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About The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 22, 1892)
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J. r. M. 8WI0ART. orcttry of the
Nebruc Mutual Cretan. Tor"" !"'
Storm Insurance Company, EDITOR. AJ.
onaiumoanoru on Kir, OToioaa -jf
Imu.tioA dhould be ad Jr. '4 W to nim
Lin ;oln. Notirnika.
Wo had a very intereuig uitttMug
list night In the Palmer Qo lse parlon
Insurance man are numerous just now.
The preliminary st ?rs were Uken to
organize a mutual hall insurance com
pany, and no doubt the S:ate Alliance
will put a strong company on ita feet.
County mutual fire Insurance com
panies are springing up from all parts
of the state.
An association of mutual companies
was organized with Samuel Lichty of
Falls City, president; W. J. Eyeitone,
Rising City, vice-presidant; E. P.
Montgomery, Holdrege, secretary.
By the interest taken last night it
seems that mutual insurance has come
to stay, and well it should, and give
the farmers their insurance at actual
OLD ENGLISH CUSTOMS.
II'.'; .tor li prt IHod lu ! Iv. j-t Awakm
!: In I'liut'rli.
There was once a time a long time
too. extending over several centuries,
when thero was a salaried official in
church to waken sleeping members of
the congregation and to expel dogs
from the sacred edifice. These in
dividuals are alluded to in the records
as sluggard-wakera and dog-whippers,
and the fees paid them were very
liberal, their annual salary being a
mere pittance. The custom, which
was frequent in England, was also
practiced in America more than two
centuries ago. Kev. Dr. Samuel
Whitiug. a minister of Lynn. Mass.,
was provided with a sluggard waker.
one Allen Brydgos. who brushed the
faces of those inclined to sleep with
a fox's tall fastened to a long staff,
likewise a sharpe thorne. where
with he may prick such as be most
sounde." A certain Mr. Tompkins,
being thus admonished, sprang up
with a great deal of force and. to the
wonder of all did. so says the record
of the day. prophainlie'' exclaim in
a loud voice: Buss the woodchuck. "
he dreaming, as it seemed that a
woodchuck had seized and bit his
hand. "And I think", continues the
chronicler, "he will not soon againe
go to sleep in meeting. Tho women
may sometimos sleep and none know
it by reason of their enormous bon
nets.' Women as well as men served in
this capacity, according to the De
troit Free Press. Betty Finch, of
Warrington, occupied this position at
Holy Trinity church In 1810, a com
paratively late period. She walked
majestically up and down the aisle
during the service armed with a long
stick like a fishing rod with a "bob"
on the end of 'it. With this she an
gled for sleepers. The term bob
bers" was used for this service and
Betty's son. one of a family of offi
cials, used to recite for the amuse
ment of the tavern-goers:
My father's a clorlc.
My sister's a singer;
My mother's a "bobber"
And I inn a ringer.
" The dog-whlpper was to bo found
In every county in England, and is
till at his work in the churches of
tome remote places. Indeed, there
Is a church in Wales where 'lazy
tongs" with spikes in the ends are
till used to drag the unconsecrated
animals out of the sacred edifice.
The dog-whipper at Bray, In Berk
shire, was provided with a "jerkin"
to indicate his official position, at a
cost of 6 shillings and 4 pence. The
item paid to Richard Turner for
whipping the 'doggies" out of a
church at Morton, in Derbyshire in
1622 was 1 shilli. g. It Is believed
that the well-known sexton of Peter -boro',
Old Scarlett was one of the
first dog-whlppers in tho country.
Bis portrait on the wall of the cathe
dral depicts him with a whip in his
belt lie died in 1531. n
i In some of the churches the dog
whipper was only allowed to drive
out truant dogs, the dogs of the gen
try being furnished with a pew wbere
they were admonished to keep order.
In Northorpe church, which was a
dependency of Northorpe hall there
was a hall pew for the Northorpe
canines who wore of bluer blood than
the collies of the shepherd, and were
highly accommodated as well as be
ing safe from tho taws of the dog
whipper. Kaists City Produce Market by the
Wjstfill Cimmission Co.
Kaks vs City, Mo., Dec. 17, 183 J.
Snyopsls Kansas City produce market for weelc
ending December 17th: a
Apples weak with glutted market and mint
la bad condition. No. l's carlots t3!J3. 10 ; 'from
store n.2S3.50; No. S'g cars and jobbing lots
Potatoo firmer with slight advance. Colorado
car lot, W) to 85e. ; from store 90 to 93 ; Northern
Bnrbanbs, carlots 73 to 75c ; from store, 80 to 8c ;
nixed Dakota's, Iowa's and Nebraska's carlots
95 to 63c.
Onion scarce and wanted. Large dry Red
Wetherfields would bring 87S93c. on track. """"'
Cab bage quiet and weak. There has imku
several cars in from Ohio, Wisconsin and Iowa
carlots In addtlon tojour regular California
eeipts. Native selling from track at 1 too.
California 2.152.25 for 100.
Game scarce and wanted; ruling higher.
Prairie chickens M5031VJO per dozen; Squall
trappped. tl.25 to 11.41: shot $1.1&1.35: Mallard
ducks S3 per doz; Teal ducks J.n(.5 ;
Mixed ducks tl 803. '"H; Jack snip ll.avftt 50:
wild turkey to I0e: venison sadles 11 to 12n;
carcasses 7 to 9c; Antellooe saddles 10 to 11c;
car rassS to 7c; bear saddles 1 to 2t)c; carcass 13
Poultry a little weak, especially chickens.
Turueys, dry picked, good demand, 10 to Ho;
scalded one cent lesn.
Ge?se, fat well dressed, 75So.
Due", fat well rlreied, 89a.
Cluckens. bet dressed ti to "o.
"Jides-best feeling preTails; ?reen salted No.
Bull and stag Sjf; glue stood ie;dry flints to
Furs scarce and wanted at top prices. We
look for a firm and uoward tendency in all pro
duce until afar holidays.
WESTr ui. Ooxxissio Co.
didn't "bite atlhSWTfiK'fiela J
Miss Bartoa has just formed a new
and unique class. The work is in
decorative art with special attention to
painting on cloth and to all work of
this kind for the making of Christmas
novelties. This class is carried at any
time to suit the convenience of the
student This course is proving very
attractive to many ladies who do not
care for and cannot use a higher form
Th heavy fall of enow has left the
battalilon Indoors for the past week
and put off indefinitely the first dress
parade.' In spite of its large size the
batallloa has made rapid progress this
year. On the whole the companies
are in almost as good shape as they
were in the spring last year.
About twenty cadets are being
measured for uniforms to replace
those lost in that unfortunate little fire
in the tailor shop.
The athletic association held a very
lively meeting on Tuesday. Will
Johnson, the manager of the football
team was chosen delegate to the con
ference of the Four-State Intercolle
giate Football league. The meeting
will be held in Kansas City during the
holiday. The coherence will award
the pennant and rV
tlve standing of cr
form the very in;
ing a schedule f i
mining in what el
played. Kansas wi.i
ne the respec
nnd also per
work of raak
tr and deter-
games will be
get first place,
Nebraska second, Missouri third, Iowa
last. Kansas has won every came she
has played. Nebraska has won a
game, lost Ouo and tied one; Itiissouri
has wen a gsme and lost two; Iowa
has tied one game and lost two. There
are very serious doubts as to whether
the next Thanksgiving game will be
played in Omaha. The Iowa boys
wear, blow high or blow low, they
never will play another football game
in Omaha. When you consider the
fact that the attendance was so small
that each team lost about $100, while
at Kansas City on the same day there
were 5,000 people present at the Kansas-Missouri
game, it is not strange
that this feeling exists. Young Yont,
left end, has entirely recovered from
his accident of the Kansas game. By
the absence of the cripples in the halls
all men know that the football season
is over for one year.
Among the many other public
spirited acts of Benjamin Franklin, he
left to the schools of fioBton a fund,
the interest of which was to purchase
a medal as a reward of merit. In 1830
this medal was given to George Will
iams, a relative of Dr. Billings, who
has presented it to the university. It
is a disk of pure silver about the size
of a dollar. On one side there are two
pens crossed beneath an open book.
Over this is inscribed "The Gift of
Franklin." The other side has simply
"Presented by the School Committee
as a Reward of Merit to George Will
lams." The university studio is ocoupied
from 3 to 6 on Fridays by a ooituroe
life olass under Miss Barton.
The Hon. Seth Low, president of
Columbia, and formerly the great re
form mayor of Brooklyn, will deliver
the Charter day address. The uni
versity is very fortunate in getting
such a famous man as well as such a
brilliant speaker for its Charter day
Newsy Notes About Nebraska Places
Hastings has a new carriage factory.
Corn buyers at Nelson are paying 28
cents per bushel.
The Methodists of Fairbury are to
build a new parsonage.
J. II. Pope talks of building a 160
barrel roller mill at Central City.
A third elevator is being erected at
Ball wood by the farmers of that vioin
ity. Several wolves were captured in
Kimball county by a party organized
for that purpose,
The prisoner named Knox, who es
caped from the Sidney jail, is still a
York is to have a fence factory that
will turn out 12,000 feet of chicken
proof fencing per day.
The eighth annual convention of the
Nebraska dairymen's association will
be held in Mlnden, December 20, 21,
Captain S. T. Learning of Decatur is
an applicant for the appointment as
United States Indian agent for the
Omaha and Winnebago agencies.
The Maverick bank at Gordon last
week released sixty chattle mortgages
against residents in the western part
of Cherry county, amounting to $10,
000. Speaking of mammoth hogs, says the
Oxford Standard, the climax was
reached Monday of this week when F.
A. Wood sold three prodigious pork
ers, weighing 1,580 pounds. The
market price that day was 5 cents per
pound, so that the trio brough the phe
nomenal prloe of $76.60. This hand
some figure is undobtedly the most
ever paid for the same number of hogs
in Oxford before.
As Albert Wilson, a farmer living
eight miles northwest of Harvard, was
driving into his yard with a team at
tached to a heavy spring wagen, his
little son, seven years old,- ran out to
meet him. The boy caught hold the rear
end of the wagon and his right foit
slipped into the wheel. The boy was
drawn up over the wheel and between
it and the body of the wagon and had
bis limb literally torn off at the knee,
nothing but a few ligaments holding it.
and bids fair" to attract mucb Tnore. 1
i Fpr-rv-Creorre's single-tax doctrines
LA BELLE FRANCE
THE REPUBLIC IN A MOST CRIT
ALMOST 7ERQINS ON REVOLUTION.
The Head of Ona or the Most Trouilnent
Hanking House in the World Pre
dict Chaos at Any Moment An
American Implicated Some
Notable Ex-Cabinet Offi
cer to lie Prosecuted.
Pakis. Doc. 21. The political
turmoil in France does not diminish,
and predictions are freely made that
the worst is yet to come and that a
revolution is not improbable. The
head of me of the greatest banking
house" . the world, with headquarters
in I s, Paid yesterday to one of
the American delegates to the
lirusncls conference: "I believe we are
on the eve of a revolution. Few out
side of France have a conception of
the dangers of the tdtuatiou. The
temper of the people is not under
stood; they cannot or will not discrim
inate between the government itself
and the individuals who repiesent it.
The Panama story has not half been
told. Every day adds a fresh chapter.
A feature of great interest to Amer
ica will probably soon be made
known. It involves a banker of
world wide reputation, as well known
in New York as in Paris. lie is said
to have been a heavy beneficiary of the
Panama canal company without hav
ing rendered any tangible quid pro
quo. Humors about him were circu
lated in high financial circles some
months ago. At that time he took an
active interest in the proposed mone
tary conference. He was in
discreet enough to show a letter
on the subject written to hiin by
Secretary of the Treasury Foster. The
effect was to discredit to some extent
American motives in calling the con
ference and the co-operation of the
strongest financiers was almost lost
It is neeoless to say that the reports
connecting the banker with the Pan
ama scandal were entirely nnknownin
America at that time. Since then the
gentleman has not in any way been
connected with American interests in
international monetary plans."
M. Floquet, president of the cham
ber of deputias, announced to-day that
he had received an application for au
thority to prosecute M. Rouvier, ex
minister of finance; M. Jules Roche. ex
minister of commerce; Emanuel Arene,
member of Corsica; Antonin Proust,
member for Deux Sevres; Baron Jean
de Boubeyran, member for Lundun and
Joseph Dugue de la Fauconncrie,
member from Orne, all of whom are
charged with having been comprom
ised in the scandal The application
could not be granted without the con
sent of the house, as the deputies were
exempt from certain legal proceed
ings. The chamber decided that the
different bureaux should meet and
consider the application The sitting
In the senate M. Deroycr, the presi
dent, stated that he had received a de
mand for the prosecution of Senators
Renault, Albert Grevy Beral, Theve
net and Deves for the part they have
taken in the affairs of the canal com
pany. Charles de Lesseps was examined
yesterday in regard to statements
made in 18S9 to Deputy Lamarselle in
which he said that in the case of the
Suez canal the advertising expenses
were small, but with the Panama
enterprise journalists crowded the
officers and had to be paid
to cease attacks; that little
sheets were started for blackmail,
some of which were contented to re
ceive S3 or 810; that society people had
to be paid to speak well of the com
pany or refrain from attacks on it,
and that the contractors had enriched
themselves. He did not deny any of
CROKER ON CLEVELAND.
Tammany Will Not Embarrass the President-Elect
in Any Kegpert.
New York, Dec. 21, The Herald
this morning says: Tammany hall
through Richard Croker, its official
chief, declares that it has no "de
mands" to make of President-elect
Cleveland, nor any suggestions to
offer regarding appointments. Many
rumors afloat regarding Tammany
caused Mr. Croker to make the follow
ing statement: ".Mr. Cleveland
during his administration will
receive the hearty support of
the Democrats in Tammany hall. Any
appointment he makes will be sat
isfactory to this organization. Tam-man3'-
hall loyally supported Mr.
Cleveland for the presidency and it
will" support him just as loyally in his
administration. We will do all in our
power to relieve him from any em
barrassment in the matter of appoint
ments. We have no requests to make."
A few minutes later, Mr. Croker
said: "It is absurd to talk about any
Democrat or Democrats endeavoring
to embarrass Mr. Cleveland in his ad
ministration. Such a course would
ruin any one politically who saw fit to
Murdered and Shipped as Freight.
Toledo, Ohio, Dec. 21. The Wabash
car inspector last evening found the
murdered body of an unknown man
on a pile of corn in a newly received
car. It had been shipped from Saron
ville, Neb, and received by the Wabash
at Chapin, 111., December 17. The body
was covered with boards, every pocket
was turned inside out, and a blow on
the head had caused death.
Desperate Battle With Oat aws.
Chetense, Wyo., Dec, 2. 1 Deputy
Dnited States Marshals James Huff
and W. II. Nutcher of Hyattsville,
Johnson county, attempted to arrest
Ira Walker, Ace Achmick and another
horse thief and during the fight that
followed all five were killed. The
balance of the desperadoes have dis
appeared, but a posse wiil start after
them at once.
"Your sealskin sacque is rather
thort, is it not?" "Yes; when I got it
my husband was short."
1892 toe vote shows an anti-republican
majority of 28.939 World-Herald
Many Lose AIL
Stehliko, Neb., Deo. 21 Late last
night fire started ia the Benshaw mer
cantile store, 1b the business center of
the tewa. The proprietor had gone to
the wareroom to see that the doors
were secure, and falling caused the
lamp to break, and in an Instant al
most the entire room was ablaze. As
the floor had been long used and was
well saturated with oils and kerosene,
by the time people rrrived the whole
building was in flames. As the town
is witheut meaBS of fighting fire the
flames soon spread to adjoining build
ings, consuming the postoffice and con
tents on the east, and the saloon and
billard hall and restaurant building on
the west. At this point the brick
building owned by Mr. Freeburn was
reached and further progress of the
fire was stopped. Thera was no per
ceptible breeze from any quarter,
which was a very fortunata fact, as
many other buildings might have been
consumed. The losses, as near as can
be estimated, are about as follows:
First National bank in postoffice build
ing, $800, with $500 insurance; V.
Zinck, postoffice fixtures and stock.
$750, with $500 insurance; T. P. Ren
shaw on building, $1,400, with $1,040
Insurance; J. P. Renshaw on stock,
$14,000. with $11,000 insurance; Al
mina Johnson, $250 on building, no
insurance; Pearson estate, $800 on
building, with no Insurance; D. F.
Sunderland, $1,000 on builc iig, with
no insurance; John Livingston, $350
on stock with $300 insurance; M. M.
Sandifer. $200 on stook, covered by i
No Hat Was Passed.
Hastings, Dec. 21 . A frisky year
ing bull, unaccustomed to city life,
broke loose from its owner on Second
street yesterday afternoon, darted
down the sidewalk, stampeding every
thing in sight, creating a sensation
that will not soon be forgotten by a
score of badly scared women and chil
dren. The streets being crowded with
pedestrians loaded down with Christ
mas bundles, it presented a ludicrous
sight to see them chasing themselvee
to get out of reach of the animal.
During the confusion, the bull made
several ineffectual attempts to gain
entrance into a dry goods store, when
Chief Wanzer appeared on the sceno
and attempted to corral it. Wanzer
had a good hold of the short rope that
encircled the bull's neck, when the
animal gave a snort, head down, heels
in the air, and for five minutes the
chief had the hottest chase of his life.
He couldn't head him off, and
somehow forgot to let loose. The
chief says he is too fat for that kind of
exercise, and hereafter he will call up
"Deck" Hakes of the fire department
to chase that kind of cattle.
Make a Christmas present to your
children by subscribing fr Nebraska
2f rents per year.
212 South 19th St
Light Brahma fowls for sale as good
as the best $4.00 per trio. $2.50 lor
single cockerel. Nothing but first class
birds shipped .Serd order at once. Safe
arrival guaranteed. RosaD Rand.
For Sale or Itent.
Independent newspaper plant in
eastern Nebraska. Good location. An
excellent opportunity for a live, ener
getic practical newi-paper man. Ad
dress O. A., care Alliance-Independent,
Lord Lambert English Hackney
stallion, winner of first prize at Lincoln
state fair 1890, and Imported Shire Stal
lion Stonehenge, now owned by the
Greenwood Horse Co., Greenwood, Ne
braska. Will sell cheap or exchange
for land or live stock. Address,
C. D CURYEA, Sec'y,
An Elegant Souvenir.
"The Western Resort Book," a finely
illustrated publication descriptive of all
the western resorts along the line of the
Union Pacific System. Sent free upon
receipt of 6c in stamps. Address
J. T. MASTIN, C. T. A., 1044 O St.,
E. B. Slosson, Gen. Agt.,
Phillip Itock Island Personaly Con
They in a very satisfactory way, meet
the demands of the public for a Quick
Trip at Cheap Rate, and you can
make this trip with your family, or
send your friends by this route, and
dept-nd upon it, they wid be properly
This is an old established company,
and has carried more people than all
other excursion companies combined.
The conductors appointed by this ex
cursion company are men who can be
trusted and relied upon, and will look
after your every comfort.
Our next Personally Conducted
excursion will leave Des Moines, Fri
day, at 8:18 a. m., December 9th, and
every two weeks thereafter, as per fol
lowing dates: December 23d. Januarv
6th, 20th, February 3d, 17th and March
3d, 17th and 31st.
The route of this tourist car is west
through Iowa to Omaha, leaving that
city at 1:20 noon, and Lincoln, Neb., at
3:40 p. m., same dates as above men
tioned. Write for rates and reservation in
this car, or apply to
Gen'l N.-W. Pass. Agt.,
Jno. Sebastian. G. T. & P. A.
Chicago. U S. A.
City Ticket Office 847 P St., Corner
9th, Lincoln, Neb.
L. A. BELTZER, Mg'r.
FAIR PRICES. HONORABLE DEALING
A ORNIRAIi LI KB OF
FRUIT AND ORNAMENTAL STOCK.'ETC.
Bend in orders for spring. AgenU wanted.
Osoeola, : : : Nebraska.
OSCEOLA STAR NURSERY
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: : :
rREAT SALE OF HOILDAY GOODS
FOR THE WEEK AT
over . these goods and must be cleaned up at a sacri
fice. Handkerchiefs and Dolls for the million. Touet
sets, Albums, toys and sachet bags in endless variety,
dress goods cloaks and hosiery, everything goes at
this sale from 25 to 50 per cent less than any house
in the city.
' What Is more sensible than a handsome silk or
woolen dress fur a Christmas gift.
Elegant line of dress silks. Mack and colored,
very cheap .
1 000 Wool dress patterns from tl 50 to 110 a put
tern all the very ;laieet novelties and remarkably
1 f'OO doz. ladle's and children's handkerchiefs for
lfi,'2'4C 3',4c, &c. 7'4c a id iuc; worth 2'4c, 5c, 7c,
lOe, U'A muI ,5c
9J0 doz. ladle's fine handkerchiefs for 12c, 15c.
20c, 23c, aud 35c, worth double.
ALLIANCE STATE BUSINESS AGENCY.
State Agent quotes prices on the following goods.
A good common flour at 90 cts. per 100.
White Rose flcur at $1,50 per 100.
Silver Leaf " " 1.75 " "
Prime Brow Sugar $4.00 per 100.
Best Granulated Sugar $5.65 per 100.
Fine Uncolored Japan Tea 25c pr lb.
ic u i. j2ic " "
Good Coffee 2Gc per lb.
A full line of Spices, Pepper, Cinna
mon, Cloves, Ginger, Mustard, Al
spice, etc., at 20c per lb.
One gallon best coal oil with glass can
J. W. H ARTL EY,
interest and a very small commission. Privilige given borrower
to pay in installments and stop interest. Money always on hand.
Write or call onus. gULL BROS,,
11TH AND N Stb LINCOIaX, NEBRASKA.
Silk Handker's Press Goods,
Hats and Caps.
X We have a well selected
stock, and our prices are right
on everything. Please give us
an early call and get first
When you are ready to make
your purchases, and just now
you should be, it will not take
long for you to examine our
list of bargains.
J. Gr. IET-3T3 A T.- -r-T
C. T. U.
138 S 12th St., Lincoln.
First class table
Lunches , ho.-Ts,
worth of Holiday ijrooas
must be closed out in six
days' No room to carry
ton fdoz. ladie s Chiffon aaudier hlefs far ITe.
fiOO doi. lnrlies handkerchiefs for 8nC, 36c, 50c and
75c, worth 35c, 50c, 75c and f 1.00.
,000 doj. men's linen and siik handkerchiefs for
5 to 75c, worth 10c to 1 50.
Men's mufflers in cashmere and silk for 15c, 25?,
39c, 4c, 75c, $1.00, fl.50 and $2.00; very cheap.
500 China D 1N f"rr, 10c and lie
The ,i It i Cash Dry Goods Store,
1036 0 Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Soda i and Butter cracker 6c per lb. in
40 Grain vinegar in iugs, 25c per g
Lemon extract 2 oz. bottles 50c per doj
Vanilla " " " 55c "
Finest full cream Y A cheesa 12ic lb.
A good Overall for only 50c.
An extra rrood overall for fifi.
Rockford half hose 75c per doz.
" " " best made $1.05 a doz
Write for anything you eat or wear.
State Agt., 245 S. 11th St., Lincoln, Neb
TO LOIN ON FARMS
U EASTER S EBRASKA AT 6 PER CENT
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'400-1402 UNION AV.',
EHESSKANSAS CITY, MO.
CALL TO ACTION.
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office. rnce'11'50- or sale at this
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