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BY M. H. JEWELL.
TEBRITOBIALiCONVENTION.
The territorial republican convention will be
held at Pierre, on Wellnesday, September".
1884,
at
2
o'clock, p. for the purpose or- a
mfcy properly come before said convention.
said convention the representation shall be two
delegates for each
organized
delegates in
county^_
lttunJ?Sownbby
its
rotes for
1882
major fraction thereof, cast at said election.
The following apportionment is given to show
the number of delegates to which each county^
entitled.
Any
organized counties not mentioned
«r organized subsequently, will be entitled to
I elevates according to the apportionment here
in mentioned:
NUMBER OF DELEGATES.
Aurora......
^Sfe I 2
Mtomme j*™"6
irown 8
Brule 5 McCook
Burleigh ....
Billings
Benson
Butte
Campbell
Cass
Charles Mix
Cavalier
Clark..
7
McLean 2
2 McPherson 2
2 Miner 8
2 Mercer .- 2
2 Minnehaha 14
13 Moody 7
3
Hutchinson 6
Hughes YanKton 8
Hynfi 2
Kidder. 3
Kingsbury 6
E. P. Wells,
W. F. Steele,
Iver Larson,
B. W. Benson,
John Fadden,
E. W. Caldwell,
Geo. W. Haines
Total 386
W. H. SKinner,
\V. M. Cuppett,
JohnH. DraKe,
John H, King.
A. J. Plowman,
H. M. Gregg,
A. C. Boland,
Miller
Republican Territorial Central Committee,
E.
P. WELI-S, Chairman.
E. W. Caldwell, A. W. Edwards, Secretaries.
FOR DIVISION.
A
correspondent
of the Valley City
Times suggests a very reasonable means
of settling the division question. The
scheme seems to be a practical one and
one that will be acceptable to both North
and South Dakota. The following is a
quotation:
Now the highest judicial tribunal in the
territory of Dakota has passed upon the capital
question, and the same has been settled, I think
the whole people of Dakota, north as well as
south, have pronouneed in favor of division,
and as this isths unmistakable will of the
pfflpu, why not, Mr. Editor, let us be magnan­
imous and hold out the olive branch to our
brethren.
I suggest that when the legislative conven­
tions are called throughout North Dakota, that
molation be adopted in each1 same
what as
follows:
Besolved, That our representatives intheter
ritorial legislature are hereby instructed to vote
and work for the enactment of a law, which shall
provide for the enactment of a law, which Bhall
provide for the calling of a constitutional con­
vention for South Dakota, and that said bill
•hall authorize the appropriation of territorial
funds sufficient to cover the espenBes of said
constitutional convention.
Our representatives should be instructed to
vote for the passage of this bill at the earliest
possible moment after the legislature is organ­
ized. The peoplo of South Dakota are almost
nnanimously in favor of division, and are be­
coming more solidified in this direction every
jiy, They have a right to feel sore at the
neglect with which their efforts for local self
go. ernment, and the right and ptivilege of
statehood, have been ignored by congnss.
The people of North Dakota can and do
sympathize with them, and are in favor of fur­
nishing every facility to the people of South
Dakota who are certainly entitled to state­
hood, that the end so'devoutly wished fir might
occne
Again, so longer as this question remains
unsettled, there will be more or less factional
jealousy
and collision between the people of
the sections. Nine-tenths of the bad blood
heretofore and now existing has been occas­
ioned by the neglect of congress to give to the
people of Dakota that whioh the constitution
guarantees by right of petition. Once re­
move this just cause of irritation on the part of
our southern neighbors,, and all ill feeling on
the capital question will pass away
A
change in the executive of the territory
gffwn* to me to make this suggestion a good one
just at this time, and I have no donbt from
what we learn of Governor Pierce that he will
be glad to cooperate heartily with the people
of all sections of the tenitory to bring about
harmony in Dakota affairs.
The people of both sections, by favoring such
bill as suggested and by giving the statehood
movement their hearty co-operation, will
undoubtedly insure the admission of South
Dakota next winter, as the convention can be
and complete its labors before the fourth
0
March. Such a convention will have the
pMintinn of law and being provided with neces­
sary funds, can work intelligently and with
•atisfaotion to itself and its constituents.
In my judgment the moment such a bill
passes the territorial legislature,and is approved
by the governor, the capital light ceases, aa
muse for strife between the two sections, will
have been wholly allayed.
one voice and insist upon this measure until the
victory is gained.
BARLEY.
It is fortunate for the farmers of the
Missouri slope that an institution is now
being built at Bismarck that will pay
the highest market cash price for barley.
AR
the harvest of that grain has already
ing in nominationacandidate for ttei^aw _»_• .. *_ *i. Tm.,i
I-o-.gressraSMS^g suShother business
as same may not be out of place, as the fax*
In mers who harvests his barley properly
4
at
the one who is neglectful. Barley
congressional should be cut and stacked,great care be-
at the rate one delegate to unexercised in shaping the stack so as
—. —tor each
soo votes or
delegates in 1882 airae raw"1of Z. uigp*v
said territorial convention for each yotes or
ra
to
jD it should remain in the
stack at least forty days, and it is still
better to leave it sixty days before it is
thrashecL The grain will then be cured
nicely and will not sweat or rust. No.
danger need be apprehended 'of the grain
shelling if served in this manner. Great
care should be exercised in handling bar­
ley, as every shower after it is cut dis­
colors it and depreciates its value. The
usual clear weather in harvest time makes
the Missouri slppe peculiarly adopted to
totQrn
make
Morton 5
2 Nelson '.. 2
4 Pembina 8
pi™ 1 Pennington ... 6
riJJSncton 6 Potter 2
uoaingion
Pamapv..
2
Ramsey 2
Bansom 5
Richland 6
Roberts 2
Koletye 2
Sanborn 2
Sargent 2
Spink 7
Stark. .2
Steele 2
Stutsman 7
Custer
Davison
Day
Dickey
Douglass
Deuel 4
Edmuhds
Emmons ....• 2
Faulk
Foster
Fall Elver 2
Grand Forks...
e. fram 10
11
Sully 2
8 Towner
BtoSSi::::::::::....
s*™*
Hand .... 5 Union 8
a
its cultivation a success is for
the farmers to exercise proper judgment
in its care. Bismarck will hereafter be a
good barley market.
As THE harvest season approaches,
hints to farmers may not be out of place.
It is a statistical fact that fully twenty
per cent, of all losses on crops occur dur­
ing the harvest period, caused chiefly by
the ignorance or lack of judgment on the
part of the farmer. This season prom­
ises a wet harvest. The following sug­
gestions from a correspondent to the In­
diana Farmer will be valuable. He says:
"I have been a wheat stacker for twenty
years and claim to know a little about
how it is done. My first stacking was
for myself when I was fifteen years old,
and it was done on my knees as I had
always seen old farmers do. I was very
particular, especially with the outside
course, and I carried them up tall and
slim. It was but a year or two till I got
all the stacking I could do for my neigh­
bors. I found out it was both hot and
hard work, so I concluded 'o try a fork.
It was but a short time until I could do
very good work with a fork, and. for the
last fifteen years I use my fork from the
first until almost the last bundle. I first
built my foundation at one end (I usually
built ricks) laying the bundles crosswise
the rail, buts outward. When that course
is laid across then I reverse the bundles
and go back, keeping the heads up, and
and so on until I get the foundation done.
The first outside course I lay out over
the rails six or eight inches. I always
keep the middle very full, giving the
bulge very fast, after it gets four or five
feet high. I never get on the outside
course, laying them out with my fork
the second course I just barely lay on the
tip ends of the heads of the outside
course, the third course out to the bands
of the second course, and so on to the top
of the stack. In this way I keep the
middle full and solid and the outside
very loos?, so that when the stack settles
the outside will settle the most and have
tbe shape of a roof so that it is impossi­
ble for it to take water."
THE conservative policy of the na­
tional banks in the east at this time may
be carried to extreme. To be sure they
are strengthening their resources by
calling in their loans and accumulating
reserve, but the lines are being drawn
ioo tight. The reasons for this con­
servative policy are first, the deprecia­
tion in the value of all stocks and se
curities, and second, the fact that drafts
from the west for crop-moving purposes
will soon begin. Commercial houses and
manufacturing establishments, however,
are being pressed to such an extent that
it would seem desirable for the banks to
loosen their vices and allow a more free
circulation. The despatches from New
York seem to justify this move. Stocks
of all kinds are jumping upwards, and
the Crisis is fairly passed. The Phila­
delphia Call says: "It is generally con­
ceded that as soon as the crop-moving
period
passes and we can get back to a'
normal condition, the pressrue that has
existed will be over. It is not inherently
necessary. The country has had a really
prosperous year. Our crops are abun­
dant, and are being safely gathered. Onr
manufactories have been busy, and the
people
have had work. Lack of confi­
dence, brought on by speculation, dis­
turbed the regular order of things and so
have weeded out weak speculative con­
cerns, and, unfortunately, pressed legiti­
mate business. It has stood the pres­
sure remarkably well. But the failure
in New York last Saturday is a warning
that the lines are drawn as tight as they
will bear. The time has come, there
fore, for as liberal a policy on the part
of the banks as can be safely followed.
Observation has The future prosperity of the country
taught me that the people of Dakota, irrespect- largely depends on this. Prudence and
ive of location, are intelligent and honest. Esch liberality now will turn the tide and lead
faction of course fights for supremacy, but to the full measure of prosperity
Dakota has never failed to be united when
the interests of the whole territory are at stake.
It seems to me that North Dakota could not THE Paris Morning News in speaking
do a more righteous or generous act than to of the Bartholdi statue, which was for
favor the passage of the bill which authorizes
the people of South Dakota to call a constitu
k' tional convention at an earliest possible
moment It is justly due that the territorial
treasury should pay the expenses of* such a con
Tention,andthatwieshould all unite inpeti
tinning congress to give South Dakota her states
liet th6 300,000 people of Dakota unite aa with
Hi,
ps§§
mally presented to America by tbe
French government on the Fourth of
July, says: The dimensions aie almost
ludicrously large. The figure alone in
sheer height, clear of all reckoning for
the coronet stands 105 ft. the extreme
length from the sole of the foot to' the
end of the .torch in the outstretched
THE BISMARCK
nil
hint regarding the curing of i/their task the more Lilliputian they be­
]east 25 per cent, more for it
ana out oi ine up oi
hand is 137 ft. 9 in.: the pedestal of gran- Cleveland is an assured fact. Butler is
ite will be 83 ft. high and the twoto- working,in Blaine's interest.
gether give a grand# total if 220'ft. for
gether give a grand total of lea) it. ior -ryj]
the
entire work. The work has been go- *THE Strict prohibition Jaw in Iowa
ing on for eight years, slowly but surely, promisee' to reduce $he republican ma­
st
the copper foundry of Monduit et jority in that state this fall to'Such an
WMI
Cie., near the Pare Monceau, in a great extent as to-make many districts ex
workshop built especially for it. The tremely doubtful.
farther the coppersmiths advanced with
__R VEBY little is said about the demo
came in relation to it. What were men, cratic platform. The fact is it is hard to
for inofo""*'] or the children of men, in get up much discussion about, a little
that awfnl eye measuring' thirty itches meaningless thing like that.?
from corner to comer A six foot man
standing on the level of the lips only
just
reached the eyebrow. While they
were working on the crown of her head
thfey seemed to be making a huge sugar meeting at Minneapolis.
cauldron .and they jumped with ease in
land out of the tip of the nose. Fifteen
fcUtJ liuec. fuieou
people might dfcromid the flame of the atone p«k, ha. beenj^o^d,
torch, and they would reach that eleva­
tion by a spiral staircase within the out­
stretched arm."
The citizens of Dawson want Kidder
county to have five commissioners.
Why? Burleigh county has but three
the raising of barley, and all that remains and there are at least a dozen more peo-
pie in Burleigh than in Kidder. If
Kidder county cannot settle its county
seat difficulties without giving every
man an office, perhaps it would be well
to divide the county and let Steele take
care of one-half and Van" Deusen the
other. In this event Dawson would get
about as much as she will now if she
continues on in her senseless fight upon
the balance of the couuty. The county
seat of Kidder county is at Steele, and
the DawsoniteB may as well come to the
conclusion now that it is unchangeable
as to wait until their pocket books are
empty.
THE Helena Herald says it is willing
to admit that there are dishonest and un­
worthy men in the republican party
men who have joined the party
for the purpose of stealing, but
this does not prove that the republican
party was organized to steal. The facts
and figures of history show that under
Pierce, the most honest of all demor
cratic administrations, $3.56 out of every
$1,000 was lost by dishonest officials,
Under General Grant, when the whiskey
frauds occurred, and it is charged that
universal dishonesty prevailed, it is in
evidence that the loss of public money
had fallen off to only 24 cents out of
every $1,000, and
under
President Hayes,
when the. star route frauds were com­
mitted, the loss was almost nothing,
only one twenty-fifth of a cent in $1,000.
THE Huron Leader has been studying
the files for the past five years of Bowell's
Newspaper Directory, and finds that in
1880 Dakota hid but 52 newspapers in
1881, 62 in 1882, 75 in 1883,119 in 1884,
202,-showing an increase last year of 83,
or more than in the other four years
combined. Dakota has almost half 6s
many papers as all the other territories
combined, and the increase last year was
only exceeded in four states, and the
Leader might have added, more with
snap and enterprise than twenty states.
SOUTH DAKOTA will have 110 majority
in the next territorial convention and
certainly ought to be able to get what
she wants. North Dakota may, perhaps,
prefer the renomination of Delegate
Raymond, and as it is understood he has
considerable support at Yankton, Cham­
berlain and other points, it is barely pos­
sible that the north will again be victo­
rious, because of the inability of the
south to unite.
IT is stated by some of our territorial
exchanges that the Fargo Argus is
against Delegate Raymond, but so many
complimentary clippings regarding Ray­
mond have appeared in the Argus of
late, especially in the absence of its
editor-in-chief, that the TRIBUNE con­
cludes that the only opposition to Ray­
mond in the Argus establishment is Major
Edwards, and he for purely personal
reasons.
recently received and distributed by the
newspapers of the territory was sent out
by the department at the suggestion of
Hon. J. B. Raymond. If, as is antici­
pated, the seed is choice and grows ex-
TRIBUNE.
ATE WIS COMMENTS.
GBANT will not attend the G. A. R.
SUPT. Conger, of the National Yellow-
"WHAT are small feet a sign of
Clara. That you are not from St. Louis.
IF Butler, as the Chicago Times says,
is chief mourner, where and what is the
corpse?
THE Valley City Times says Governor
Pierce will make his headquarters at
Bismarck.
DELEGATE RAYMOND says he is per­
fectly satisfied with the action of the ter­
ritorial committee.
AN Arkansas girl has legs no bigger
than a man's thumb. No one will ever
know the color of her stockings.
IT is said that Bismarck is favoring
China in her difficulties with France, but
it is not stated whether, he will assist
South Dakota or not.
IT is said that F. A. Starta, auditor of
Clay county, Minn., is to be the new re­
ceiver at Crookston, to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Statler.
THE high rents in Minneapolis has
caused hundreds of cheap dwellings to
be erected and a corresponding number
of "for rent" houses are empty.
THE girls in northwestern Iowa are
made of material that will wash.—Des
Moines' Leader. The little word "off"
was probably omitted by mistake.
THE Northern Pacific express, which
leaves St. Paul every afternoon at 4:05
o'clock, transports freight to Helena in
112 hours, a distance of 1,154 miles.
EXPLORERS say that no better graz­
ing lands exist than the 8,000 acres of
grass found on the Aleutian or Fox is­
lands, which lie to the west of Alaska.
THE publisher of the Redfield (Dak.)
Dispateb, W. L. Henry, will move his
paper to Huron immediately and com­
mence publishing a Democratic paper.
GOVERNOR CLEVELAND is said to be a
very clever, whole-souled sort of fellow,
but his friends regret that he parts his hair
in tbe middle. His name is A. Grover
Cleveland.
DEMOCRATS are so scarce in the Otter
Tail, Minnesota, district, that only eight
attended the convention, and no one will
take the nomination for congress on that
ticket.
A PENNSYLVANIA woman died recently
so confirmed in the habit of man-hating
that she had a clause inserted in her will
that no man should be buried anywhere
near her.
YOUNG Bennett, of the New York
Herald has never yet supported a suc­
cessful candidate for president. To per­
petuate the reputation he now hoists the
names of Cleveland and Hendricks at
the top of its columns.
CROPS are looking well at Dickinson'
100 miles west of Bismarck. The rain­
fall throughout North Dakota and es­
pecially on the Missouri slope has been
ample and in some localities there are
complaints of too much moisture.
YOUNG SPERRY is bound to go to
Alaska. He now refuses the receiver­
ship of the Bismarck land office. His
IT NOW iranspires that the turnip seed place has beeu filled by the appointment
of Everett H. Smith, of Geneva, N. Y.
THE new artesian well at Aberdeen,
Dak., flows 3,000 gallons per minute, or
equal to 106 horse power. A Milwaukee
pated tneseed iscnoiceana tfrowsex- ^italist experiment with it by
cellent turnips, then it is not improbable JP
ceuent turnips, menu is noi improve
that this scheme will score a number of
granger votes for the delegate's re-elec
tion
Kit Adams' ticket—John Kelly, of
New York ane Pat Kelly, cf St. Paul
would have been stronger on general tjon
Soux CITY being the only city in Iowa
where alcoholic beverages can be ob-
wnere aicononc Deverages can oe OD-
tamed, it is likely all conventions that __
state will hereafter be held in that city.
Shrewd, foresighted politicians, those fel
lows in Soux City.-
The Aurora Times, published down in
Brookings county, observes that Hugh
J. Campbell has not yet indicted Gov.
Pierce, and adds that he should be at it
in order to keep his name before the
people. ..
BEN BUTLER is a political flirt, and
that he will succeed in winning enough
voted from the laboring class to defeat
& motQr large enough to rnn a
miU with a capacity of 200
wag
principles than that of Cleveland and should finally come forth as the candidate
Hendricks, to say nothing of the pres
tige of these illustrious names.
A
barrels of
flour a day.
THE New York Sun, the leading dem
ocrattc newspaper, but not organ, in the
country, said while tbe Chicago conven-
session: "If Mr. Cleveland
of the convention,he will appear upon the
stage bearing the mark of destiny, and
that destiny will be defeat."
IHE Grand Army re-union of the de-
rf tf Dakota
will be held in Yank-
in
.,
IIS
11t
hopes
iHli
4
/•."J"
a,.™.
ton on the 9th, 10th, and 11th of Septem
ber. Arrangements are now being made
for the reception of one of the largest
crowds ever assembled in Yankton, and
the
of the managers are likely to
be realized, as the railroads are all mak­
ing excellent excursion rates.
MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL Dakotans
have a warm side for Senator McMillan,
who is credited with seconding Delegate
Raymond in Dakota matters when they
reached the senate during the late ses­
sion. They say he takes almost as much
interest in their affairs as a home mem­
ber could be expected to do. They could
add with sincere propriety another sena­
tor, Ben. Harrison* of Indiana, who- has
always taken a practical and active in­
terest in territorial legislation and ap
pointments.
A REMARKABLE story is told of a
child in Yermont two and one-half years
old, that began looomotion on his hands.
Every effort to have it tiae its legs was
made by the child's parents, but jt had
no inclination that way. It will raise
itself upon its hands'and move rapidly
across the floor,'and when it has picked
up the object it seeks, place it between
its feet and again move away on its
hnnda. The cluld's mother says she
attended a circus about three years ago,
at which the acrobatic feats made a
strong impression on her mind. She
remembered continually dreaming about
the men walking on their hands.
THE North American Review for Au­
gust contains an article by Justice
James V. Campbell on "The Encroach­
ment of Capital," which will command
the serious attention of all readers.
Richard A. Proctor treats of "The Origin
of Comets," and succeeds in presenting
that difficult subject in alight so clear
that persons who have little or no ac­
quaintance with astronomy can follow
his argument. "Are we a nation of ras­
cals?" is the startling title of an article
by Johu F. Hume, who shows that states,
counties and municipalities in the Uni­
ted States have already formally repu­
diated, or defaulted in the payment of
interest on, an amount of bonds and
other obligations equal to the sum of
the national debt.
THE Syracuse, N. Y., Journal speaks
of an Oneida county man bound for Da
kota overland. His name is John Whit
taker. He started last week with a cov­
ered wagon and a good span of horses.
Inside the wagon were three healthy
looking boys, a few household goods and
camping equipments. In a smaller cov­
ered carriage, drawn by a single horse,
was Mrs. Whittaker and her daughter,
the latter hanging on to a bird cage.
Both vehicles were designed for comfort,
and great preparations had evidently
been made for the long journey. Mr.
Whittaker, in reply to questions, said he
had become tired of unprofitable farm­
ing in Oneida county,and had determined
to locate in Dakota. He expects to reach
his destination in the latter part of Sep­
tember. In the wagon besides the fami­
ly were a couple of chickens, and a dog
demurely trudged along tinder the for­
ward wagon. Full of courage, the last
seen of the travelers they were slowly
wending their way toward tbe land of
the setting sun.
IN this week's issue of the Current
(July 19), W. H. French, of New York,
has a paper of much interest on "The
Associated Press," which is full of relia­
ble information, briefly told, regarding
the workings of this silent yet powerful
factor modern newspaper service
Gen. Alvin P. Hovey, of Indiana, ex
minister to Peru, resumes his pleasing
Peruvian Pictures," giving in No. VI, a
description of a bull fight in Lima Wm.
H. Rideing, ditor of Youths' Companion,
contributes a paper on "The Bessemer
Fireworks Chapter I of "Dolores," a
Mexican tale, by Ada Langworthy Col­
lier, is given Edmund Alton, of Wash­
ington, contributes a delightful paper of
an anecdotal character upon the late
Capt. Mayne Reid, of Mexican war and
literary fame the "Southern Silhou­
ettes," by James B. Cable, are resumed,
and in No. XYI, a tender and graceful
picture of "A Midsummer Night" in
Southland is given.
«»i
The Survivors Progressing.
ST. JOHNS, N. F., July 21.—The collier of the
Greeley relief expedition, Lockgarry, left this
afternoon for New York. 'She takes the mail of
the expedition and of tbe Greeley survivors.
Greeley's strength is steadily increasing. He
continues to be fed and banquetted by leading
citizens. Fredericks, Connell, Long, Brainerd
and Beiderback are progressing amazingly. The
Alert will be dispatched forty-eight hours in
advance of the Thetis and Bear so that the
squadron may reach Mew York simultaneously.
An Injunction Wanted.
WASHINGTON, D. 0., July 21.—The Star saya
Senator Mahone, it is understood, will ask for
an injunction to restrain the secretary of state
of Virginia from issuing the new poll books
nnder the new apportionment of the state. He
minima that the democratic legislature nassed the
apportionment bill without tbe necessary two
thirds. The vote being two-thirds of thoce
present instead of two-thirds of the whole legit
lature.
Struck for Nine Hours.
NEW YOBK, July 21.—Over five thousand
bricklayers and laborers struck this morning,
demanding that nine hours shall constitute a
day's labor instead of ten. The bosses at first
-refused to grant the demand, but before noon a
large number acceded to tbe request and the
men mostly returned to work. Some were not
idle more than ten minutes.
Terrific Storm in Nebraska.
OMAHA, Neb., July 21.—A tenific wind and
rain stern, prevailed here last night and ex­
tended through the interior of the state»
Reports from several counties show great dam­
age to property and crops. Dwelling?, shops
and general buildings were, badly torn up
throughout the ill-fated district of the storm.
Losan Accepts.
WASHINGTON, Ju'y 21.—General Logan's
lettfer of acceptance was given to the press
principles
thiB
evening. He touches upon tbe same pointa
embraced in Blaine's and approves heartily the
contained in the Chicago platform
if* {'ZfX',' wH ***%&*
In the 'baby-bye" she hums.
I can see the restless fingers
Playing with "mamma's rings,"
The sweet, little, smiling, pouting mouth
That to hera in IdsBing enngs,
As she rocks and sings to the baby,
And dreams as she rocks and sing*.
On its eyes and cheek and brow.
Hliliii
KINO THE BABY.
[Exchange.]
I beair her rocking the baby— ^x
Her room is next to mine—
Adajfancy I feel the dimpled arms
That round her neck entwine,
Asshe rocksand rocksthe'baby «,
In the rooan' just next to mine,
I.hear her rocking the Baby
•'Eachday when thetwilight comes,
And know there's a world of blessing aad
love
I hear her rocking the baby
Slower and slower now,
And I hear her leaving her good-night kiss
From her rocking, rocking, rocking,
I wonder would she start,
Gould she know, through the wall between
us
She is rocking on a heart?
While my empty arms are aching
For a form they may not press,
And my empty heart is breaking
In its desolate loneliness.
I list to the rocking, rocking
In the room just next to mine,
And breathe a prayer in silence
At a.mother's broken shrine,
For the woman who rocks the baby
In the room just next to mine.
THE GOOD OLD TIMES
When Per Diem Officer* Took Things
JEasy.
[Washington Cor. Philadelphia Record.]
"In the better days of the republic," said
an old official, "we civil servants did not
have to work so hard as we do now. In fact,
before the war it was considered quite unoffi­
cial to do much work during office hours.
The idea of aper diem official of any sort
working as hard as some men who are paid
by the day work now would have been con
sidered perfectly absurd. I remember my
friend Street, a very elegant Virginia gentle
man—he always played with red checks—
was once given some Federal employment at a
per diem. He had a sallow-faced schoolmaster
from Maine, who had been living on $150
a year, as an assistant. Street went off one
night soon after his arrival on a regular old
fashioned 'time.' He visited all the bars and
'banks' in town, and patronized them all.
He dropped all the money he had left into
the tiger's mouth.
The morning after he sobered up he walked
into his office. The Yankee assistant came
forwatd smiling and bowing. 'I've finished
nearly all our work, sir,' he began, showing
Street a great mass of manuscript Tvebeen
working nine hours a day, sir I can "work a
little faster and longer, sir, if you desire.'
Street was speechless with rage. 'Tear that
Stuff up,' he said to the poor clerk, 'and throw
it in the fire, and don't let me ever hear
again of your writing more than a page and
a half a day. Why, you're taking the bread
out of the mouths of my wife and children.'
The clerk soon learned wisdom. They staid
in office for years. After awhile the clerk,
who had never seen so much money in his
life, came to Street to saju 'I don't know what
ijo do with my money, sir.' 'I know a bank,'
said Street, 'where a wild time grows and
that night he showed that benighted Yankee
all the faro games in Washington. The
Yankee came on so rapidly that he was soon
borrowing money at 2 per cent, per month."
Dlnlns on Cannibals.
[John Swinton's Paper.]
"I want to start anew magazine," said my
friend.
"Why?"
"I have observed that the only authors
known in America are editors of magazines.
The most feeble writers in the country, by
puffing each other without paying a cent,
they get all the fame going. Our journalists,
who write much better than the magaziners,
have been robbed of their names by our
mercantile press. As far as fame goes they
might as well be convicts and answer to their
numbers."
"You show that a magazine will be a good
thing for you, but how about the men who
put up the money?"
"I can make it pay. I have learned the
secret. If I were sure you would never
tell—"
"Come to the point," I answered severely.
"You would eniploy only the best-knoWn
writers on your magazine?"
"That is what kills most of them," he an­
swered.. "The secret of the success of our
two magazines with the biggest circulation is
the very opposite. I shall advertise to ac­
cept all manuscripts sent to us."
"All? Youarecrazy."
"All. Every writer will then buy the mag­
azine to see if his article is in. We shall
have a host of customers from the word go.
We shall live on those who come to devour
us. We shall dine on cannibals. Like the
Kansas farmer making his meals on grass­
hoppers, we shall turn rain into good fortune,
and make an ark of our coffin."
Jeif Davis' Poverty.
[Chicago Tribune.]
The current impression that Jeff Davi^ is
in affluent circumstances is contradicted by a
Georgia newspaper, which publishes a letter
from a lady who has just visited the ex-Con­
federate president, in which she reports that
he is very poor. The plantation which Davis
received as a legacy from a female sympa­
thizer, is covered with water at the present
time, and is not very richly covered with
crops »t any time. Davis has been disap­
pointed also in the returns from his book,
"The Rise apdFallof the Confederate States,"
which has never been in demand since the
first feeling of curiosity was satisfied. A pop­
ular subscription in the south is suggested, of
such proportions as will enable Davis to spend
his remaining days in pecuniary comfort.
An Adventure of a Nebraska Boy.
[Norfolk Journal.]
A 14-year-old cow-boy on a pony was driv­
ing a steer in the alley near The Journal office
one day last week when the steer made for
back door of Uecker's saloon, went pell-mell
through the back door
and saloon and out of the
front door on the dead run, followed by the
daring boy on the pony. As the steer passed
through he jumped clear over the table,
around which were four men engaged in a
friendly game of whist. When the men saw
the boy following the steer they dodged un­
der the table, which made the pony's passage
easy in leaping over the table. Fortunately
the doors were wide enough in both rear and
front to make a good place of entrance and
exit for the steer.
A nglomania ill Chicago*
[Chicago Cor, N. Y. Tribune.]
The extraorinary fact has been developed
that an Anglomania school has been opened
here in a quiet way, which is attended by a
limited number of weak-minded young men.
The presiding genius is declared to be none
other than ail English hostler, who came
over with the Lorillards, and he has takei^ -J
quart-z-rs, and professes to be able to coach
bis pupils in Cockney slang and English club
etiquette. «, wr
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