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About The weekly independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1893-1895 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 12, 1895)
The man who snores Is a sound
Marrying for wealth Bhould bo called
A good many people try to cover their
own blots with the blemishes of others.
A Chicago bloomer club has adopted
this motto: "United we stand, divided
The Holmes castle is to be turned In
to a museum. Wonder if the skeleton?
will be shown?
U Is the most unfortunate letter in
the alphabet It la always in the very
uidst of tro-u-ble.
The man who winks at the soda
fountain clerk Is the one who really has
a "smile" in his eye.
A Washington man committed sui
cide because he couldn't please his wife.
Wonder If he succeeded at last?
After all, even trees have about as
hard times as the rest of us, for their
trunks are often seized for board.
Missouri has a woman sheriff. What
will she do when she has an attachment
for a good-looking young fellow?
Marriage is the flower wreathed arch
way leading into the garden of matri
mony. Divorce is the cheerless back
Somebody thoughtfully asks: "What
would Chicago's population be now if
Holmes had not spent several years of
his active life here?"
A Kentucky physician fatally hot a
man who had applied for his services.
His brother physicians should ostracls
hira for killing unprofesslonally.
Two Oregon doctors, by way of set
tling a quarrel, shot each other to
death. There seemed to be no way for
either to get the other to take a pre
scription. The bicycle craze, it la said, has cut
short deposits in savings banks in
very city. Young men are hiring
wheels or paying for them in Install
ments, and the bank accounts must
"Dry Sunday In New York" seems to
strike Tammany where it lives. It
wakes up on Monday woe-begone, and
requires several "three finger" drinks
before "resuming business at the old
Marshall Field, of Chicago, It Is re
ported, "made 17,000,000 in the dry
goo4s trade last year." And yet It was
"a dull year." Marshall Field Is a
wideawake advertiser in the news
papers. Our prohibition friends should not
overlook the tact that down, in Ken
tucky the other day a man's life was
saved by the most liberal use of
whisky. The mob simply got too drunk
to break open the jail.
The position of Cherokee Bill Is a
most embarrassing one. Ke is under
two sentences of death. It Is sincerely
hoped that the sheriff will be able tc
make his arrangements so as to pull oS
both executions on the same day.
In Trenton, N. J., there is a wise bar
ber, lie doesn't allow his workmen (or
perhaps "artists" is a better word) to
make any unnecessary talk with tho
customers. They are not allowed to uso
a brush or comb a second time without
having It washed, and they are "posl
tiv .Ay prohibited" from taking tips.
The result Is exactly as might be ex
pected; he gets practically all the busi
ness in town.
During the Investigation of the may
or at Superior, Wis., Attorney Cooper
Interrogated Chief of Police Lutton up
on his personal experience with gam
bling houses, when Mr. Lutton hotly
remarked that he was not as competent
to testify upon that point as Mr. Cooper
himself, whose experience at the green
tables Included the loss of a large sum
of money Intrusted to him by a client.
The Investigation immediately ad
journed till the next day.
The United States consular repre
sentative at Mntamoras, Mexleo.reports
a prosperous condition of affairs there.
"Crops of all kinds are more abundant
than they have been for six years,
while manufacturing has increased In
every line. There has also been a
marked Increase in exports, duo to tho
uew tariff. Among the articles In which
there was the greatest activity were
wool, cattle and hides, and large ad
vances in prices were made. All but
about 20 per cent of the Imported good-
sol in Matairoras last year came froci
the United States. Exports of fruit
were largely increased in consequence
jf the Florida frosts."
There Is great excitement in Wash
ington because Miss Flagler, who shot
and killed a colored boy who reached
over the garden fence and nipped
a green pear, was exonerated by
the coroner's Jury. Now one of
the jurymen says the verdict was
not what was intended, and Miss
Flagler, therefore, wm likely bo
Indicted for her rash act It would
have been much mote humane had the
youup lady invited the boy In and filled
his pocket. Ilia death would prob.ibly
have been as cc; taia, but it would have
been easier aC
TDK VHt.t.KX OK II,KCK.
Out far on the deep there nre billows
That never Khali break ou the beach,
And I have heard songs In the silence
That never shall float Into speech.
And I hnve had dreams In the Valley
Too lofty for language to reach.
And 'I have seen thoughts In the Val
ley Ah, me! how my spirit wa? stirred
They wear holy veils on their faces,
Their footsteps can scarcely be
They pass down the Valley like vir
gins Too pure for the touch of a word.
Do you ask me the place of this Val
ley, To hearts that are harrowed with
It lleth afar between mountains,
And Ood and His angels are there;
And one is the dark mount of Sorrow,
And one the bright mountain, of
Prayer. Father Kyan.
Mil KIR HHN'TOR, n
Long years ago when the fairies
Btill used their power there lived u
young man named Lohicr. He was
good looking and not without wit,
but the poor fellow had one misfor
tune. He never sucaeded when he
went out huuting and yet he obsti
nately persisted in hunting all the
What a rare thing among com
mon people at that time, Lohicr had a
pretty home of his own the gift of a
generous lord whoso life lie had saved.
It was made up of a cottage beside a
little pool of fish, a few acres of land,
and a moor, where doubtless, there
was plenty of game under the broom
and the briars. The moorland was
tho torment of the poor man's life.
It was in vain that he set out at the
break of day, his rifle on his arm, and
his dog, Pataud, at his heels, to beat
the bushes until evening. Itabbits
and hares slipped away betweeen his
feet, while the partridges and the lit
tle birds flew up before him without
hurrying us if they knew his ill luck.-
Thero Is no need to say that the peo
ple of the of the village laughed loud
ly when they met Lohier with his
empty game sack and Pataud lowering
his ears. Hut when he came home the
unfortunate hunter had the same re
ception. His w':f. Paulctte, over
whelmed him with reproaches.
Usually Lohier bore it with good
grace and was only bent the more on
However, one evening be came back
In n bad humor, after having spent
In vai.'i his whole provision of pow-
der. He found at the cottage his
cousin William, who was waiting for
him with nil his mates to ask him to j
his wedding. After the first compli- ;
ments, Piudctte brought out a jug of j
cider which put every one in a good j
"See here, William," cried Lohier, j
while they were drinking each other's j
healths. "What present do yon wish !
me to make you for your marriage?" j
Ills cousin ansvered, jokingly: "Oh, i
I'm not hard to please. Just bring me i
a few line pieces of game for the
wedding breakfast. That will be easy
for a hunter like you."
This displeased Lohier, who Iweame
quite angry as he saw the other smil
ing. So, striking tho table a heavy
blow with his list, he said: "Don't you
believe that if I wished to take the
trouble I should be as good hunter as
any of yon?' '
"Prove it then," answered th- young
men, who were much atm.sed at his
"That's easy enough," retorted the
Imprudent Lohier carried away by
self love. If after two days 1 do not
bring you six rabbits ai d twelve par
tridges shot with my own hand. I
will give you my house and property,
without any conditions."
"Agreed!" they all cried. And the
young men came, one after another,
to take the open hand of Lohicr us a
sign of the agreement. Then they all
Paillette laughed no longer. And the
ns William and bis companions had
disappeared she filled the house with
her laiiioul&tions rid eve whelmed
her husl'Uiid with her reproaches.
"Do you wish to have us ruined?"
she said, weeping. "After two days
we shall be hussars without a roof
to our heads, for you ar? too clumsy
to win this wretched bet.'
Lohier answered, sharply, though at
heart he trembled, asking himself
how he should get out of this evil
With tho morning he set forth, ac
companied by bis faithful Pataud.
who said plainly in the language of
dogs, "Here wo go again to miss our
The first day's results showed that
the wise Pataud was right. Not an
animal with fur or feathers had
lKHn touched by the shots at Lohier.
He did rot rtara jo back to the house,
where nothing awaited him but the
complaints and reproaches of Pau
lctte. "My poor comrade." he said to his
dog, ns he shared with him the re
mainder of his bread. I think we shall
have to get used to poverty. To-morrow
I shall certainly have lost the
prosperity which I risked so foolish
ly." When he had finished his frugal
meal, the fresh water spring bubbling
up from a gray rock allowed him to
refresh himself. Then he stretched
himself out sadly on the briars, where
sleep did not delay linding him.
It was near midnight when tho hun
ter awakened with a start. Ho was
stupefied at the sight before him. In
the midst of deep darkness, for the
moon did' not Nhine that night, the
gray rock had grown luminous, while
, tlte water of the spring, somcr
, blue and sometimes rose color, f .ttC,
' to sparkle with sapphires and rubles.
Lohier remembered that the old men
of the country called this "the fairies'
rock," because, they said, those mys
, terious beings held council there. An
Idea suddenly entered his mind, and
, he cried out with a loud voice:
j "Fairy of the briars, have pity on a
wretched man! Help me to kill to
morrow tRe six hares and the twelve
partridges which will permit me to
keep my home." ,
It siemel to lil m that a voice of
crystal mingling with the murmur of
the spring, and repeated softly:
"Six hares and twelve partridges?"
"Yes, yes; nothing but that," he an
swered. "I shall own you more than
A beautiful flame, brilliant as a dia
mond, escaped from the summit of the
rock, which became dark and gray
"It Is the fairy who has gone away."
thought Lohier, full of hope, and he
turned over and slept again.
The next day when the sun had
arisen, he was afraid he had simply
dreamed. Hut scarcely had he loaded
hia rifle to begin the hunt when from
every point of the mooiiaud there
came toward him iu crowds rabbits,
partridges, pheasants, quail and snipe.
Soon the little open space, in the midst
of which tlie gray rock rose, was so
tilled that Lohier had scarcely room
Crazy with joy, lie began firing into
tiiis crowd of animals. Every one of
his shots brought down five or six
pieces of game. P.ut Iohier, who had
never seen such luck, shot without
tiring himself until Pataud was the
only living being near him. He left
the brave dog to .guard his treasure
and ran home out of breath.
"We are saved!" he cried to Paulette.
"Give me our donkey, with our big
The morning was hardly long enough
for him to carry away his lwoty, al
though the poor donkey went back and
forth each time with a heavier load.
When William and his friends came
into the yard, Lohier was finishing the
unloading of the last pannier. At the
sight of this great heap of game, the
mischievous smiles which had been ou
their lips changed to open-mouthed as
tonishment. They stood there, their
arms hanging, down, looking at each
other, and not knowing what to say.
Ijohicr, beside himself with joy, rub
lied his hands and laughed with all his
heart. He felt himself happier than a
king, when his friends, recovering
from their astonishment, gave him
their wannest complhneuts. Tho hares
were so fine! partridge's so fat! The
pheasants nd small game in such
state! They all began feeling of the
game with their hands.
Oh, what a surprise! The little
dwellers of the moorland all jumped
to their feet at once. The hares began
to run,' the partridges and the other
birds to fly In every direction and in
such confussion that the witnesses of
the scene knew not what had become
of them. At last the game had all dis
appeared, and the voice of crystal,
which Lohier had already heard, pro
nounced these words:
"Friend Lohier, remember that by
the gray rock you asked me only for
six hares and twelve partridges. You
have killed without mercy all these
poor guests of my moorland. I gave
them back their life and leave you a
counsel you must not abuse your op
portunities." A light, rosy cloud, fol
lowed by a bright flame, showed the
departure of the fairy.
It was now the turn of William and
his companions to laugh long and loud.
But finally, seeing the pitiful air of
poor Lohier. Will came forward with
"Cousin," he said, "we give you back
your word. Our bet was only a joke.
None of us would take his 'property
away from a brave fellow like you.
But let me add counsel to the one you
have already received: You must never
promise to do what is above your
"Thanks, William, to yourself and
to all of you, my friends," answered
Lohier. "I have been imprudent and
a vain man. I shall probably be all
my life long the clumsiest hunter of
the country. But I now know a way
of getting good from It. From to-day
you may hunt freely on my ground. I
shall be as pleased with your luck as
if it were my own."
Strange to say, from tho day when
Lohier showed himself so generous
and simple in acknowledging where
he was wrong, he had good luck In
hunting. He seldom went through the
moorland iu the company of bis
friends without bringing back a well
filled gamebag. Philadelphia Press.
The Marriage ot a lloritlieae.
The marriage of Don Scipio Borg
hose, second son of Prince Borghese,
with the only daughter of tho late
Duke Ferrari excited much Interest In
Borne, where the historic name and
social position of the bridegroom's
faikily, joined to their recent reverses
of fortune, invested the event with
much Interest. The wedding took
place at one of the residences of the
bride's mother near Genoa, but Borne
took a certain part in the fete, for at
a flower show which was held In the
gardens of the Villa Borghese a com
petition was got up. with prizes of 200
francs and lesser sums, for the best
arrangement of flowers for a bride,
and tho winning bouquet, etc., was
forwarded to the young duchessinn.
Among the wedding gifts offered to
the bride by the Borghese family are
a gold ring, set with a splendid em
erald, which formerly lxelonged to
Poe Paul V. (I'.oigliesei, and a ring
sot with rubies, exquisitely chiselled
by no less a hand than that of Beu
vo;i'io Ci-llini. Letter from Koine Id
A Complete nrnce.
"You sit on your horse like a butch
er," said a iert young officer, who
happrnod to be of royal blood, to a
veteran general, who was somewhat
bent fmm age.
"It is highly probubK" responded
the old warrior, with a grim smile; "It
Is because all my life I've leon lead
lug calves to the slaughter." House
Too Much Reform.
Friend What is the matter, old
Judge Weil, the fact is, my wife
and I never got i.long very well, and
of late the relationship has become
so nubearable that we both want a dl
rorx Friend I see. Why don't you get
Judge (sadly) I have stmt a'.l the
bogus divorce lawyers to the ppniteu-tla-v
New York Wceklv
NOW YOU CAN LAUGH.
A CHOICK COLI.KCTIOS OF Rin
TltKLKHS. Echom From the Ilenn of Oar Moat
HntnurouN IV no II l'naliera The
Fanny Man Kilrneta Fun From
Ever )-!' Incident.
"Is your sister at home, Johnny?"
"No, sir. She hasn't returned from
the academy yet."
"Why, haven't you heard that she's
an instructress at the bicycle school
teaches the women to ride and sells
them bloomers and things?"
"Well, are your father and mother
"No, sir. They're out on the park on
their tandem tricycle."
"Your brother, Bob, is traveling,
"Yep. He's with one of the big rac
ing teams. I tell you, he's a cracker
Jack! Wins a bushel of diamonds and
gold cups every week!"
"And where are the twins?"
"They've got Hover, our dog, out in
the barn, and are teaching him to ride
the new quadricycie, which has just
been invented for household pets."
"And how does it happen that you
are not riding a wheel, too?"
"Sprained my ankle iu training for
the road race." Buffalo Express.
"Cabby, drivesii me home."
What's the adlress?"
"If I couldsh 'member thatsh, I'd
Is Dr. HiKginapikcr Inf
The curtain had risen on the third
act, and the momentary hush that
preceded the resumption of the per
formance on the stage was broken by
a stentorian voice from the rear of the
"Is Dr. Higginspiker In the house?"
A tall, heavily whiskered man occu
pying a front seat rose up.
"If Dr. Higginspiker is in the house,"
resumed the stentorian voice, "he told
me I was to come here and rail him
out at 10 o'clock."
Whereupon Dr. Higginspiker. look
ing very red. picked up his hat and
cane and walked down the aisle amid
loud and enthusiastic applause. Chi
Mrs. Farmer Greene Land sakes,
Hiram! whatever happened ter yer in
Farmer Greene Bunco .man. Fust
I hit him with my uniberel an' broke
thet; then I swatted him with my grip
an' smashed thet; then I took a fall
outen him an' ripped my coat an'
torcd my pants; then I hit him with
iny fist on ther jaw an' broke my
wrist; then I fastened my false teeth
in his neck an' spoilt them; then I
kicked him jes' cz hard ez I could, an'
he bed a gold brick in his coat-tail
pocket, an' I broke four toes-thet's
Mrs. Farmer Greene An' wuz th
bunco man kilt dead?
Farmer Gwiie He wuzn't even
hurted; an' nex' time he kin take me
Jes' ez I am. without one ple.t.Judge.
It was the baby. He had repeated
the remark sixty times In the last
Mr. Newlelgh's hair, such as It was,
stood on end.
"Gwow aliwb wow hdswowflwaugh!'
added the baby, while people living
across the street got up and closed
Mr. Newleigh groui.d his teeth. "To
think," he gro.-med. burying his face
In the pillows, "that 1 should grow up
to become the father of a union sta
tion train crier." Bock land (Me.)
Germans wish to have the pensions
of the wounded and widows of tho
war ot 1370 Increased. A general's
widow now receives $'') a. year and a
Trices have Increased greatly, and.
what Is worse, by the treaty of peace
with France, German? having agreed
t pay the pensions of French soldiers
living in Alsace-Lorraine on the scale
In force in France before the war,
pays to a French general's widow
$1,H)0 and to a private's or non-commissioned
ollicer's from $(!) to $100.
Gave Himself Away.
Miss Psalter (at divine service, whis
pering) It's so gocd of Mr. Nlcefello
to go to the assistance of that old gen
tleman who fainted; and do you notice
how deftly he makes his way in and
out of the pews without incommoding
Mrs. Psalter He Is entirely too
graceful about it. He must have had
a good deal of practice going out be
tween the acts at theaters. New York
Why Some Strikes Fall.
Friend How's husiuess now, old
boy? Bad as ever?
Manufacturer N-o; doing better
than we were.
"Glad to bear that. You told me
some weeks ago that your mills were
running at a loss."
"No loss now; not a cent."
"Prices gone up?"
"No; men are on a strike." New
New Kind of I.oaciiae.
Mrs. Briggson Ha rold.mother called
in at your office yesterday, and, seeing
some cough lozenges on your desk,
took several. To-day she is suffering
dreadfully, and she thinks you meant
to poison her.
Mr. Briggson (the architect) Cough
lozenges! (heat Scott! That was a
box of samples of our little mosaic
tilings for hotels and office floors.
A Refreshing; Statement.
"Classmates," remarked the valedic
torian, solemnly, "we shall find this
world a cold world."
Like all valedictorians, he was vis
ionary. Even as he spoke the world had
reached ninety-six in the shade, and
a man with a hectic flush and a melt
ed collar sat in the weather bureau
and predicted a hot wave. Detroit
"What! supper not ready yet!" ex
claimed the emancipated woman, as
she ' threw off her overcoat after a
long day's business.
"I'm very sorry, dear," replied her
husband; "but there was a bargain
sale at Chintz & Chally's this after
noon, and there was such a crowd of
men there I found it difficult to get
what I wanted, and that delayed me."
Good Poker Hiuiils) or I'oiillim the
Mr. Thompson Streete (in a furious,
low whisper) Dog-gone c ur !u-k!
Mr. Blades (in a hoarse whisper)
Mr. Thompson Streete Our game
am up. Gaze on tlem paws dat's cov
erin' up our marked kyards. Judge.
Tivo Points of View.
Mrs. Hardhead (glancing over let
ters) This young man who applies for
a situation lias the stamp on crooked,
and it's upside down. Doesn't that in
dicate he is crazy, careless and per
Mr. Hardhead tan old business man)
No. my dear; it indicates that he is
a hustler who wastes no time on tri
fles. New York Weekly.
Oat of Pruetice.
"It seems to me." said the manager,
"that you do that part of receiving
the money from tac chief villain iu a
most awkward manner."
"Mcbbe I do." admitted the actor;
"It has been so long since I had any
chance to rehearse with the real stuff."
New Suburban Resident When you
sold me these lots jou said nothing
about that swamp. You did not tell
me rar whole family would have ma
laria!" Ileal Estate A gent -My dear sir,
would vou have me try to make any
man dissatisfied with his home? Life.
A Thoughtful Youth.
Mamma-Bobbie, why didn't ycu
speak to Mrs. Bangle when you met
her just now?
Bobbie You said I must always
think before I speak, and I couldn't
think of anything to think.
A N vleon of F.conomiitla.
Parson Yotingman Cud yo lnfo'm
me whad am do clieapes' legitimate
way fo' mo to raise young chicks. Mis
Deacon Sage Sartin. sartln, pahson.
Fust yo' boners a settin' hen: den yo'
lxrrors a settin' ob nigs. Set de hen
j until she nun Hatches yo' en cks. weep
j her till she lays nnudder jjtltin'; den
I return de hen an' de settin nb algs.
an' dere yo am nolmdy cut nu ebery-
; uouy saiisncu. juuge.
NEBRASKA STATE FAIR.
pselnl Kate and Train via ths Bartlnf
Round trip tickets to Omaha at the
one way rate, plus 5o cents (for ad mis
ion coupon to the State Fair), will b
on tale September 13 to JO at liuru
ton Houte stations in Nebraska, ia
Kansas on Oberlin, Concou"'& St.
Francis lines, and in lowaand Missou
ri withia too miles of Vmaha. -
Kebraskans ar fl&sured ihat the '95
State Fair wUJ-iie'a vast improvement
on its predecessors. Larger more bril
liant bettejt worth seeing: Every
one who ait do so should spend State
Fair week, &e whole of it, in Omaha.
The outdoor celebrationis will be par
ticularly attractive, surpassing' any
thing of the kind ever before under
taken by iani western city. Every
evening Oma will be aflame with
electric lights and glittering pageants
will parade the streets. The program '
for the evening ceremonies is:
Monday, 16th Grand Bicycle
Carnival. i "
Tuesday, SSt. 17tb Nebraska's
Wednesday Sept. 18th Military and
Civic Parade. t ;:H .
Thursday. Sept. 19th SgHts of
Ak-Sar-lien Parade, to be lowed by
the "Feast of tfttdamin;ill.
Round trip tickets to jaaha at the
reduced rates above meiftned.aa well
as full information abouh Burling
ton Route's trsio service vthe time
of the State air; n be Q BP
p'lieation to the;nea'est B. YF- B"
Prosrei of Civilisation in
Three tousaijd trangers, Vf1
mountaineers, visited Middlesbolfch.,
Kv.. the other dav to attend a cVs
and there was not jil Winchester
pistol to be seen, not ft fight or evet
oua.rre.1 occurred. and the drunke
men, if there were n, were too fey
to be noticed. ThU remarkable chang
from the old Bell; county style is
thought worthy of s re mark by a local
paper, which felicitates the commun
ity upon the circumstances.
Tickets at Rednetd Rates.
Will be sold via the Nickel Plata road
on occasion of the meet If? of the Ger
man Catholic Societies o the United
States at Albany, N.Y., : Sept. 15th to
Isth. For further information address
J. Y. Calahan, Gen 1 Agent, 111 Adams
St., Chicago tM
Robbie What's an epigram Susie Oh,
it's a way ot saying sometb'ag everybody
knows so that only clever people can get
any sense out ol it. irutn, ;
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and mucous surfaces ot the system. Write for
testimonials, free. Manufactured by
F. J. CHENEY & C(A, Toledo, O-
"My congregation don't ibe'leve in free
silver," sighed the country parson, as he
ladly noted the large number kit copper
pennies in the collection basket -fr-Truth. '
or uooa xicauu 19 ;
Pure Rich Blood
And the surest, best way
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ir ASK YOUR DRUGGIST FOR
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a rromottt a !"tumit rrtiwth.
i'fcii-i-SWli nair tn Its Youthful Color.
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Examination and AJvire to PatrnrahilitT H
InvmiiMi. i"nl tnr " Invetirort'Otiliif, or ll'iw to Ool
al'awni" USSICS 0Ti22S:i. ASElaT0M. B. i
'Successfully Prosecutes Claims.
Lat Principal Kxarntner pnaslon Bureau.
3y ralultMl war, l&atljwdU'aUuscUiina, attjr aiuoo
rre at Uk i". U o. k. t u kt,
l 2146, Uocheater. . V .
olHtT WWRFAUTiSE rail
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