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AN ATTEMPT TO BE MADE TO RE
POO THE UNIVERSE.
The Kansas Faction Issue a Call for
a Conference io Organize a New
A Slight Difference of Opinion Between th
White and Colored Oxga:wations as to
the Merits of the Election BilL
General Rice Denounces His Former Politi
cal Assooiates as the Tools of Monop
oly and Imperialism The St
- Louis Platform Amended and
Sigxal Offick. Wichita. Kan.. Dec.
Ji. The highest temperature was 42 o, the
lowest 29 s. and the mean 80 s, with
generally clomiy weather, fresh northerly
winds, rising barometer.
1-ibt year, on Dec. 5, the hichest tern
pcratnro was 44, the lowest 30 , and the
mean 42, and two years ago the corres
ponding tern pcraturus were 55, M5 and
PrtKi) L. Johssox, Observer.
Wai: Dei'Ahtmknt, Washington. D. C,
Dec. F, S p. m. Forecast until 8 p. m.
For Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas and Col
orado Fair, northerly winds, colder ex
cept in Kansas, stationary temperature.
OCALA, Fin., Dec. 5. Air. Clover, one of
the Kansas delegates, introduced and had
passed, at yesterday's National Alliance
mooting, a resolution reciting that the
Vnited States census returns with respect
to farm mortgages were grossly incorrect,
and calling upon all county and sub-alliances
in the states of the Union to make
efforts towards securing reliable statistics
from the county records, and makeprompt
T. It. Carskaden, of West Virginia, offer
ed the following resolution:
"Resolved, That we, the National Far
mers' Alliance of America, believing that
obedience and veneration for the laws of
God are the conserwng and saving forces
fully request that the directors of t he great I lican party to secure the Alliance vote of
national fair on.S02 do not desecrate the the South w-hile it, stands, ou the present
Amerioan sabbath by keeping open the protective platform. '
gates of the same on the Lord's day." , J? 'u t,m'k the Democratic party of
J he resolution provoked no serious op-1 -' -orth won hi join the southern Demo
position, and was pitted unanimously. j crats ou the Alliance platform.'"
National Secretary Turner submitted his .. . do- tl,,,l more and make the pre
annuHl report last night: but it is incom-1 diction, that the Democratic National
pli'tc. owimr to the constant navment of "-' ui i.-v, i auuiiome jiiuaure
the management of railways, the govern
ment's ownership shall be complete. This
was adopted after some discussiou.
Mr. Wade, of Tennessee, offered, as an
additional amendment, thatevery Alliance
lecturer, state and national, and all new
paper organs of the Alliance should haw
printed the St. Louis and California
(amended) platforms, or suffer suspension
irom the order: and, further, that no
candidate for any uational political party
shall be supported by the Alliance mein
bers utiles he endorses this platform; and
any sub-alliance not complying with these
restrictions may be suspended at the pleas
ure of the president. This was also
adopted, and the whole platform, as
amended, was adopted unanimously upon
a call of the roll by states.
Dr. C. W. McCune, chairman of the ex
ecutive committee, submitted his annual
report of the work accomplished by that
body during the past year. The report
recommends a reduction of the salaries of
all National Alliance officers, and the re
moval from Washington Citjr of the Na
tional Alliance president's oflice. inasmuch
as the retention of it there entails an ex
pense uot commensurate with its useful
ness. AXOTnEP. SCHEME.
After the adjournment of the afternoon,
Dr. McCune cave the Associated Press
representative the following report of his
utterances upon the third party question:
"1 recommended as a compromise, tliat
would carry out the end sought to be
achieved by the west and northwest, if it
met the approbation of the south: That a
convention be called to meet in February,
lb92; tiiat the convention be composed of
delegates of all associations of producers,
and that the next annual sosion of
the supremo council elect delegates
to represent this order in that
convention. When the convention meets,
the said delegates will come there with
authority and instructions from their peo
ple. If their report decide in favor of in
dependent party action, it will prevail. If
not, the cause will still be benefitted by
the conference, and there will be a better
understanding of the objects which the
laboring classes are seeking to achieve.
This is the basis of all I recommended, but
it has taken a wonderful hold upon them,
and will satisfy both sides."
In conversation with the Associated
Press representative. Col. Livingstone
said, in reply to a question as to the prob
able effect on the polii its of the country of
the Alliance policy, if adapted as outlined
by Dr. McCuue: 'It cannot fail to htve a
marked effect. It would commit the Al
liance of the south almost solid ugaiusta
third party. Before February, 192, we
shall have a chance to see which one of the
two leading political parties will slioiv a j
willingness to accede to our demanus. !
There is nothing new in the principles
of the Alliance platform, except in "the
circumstances and conditions which have
brought it into existence. Calhoun and
Webster stood in it, and even Charles
Sumner was not far away from it. If nei
ther party listens to us, then it will be
time for us to act independently. We have
no disposition to break down either polit
ical party: but relief must come through
some political channel."
"Do j-ou think there is any prospect of
the Republican party falling into line and
espousing the cause of the Alliances'"
No, I can see no chance for the Kepub
was an argument for third party move
ment. Towards the close of his speech
"Now let me say to you that our greet
ing to you is most cordial and heartfelt.
We feel that we are part of your organiza
tion. Here is your platform. Let us all
agree upon it; to agitate, and do hard
work upon that platform, we are with
you; and if we are to vote with you on
that platform, we will stand by you at the
polls. ' Applause and cheers.
THE COLORED ALLIANCE.
The Colored Fanners' Alliance today
adopted a resolution calling upon congress
to pabs the federal election bill, and let it
apply to sections of the United States. The
resolution introduced yesterday denounced
the white Alliance for condemning the
Beecham's Pills cure Bick headache.
sub-Alliance dues durinj; thissossion. Dur
ing the past year 1,009 new charters were
issued to sub Alliances, as followa: West
Virginia, 252; Colorado, 152; Indiana, .'(2;
Michigan, 10fi; Virginia ICi; Illinois, s";
South Carolina, 63; Ohio, 01; Pennsylvania,
59; New Jorsey, 20; Minnesota 5; Iowa, 5;
Oregon, 1; Oklahoma, 1. State charters
have been issued to the following states:
Indiana. Illinois, Colorado, Michigan,
West Virginia, Oklahoma, and North
The feeling over the passage of the
Hiiti-election bill resolution on Wednes
day was high. and there is
strong pressure being made for the intro
duction of a resolution to expunge it from
the records of tho Alliance.
The third party movement is gaining
ground rapidly. The presence here of so
aiauy representatives of the national labor
Hiid industrial organizations strengthens
die opinion that the entire reform clement
iii tbc country will join this new party.
western anu nortnwestern delegates are
St. Louis platform,
J. II. Rice, of Kansas, who with Mr.
Willits, the defeated candidate for gov
ernor, is au aspi-aut for the people's nom
ination for United States senator against
Mr. Ingalls, got the iloor last niht on a.
proposition to improve the Mississippi
river, but took occasion to deliver a vio
lent nolitieal sneecll. in which he said:
.r -IT. 1.1! 1 ...,..,. J
l denounce tne JieiHiuucaii puny as un- l "J i-umo.
Personal and Political Go?siD Prom
TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 5. John W. Brei
deu'thall, of Chetopa, is announced as a
candidate for United States senator. Mr.
Breidenthall has been a prominent Union
Laborist and is a man of great influence
in the new People's nartv. He is a man of
decided ability, has wealth, and tho push
and energy to'make a fight.
Judge Peffer announces in this week's
Firmer that he is in the field and gives
such needed qualifications in the new
senator, if there be a new one, that only
he can fill the bill.
Ihe Advocate calls upon Senator Buchan
to make good his claims that Ingalls will
be re-elected, and asks him to name the
men who will vote for the senator. This
demand was shown Mr. Buchan, who said:
'This is eau.il to the demand made by Mr.
Chase for my election returns. I am not
running an information bureau for the Al
liance. There is no question as to the
election of Ingalls. Some Republicans
have been faint-hearted, but with the re
cent.revelations made them they now own
that my claims were made upon good
foundations. I have beeu resting easy and
have not seen the necessity of gleaning in
formation for the enemy. They will dis
cover soon enough that even with their
secret vote in the sub-Alliance upon the
senatorshin that the people of Kansas, or
the Republican portion, will have some
thing emphatic to say. All their talk
about buying votes is bosh. Wo do not
need to buy votes. We only take what is
given us, which will give us some to spare."
Chairman Chase of the Alliance com
mittee, is in favor of resubmission. Upon
the subject he said:
"I am decidedly in favor of the resub
mission of tho prohibitory amendment to a
vote of the people. When the amendment
was voted for by the people it was an ex
periment. I1 or ten years it has ueeum
force, and we know now, by experience,
what its workings are, and the people
should be able to tell by this time whether
they are satisfied with it or not. Every
two years this is made an issue and the re
sult is that it is an ever disturbing element
in the politics of the state. Other and
more important matters are lost sight of
in its discussion, and measures which the
majority of the people have favored have
been defeated because of party lines being
closely drawn ou the prohibition issue.
There is a large element in the state
which favors the repeal of the amendment,
and it is no more than right that it should
be given a chance to measure its strength
with its opponents. Notwithstanding the
fact that I lavor the resubmission of this
question, I am, and always have been, a
prohibitionist and shall vote against the
repeal of the amendment. Before it is re
submitted I believe tho Australian ballot
system should bo adopted and put in
force, so that every voter can cast his bal
lot as his conscience dictates without be
ing hampered in the slightest degree by
outside inlluences. It is no more than
simple justice that the people should be
given an opportunity toexpress themselves
on this question and se.tle it for all time
OLC DOS31C con.
To' ola 3Ksfo cow's down In ds marsh,
Dowe. in do marsh wbero do cor rlada ere
Eb'ry now an' then when dr Ftanm dies away
Seems as if I hyanl olo txxasie cow a-lowln'.
So out by de cabin to I stan' on da sireep.
An' listen In de win' an' dampnin' weddoh,
Aht 'pears dat I hear ole bossie cow agis
An' I low dat she sav, "Come dowz in Jo ined
Uah." Den aown froo de marsh land trampin' alons,
Down-froo de ploom ai de nljjht rains a faliin',
Pickiu' my way froo de nhisprm' reeds,
Co-boss, co-boss, co-boss u-callia.
Den all ob a sudden I come to a stop,
An' dar was 0I9 bossie cow so gentle and so
An I coax up ole brlndle an' I lead her by de bo'n ;
A wee little bossie cow comes f ollerin' on behia',
A wee little bces-ie comes f ollerin on behin.
St Paul Pioneer-Press.
THE GOLDEN TABLE.
every "likely calf" he could secure. Astirae
rolled on he had a herd much too large for
the few home acres, and was hiring mead
ows and ragged upland of his old neigh
bors. How prond he grew as he learned
that he wa3 no longer Jcsi Herring, but
"Mr. Herring, the greatest cattle raider in
But the day came at last, while he war
still in the prime of life, scarcely 40. that j
tne tongeaior twenty-iour oxen were ms,
twelve yoka of niilkvbite cattle, not a
dark hair upon them. Some were now old,
sedatevbea; these would make good "end
oxen," leaders and wheelers (if one may !
permitted a little license of speech), while j
the mora frisky, youthful steers would h? J
sandwiched between the moi staid along ,
the line. . j
Surely this was a team to be proud of. j
even without t Ue golden halo that tne tra- 1
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worthy of support. It restored tho Xa
tiomtl government, aud for this I give it
all honor. Time has corrupted it. The
only ambit ioti of its members now is to
scramble for leavco aud fishes. It had its
origin iu the highest impulses of human
freedom, aud I gloried iu being
one of its champions for nearly a
quarter of a century. But now it has
lallen from its high estate, and has be
come a plunderer. It professes religion,
but it is infidal. It professes freedom, but
iu reality it is a treacherous tyrant. It is
Mid to be practically united on indorsing j 1 S , ' Vruinf, nV AtWJ?-
the Rice-Davis call. This third nartv nro
iect is the uppermost topic of discussion
in the hotels and everywhere in tho city
outside of the .Alliance bill.
The Ft. Louis platform was adopted,
With an amendment so as to demand gov
ernment control of the railroads aud tele
graph lines; and if this shall not. result in
11 lief to the masses, and in checking or
ruling existing evils, the government shall
Income tho actual owner of such lines.
This platform dous not include the sub
1 ollowing is a call for a third partv con
ference, simicd by Gen. Kiee and "John
Davis, of KaiiSNs, and by about seventy
live other AlliNiicu men:
A CALL VOlt A NATIONAL OOVKKKKNCK.
"Whereas. In unity thers is strength.
Therefore, it is desirable that there should
Va union of nil the variously named in
austrial organizations that stand on com
mon grounds. To this end. the individuals
from various suites, who are hero to act,
make this call for a uational conference,
to be composed of delegates from tho fol
lowing organizations, viz.: Tho Farmers'
Alliance, the Farmers' Mutual Uenefit
association, the Citizons' Alliance, the
Knights of Labor, and all other industrial
organisation1 that support the prin
ciples of the St. Louis agreement of
IV.H). Kach state onraniiatiou U to sand
ine delegate from each congressional dis
trict, and two trom t he suite at large; and
ach district organisation to send not lts.s
t linn three deleftHtos, aud each county del
egation not lcs than one delegate, to Iks
thosen, according to the customs of eacli
oi'uanixation, duriug the month of July,
3,ii; also, that the editor of each news
paper is hereby invited as a delegate, that
Das advocated the principles of tho Kb.
,ouis agreement, and supported the Al
jance candidates nominated in INK); the
delegates to meet in the city of Cincinnati.
O . on Monday, the 28d duv of February.
1M1, at '2 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of
lonuiugaiiauoiiMi union party based upon
the fundamental ideas of finance, trans
portation, lalwr and land, iu furtherance
of the work MlroHdybei;un by those organi
rations, and preparatory for a united
struggle for country and homo in the great
political conflict, now pending that must
decide who in this count ry is the sovoreigu
"the citizen or the dollar."
OcALA. Fla. Dec 5. At the morning
session of the National Alliance convoii
t um, Col. Livingstone, of Georgia, from
the committee on organisation. mde n re
poit, which is to furnish the basis for au
ultimate union between the National
larmers' Alliance Kiid industrial Union
and the Farmers' Mutual Uenefit associa
tion which hs an organization with a
large membership in the Wost
irn states. Under this proposi
tion, tho Mutual Denetit association
is still to maiuutiu its separate organiza
tion, but be entitled to representation in
the National Alliance council; and the ex
ecutive committee of the organisation is
'o meet bereaf tor and arrange the details
of this union. At the conclusion of Col.
Livingstone's remarks, Which occupied
nearly an hour, the report was adopted,
Mitliout dissent. This action undoubtedly
means the absolute consolidation of th"e
tuo organizations in the near future.
Col. Livingstone also offered a resoln
t on. providine for the adoption of tho
M Lotus Alliance platform of lfSO; inas
much ns't here bad been question raised
as io the unanimous endoisemeut of the
demand therein contained by all state dele
gations Col. Livingstone's idea was to call
out any objections lUnch miht exist
about the uuauimous endorsement.
An amendment was offered by Mr.
Loucks, of North Dakota, providing for
the ownership of all railrond and telegraph
lines by the uational government,
Mr. Livingstone opposed tlin, and offwr
'.1 as a compromise measure, a rwolutiou
providing that the liberty to control and
1 pirn to nil such lines shall vo&t iu tits gov
ernment; an4, Jfaf tor a fair trial of this
Mstem it is found that it does not afford
relief during iu effect, or oneot referm iu j
imperialism upon the rums of free insti
tutions. It is the champion of trusts,
monopolies and corporations, to grind
down the toiling masses.'''
The speech produced a profound sensa
tion, and all Alliance men, of both parties,
wish it understood that his opinions are
simply individual, and not endorsed by
the Alliance as a body. It has been the
theme for general comment today.
At the afternoon session ot the National
Alliance, Chairman McDowell presented
the report of tho committee appointed to
investigate tho charges and insinuations
affecting the ofliciil conduct of -Messrs.
Folk. Livingstone and McCuue. The
committee exonerates Polk, but re
grets tho writing of the Norwood
letter. Tho committee found nothing
derogatory of Livingstone's high character,
but "does not endorse his course in the
Georgia senatorial contest. The report
endorses McCuue's integrity, but regrebs
his ollicial connection with the senatorial
The report did not give general satisfac
tion but was adopted without debate.
The election of otlicers was proceeded
with at tho afternoon session. President
McGrath. of the Kansas Alliance, nomi
notcd L. T. Folk for president. Polk was
unanimously re-elected. 1. F. Clover, of
Kansas, was unanimously chosen vice
president. .1. II. Turner, of Georgia, was
re-elected secretary. J. S. Willits, Kansas,
was elected uational lecturer over Denja
miu Terrell, present incumbent, by a
votoof 4Sto 33. II. D. Tillman was elected
member of tho legislative committee and
Cole of Michigan, of the judiciary com
mittee The new committee on fraternity
is composed of Talbot of South Carolina,
Loucks of South Dakota, Livingstone of
Georgia, Kogers ot l'lorida, anj Torrill of
Texas. A committee was appointed, to
co-operate with tho world's fair directors
to secure fitting exhibits of American ng-
ricultural products. A committee wasap
pointed to menioniili.e congress on sup
pression of the lottery. The national ex
ecutive board remains unchanged.
Mrs. Neville of Kansas, offered a resolu
tion placing women in the Farmers' Alli
ance on au equal fooling with men as to
iniatiou fees, ett,
Mrs. Fannie It. Vickery of Kansas, of
fered au amendment to strike out the
word "male'' from tho constitution.
Col. Livingstone said this would 'place
the men iuau awkward position; that it
was necessary to reUiiu tu6 wont there on
general nriuciples becauso "man" always
included woman, but "woman" did not in
clude or implymau.
Mrs. King said that women should be ou
an equal footing with men; that man with
out womeu wnuiu no uecreosed. As tho
debate was fast assuming a woman's
rights discussion, it was cut oil by a poiut
of order, aud the original resolution w.-us
referred to tho committee, on the good of
During yesterday and today telegrams
were received lroni many ditreront states,
including Texas, Kansas and Illinois, con
gratulating the Alliance on its action on
theelectiou bi!L These were read to the
as-tjibled delegates, and tho afternoon
se-sion closed at 0 p. m.
T V, Powderlyand AV. A. "Wright,
members of the National executive boani.
Knights of Lalor, arrived here this after
noon, as fratrrnni delegates seeking closer
uuiou with tho Alliance on question af
itctmg industrial labor interest. At a
public meeting of tho National Alliance,
tonight, fully 2.000 people crowded the
opera house to hoar the political speeches
ot the Knights of Labor delegates.;
Mr. Powderly said that it was time for
lawyers to stand aside, and give farmers a
chance, as well as merchants and laborers.
He was speaking only for himself indi
uduully. but if it was the general senti
ment lor all producing, industrial and
laboring org-mzations to stand together
111 ?i2. and vote together, he would 'br
tbere" and would shoulder hisgtin nud go
into the hottest of the light The Alli
ance bd now ronohtxl a pbiutin ius prog
ress when its enemies were abusing it, and
this was always a hoelul sign 10 him.
(Applause-J The whole line of bis talk
There are two men who are anxious to
look after the spiritual welfare of the
house and both are making an active can
vass for the position of chaplain the Key.
C. II. Lovejoy of Daldwin, who is pushing
his claims upon both Republican and Alli
ance men, and the llev. 13. F. Foster, tho
colored preacher, who made the run on the
People's ticket for state auditor and feels
that he is entitled tosome consideration at
the hands of his narty. Foster will claim
t he support of Alliance members and un
less some other tried member of the party
should seek the place he will probably
opeu the legislature's sessions witn prayer.
Don't trifle with a cold when a 25 cent
bottle of Dr. Ball's Cough Syrup will
For wounds, cuts and bruises use Salva
tion Oil, the great pain-destroyer. Price
Boston. Dec 5. Counsel for Mrs. Abbio
Annetta Auuison, of Chelsea, who was st
verely injured at the railroad disaster at
Quincy in August last, have obtained with
out trial the sum of 28,000 from the Old
Colony railway, in settlement of her claim.
A tK.'.iUi Jll.i wi.10tt.
Padre Vines, a celebrated Jesuit priest
iu Havana, has for the past quarter of a
century been making weather predictions
It was the padre who predicted a hurri
cane, aud the reports from Havana veri
Iied the prediction. He is regarded by nav
igators and meteorologists all over tho
world as one of the most correct and relia
ble of weather scientists of tho age.
For the past quarterof a century Father
Vines has made this work purely a labor
of love. He is a highly cultured gentle
man, unassumi j$, and a profound scholar.
Fully appreciating the valuable services
rendered by the padre some time since, the
United States government offered him a
handsome salary iu recognition of his past
services. This offer be promptly declined,
becaus'e the rulua of the Jesuits' order pro
hiMred it. ' "
Ufept. J. McBaxcr. of tho steamship
Hutchinson, of thoiSrm'i!Prn Pacific sys
tem. is well acquafbtJed with the padre,
,tpd in speaking of him said: "For the
iiMmyyers that I have been navigating
the Gulf I have never touched at Havana
without calling on the padre when the op
portunity presented itself. During tho
hurricane soason his opinion is always anx
iously sought after. Before tho connec
tions with the "Windward Islands were
porfected the padre's predictions were al
ways looked for anxiously by navigators.
Today the cables only recently laid give
him a large scope ami make his forecasts
more reliable and important to com
merce." New Orleans Times Democrat.
It was in the summer of 1S25, in an out
of the way cottage in a lonely New Eng
land town, that one might have heard the
"I tell ye what, mum, I'm a-goin' to git
out o' this. I'm tired o' hoein' an' a-plant-in'
an' a-cuttin' stocks in the fall, an'
a-thrashin' the flail half the winter. I'm
a-goin' to Furnaceville to go inter tho fac
t'ry where I can be somebodyl You'd orter
seen how the fellers from there look I They
was just drest to kill last Sunday, when I
ketched 'em a-stealin' apples over'n our
back orchard. Shiny caps an' starched
shirts ev'ry one on 'eml Some on 'em earn
three an' four,doIlar3 a week 'sides payin'
board,.an' they say they live like kings at
the fact'ry boardiu' house."
"Wall, Joe, you hev spelt. Mebbe there's
more 'n yer'head than I think, but land o'
massy, yeou don't talk's ef there was.
You 'r's big a fool as yer Uncle Gib. He
never 'mounted to shucks, only sot 'round
on tho aige o' Little Pond an' dreamed
o' how to git that ere gold table, an' yer
dad an' I jest dug the meat off 'n our bones
to feed you young uns an' him. To think
yer dad an' I should go to work an' hev a
fool in the fambly," and poor Mum Her
ring seized a pail of swill which she had
been scalding, and went out of the little
doorway to feed the pigs, whose pen was
but a portion of the back yard fenced off
cornerwiso by a short strip of rail fence.
Josi Herring sat silent. What was It
about this gold table? Surely he had he.rd
it before. "Mum" was so mad with him
now for wishing to get away from home
that he knew she would tell him no more,
lest it should make him good for nothing,
as Uncle Gib. But if there was a gold
table there might not that be abetter thing
to go in for than to go to tho factory?
When "mum" came back from the pig
pen Josi was missing. Sho sniffled and
said, "Gone to the fact'ry; he's no 'count
But he had gone to Neighbor Sanders to
learn about that table.
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Stopped Dying to Rebuko the Audience.
During tho death scene in the play of
"Camille'' at the Opera bouse Miss Irene
Taylor, who had the role of Camille. treat
ed the audience to a real exhibition of feel
ing not on the programme. The heroine
was djing of consumption. Death woa
just about to lay ita skeleton Augers upon
her tired heart. IIr eyes begun to assume
that fixed, glassy expression which imme
diately precedes dissolution, and she
gasped painfully for breath. The scene
was well studied, realistic and pathetic,
and she was about to drop into the arms
of her agonize! lover deed when several
women in the audience laughed.
Immediately the face of the dying wom
an assumed a stern aud angry expression.
She stood defiantly erect, and pointing her
finger at the offenders said in withering
tones: "Any woman who would laugh
daring such a scene as this is utterly void
of any sense of delicacy or refinement or
feeling. She is totally lacking in the senti
ments of common humanity, and could
not appreciate anything higher than the
Topsy or the donkey in 'Uncle Tom's
When she had deHTrd herj-elf f tab
ebsllition of indignation she calmly and
deliberately proceeded to die in the' most
Approved style oottntarftftfeg deeth with
wonderful accuracy, and there was &
mora tltterins, ohfcor. Paaxantawsey
At the home of Neighbor Sanders this
anomaly, an ambitious Herring, listened
to a strange tale.
Ages and ages ago one of tho historically
lazy, non-working Herring family had
been possessed by a strong passion for
money, piles of money, earned easily and
quickly. A traveling pack man tought a
night's lodging at Herring's cabin, disap
peared mysteriously, or so the neighbors
thought when they were not visited by
him they next morning as they expected.
Not to see the contents of his pack was
of itself a deep disappointment to these
simple people, who rarely saw a peddler
more frequently than thrice n year, and
surely never indulged in the luxury of
trading with more than one out of that
Jake Herring had made a great deal of
talk about the cheating scamp who, he as
terted, had risen early while tho family
were sleeping and gone away without pay
ing for his supper and bed. Yet the neigh
bors whispered their doubts to each other,
and in a few months the Herring family
were suspiciously well dressed. They
talked of presents from hitherto unheard
of wealthy relatives. 13ut the neighbors
talked of the missing peddler! They be
lieved the fine clothes came from his pack,
and woudered if "it would ever cotno to
Some years afterward one of the more
ambitious farmers of this locality resolved
to rid a certaiu Held of its tangle of bar
berry bushes. Jake Herring was restiug
peacefully in his grave, as far as any knew.
, liut there were grave doubts in the neigh
I bors' minds when Neighbor Hand, to his
I horror, unearthed from beneath a barberry
I bush the skeleton of a man and a long,
I leather shoulder strap, such as peddlera
j used for carrying their packs.
"Murder will out," cried all the town,
"and Jake did kill that peddler, and must
have used the strap to drag the body from
his house to the field, where he buried it
under the thorny barberry bush."
Then followed the tradition that a curse
came then upon the Herrings that all
should remain poor, and wherever they
went a barberry bush should spring up,
even where none could ever be made to
grow before, so that the whole world should
know the danger that a Herring was near.
But as to all crimes some atonement is
permitted, or some expiatory achievement
is allowed to WLpe out the sin. so in this
case had it iu some way become known
that in Little'd pond depths lay a golden
tabic, and if this could be secured by the
industry and skill of some one, compara
tively sinle.es, all tho sins of his ancestors
might bo atoned and the curse pronounced
upon even the third and fourth generation
might be removed.
No wonder that Gib Herring had pon
dered long how to obtain it, and whenever
he heard of a white bull calf born at some
neighbor's had tried to purchase it. Tra
dition said, "Twelve yoke of spotlessly
white oxen attached to a grapnel iron and
driven through tho pond by a brave, indus
trious, pure young man would bring to
light the golden table and lift the curse of
ancestral sins from his own and future
generations." Were he sinful or indus
trious only in pretense then he and the
oxen would sink in the, to that day, un
fat homed depths of the pond; while tho
heavy grapnel iron would (against all laws
of nature) float for seven days as a warn
ing to all th.it the sin of hypocrisy would
never be permitted to prosper or advance
one in life.
Where the cultured can scarcely shake
off superstition it is not strange thatth
ignorant cling to it. Josi Herring went
home in deep thought; twenty-four white
oxen he knew must first cp trained and in
his possession, and he ran&t go steadily to
work. He went out latp at night, and find
ing a luxuriant barberry boh he dug it
up with quick, vigorous thmsts of the
spade and shovel. Then, with his heavy
boots, he traamled it under foot, crushing
the blood hund berries at every stamp cf
his hsuivy, cowhide number nines; then
kneeung down beside the gravelike exca
vation he had made he solemnly vowed,
with the moon for witness, that he would
-r -r " nit cc uosSsm tSltu cxca12i5
Yeers wex? sp -nt in the sefcrcb, years of
hard labor, first on one farm, and then an
other. Twenty dollars a month and board
for seven months in tho year, and $10 ia
the winter for chores and wood chopninc
and wood drewtne was no small amount i
01 ready cash for a Herring. How careful
ly he husbanded tbas money and counted
it over and over VTiih wiso forethought
he not only bought each pure white calf of j
wmen he could hear, and ent it home to
be pastured on the old meadows hired of
his father, but realixine how srreat wis tb
oroSt ia Tie crowts cf stock, he bwsaht j
the profits of his stock raising, accom
plished on the so called worn out farms of
New England, that he was almost resolve
not to try the chimerical scheme suggested
by the Sanders tradition. JBut the inborn (
superstition and faith in tradition, that
leads the whole world more or less this ,
way and that, deny it who will, at length ;
decided Mr. Herring to set a day when the
deed should be accomplished. '
The thing most to be dreaded was the
ridicule cf his old neighbors if he failed;
this must be provided against. Though
he had never heard the old saying, "If yot:
would seal your friend's tongue, first dine
and wine him well," yet his mother wifc
suggested this very thing. He bade all
friends to a meadow banquet to be held
from 11 till 2 on a certain day, and at 3 to
bo present as he drove his team through
the fateful pond.
Though the wine was but the best of
cider, yet it served its purpose and washed
away from the hungry and thirsty mouths
all hypercritical criticisms that envy might
have suggested. As they ate the cold tur
key and munched the fine pies and cake
not one was heard to croak that the table
would not be found.
It was with some inner trepidation, cov
ered well by outward calm, that he snap
ped his whip and started his team down
the slope .toward tho pond, while clinking
behind the last yoke of cattle came the
heavy chain with its grappling hook! AU
held their breath as Jos'iah Etepped boldly
into the water beside the leaders! All
watched to see him get beyond his depth,
and some even whispered, "Can he swim
if he finds himself sinking?" . ;
Eut, lo! On and on lie goes, till he has '
reached the middle of tho pond. As he has
felt the ground leaving his feet, and finds :
that though the water grows deeper and
deeper, as ho well knows, yet neither he
nor his cattle have sunk an inch lower
than when he first began to realize that ho j
was being held up by some wonderful
power as he feels this with increasing I
burpnse ue realizes tuat though deter- : t t in !,
mined to try the feat he has not in theitJQK BJiCi bOrDOr&tlOn
past more than half believed in it bimcplf r
He doubts no longer, he sees and feels
this strange support, and knows now that
soon the grapnel will drag on the table.
Slower and slower go the oxen now, as if
dragging a burden! lie and the leaders
are coming out upon the bank upon the
other side; one by one the pairs of cattle
step on laud at last clank, clank, come
the last pair, the sagging chain clanking
behind them; there is a gleam in the water
surely. Ah, no, ti3 but tho glint of a
westering sunbeam! But no, there ia
something slowly, slowly coming to land,
not only the table that shall make tho
Herrings the Rothschilds of New England,
but the table which shall remove forever
the curse from their descendants!
The cheers of the assembled neighbors
break upon the stillness of the meadows
at the south, and tho hills at the north and
ea,t catch the sound and cast it back from
one to another like giants playing a rat
tling ball game. How the I11II3 echo and
echo again, "Long live the Herring family!"
"Goodness gracious me!" sounds the
shrill voice of Mum Herring. "Bo you
a-goin' to snore here all day? nero 'tis 10
o'clock an' you asleep. Why in all unter
didn't you stay all uight over to Granther
Sanderses? ier might as well while yc;
was abeout it!"
Oh, dear, and oh, dear, 'twas nothing but 1
And yet it proved more, for there wan
something in Josi Herring after all.
When the first disappointment was over
he felt that even the dream had taught (
him much. Why not fill his father's post- '
urcs with stock? He actually knew of I
farmers who would kill a calf rather than j
feed it until the law would permit them to i
sell it to the village butcher, and he knew
that he could cet all tho 3-days-old calves
he could pay for at a dollar a "head.
His mother agreed to help care for the
baby stock, and soon his idea was in work
ing operation. He went to work with a
will, aud found, as all will do, that "where
there is a will there is a way."
In a few years the herd of young cattle
on the New England hills was not a dream,
but a glad reility. He was now "Mr. Her
ring," as in the dream: for industry per
mits no evil habits, and those worthy in
themselves are not despised because some
dead and gone anrestor has hid his dis
creditable head beneath the soil.
When the good one's ance-tors has done
will not counteract one's own folly and
make it respectable it is worse than folly
to try to discredit the deserving by raking
out of their graves those whose bast deed
to the world was their going out! Kcrziah
Shelton in Springfieid Homestead.
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A wee little girl on Baggtreet was left
at home for a few days wHh'a maiden aunt
as sole companion.
"Aren't you afraid of burglars?" was
asked by a friend.
"No, I'm not. Aunt Is so blamed
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boiling temperature for fifteen minute. II
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flve minutes All harmful micro-argftsisfM
wiil bare been deptreywl. Still ? rim
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In a Tfllajje in Nonoaady a peasant called
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coin which the customer had left on the
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