, and the elephants' danger
ous little amuseragnt stopped.
Electron i Apparatus fo- the Fouth.
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400 pound3 is about . the limit of
mule's carrying capacity.
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question is the essence of politics.
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