The Alliance Standard. ([Linden, Tex.]), Vol. 3, No. 52, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 23, 1891 Page: 4 of 4
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He W.*« Herr# a*.
By t» Furry Bruvn
Mr. Calcium Whig-glebite might
iifiv- Seen a happy, prosperous sort
of it bnt for one thing . He was
t.y .mrvoes. Not wildly ami iuolTen-
sivuiyso, hut the reverse. Ifi* nerves,
so to apeak, were like unto an alway
-tireless circular saw, against which
/yfileathty was forever compelling-him
/ to run.
This might have grown monotonous
to Mr. Whigglebite, but for the lM>ne-
rnoping slate of interest thereby |»w-
petuaily inspired. He might feign
indifference, bnt it was oal.r the thin-
nisl kind of a feign. The interest
was there ami it penetrated every
square inch of ale anatomy.
lie strove against his thraldom and
groaned so bitterly in spirit that Ilia
friends perceived it, and aoine of
them were vastly entertained thereby.
"T% man is a fool,” said one.
“I more than half behave lie is
humbugging,’ sai.l another "Why
alnmlil a man always lie so confound*
edit nervous over every little thing."
••Just for effect, of course," re-
marked a third, .“lie thinks it brings
Inin sympathy and notice. Let's put
up e litt.e game on Cal and watch the
This was agrse.di; to, and in pur-
suance of sn agreed upon plan, Mr.
Whigplehile was invited to attend a
private “seance” of the Vivisectionist
Society of which|several of t.iese jok-
ers were members.
He went, feeling that, among
friends, lie would be temporarily safe.
The meeting was 'quite private, aol
were inquiring! /ta to his feelings.
There was a compressed -ensslion a-
boul his leg. He looked down.
ill reeled jlnward fa-t.ning tighter and
tighter the -diackcl* of oppre-sion on
' 1 he limits of the toiling ones of earth
in o.'der that the few amt heartless
might revel in luxury. Men and
newspapers are now in existence ad-
vocating the doctrine that the great
“Needn't look, old fellow; it’s
baods-ged 1‘lie dog nipped yon.
somehow. IVu dan’l know just how
lie got loose so quick. Hot he did,
and vuu're liitten, amf in a had Ux,
That Vail there is about it.
lived, | cl as to give to all who will do'an
“Do; OM lair do the' heat you 1 hew* 'lay’s work and. equal share in
can You're in an awful awful fix. the world, and thereby banish furever
Yst don't give up as long as there is Ihcjpossibilily lot making nnllioimirs
a breath of life left in you. Desper- j »"d paupers at one and the same tune
ate,ns is your r«e, t.'al, we will sliek There is sonuihing wro: g in 'll
by you. You may frotli nnd| gnash | 'ry beneath whose llug
‘‘Win unto you, •• • and Phari-
sees. hypocrites! for ye compass sen
and land tr make one proselyte, and
when lie is made ye make him two.
fold more llm child of hell than your-
selves Hypocrite*, fools, blind, whit-
ed sepnleliJes.'' These urr not the
cents. Children under 9 years of sge
carried at half price, and seliool-chil.
dren’a tickrta are soli) at the rate of
ten for 25 cents.—Buyer sud Seller.
HOLIDAY JKSTS AND OKMd.
Creator never intended that a part of words of a well-meaning but short-
his children should have a surfeit of coming < 'liristiau. a man who lin'd to
—The small hoy hasn’t
not of lied with'a switch 1
\Yhal will I do?" the things of earth, while another part follow t’lirist. hut fouii.I he old Aduiu ^
feeling that his long should die of starvation, anil that the too strong for the young M.-lancth-iii | ^
fate had at las' ar-1 law of the country s'loul l be aiuen I- ! They lire the words of J^su* Christ. . .
” .. mas, t> it iliiauciulhr it is the next day
lluuself. l!n‘,*inh‘*« mi l perfect H»n, | ^
the only begotten of the Father, foil!
> anaes | u 1 the
of gruee and truth. Nay
anger was n -l coulitie l
your teeth anil try to Idle us, tint we
Tftr;;fcan of Aust'i*.
IW Mill llniuiltoii.
I think t would not be far wrong
to say that the popularly received
Christian doctrine of resentment is
that there should he no resentment.
“1 say unto you. thin ye resist not
evil; nut whosoever shall smile thee
on thy right check, turn In him the
lh*j Iilsb.r-.f these pro eclmgs. "If the J0(hM „|HO, A,„| jf flnv man will sue
,u0»l I dog hasn't kiled liim, we must." j ih« e at the law. mill lake away tli.v
nil i«eitor- 1 jrt |,jm |,.,Vo i|iv clank aiso,
lions ('«l fainted, Wtli'M tie cmili' to,' , ,, , ,
, , , ,, , , . . And whosoever-hul' compel thee In
tie found himself III II W-'ll-llglilift '
riHiin amt feeling, 01.............. i .1. her go a mile, go with him '.wait. <d»e
and from him
will still tie here, t’hwrnp. Cal, for
go stni'ss sakc,,un-l make Iho lne-rt uf a
t ad job ”
Tuese and^ similar counsels from
his culpable (rns-i is ni 1 le C d fen I
that life, long a Jiurden, was about
ta lie east olT. Y'et the casting oft
tortured Ids min I even in ire'(tha i the
bodily pains lie was sure that, he
“What shall I did lV'4iul shall 1
do!” he grouued. “lloys. you'd
betterjkill me to avoid the coining
tortures. Yet—yet kill me * us easy
as you c-c-can ’
“Cheer up mvir. It'* me so very
hard to die. and after death you cer-
tainly will lie easy. Think ofjthal.”
"I won't think of Li I u-can’t.
Oh, why was I ever born? Oh!
.Such pains as I alreadyjfeel!'1
"Squeeze the bandage n leellc ligli-
umre than six or eigjtt being present, 1 |,,r |)0y„," whispered Hie chief iiimip-
and they, strange to say, were the | u|al.tr ,,f pro «asln,gs. “If the
very friends wlio.n Whigglehile
trusted, ] Aft-r’ii few ni-ti-* trr-iu
When Cal arrived, the first thing he
saw was a small yellow dog strapped
upon the operating table. To his
keeu perception Hi m animal looked
wild-eyed and was frothing at the
"Dangerous ain't lie?" asked t'al
taking a seal as remo'e a« possible
from the centre of attraction.
“Would be if tie was loose,’' re-
plied one of the chief jokers, stroking
his face to keep it akraight. “In that
ease he'd give us all hydrophobia lie-
fore you eould count ten. Hut keep
yourself cool, Cal. lie’s trapped
fast. We’re all medical students here
together, and we want to observe ee •
tain effecta upon the nerves, when the
animal operated upon is really, and
truly, and entirely mail. Cal is in-
terested, boys. He makes out like
be is scared, bafrlie isn’t. Come up
closer, Cal; you,can't see good back
So, despite his protestations, Ca,
was urged and pushed to the opera-
ting table where aloud one of the
students with a keen knife in his hsnd j
and a case of instruments at his side.
The one gas jet overhead shone
brightly down upon the bound dog,
the table, the students and Mr. Whig- j widlsmt, Morhtuie. asms* city. m«.
In a proposition of the monopolistic
w h< i.-e
tramps find shelter on
and in-die Jail. Something is wrong
when thoii-an Is'of our eynung women
are annually forced to the lowest armed
depths degrsdati' 11 in order to
—Y ou cannot cut Cbn-turns out of
tin* calendar nor out of tlm hvi.t of
the world.—T. W llimlfmdf
—••I’ui sorry I Ui In’t as!t Santa
Claus for a few more tilings w'ylc l
wn< tilmiil it,’’ said the young niin-s.
Im saw Cod’- temple profane.) to pro .
tit ami pelf. Ins auger was kin-
dled into overmastering fury: lie
Himself, sud alone drove or.ll
more, Ills ,
to words. ;
When this Mai who w s s > meek sn I ;
forbearing. who la’igiil soli uissa m to |
evil, au-l pa'reins- mu ter insult, alien
1 —.lob got ins cert Mo de lor pa-
tience before In- «vis oblige I t-» g *
1 mil ami tme Christm is prsveillt f ».•
mum- the whole crowd of Inicksler-t mid ped- , . , .... .
*■ ad Ins rchtliiiM.—li.dlnnne A-neri-
tuiti a liaru existence. 1 hiuk of these dlers. selitlered their money, upset
things; of the thousands of starving their taW'es. ordered out tfdeir w ires.
children in the large cities ami the made a cl. an sweep of llm whole (II-
dis.reusfi.l plight of the wage worker1 t b v concern. There was no turning | ,
1 * * | iu t’tiriMtinuH? Matiul—••! m ilunk-
—■ ’hail *y Was Slow.—Amy—“Are
’ you going to give Charley nnythnqc
all over our land, jnifM lien iniDce who of the oilw-r elirek, no giving no of,, ... ,
1 ... .... ing of giving him a hint. —Kpieli.
I concocted and now fosters line uiiiitiu the cloak also, but a sum nary and
! iiationuli/.ution scheme and what it
forei' lu chuck pul upon u.mse. If 11 1
■ I'oiumy—“l wis t t'tirlsuu.is lia.l
ineaiis for you—backed up as it is by J bad been 1111
ordiuaryjctiimdi ....... ^ ,fl,
the monopolisti. press and Hie money bur. the world lookiu ; on, su-l espeei- j j
power of the land.-—Ilnycr.and Seller ally the murkulmen who had lieep '
come .and gone '
(cm r-i-.s i be.
"W-w b*n- ‘ini I?” Ii" f ilo-r-d.
Sever ll of Ills iVi-ll-ls ‘V -r-> sual-' I
a sol-mo iiiiiin -r rouii'l th-Jwslls.
"Y'.-ti nr- wit right.” said one,
'‘Thought I was dt'iidf” inuriina-
A iruii- mi I 1 xpriH«|iii nf surprise ran
go a mile, go witli
to him that askelh'thee
ibni won! 1 burrow of U.-ee, lura not
j t In mi away.”
These and such teachings ns these
arc our warrmt for resolving, the
w hole duly of man into a mush of
: liirneil mil of their comfortable stalls,
j would very likely have said tint this
1 Ucforiner mi l Kadieid had lost his
temper, uml heeoute as one of us
Hut He was the Lord Christ iu his au-
gur, iu ills denunciation,
force, just us truly, just us
: and just as exernpiurily, ns
cried: “Father, frogivu them; for
they know not what they do!"
lilir FarmnN Yi'iiiit.
The^Drcary Mor.otowea Tread-Mill
Eoiind is Her Tate
Kvery day in tier lifw she goes
through 1 lie dieary mouoioiiou*
round. At an early hour, every iu li n-
ing through Hw hot slimmer, she pre-
pares tlm sainu black entire and fried
Torn nv -“Heoause then we
quit being fii i i. '—Joiilua
— lie im-rTj' all. Is- merry all.
With holly dri'.sB au'l fiiitlvr hull,
l'ro|>ar« I1t*» miijf, the I MMiq I.
In Wylfluift^MdlV (JUrUliaa >.
— VV. 11. »iH*ur«r.
—“Thu holiday '.spirit is an ull-per-
in Ills vadmg one,’’ remarked a fatiier as Its
divinely.! bought his liiilu hoy a Kftceiacmit
when He \ tin horse; “Iiu. it costs motley."—
— Mother and daughter examining
Christmas pi useuls. Daughter—
"Are both of iIp-Sm Iwixes of c-iuidy
iliffereul?” Mother—“No; ovtilter
— Wife—“I hope you sre pleased
with thosu slippers, darling?" Hus-
band—(hesitatingly) • • • f,:s, dear,
1 in oglid I tear usd so writs on
slims mss when i was it hoy.’’—
c iinmlacenev We have never vet ' , , 1 —t'he eliur-h Mlg.pf liHHHtWal.ie
' ' VI l,,,rk (l”»rliaps hot tiiiiseilils.) ami be- , Mel, ttr< JlTui.ns ImtiIs lo-hty, r.ug-
quile succeeded in tlm effort. ^ ^ lore s te eau clear away the breakfast
find ' ur*t*lv«*N ever ami tuiovi Ihiuiin^
out lo iiHii^iiuiioit Mini wraili. If
tuuii gmiit* dm on the riirlit. tlieek. we I ^ ^ , . . . ,
; low MtHiii|>i!»#, I) »tli 1 tn )>:i t ieiis to lirivei . #.iB<.lliIJ
If tt llltlll Mile U-« 111 . , s . , . i V*
mi l uinke u|> Hie
1 lu*ar.« tlie uilven bleating.
r«‘ii»nl • Im* r • ui,
•b fo ! Sur# Iy, r*»ii’r»* iihnIhIo ii.
\»»vt r taw^ vihi (•Hikiui; !•••!i*-r. C/Nii'l
him(ci » m 1mlV rt»n #*ov» i 1 i n.’' j
Cnl n hi l.i» Ifjsr. Ii w.tH
111• lhituhiif• <1, 1 Imto’y!Ah n<if*(iir, i* 11*I Itt* 1 lie morning a ilom? willi
f- H p...,. i Wl' Mu'"1 m,U : if 1,0 Then comes the dreary routine of the
"C..nT m.-igliie wliat it. means," he! tmriow of us, we promptly tmn aws.y ; V¥l)r|ti U|t. |„akj11}j ,,f t,lvm|
mM' , | i.nle-s he cate give ample iweiirliy., lfce Wt,,|||lw. mlll, U|U ||kw. iml„
"IVII 11* nil nhoiit it, 11**11 r I* «'X., Hui wc hav<* uiicci'CMlvn ho fur a* lo
elaim.-il several solii-limis volnes. j ,1,, thews: things it. a sliame-faeisl. ap-j
••I-! U. night .. mad d .g 1 me, and j „|( |ic W« have sue, veiled 1
it oil I —I died. ” , , , . , . .
so far as lo give those who are outside
lug in sweat aeeoriluure tliroiig.'nsit
many lauds, and .iwakiug a great j >y
in liie mart of our common kumaiii-
"Y'uii must have l-een dri-amiiig.
listher funny tlmugli, isn't il?"
(.'idjls in>,*i i-.tail. iibmii lhell'iiniiiiiess.
One tlilii«,lii-,i.ji <! tsln of. Life seems
to be more iif a biuil. n tbitn iimihI.
nisridian sun warns her that the ever-
• u ting (i.iddaV nieul is due and runs
he ready at mice. To roumi up the
( duties and responsibilities of the iluyl.i
the ihur-h weapon lo wield against il ^ |ul())r# Hfo car..|H. f.f
which they wi nid mil |iossess, and
which arc unlawful to hold. We have
night, and often, very often’they con-
! tinne long after those of the oiail por-
.. , . . j succeeded so far ns to put ..............11ion Imre ended. She has long .luce
1 " ............j "I-" We do not recognise it, ^ ............. „„ ^
I as the nuliirnl and proper exercise of
! certain fiuuliiev, lint we tic.in il Hie
j overflow of evil pa-sious. Wu t.y no
> means obey these prsr«<»t,',s of JCtirist,
! tint we say they, and they only, ought
i to bo o' eyed; and we admit that the
| for (llitt Male of IliilitfM.
Down: U’iiiTTlie Militia
glebite, who already wished that lie
had stayed at home. I scheme lo nntionaUa* or place under ' reason we do not obey then) is .mrd-
"Now, boys watch me” said the ! goiernnsent control the* national nesa of heart,
operator, flourishing his knife,. »nn j guard or aisle militia, it is interesting j J n,l,,lil
Cal shut his eyes closely. [ to note with wliat tegenutt.v the ino-
“If tbs dog was not mad lie wouldi nopolistic press spphii.ds the.j^HUgge*-
not core, hat as it is-—’’
Just then tlie light went out and-
the room<Instantly Itec.tme as dark as
Krehua. Cal shlvernl, though he
knew t>ot exactly why,
“Good heavens!” sounded His
voice of the operator. “I-I've cut
the main strrp. The doy,s loose!.
There was heard a scuffling of feet,
a chorus of voices, and Csl was hus-
tled this way and that. His feelings
were simply unutterable. Suddenly
lie heard a snarl ut his side; some-
thing tugged at his trousers, and he
telt a pain io-the calf of his Lkg.
“M-inurder!” lie shouted.
How he, or the rest ever got out of
the room he never fully comprehen-
ded. His flrst dear conception was,
that he was in Ins own room in the
college buildings, surrounded by bis
friends who. wi.h coaeerned faces,
the sart. This
seems lo me a feeble and false presen-
tation of ('hri-tinniiy. ss far* removed
tion and the reform press antagonizes from real Christianity ns is from I ag-
the same. What cun be the object *|d'*ui H'® hr8' place, it is abso-
of msin'ainiiig iu “iba laud,(jof the Inlelv unr,nsonnhlc, and nothing
free sud Hie home of the brave' s which is niireasontildwean lie C'nris-
tmu. In ihe second pluie, it is on
pea ranee A lender kiss from Jher
hiisbaml would almost' siirpiisw her.
Once she grieved that her litlle girls
were e« l.arely clad ; now. she scarce-
ly thinks of •, That she should have
a spare hour every day to read nev-
er enters her head au-l the Imre sug-
gestions that on every Sunday she
should “dress up” anil devote her-
self, during llm rest of the day to sn-
eisl intercourse would j ause a stare of
im-rnlulty. For he it uuderriood
that Sunday for the farmer's wife is
u sort of clearance day to adjust odds
anil ends of the previous week s cures
standing army of magnitude proposed ! ,la“- ,u '"e mcoiki pni.e, 11 is lahors, lo he in rea liticss for the
by this scheme? Does not evwry A- praeiicahle, ami nothing which is im- reM(,we,| |a,(ort „f t||L, weck
merivoii heart beat proud in the
hlumghljtliat this country can j.lar-
shall in twenty-four hours an army of
5,000,000fit- her sobs, the hardiest
and bravest race on earth? There is
not one sensible reason why such ui
army should be maintained, unless ii
lie the fact that the’hosts of rightiaial
justice are marshaling under the ban-
ner of “equal rights to all, special
privileges to, none;” and uiomvpolv
sees its doom. The hund-wriiiug is
on the wall and Hel-hazzar's feast
will soon come to an ingloriou» etui.
The eyes of the wealth produces have
become open to the fact that for years
the sole ttm of all legislation ha*been
—John Hookwalter in the Korunt.
practicable can be Christian. Hat in
the third place, it is utteily sntogo-___
uisdc to the gist of C'arists leaching. Thk street railway > in Toronto are 1
and to the whole course of Hi< life, all owned hv the municipality, and
That Christ did not mean to exdrpuie are operated liv private persons un-i
anger and substi.me forgiveness is der the terms of a lease. Thu city re- fl()Wil) ai t
proved by the whole tenor uf bis own. ve-ves $H0U a year per mile of track,' wjl|, # |(jc|i t,,,r jt.r ^
cam* j Three Immlred ami sixty-ltvj times
the cluck lias struck twelve f-*r the
j noon, and only one less time twelve-
life. It is no weak, yielding, namtiy-i and eight per cent of the gross
povt'-iy figure wlr'ch dm author* ot the , j«gs. The returns for thc| month of
Ooqiels draw fwrux, hut in a Heing Sej tomber show that 811,651 was
of severe and exacting majesty, j paid to the city by the les-ees, or at
When Pharisees ahqt their eyes to-ttie Hie rate of about 8140,000 a year,
claims of Immunity, ami counied a le-; Tickets in hunches are sold st large
I —Jolmiy — “Say, qw to-d»y is
Ciii'istmu 1. ’’ M .Squeers—••That's
so, mutiny! Well, 1’il mt yn a go
wi.himt a spanking to day, N > viilht
of mine shall ever lack so.uudii-ig o
1 remuinlier Cluistiuus by."
Ii is well for t-very one during
«tmiid *«w io lie fiilvd wil t me
spirit, bill they alma hi nut regard
lids us permission for unliiillleii uml
unreauicled imlulgeuxie in Chrisimui*
punch. —Some, vibe .ioliiaul,
— I you bear u man protesting;
loudly during ttie week ugsinat Iho
promiscuous daughter of seals you
limy depend upon it lost Im very
grudgingly bought ins wife a sealskin
sacquc for Christmas—Fhlladelphix
—Willie—“1 don’s lu-hevv tlnr st->-
ries about Ssih«- Claus. Do you,
Fred?" Fiud -“No, 1 don't, either;
tmt—'sh! don't let's islk ao loud,
lit might hear us, awl I lieu he
wouldn't give us aiydiiug."—Hac-
I'er's Young Fuople,
ClirUi, l»ii* : or I, l#-bors to-day!
lln.iS Uw Ii -a.ii- wllli holly way,
Itllig Ills tu.ioful lu ll!
Jn th • ehiirlshs*, vast sod Ulai,
■•old; lor in j lovr of Him,
Th* To oi-uin sw.-lll
u. l-l Iho |Klor With Q|l*|| hilloti;
A.k that Obri.t’a tltviii* oointnnml*
sweetly In th-u ilwoll!
-Onw* W. Usiulit, lo Uood lluiusks.plotf.
Fifty-two limes l!iu vnillllu na»
I wuu a g'Miicu noruer of Nall tie ill.
gal phrase more strenuous than- hu-
man suffering, lie looked round about
wu them with anger. Often hi* anger
burst out in hitter, scorching word*:.
reduction. One class of tickets, for
the use o; workmen, are sold at the
rate of eight for 25 cents. Other class-
es nre sold at the cate of six toe 25
for the night. In that tune, how ma-
ny marriage garlands have been
twisted, how many graves dug, howf
many Borrows suffered, how many
fortunes won, how many souls lost,
how many mortals saved!—Tal-
— I* mm
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