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About The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (June 15, 1893)
(AN ISCORPORATIOV J
The wtm Manu'aetoiiag Cdibphtwi
Wv&niaed under that nme en Jane lota, lfest.
I lomriienced buhiDes on the 1st of ix-ptmber
IKhw, am its termination U not to beumU J une
Toe palnclpal place of transacting biulne .
la at Lincoln. Nebraska. I
It Is ortmitrt t carry on the manufacture
and Mi'e of agricultural Implement, barrel, I
butter tuba. wagons etc.
Its capital stock u One Hundred Thousand j
$100.0u0uu dollars, Fifty per cent, of which ,
-waa paid In In September ism, ana tne oau
s -within one year thereafter.
IU affairs are manage oy a ooaru ui
directors who elect f rom.thelr number a presi
dent, vice president, secretary and treasurer.
The highest amount of Indebtedness that it 1
authorised to contract la two-third -3 of 1U
capital aioclc h J.Walsh.
M. D. Wki-ch President
(seal.) . hetreiary.
Notice to Bridge Contractors
Notice la hereby given that sealed blda will
lie received at the office of county clerk of
Furnas county. Nebraska on or before noon of
the Sna day of June A. D. 1WS, for the con
struction of the following bridges:
One ri tain combination bridge across the
Republican river at or near Oxford on or near
the half section line running through the
middle of section twelve (12) township three
5 north of range twenty-one tS" west 8 p.
in to be built according to plant and specifi
cations now on tile In the county clerk's office
In said county.
Prime bridge across Turkey creek between
town three and four ai d section Ave and
Xhirty-two In range twenty-one west 6, p. m.
White bridge across Ury creek between
eei-tlon twenty-eight and thirty-three, town
tour, range twenty-two. Bathrkk bridge a
cross Elk creek between section fourteen and
twenty-three, In town four, range twenty,
Heiser bridge across Muddy creek between
section sixteen and seventeen in town four,
range twenty -three.
Tnmblin btldgea across Deer creek, one be
tween Section nine and sixteen, and one be
tween section fifteen and sixteen In town four
One bridge across Medicine creek east of
Cambridge on south of section twenty-nine
town four, range twenty-five.
Bold bridge across Beaver creek In Eureka
precinct, on road running north and south be
tween the south east 1-4 of section twenty and
south west 1-4 of town two, range twenty-three
Morgan bridge across Beaver creek on road
running east and west between north-east 1-4
of section thirty-four and south eat 1-4 of sec
tion twenty-seven, town two, range twenty
four. H W. Taft bridge across Spring creek on
public road, between section twenty-three and
ibiriy-four In town one. range twenty-two.
One bridge across Elk creek on public road
one-half tulle eat of Arapahoe.
0. b. Stowe bridge across a draw on public
'road between section one ac.d twelve In Eureka
J D. Case bridge aeroxs Dry creek n north
line of section thirty-five, town one, range
One bridge across a draw knowa as the
Donahue draw In the north-east 1-4 of section
twenty four, town two, range twenty-four.
W. S. Robinson fridge acrosa Beaver creek
toetween section nine and ten, In towa two,
Bids received on Volh combination and Iron
bridges 14 ft road way, 8 inch bard plus Mooring
All bids must be accompanied by good and
mifflcleiit bonds and filed In the county clerks
office on or before noon of June 80, A. D. 1H93.
Commie-loners reserve the right to reject
any and wli bids.
Datel thl th, day of May, A D. 1H93.
H. W. MuFaudin,
(seal) County Clerk.
W. C. T. U.
-138 i 12tb St., Lincoln.
First class table and attendance
Lrrtrhfts at all hours WW
' l"" O Of every description, Newfound
UUVaOM. Mns.ifft. St. Bernards,
revliouruTs, Hull, Vox, Sky and Scotch Terriers,
Collies, Pufft, Spaniels, Beaxlcs, Foxhounds, bet
ter and Pointers; ulso ferrets, Maltese Cats pet
animals, fancy pigeons, poultry, Send stamp for
prlcelist. Live Poxes wanted:
Herman Bosech, 818 Market, St. St. Louis
Organ My MraM for M Years !
'B m j f
Price, $49. 75.
SEND FOR CATALOGUE.
vAgents Wanted for the Kimball Pianos and Organs
As FOSPE, Jri Ornaha, peb.
A CAE LOAD OF
The Best In the World just received by ,
G, M. Loomis.
Call and See them. Also Tanks, Pumps,
i n t.ViA hftnduriira Una
I Tnlonhnno 971
1 ' ...
I VIVVIIVMV W
200 to 212 FIRST AVI NORTH,
W Uf It
fine northern furs.
seeans ee Mm.a M, ia, Mia,
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Vtonl !( Msaa aa ss(sl taaiatl
0f aal lilt M Ua.
Umft, $uihHt4. fvt C'KiMf.
tMftmn ma ihM it,m.u4 auk 4 iu'
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fiaiUilir l ltwMial Waw a4 Huwail tfca l lar i. all U-t..f
to ar r u tsatf ta t a.ln.a. aat , ru mm Iu4 thai iiu.
tasarta kat Ht t 4t lll aaa il ktialraj . ha. a ruraj lu, u4
ku WtuMiai iaran4if a U. a. N 1M l Slta hkri. Wo.iumJ U MKnukaf U 14tf
A Wagon Load
doe not necessarily imply content
and happiness on the part of iu
possessor. It is not money that
gives us pleasure, but the things
that money will buy.
Some people spend money fool
ishly, and fancy they find enjoy
ment in doing it, but the pleasure
is more fancied than real. No man
No. 4 Steel Mower
can ever be accused of spending
money foolishly, and he'll find a
hundred reasons to convince him of
We are building the No. 4 to
meet the demand for a really au
perior mower, one that embodies the
prime requisites of durability, con
venience and light draft.
You'll like this mower; not merely
because thousands of other farmers
like it, but because it is a really
likeable machine. If you are going
to buy a mower you ought to see
the No. 4.
Get the McCormick Catalogue say way.
All sgsnts furnish it oa application.
McCormick Harvesting machine Co.
R Bl!FORMcnt, Lincoln, Keb
'Des Moines' Wire Reel1
a a d
the freight. Cheap, Si-homo, KrracTiva,
uroo a cara lor circulars, prices, etc,
Des Moines Equalizer Co., Mfrs.,
DLS MOINES. IA.
Z. S. BRANSON,
LIVE STOCK AUCTIONEER.
Makes sales In Nebraska sad other states. Best
of references. Fourteen years eiperleuoe.
Prices reasonable, correspondence solicited and
I will pay liberally for the rm and addresses
of peraans suffering from cancer. Guarantee a
permanent cure or no charge. No matter if case
li u been given up by others, write me at once.
Physicians supplied with remedy at liberal dis
count. Full remedy and instructions for self
treatment, I jo,
THE HARRIS CANCER SANITARIUM,
Fort Payne, Ala.
Use Northwestern line to Chicago.
Low- rates. Fast trains. Office 1133
1 1 ills!
905 O Street.
Pipe, eto. Tin Roofioz. and anything
C. M. LOOMIS
COUNTRY AND PACKIR
ST. LOUIS, III). Cmb Silted HIDES,
CiIMIdj, Dry Bides, ,
lit m M,
' .U, Furs, Wool,
Ullow, Grfltlt, 0rklm,
a A Root.
THE DRAINAGE STRIKE RE
SULTS IN BLOODSHED.
THREE RIOTOUS STEIKEHS KILLED.
Nina Others Ar Ho Badly Wounded That
They Ar Mot Expected to Karri-
A Moody Conflict Met ween Work
sues and Armed Deputies In
In Illinois la Which th
Former Ar Worsted,
Lemo.vt, III, June 13. Deputy sher
iffs, with Winchester rifles, and armed
mobs of strikers, met at Lemon t yes
terday, and the first week of the
strike in the quarries and drainage
canai cloned with a copious shedding
of blood. The conflict came at noon
and as the result of a volley of sho ts
one man was killed out
right, two have died since,
two others are reported missing, aaid
to hare fallen in the canal after re
celving mortal wounds, and fourteen
others were wounded, three fatally.
The following is a list of the killed
Out Ukkkow Mam, shot through the head
and found on tow-path.
Two Umkmowb; msm, shot, whose bodies
fell Into the canal
Anton VdleavrlUl, severe head wound.
Thomas Moorski, shot through lung's, will
Mike Banter, shot In the kidney, will die.
Autolne Kola, shot through the hip.
OeorKs Klsnla, shot through the righ lung
and liver, will die.
Mike Michel, shot through fleshy part of
Frunk Eshl, shot through the ey
Lawrence Lavenrowskl, shot through the
Ludwlg Kreger, bullet In bladder
John Fovjotoruskl, bullet in thigh, will lose
Mike Zoliiskl, shot through lung, will die.
John 1'elerson, shot through groin, will die.
Four or five others unknown were
injured A boy, Johnny Kluga, was
shot in the groin and cannot recover.
He was employed as a switchman on
the Santa Fe railroad company, and
was at work at a point near where the
strikers arrived when the fight began.
Early yesterday morning the men
began to gather in the streets to dis
cuss the situation. As the morning
wore on the crowd on the street in
creased. They '.' .ire made up for the
most part of t rymen living in the
town, thoup .. .) number was consid
erably incn . I by quarry men in
sympathy wltli ihe strikers from Ixck
port, Romeo i id Jolict At 10 o'clock
the crowd began to march southward.
About half a mile out of town near
Bmith & Jackson's camp, the men took
the tow-path. Along this route they
were shielded from view by the shade
trees and thick brambles. It
was the intention of the strikers on
arriving at the camp to drive out the
workmen as they had done on pre
vious visits. The men in the camps
hf fortified themselves with arms
a. tiiiinunition to hold their position.
'iUers .were defiantly moving
.ho conflicting factions were
ab i yardH apart firing began.
Hepo. w vary as to which side first
fired, but there can be no question
that the strikers were sadly worsted,
and those not killed or wounded took
The strikers continued to bring the
wounded into Lernont long after
nightfall and it is believed the known
list of dead and wounded is yet in
complete by several names. At the
camp where the battle took place
armea guards are patrolling. Some
fifteen or twenty men are tramping
the boundary lines, each carrying a
Winchester and loaded revolvers.
Spring field, III, June 10. At 11:30
o'clock last night, after much tele
graphic correspondence, although
Governor Altgeld had not received any
word from the sheriff of Cook county,
fearing a further outbreak at
Lemont, he ordered Adjutant General
Orendorff to go at once to the scene of
action, and telegrams were sent call
ing out the Second and Third regi
ments to repair at once to Lemont and
FARGO ASKS OR HELP.
la Uer Hour of Need She Calls ou th
Faroo, N. D., June 1J. Fargo, in
her hour of need, appeals to the
American people for aid for hundreds
of destitute citizens. So wide-spread
and keen is the distress that the contri
butions from North and South Dakota
are only a drop in the bucket Peo
ple who owned homes have no shelter
eoept that hastily provided them by
the people of Fargo, Their donations
can not last more than a day or two.
Clothing, food, building material and
carpenters are earnestly desired.
Pulctde or a Naval Officer.
Villkjo, Cal. , June 13. Lieutenant
V. Ray, V. S. commander
of the United States coast sur
vey steamer, McArthur, committed
suicide at Mare Island hospital by cut
ting his throat lie was transferred
to the naval hospital a short time ago,
suffering from nervous pnwtratlon.
Yesterday morning JUy went into the
hospital bath-room, locking himself
in, and cut hit throat from ear to ear.
Appraiser fur th Strip.
Wasiuxotom, June It The presi
dent has app tinted Peter R. I'ernot
of indianapoiU, Iod. Joahua liu (ch
in of Athens, lla, and Clem V, Rog
er of the Indian territory to lm an
praiaer of the value of Itouws, lands
or Improvement decupled by in
truder at unauthorUod person with
lit the Cherokee outlet, uudar the pro
viaion n( the ad of eoureaa ap
proved March 1, HU
tare Matt Tattle,).
Tami kvjuam, ImL Ter .Jun It. BUI
ChrUMe, who recently cut Frank
!U'W throat from ear Ut ear, was
aonvHed of murder in the Rrt degree
and sentenced to Itta wa August It,
There are three condemned mur.
derer la the Tbluah tad, ChrUtle,
Tallia and N lllUn.v Tallin ha bea
reapllett uutll IteeemWr 1 and WU
ham ts to bsaf the tUt inW
SOMCTHINO OF A POBHERV.
Th llaaetta at rereat I .aw a rr4
A boat tS.OWO frasa th Car.
St. Lot is. Ma, June 13. The rob
bery of the Southern Express eons
pany's car on the Mobile and Ohio
train No. 5, leaving here at 8:20 p. m.
Thursday night waa accomplished
at Forest Lawn. 11L, five miles
east of here, in the boldest
manner known of recent robberies.
The entire contents of the express
car. such aa money and jewels, valued
at from 10,000 to 5(5.000, was taken
and the entire gang of six robbers got
saf ly away.
Near Forest Lawn is a railroad
crossing, where all trains are obliged
to atop, and there the robbery oc
curred. As the train slowed up six
masked men appeared by the side of
the train. They proceeded to the en
gine and covering Engineer John
Lewis and his fireman, ordered them
to get down upon the ground. An
evidence of Intended resistance
was met by blow and additional
threats, which accomplished their
purpose. The four other robbers pro
ceeded to the express car, but instead
of the traditional dynamite car
ried a sharp ax and a scal
ing ladder. Messenger llranchford,
the same whose car was
unsuccessfully attacked by two rob
bers at the same place May 2A, re
fused to open the car door dospite
threats and a fusilade of pistol shot.
One of the gang immedia ely made
use of the ladder and hatchet, and
soon cut his way into the cars where
he found the messenger as defiant as
In the meantime one of the passeng
ers of the train, 11. L. 1'ugh of East
Carondelet I1L, had secured a re
volver from Conductor Harper and
opened fired on the gang from tl i
rear. The fire was returned until
Pugh's cartridges gave out and then
he retired. In the express car the rob
ber hau In the meantime succeeded in
convincing Messenger llranchford that
the safe ought to be opened. They ac
complished this by beating Iirai. i
ford fearfully on the head with (he
butts of their revolvers. The t to
was opened and the booty, bags of
silver, packages of u.eenbacks and
jewelry and valuable papers, were
passed out and tak -u care of by the
men on guard outside.
Meanwhile several passengers at
tempted to leave the train. No sooner
had the first one, however, put out
his head, than all were fired upon and
driven back into the car. Home six
shots in all were fired toward the rear
part of the train. When the
packages were passed out of
the express car the passengers and
entire train force were so cowed that
not one was possessed of nerve enough
to cast even a longing glance of hon
esty in that direction. The six drew
close together, divided the booty and
duty of covering their retreat, and
slipped away into the darkness. The
entire proceeding ( did not last over
twenty minutes and the hold-up was a
WEEKLY REVIEW OF TRADE.
Soma Recovery Iteported From th Ha
New Yonit, June 13. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade says: The
severe depression of a week ago, which
culminated in very tight money and
numerous failures, has been followed by
some recovery. Reports that definite
action by congress on the money
question has been assured have done
much to cause the better feeling. But
the stringency at Chicago and else
where has forced realizing on unpre
cedented stock of wheat, so that
the lowest prices ever known
have been made here and
at the West. This has helped
exports, and in other respects mone
tary conditions are distinctly more
favorable. Though no radical change
in underlying conditions has occurred,
there is more helpfulness and some re
covery from the extreme contraction
Eloped With a French Professor.
Cleveland, Ohio. June 12. Alfred
J. Mansfield, assistant superintendent
of the Providential Insurance com
pany, mourns the loss of his wife,
nearly all his furniture aiid about
$200 in money. Thev have all gone
together toward Chicago with a little
French professor who gave the name
of Mons Le Grande.
Raided by a Oang- of Tramp.
Baraboo, Wis., June 11.'. Waunakee
was raided last night by tramps and
every business house and many resi
dences were burglarized. In some
cases the occupants of residences were
rlrivnn Intn th Ktroolx. rha rwninta nt
revolvers while the tramps ransacked
Kansas City Craliu
Prices were quoted as follows: No t hard
wheat, 6Hi(SAo; No. S hard wheat, 67ftft7o;
No 4 hard wheat, Mo: rebooted hard wheat,
tiVttMo: No. t red wheat, too; No. rsd
wheat, AH&ASc; No. 4 red wheat StMo.
Halea on 'change f. o. h., basis of Mississippi
rlvor: lUito vnAT-No. 3, 3 cars choice
Turkey, Mo: I cars ftjvio; In. Itueelaa Ho;
No I bard.l er le. Sort WB sat Nat I red,
nominally Wo; No. 1 red, I ear bl'ya. No. 4 red,
8 cars ft!1-!; learSlo. liPKtNU Whsat No..
spring, tear i'io; No. a spring, 1 car !o,
Coki -Sold very slowly. There was S mod
erate daiand and rather free oHeringa Ship
per' bid for round lot war a eeat below IS
BoottniU quotation, but Iber were no round
lot obtainable. rdr buyer of single car
lot could not get No. I Bitted eura far
i than 7ii river. Keoelpta,
W r: a year ag-K lot car
No. t mlied ora sold at Slot No 1 Billed,
MVt ; Nik Biliad, ate; ai grade, ao;
No, t hit, ataAMi No I white, Ste; No. 4
will. SM, "shippers paid J"T't t ie Mlaalaslppl
tiver ad toe Maiuphtt fur No ora; N 1
hit a held ai ' rtvet and sold at tin
K.44t 1ITT Lit at ITWa.
KAsaa CltV. M, J lt- all-H-setpta.
I.r. le, SJ. shipped yesterday,
l.rrr Th snarket fur snte firl
tlve: aleef steady I siroaf (uu4 n
tiy, ether dwhalug Teia duiti gaod
taara k to Vk lueef, ether Will uri
Si IIW !,
Iraa4 beat a4 ahlppla tar. hUU tki
oa aa4 kwilara. l ,vi to, Tetaa 4 liuliaa
staara, tiu,t iVTtiM a4 U4ta li m
Ot 10, sltKavr sad feeders, tiiTi, BO
aellaaM, 9t tVA
Mj -Karfaipta, 1 17 ahippad yeaterday,
kta Ike ! was eie aad Sittco higkae,
tAuatty ttM hir trtkw yaaged (ruiu M M t
tr f v, vr l IS avor4. ta aaality
aaip-M"'(ii. A, sklppl yaateMsy.
t Tk kwsfket 4 tJtlte at avSaugd
8b I: ao aUU the livelong day,
She doth, not move or speak j
The rose long have died away
Upon nor dainty cheelc
I spoke her harshly yestennora
Her agonised surprise.
It haunt me now and for my soon
The lovellght la her eye!
And now each bitter word I said
Accentuates my pain
Earh taunt I leveled at the dead
Has burnt Into my brain. -
Who I the wiaert I, whose feet
Must tread an earthly hell?
Or she who hear that welcome sweet,
"Fair pirit, all is weUr
Though God forgive me In his fraoe,
When I have "crossed the bar,"
When I shall meet hat face to face
Beyond th morning tar.
I dire not think that even there,
Within the gate of gold,
My soul will show to her a fair
As In the day of old.
The dear dead days of long ago,
Whose tula was told above, .
When In our heart we felt the glow,
The rosy dawn of love !
1 1 i
There was a somnolent Influence la
the air of that old library. Tne light
from without was dulled by the dusty
window panes, and, when the double
doors swung shut the heavy homming
of city life seomed to recede. The
librarian, pretty, plump and middle
ageii. placlalv crocheted and read an
evening paj&r. A bunch of violets
on the low desk before her diffused a
faint odor, and a small clock kept up
a feeble tick-take, as If conscious that
time was a topic scarcely worth men
tlonlng there. '
It was a spacious room, furnished
with many bookcases, and In thecen
trea large, round table strewn with per
iodical! Here and there on pedestals
were aged-grimed busts, la plaster
of Tarls, of Cicero, Livy. Aristotle,
and other classio molders of thought
These ancionts had the place pretty
much to themselves. It was a day In
late autumn, but mild, as late autumn
days In New Orleans are likely to be.
A window was open, and although
my eyes and mind were fixed upon
the page before me, I heard la a
sub-oonsclous sort of way, a fig
tree scratching Itself against the wall
and the squabbling twitter of some
sparrows. My thoughts were brought
to a sudden standstill by the fall of a
h-" '- almost at my feet and a
olee said: "Excuse me; I
a. ..sand pardons."
'liiu apologist was an old man with
a face wonderfully seamed and
wrinkled. He had a sunken mouth,
a silvery stubble on his chin, and
cottony white hulr like the virtuous
grandfathers on the stage; but there
was a bright blue gleam in his eyes
beneath their shaggy eyebrows.
With a depreciating, toothless smile
he tiptoed away over the polished
floor, as If dreading the noise a down
right footstep would make in that
vast echoing room, rubbing his
withered bands nervously together and
shaking his head with a palsied
After that I often noticed him in
the library. He would sl( at the
table reading for hours, and scribbling
in a small notebook with a tremulous
hand, that seemed scarcely capable
of forming the characters. Frequently
I saw him glancing through the
humorous periodicals; but his un
smiling gravity, meanwhile, did not
Moved by curiosity, I questioned
the librarian about him.
"That old gentleman?" she said,
with the smile that was always ready
to appear upon ber pleasant face,
his name Is Mlddlewlck, Joshua
Middlewiok. lie s a regular visitor
quite a feature of the plaoe."
"Then you know nothing about him
outside of the library?"
Oh, no! I don't know anything at
all about him, exoept what he told
me himself one day. It happened he
caught his coat pocket on a chair
the cloth was so thin that I don't see
how it held together and tore it; so
I offered to mend it for 'the poor old
gentleman. While I was at work he
told me his name, and that he Is a
writer a contributor to" here she
mentioned several well known humor
ous weeklies published In New York.
I know It is really so, for he brought
me a paper and showed roe his initials
at the end of one of the pieces."
I should think his jests would be
rather archaic, " I said.
Welti can't say. I don't care
much or that kind of reading. But
the old gentleman is a great scholar,
too." she added. "It's as easy for
him to read Greek and Latin as It is
for me to read this paper. The books
he reads are mostly from that case
neur the door old. old books they
are, you see. I suppose he likes them
because he's so old himself."
After a few more remarks I moved
away. I think the librarian was re
luetant to part with me. There were
so many hour that she had to keep
company with silence.
A professional humorist! I could
scarcely faney the old man, with his
tottering walk aad threadbare, well
brushed clothe in thai character.
The tho i at hi occurred to me that an
Impulse of senile vanity might have
toioved him to take advantage of a
nillaritjr of Initial, la order to dai
il the llbraria with the Idea that he
wsi a literary suooe. lie had the
forlorn, hatf hesiildered took of aged
poverty that finds Itself still obliged
to !' up the struggle for a living,
1 he vocation at a anmorlit seetnod to
hang tipoa him s laoongruouily as a
cheap, ready made coal upon the
shoulders of a sUon. But perhaps
he was A.ely oa of those who dreU
thslr private lives tt mirth la supply
the publl dessand, d through the
peruotual aolly of being funny.
Whoa t looked up om ol the quips
sifted vl. K" It vif a surprise W
tad them aot ealy sprlihlly. butthor
oughiy modern In too; 1 fell aa la.
create of respect for th oU na
One afternoon I took advantage af
my position as a prtvileyed visitor to
the library to rummage among Mr.
Middlewlclc's favorite works. Queer
old books they were some of them
exceedingly rare, and all with bind
tngs much the worse for years. The
leave were sallow with age and ex
haled a musty odor; and as I opened
volume after volume, and scanned
page after page, a revelation broka
upon me. I had found the source of
Mr. Middlewlclc's wit. The hoary
rogue dug up his Jests out of antiquity
and meanwhile studied the cc-mlo
papers to catch the contemporaneous
tone. As I am no professional un
masker of villiana and the old man's
trickeries had injured me In no wise. I
could afford to admire his industry
and the ingenuity with which he man
aged to give a modern twist to humor
almost prehistoric. He was no com
mon plagiarist. He -conveyed" with
genius, and knew how to furbish up
his stolen goods so that they were not
recognizable to the general publlo aa
another man's property.
Well, well!" I mused 'no doubt
the poor old fellow needs money badly
enough, and if to select well among
old things Is almost equal to Inventing
new ones,' he's not so far la tho
wrong." - r
It struck me that Mr. Mlddlewlck
was an old gentleman who would bear
Not long after my discovery I
chanced to leave the library just as
be waa going down tho long stone
stairway which led to the street; and
I could not resist the temptation to
follow him. It was a bleak, damp
day. with a querulous wind that
whined around the street corners and
plucked at the leafless branches of
the tallow trees In the square. N
I noticed how lankly the old man'c
threadbare overcoat flapped about hla
shrunken form. There was no great
difficulty la keeping pace with one)
whose gait was so slow and feeble.
On and on he went down Camp
street across to Canal to Royal, till
at last he turned into a narrow street
of the French quarter.
- It was a street of poor people. Th
pavement was littered with scraps of
paper and oyster shells, and a tattered
child was angling for craw-fish la the
turbid gutter. A man and woman
exchanged choice oaths In Italian
from opposite wlndowa From one of
the dwellings could be heard the
regular cadence of rockers on an un
carpeted floor, while a husky voice
TrvU pieaUlotu da lail
fou' Uh qu w fair dodo
Pou' i a mat ehcrie."
Mr. Mlddlewlck entered a small,
one -story house with batten shutters
and a roof of Spanish tiles. The door
sill had almost rotted away, and the
panes were cracked and brokea the
lower half of the window being
curtained with dingy calico. Tho
room within, with Its discolored walla
and scanty furniture, had the cheer
loss, unhomehke look of a place where
no womanly Influence is at work.
Upon the bare boards sat a child
playing contentedly with a headless
wooden horse and the handle of a
He jumped up when the old man
viranpa's got some pretty picture!
for you, Jimmy," said Mr. Middle
wick, giving the child some colored
advertising cards. "I shouldn't
wonder, either, " he added, with a
feeble chuckle. "If there'd be a nice
present for a good boy's birthday."
An' I'm a good boy, gran' pa,'
said Jimmy, earnestly, looking up
with eyes that were two blue flowers.
That you are that you are.
Jimmy!" cried the professional
humorist hugging his grandson close
in his withered arma J. K. WetherelL
in New Orleans Times-Democrat
inile of Different Nation. .
The Irish mile Is 2. 240 yards.
The Swiss mile is 9, 15tJ yards.
The Italian mile is 1. 766 yards. Q
The Scotch mile Is L 984 yards.
The German mile is 8, 106 yards.
The Arabian mile is 2. 143 yards, i
The Turkish mile is 1. 826 yards. 1
The Flemish mile Is 6. 896 yards. 1
The Vienna post mile is 8, 296 yards.
The Werst mile is 1,168 or 1.337
The Koman mile Is 1, 628 or 2, 03
The Dutch and Prussian mile is 6,
The Sweedlsh and Danish mile U
The English and American mile is
1.706 yarda Fact
TH lied Color.
We find from old medical pre
scriptions that our ancestors con
sidered that there was much virtue
In your" red. A Saion apothecary
ordered for headache the herb cross
wort put on a red fillet and bound
around the head. For the healing of
a lunatic you are recommended to
take cloverwart and wreathe it with
a red thread about tho man's swero
(neck) when the moon Is on the wane.
In the month which is called April,
$ooa he will be healed.
tMrthplar f ftettlller.
The mothers of Schiller and Kepler
have received memorials In Leoaberg.
the native town of both. The towa
council of the "Town of Mothers."
as It proudly ealls (te.( has afflsed
lablsis to the walls of tho old castlo
of luke l lrich, the well. beloved
where the nioa eharta of Wurteta
berg liberties wa signed by the duke.
in honor of the poet and tho attroa
Miac pic Is emphatically a New
r'ngtaad institution, but tl U a rUiea
intention, Heforc their eonverlo
to chrtstiaelty they u4 to Hake
ttw or porridge roaiUtieg ol evert
tblsg held sacred to their goda af
the na of Mr J, aalmata traits aal
dried hero whkh had Wa gtOsrai
at the full of tSe tnooa.
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