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About The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 10, 1892)
THE ALLIANCE -IN DEPENDENT.
COMPOSITOR FOLLOWED COPY
The Newspaper Poet' Poem as It Was
Pat Into Type.
"Horrota what an obscure hand
you write!" said the literary editor to
the new space writer as he turned in
a new hit of poetry.
Oh. it's plain enough." interjected
the poet hastily. The rhymes and
I the metre will help the compositor
ouV and there will not be the leasi bit
lof trouble if they just follow the copy."
And the manuscript went hustling
p the tube to the composing room.
Sa-ay, what dod-gasted chump
has been send in' in his Chinese laun
dry bill for copy?" wildly sung out
llug 10. wiping a sudden burst of per
ipiration from nis forehead and glar
ing at his last tako. '1 can't make
Jiead nor tail out of this thinjr."
"Well, Chinese or no Chinese."
cried the hurrying foreman, "make
whatever you can out of it; and 6nag
it up in mighty "short order, for we
are late now."
And the type fairly jumped from tho
case into the stick.
5ood Caesar!" gasped the proof
reader, clutching at his brow, "are
my eyes failing, or is this a premoni
Uion of nervous prostration!" Then
he rubbed his eyes and stared. "By
tthe gods! Either I've got the; blind
- staggers, or slug 10 is on a royal
t At that moment a scream ; came
" down the snout: Hush that nronf
: along, for "heaven's sake! We're
Th a nnnf maoism, n .nnA n11,.n,3
' down the column, hesitated, and then
tube, huskily murmuring: "I com-.
s nnn M il a T no n rraf T T Vi w ... Vaha
That night the new space writer
nurneuiy wrapped up ana addressed a
,copy of the issue without a glance
h and dropped it into the mail with this
ijV brief note:": . . '
My Onliest bweet and Dearest
I send you a number of the
supplement containing my
STORIES OF LINCOLN.
: r .
, V iuana:
" present inspiration to me when I
wrote, and happy thoughts of you in
; spired every sentence. Here you will
" : find expressed what I have always
' felt towards you. but have hardly
,. dared to voice before. Till death, etc."
-j Miss Marie Courtlandt Van Clifton
glanced '-: through the tender note,
, blushed with pleasure, and hurriedly
. opened the paper, and read:
f TO MARIS.
When the breeze from tho blue bottle 'i
;;-V. blustering blim.
Twirls the toads in a tooroomaloo,
it And the whiskery whine of tha whceile
some whim . .
Drowns tb.3 roll of tha rattatatoo,
' Then I dream in the shada of the shilly-go-she3,
And the voice of the ballymerray
Brings the smell of the stale poppy-cods
blummered in blea
From the willy-wad over tha way.
Ah, the shuddering shoe and the blkikerty
When the punging falls from the bough
In the blast of a huriicano's hioketty
Over the Mils of the hocketty-how
Give the ringmarola to tha changory-wang
! If thay cai'e for such fiddlededea,
But the thingumbob kiss of the wb angary
bang Keeps the higgledy-piggle for ma.
It is pilly-po-doddle and aligobung
When the lolly-pop covers the ground.
; Yet the poldiddle perishes blunkotty-pung
When the heart jimmy-coggles around,
If the soul cannot spoop at the gigglesome
Seeking surcease in gluggety-glug, s
It is useless to say to the pulsating heart,
Yan feee-noodie Kor-cnuggety-cnug:
The Gnarda of Ararat. T
Both the Kurds and the Cossacks
believe that Ararat is guarded by an
unearthly being and that no man can
ascend the peak and live. They have
a somewhat contrary opinion, howev
er, as to what kind of spirits are on
guard,' the former claiming that' the
dvil li guard supreme, the latter th&f
Reminiscences of IIU Father's Residence
at tioose Nest.
Near the graveyard where Lin
coln's father and stepmother rest sev
en miles south of Charleston. Illinois,
in a place then known as (loose Nest,
the Lincolns made their final settle
ment on removing from Indiana.
Here Abraham Lincoln assisted his
father in 'getting settled," as they
called it He helped him build a log
cab!n. and cleared for him a patch of
ground, and when he saw him "under
headway" in a new country, he bade
him good-by and started north afoot.
He found employment not far from
Springfield. Illinois, where tho active
part of . his early life ' was spent
Though he did not linger long in the
Goose Nest cabin, he was there long
enough to stamp his individuality on
every heart for miles around, and
many are the stories told of his so
journ among these people. It was
my lot to bo born and reared a few
miles from the early home of the Lin
colns. and the incidents i relate were
picked up in conversation with the
old settlers about our neighborhood,
all of whom knew Lincoln well. I
was shown a bridge he helped to
build, and many other relics of his
boyhood days, '
One very old man told me he once
rode up to Thomas Lincoln's cabin
and inquired if he could spend the
night there. He was informed that
the house afforded only two beds, and
one of these belonged to a son who
was then at home; but if he would
get the consent of this boy to take
him as a bed fellow, he could stay.
The stranger dismounted, and soon
found the six-foot boy in the back
yard lying on a board reading. The
boy consented, and the man slept
with him that night The boy was
Abraham Lincoln, and' the other
never tires of telling how be spent
the night with the future president
Century. . -" ' , .... ;
Polished M hUe You Walt.
At a hat establishment In Philadel
phia an electric motor has been
brought into use in connection with a
hat-polishing machine. A hat shaper
13 connected to the shaft of the motor.
The hat to be polished is fastened on
to the shaper, and revolves at a high
rate" of speed, by which means It Is
easily and quickly polished.
Tapper So you don't altogether
like the new pastor's sermons, ehP
Dapper No; they are too profound
they necessitate too much headwork.
Tapper- Quite true; I noticed you
were nodding through his entire dis
course yesterday. Boston Courier.
Better Than Some Claims.
"Billings got his pension yet?''
"I didn't know Billings was entitled
to a pension." -s
"He thinks he is, any way. He
claims to have contracted a chronic
case of that tired feeling from reading
war articles in the magazines." Indi
anapolis Journal. .-" -
One of Its Effects.
Is the doctor in?" S
"Yes, but he's resting to-day, and
can't see any one. There was a chil
dren's party in the block night before
"What a lovely complexion she
"Yes. What a pity that she has to
spend so much of her. time jceeping it
In some finishing schools in New
York, in an upper room Is arranged a
set of boxes In simulation of carriage
steps and seat by means of which the
pupils are taught the proper methods
of mounting and descending. In
neither cue must the fcetd precede
Percheron and French Coach
Maple Grove Farm.
Champion First Premium and Sweepstakes Herd
For the States of Kansas and
Z, The Nebraska Stato Fair Herd Premium; for best show, all Draft breeds com
peting, was again awarded to my horses, making tho fifth year in succession
that mv herd has hp.p,n thn rnMnfAnt, nf t.h! mtinhr.orpt.Pfl nrizo.'
A Nebraska bred horse, raised on Maple Grovo Farm, was this year awarded
the First Premium and Sweepstakes at tho Kansas Stato Fair, in competition
with twenty-five head of horses from five different statos, 150 head of registered,
imported and homo bred Percheron horses and marcs.
A largo )ortion of my present stock on hand, has been raised on ray Farm and
Will be Sold at prices below the reach of any importer in America.
I am in a position to give my patrons the benefit of not having paid any fl-xed
sum, or expensive buying and transportation charges in order to own my horses.
I cordially invite a carefnl inspection of my horses, and will guarantee tho
buyer that my stock cannot bo equaled in America, either in the quality or the
prices that I am asking. - . ; '.:
Write for catalogue, and don't fail to inspect my stock before buying.
FflAFK GOflD, fpeiwontj tied.
-i " - t ... s , .
L. BAN KG WILGON,
Breeding and Importing Establishment, One Mile from Depo Ci eston, lowi.
200 Full-Blooded Percheron, English Shire, English Hackney,
Belgian French Coach, Cleveland Bays and Standard Bred Horses.
I have tho largest assortment of Eu
ropean Breeds of any man in America;
1 handle none but recorded stock; 1 do
not permit a mouthful of hot feed to be
given; my horses are not pampered and
are properly exercised, and fed cool
food, which I think are the main reas
ons why my horses Jhave always been
Come and visit my establishment.
I am always glad to show my stock.
A FEW GOOD DRAFT MARES FOR SALE
When arriving at Creston visitor
will please telephone to the Crest City
Farm and I will drive in after them.
I am prepared to give long time to
Every horse guaranteed a breeder and
must be as represented.
W. J. WROUGHTON & CO .
Cambridge, Furnas County, Nebraska.
Shire, tljde, Percheron, Helgian,
German, and Oldcnberg Coach, French Coach,
Yorkshire Coach , and Cleveland Bay Stallions
We Handle More Horses Than Any Firm in Nebraska.
We import our own horses thus saving the customer the middle man's profit. Buyers
have the advantage of comparing all breeds side by side at our stables.
We Have 40 Good Young Acclimated Horses on Hand.
Another importation of 40 will arrive about October 1. We guarantee all our horses
every respect. We make farmers companies a specialty, having a system whereby we
can organize companies and Insure absolute success . .
We Will Send a Man to Any Part of the State, ,
On application to assist In organizing companies. We give long time thus enabling imr
hashers to pay for horses from services. Correspondence promptly answered. Men
tion this paper. Address, ,
W. J. WROUGHTON & CO., Cambrid ge, Neb.
CHOICE POLAND CHINA HOGS.
"TrprHEADof sons and daughters of the renowned Van Dee, King Rival and Way Up t
I vJunder the hammer without reserve at Walnut Grove on
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER I 5, I 892.
- .' ,
This sale consists of one, two and three year old sows bred to Van Dee and King Rival. 30
nice gilts, 28 choice spring boars. King Rival 7239 and Way Up 4141, wMch have proved them-
e exves epienaia ; Dreeaerg. a tare cnance lor tnose wtsnmg breeding ana individual merit
veryooay mviuja. &ena ior catalogue,
pombined. Free conveyance to and from train .
vvu, tr.M, wuups, Apctioneer.
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