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About The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 15, 1892)
MUSIC OF THE PENCIL.
Did you trer tit and listen
At busy, thoughtful M bool.
When the pencils click aod clatter
As they cipher out by ruler
Did you rvor think how often
Little flnjrcr tired grow.
Aa tbey wield the stubborn pencil
In their efforts mora to know?
Did you ever think how empty
Is the more they seek to knew?
How the phantom lingered near ua
With its false, enchanting show f
Did you ever think how littla
Joy there is that's (rood aud true?
How the heart a gla 1 in 018)11112
Knots that no one can undo?
But there's music in the ppncil.
And the world shall hear the strain,
When these restless pencil holders
Shall be active, iboutrhtful men.
AN OLD MAID'S ADVICE.
For two whole year CapU Jump
ison had bee a the idol of the spinsters
of Bun borough-by-tho-seu. Cheery,
good-natured and good-looking, his
private means were limited, it tbey
existed at all aod his pay was insuf
ficient to enable him 10 indulge any
of those expensive tastes which lure
young; men from the milder delights
of tea and tennis. He neither hunted
in winter nor pUyed polo in summer,
and he was always ready to dance
half the night at the lSunbcrough
balla. lie really was a very nice mac
indeed; every one agreed lha', be
would make a very nice husband for
any of the young I ad ion of Bunbor
ough to whom he might Anally deter
mine to offer hlmsolf; fnd for two
years bo distributed his favors freely
- but with almost absolute impartiality.
Thero is safety in numbers, and
the cowards know it" tald Miss
Grayson of the Valley cottage to
Maud Oakley, who had been unburd
ening her soul to her. Miss Grayson
was the kindest of elderly ladies
where young people's lore affairs
were concerned, and Maud Oakley
had known her since she (Maud, not
Miss Grayson) was a baby.
Cowards" said Miss Grayson again
under her breath ana Miss Oakley
sniffed deprecatingly. She had been
talking to Miss Grayson for an hour,
and had told hor sympathetic listener
a good deal that was in the language
of the vulgar. stalo news" Miss
Grayson was quite aware (all Hun
borough might have told her) that
Capt Jurapison had quite recently
shown a distinct preference for the
Oakley family, lie dined there
whenever he was asked, and had won
Gen. Oakley's confidence by delicate
ly expressing unbounded belief
in his stories not always an
easy task; he had been most
attentlvo to old Mrs. Oakley during
upper time at several balls, and his
visits to the house for ' o'clock tea
had not been limited by Invitations
issued to him or confined to those oc
casions when General and Mrs. Oak
ley were at home; but there were two
Miss Oakleys, and to which of them
Captain Jurapison intended his inten
tions In t)A rlAvntnH uriid n. nnuaHAn
which Bunborough-by-the-ea would
have liked to have answered. It was
not strange, however, that the
public were puzzled when Maud
Oakley had to confess to Miss Grayson
that she had no very distinct idea
whether her slater Geraldine or her
self was preferred by the man to
whom she had unreservedly lost her
heart, though she admitted sho had
her fears. GJKI
"Geraldine has Dr. Coverdale."
said Maud. She would be quite hap
py with him."
"Quite so." said Miss Grayson. "It
never rain9 but it pouts."
Maud wondered whether it had ever
poured" with suitors in Miss Gray
ton's young days, and said nothing.
Can't we make Dr. Coverdnlo pro
pose to her?" said Miss Grayson.
"And Geraldine accept him?' ' added
Maud uoubttully. Miss Grayson was
t determined-looking old lady, but
even she seomed to consider the pro
Did you ever try boohoo with any
one?" said Miss Grayson.
What!" said Maud.
Boohoo. boohoo. boohco. " cried
Miss Grayson excitedly; ami an
? elderly lady who had selected that
' precise moment to be announced by
Miss Grayson's pretty little parlor
maid very nearly turned and fled.
She came ?.a, however, and her im
pression that Miss Grayson hud gone
demented was confirmed by the ap
parently imbecile laughter with which
her greeting was received,
ft Maud rose to leave, and Miss Gray
eon, who had recovered her presence
of mind sufficiently to inquire after
Her new visitor's husband (he had
been dead seven years) accompanied
her to the front door.
"Don't yon understand, you silly
child?" she said, kissing her affec
tionately on the doorstep. "Cry.
cry. cry your eyes out; not one of the
wretches in a baker's dozen of them
can stand tears." And the kind old
lady returned to pacify a justly in
dignant widow, while Miss Oakley
walked home with a light breaking
slowly in on her as she pondered the
somewhat enigmatical advice she had
Meanwhile Captain Jumpison was
striding down the flinty road leading
from the barracks to Bun borough as
if he trod on air. He s arcely knew
himself from uniform to his newest
mufti; but between his beating heart
and the tweed coat which formed its
outermost oovering he eould feel the
communication which had that after
noon altered tbe course of his career
forever. 'On her ma esty's service'
it had arrived, and "on her ma esty's
service" it informed him he was ex
pected to proceed forthwith to a
somewhat distant portion of her do
minions, where in return for a salary
exceeding his wildest dreams, he was
to perform duties as to which he still
felt vague. But they probably in
' eluded tbe dispensation of substantiel
justice with lavish hand to sundry
swarthy fellow subjects, and the in
struction of the male portion of them
la the use of obsolete weapons and
the evolutions of an improved drill.
The climate well, every rose has
its thorn and Oovernmeot House"
and bis society would reconcile Ger
aldine Oakley to a bursting ther
mometer and a diet of quinine. .he
could have her sister stav. with her if
she felt lonely; he wus quite food of
Maud, though, of course she 'iid not
care or him; did she not always re
tire when be came to tea aod leave
him alone with her elder sister, and
always refuse to give him more than
four dances in one evening? But Ger
aldine was different. Dr. Coverdale
would do very well for Maud when
Geraldine was gone. There she was
Maud, not Geraldine standing on
the top step waiting for him as be al
most ran up the garden walk.
How do you do?" she said shyly,
as she ushered him into the drawing
room. "I will go and tell Geraldine
you are here."
He was delighted: could anything
have been more thoughtful ? But
odly enough she did not go. Mie
sat down, on the contrary, and began
fingering a -chair back' nervously.
. "It Is a fine day." she said, and
Hang it" ho thought. "I meant
to tell Geraldine the news first but
there's no harm in beginning with
80 he began pulling out his official
letter to show her.
I have come. Miss Oakley, to tell
you some news and ask you to con
What!" she exclaimed, "are you
engaged to be mar "
"On. no!" he answered "not ex
actly that . is. not yet in fact, I
mean not exactly."
And he got very red, and so, curi
ously enough, did she. She looked
very pretty blushing and with her
lower lip quivering a little. Geraldine
was not to prettv as Maud, he ad
mitted to himself as ho looked at her;
but so much the better Geraldine
would be all tbe less likely to flirt if,
that is, there was any one at govern
ment house to flirt with.
No," he said. "It's the appoint
ment I told you (or was it your sister?)
my uncle was trying to get for me
the vory thing 1 have been wanting."
And he procoeded to paint the
charms of the new career opening
before him in. glowing colors. He
said nothing about the Quinine.
When he came to an end of all the
details sho was sitting, with an ex
pression of deep interest. looking at
him, and be felt that hnd sho only
boen Geraldine the very moment
would have arrived that precise op
portunity not always easy to obtain,
particularly in a small villa. "And
so." he said, feeling he must bring
his tale to a conclusion and give her
an excuse for going to fetch her sis
ter, 'and so. Miss Oakley. I leave
Bun borough very soon and have come
to say good-by."
"Good good boo-hoo."
She did not hit the precise note
which had startled Miss Grayson's
visitor; but the elToct on him was
evon more electrifying.
My God!' ho murmured.
Boo hoo. boo hoo o." And
she buried her head in the sofa cush
s)For a minuto he said nothing; his
first inarticulate entreaty to her died
on his lips before her storm of grief,
so he bit hts mustache in silence.
Then tho front door slammed; Miss
Geraldine Oakley was going out for a
walk, totally unaware of his arrival.
Could he stop ber? He could hardly
open the window and shout He
moved toward the drawing-room
door, but he had to pass the sofa and
as ho aid so the girl on it rose, and she.
too, half dazed, was seeking a way of
escape; and as their hands met on the
door handle she sank sobbing into his
"Don't don't." she whispered,
hardly articulately; but he was doing
nothing from which he could desist
for he could scarcely let hor drop on
Good God." said Captain Jumpi
son again; "will no one come?'' But
the house was st It; and he reflected
that perhaps It was as woll that no
one should come In at that precise
juncture at all events, not without
warning; and so there was another
pause, broken only by her sobs. He
could see her sister through tho mus
lin blinds; she was looking over the
garden gate, talking to some one;
would she change her mind and bring
whoever it was in to tea? If she did,
Maud would surely hear them enter
ine and retreat But Geraldine stood
talking at tho gate. Only the rector
wore a high hat at Bunborough-by-the-Sea
and Dr. Coverdale.
"Clio!!" went the garden gate as
Geraldine passed into the sunny road
way. Boo-hoo!'' It was a very gentle
one this time from somewhere near
CMckvent the garden gate, as
it swung back on its hinges.
And Captain Jumpison surrendered
at discretion. St James Budget
A Trifle Irre u ar.
Judge Begad Prisoner at the bar,
you are charged with pulling the
plaintiff off the platform of a car and
robbing him at the muzzle of your re
volver. What have you to say for
Prisoner. Oklahoma real estate
agent Your honor. I happened to be
at the depot when the tram came in
and heard tbe plaintiff say he thought
of invest ng his property in this vi
cinity. You know the train only
stops here three minutes and as I had
no time in which to talk him into
signing a chattel mortgage 1 1 was
obliged to resort to the next best
method. National Tribune.
I have brought you here to the
cemetery to show you a paradox. See
"I'm yes. It says 'Erected by
her loving soa-in law.' "
"Well, it stands upright and yet
it lies on its face at the s&ms time."
What's the matter with an interna
tional tariff conference?
Don't let any trifling thing hinder
you from coming to the Grand Ilaod
IP tbe money question la a fi t subject
to submit to an international confer
ence, why not the tariff question?
THE ALLIANCE-lNDtPENBEXT will
be represented at the Grand Island !
meeting. We hope to take a thousand '
Funny, isn't it, how the Itotbschilds :
always "happen" to be in America as I
'sight-seers" just at the time when
some great financial questions is up for
The State Journal ridicules the
Kansas populists for dispensing with
the inaugural ball. The ways of the
plain common people are always offen
sive to the snobbish aristocracy such
as the Journal represents.
The very men who shout most loudly:
"America for Americans," are the fel
lows who want to call in the monarch
ies of Europe to decide what kind of
money we shall have in the United
States, acd how much of it.
The Cedar Rapids Republican is one
of tho ablest edited local' papers in
Nebraska. It is not as its name indi
cates a g. 0. p. ortran, but is fighting
for real republicanism In the ranks of
the reform press.
The gold-bugs who are running the
monetary conference do most of their
work in secret. They belong to the
class of which the bible says: "They
love darkness rather than light bo
cause their deeds are evil."
At the same time that one of the
Rothechilda is trying to dictate terms
to the international monetary confer
euoc, au ugent'of tbe great banking
firm is in the United States trying to
form a gigantic brewery trust with a
capital of S'MO.OOO.OOO.
A problem: John Sherman intro
duced the silver purchase scheme into
congress in 1890. Rothschild intro
duced the Fame sort of a scheme into
the monetary conference a few days
ago. Did John learn the trick of
Rothschild, or did he give the Jew a
The Sherman silver law Is doomed.
The first bill introduced in the senate
after the assembling of congress was
one by Senator Dave Hill for its repeal.
Sherman's bill for the repeal of the act
is already on the calendar. Tt looks as
if there will be a scramble between the
two old parties for the credit of repeal
ing tho law.
Al Bixby in the Journal of Decem
ber 8, says: "Colonel Metcalfe, whese
sparkling genius gives to the Wor'd
Herald the only gems of literary lustre
that make the paper worth taking out
of the post-office, has moved with his
family to Lincoln, and will rema in here
during the winter. There are whole
platoons of meaner men In this world
than tho urbane colonel, but few who
can meaner things when he has one of
Secretary of War, Steve Elkins, in
his annual report recommends an ap
propriation of one million dollars from
the national treasury to arm the
militia of the several states. He says
the militia constitutes the "reserve
force of our regular army." Ste ve and
his plutocratic friends such as Andrew
Carnegie, and Cal. Brice are anxious
to have the militia well equipped for
shooting down strikers, and quelling
riots such as that at Homestead and in
The press dispatches report that Con
gressman Otis of Kansas has introduced
a bill for the Increase of the currency.
It provides for the free coinage of
silver, and an issue of paper money
equal to half the value of all the real
estate in the United States. We do
not know whether this is a correct re
port of the bill or not. If it is, Otis
should have been left at home two
years sooner than he was. The real
estate of this country is worth at least
thirty billions of dollars. If paper
money equal to half that were issued
we would have $230 per capita to say
nothing of silver. Such wild schemes
do nothing but injure our cause.
At Jay Gould's funeral, they sang
an anthem begining with: "Blessed
ire the dead who die in the Lord." A
more appropriate anthem for the occa
sion would have been: "Go to now ye
rich men, weep and howl for your
miseries that thall come upon jou
Your riches are corrupted and your
garments moth-eaten. Your gold and
your silver is cankered, and the rust of
them shall be a witness against you,
and shall eat your flesh a? if it were
fire. You have heaped treasure to
gether for the last days. Ye have lived
iu pleasure in the earth, and been wan
ton; ye have nourished your hearts as
in a day of slaughter, ye have con
mned and killed the just." -
SNOW A GOOD BREASTWORK,
Properly Prepared It Caa tVtthttaad Amy
Snow does not look or fe.il as if it
wonld form a breatwork that would
withstand cannon bills. Experiments
have been made in Norway under
government orders, and they have
proved that snow can withstand the
force of cainon balls. How some of
our boys would have enjoyed making
Firt, snowballs were rolled up and
piled together, the spaces between be
ing closely packed with snow, forming
a perfectly solid wall twenty metres
long, one-quarter high and three
metres thick at the ground, this sloped
to about two metres.
The shots were fired from German
guns, at a distance of fifty metres.
The breast'.vorks, it was found,
would not stand where less than three
Where the snow was free from ice
fragments, the projectile 1 were found
flattened on one side. Water was
poured over the breastworks, au.l the
next day was frjzja solidly.
Freezing- m l ie tuesnow parous. The
final conclusion waith:tt if Ihs breast
works were not sloping, but a uniform
wall of two and one-half matres
thickness, snaw breastworks will defy
any projectile thrown at any distance
Round trips to to the Pacific Coast.
Short trips to the Mountain Resorts
The Great Salt Lake.
Yellowstone National Park the most
wonderful spot on this continent.
Puget Sound, the Mediterranean of
the Pacific coast.
And all reached via the Unim Pacific
System. For detailed information call
on or address,
J T. Mastin, C. T. A., 1044 O St.,
C. B. SLOSSON, Gen. Agt..
Low Rates for Nebraska State Teach
The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific
Railway will sell Tickets to Lincoln at
low rates on certificate plan. Ask your
Ticket Agent for particulars.
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The Favorite Line to WateVown, Sioux Falls, the
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E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN,
Ocal Manager, Gen'l Tkt. A Pass. Agt,
IAI A MTCn The addreRS of all sel
VV AaIM I C LI fliers who homestead-
T r I r I f f 1 O s el a less nnmber
OULUICnO of acres than irtj
22, 1H79, and made tinal pronf on ihe same.
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Manufactured by the
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Wool, Hides. Beans, Broom Corn, Green and Dried Fruits, Vegetables, or
anything- you kave to ua. The fact that you may have been selling these articles at home
for J ears it no reason that yon should continue to do ao If you can And a better market. We
make a speolalt j of receiving shipment diroct from FARMERS AND PRODUCERS
and prebably have the largest trade in thia way of aay house in this markot. Whilst you
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ALLIANCES, CLUBS, and all erganlz&tions who desire to ship their produce direct te
inismaraec 11 requested, we wm send you rree or ebarge our dally mark of report, ship
ping directions and such information as will be of service to you, if yeu eetgemplate ship
ping. When so requested proceeds for shipmen ts will be deposited to the cr&itof tbe ship
per with any wholesale bouse la Chicago.
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Farmers' Alliance. Oflicc and Financial
LIYE SfOCK COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
South Omaha, Neb., Room 34 Exchange Building.
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