Capital city courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1893, July 27, 1889, Image 1

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Vot 4. No. 33
Lincoln, Nubkaska, Saturday, July rJ7, 1680.
Captain Tibblttn. traveling passenger ngent
o( tbo Denver tz Rio Grande, whs In tho city
the other day and of couroo ho had another of
thoso unique pawed of tho Sllverton railroad
to exhibit, Tho pass is made of oxydlzed ll
ver about tho thickness of tin. All the letter
ing U embossed in tho silver except tho name
of the holder, and that la engraved, 1ist
year' posses wero handsomely lithographed
on buckskin, tho hides for which wero ob
tained In Colorado and specially tanned for
' the purpose. Tho Sllverton is owned by one
tnan,.a Mr. Mears, who, osido from tailing
unique and costly pusses, has an original woy
of running a railroad. .His chief business is
the carrying of ore. and ho regulates his rates
by tha value of his freight. If the oro Is
rich he charges more than if poor. His road
it only sixteen miles long, but, for tho size of
it, it is one of tho best paying railways In tho
country. Tho passenger fares also aro pecu
liar. No ticket Is told for less than n dollar.
The passenger may ride ono mllo or eight
tulles for that sum. Boyond eight miles and
to tho end of the lino the fate Is two dollars.
Mr, Mears is Independent and If tho public
doesn't like blsMylo it can "lump It."
'. V
The recent sermon of Bishop Newman at
St. Paul' M. E. church mado n profound Im-
yirBIUII.Mit ia w.v oi.i.jvi.v vviiiiii..ii.
And wew'It might bo. He not only rebuked
the pulpit for its endless round of platitudes,
but be shot off from orthodoxy nt such n
sharp tangent that there w as imminent dan
ger of his falling over the brink of liberalism.
And danger and audacity, you know, are
tpices alluring to the apetitc cloy is I with
hum-drum nothingness. The good bishop
protected with a righteous display of spirit
against the idea of heaven as presented by
the preachers of tho day. Ho actually de
nounced tho practice of coaxing people to bo
good by promising them a mansion in tho
skies set in a ' big garden filled with posies,
pineapples, oranges, bananas, peaches, etc.
It is a fair interpretation of his lauguago to
say that ho ridiculed the teaching that heaven
was a grnnd loafing placo. He repudiated
the theory that in heaven wo shall sit
around all day sucking ambrosial sweets
from fruits and flowers, In thrumming harps
and strumming lyres nnd in filling the neigh
borhood with glad but stale hotauuas. He said
nothing about tho malcontents who would
write letters to the papers "kicking" about
tho quality of the gold in tho paving, but
that might be inferred from the tenor of his
remarks. The good man even went so far as
to assert with great positlveness that hell Is
not a gigantic, pot with boiling brimstone for
soup and sizzling, tormented, cursing souls
for meat. Coming from a Methodist, ami n
bishop at that, it is no wonder that these sen
timents caused a mild sensation, The mem
bers'of'tho congregation exchanged approv
ing smiles and looked very much us though
they Arould like to give the speaker a round
of applause.
Tbo subject of tho discourse was "Charac
ter," and Bishop Newman exulted good
Character as the highest aim, tho supremo
achievement of man. Heaven or hell, be
said, begins hero on earth in tho charac
ter of each individual. Heaven is where
.God is. Man's heaven must be hei e in its bo
ginning and must How from hhnelf. There
Is a hovel in Lincoln sheltering a woman
without money nnd without a protector or a
companion, savo tho child the takes to her
bosom and kisses. But heart ami mind have
already made the beginning of her heaven.
There uro pulace In Lincoln where there is
hell and where devils dance around tho festal
board. Heaven or hell is within ourselves
and we cannot escape' it. Milton indicated
the fact when he made 0110 of his devils say:
"Wheievcr I fly is hell. I am hell."
BIthop Newman is a brainy man and han
dles the president's English with vigorous
grasp. The writer can recall a fev of his
sentences that will glvo nn idea of his style.
After explaining ths impossibility of defining
many terms, he said:
, , ''But if you insist on my defining character
' I will soy that It seems to me 10 be that which
a man, is."
"Virtues aro the echoes of the past, tho snl
music of Eden."
"In our moral and Intellectual degredotlon
we ore brooding over 'Paradise Lost.1 Tho
time will como when we-will see that 'Para
dise Regained' is tho grander work."
"Reputation Is not character. Reputation
must be forever as fickle as tiie winds, ns
fragile ns the flow ers. It is hosunnaed today
and cruellled tomorrow."
"Out of character must llow happiness here
and hereafter. Happiness never flows In. It
always flows out."
It seems that ther Js danger of Lincoln los
ing the state fair after this season. The situ
ation is fully explained in u circular issued by
J. p. McFarland, president, and Austin
Humphrey .Jsecretary of the company that
owns the fair grounds. It is as follows:
"The Nebraska State Board of Agriculture
Is an organization created by law, is purely
educational, holds annual fairs one week in
each year. It collects at the gales 50 cents
per capita, collects nil booth, omphithenter
and stall rents, nnd disburses tho funds In
'solid chunks' to the farmer, stockman, nrtl
ran, and the fellows with hones that 'get
there' in 2.75 or better. The Nebraska Expo
sition association was incorporated Decerning
10th, 1884, with (30,000 capital stock, divided
in shares of (25 each; tJlS.OOO was paid . for
the grounds, (about 154 acres); the balance
was paid for improvements. The association
made a contract with the State Board to
lease them tho grounds for a jicrlod of flvo
years free of any rent for the years 18b5, 'tO,
'87, '68 and '80, so the contract will expire by
limitation next (September. At a meeting of
the stockholders held October Oth, 1685, It was
ordered that the capital stock bo increased to
.(50,000-2,000 shares a $.'5 each, as it wos
found that the improvements had cost about
180,000. There have been sold to dato 1481
shares, aggregating (37,025, leaving 510 shares
uniold. Tho liabilities are today in round
numbers 10,000; the grounds need Improve
ments that will cost (5,000. The Btoto Board
have advertised to receive bids 'or n reloca
tion for five years, on the 11th day of Sep
tember, 1880. There will lw six or more
cit es that will bid for tho fair. Tho stock of
tho association is held by nearly three, hun
dred subscribers. No one man or company
owns a majority of tho stock. Now, if the
citizens of Lincoln, who have little or no
stock, will subscribe and iy for tho balance
of the 610 shares nt (25 ench (tho original
price) by August 1st, 1880, the Board of Di
rectors will bid for n relocation of tho fair at
Lincoln for the next five years; but if this is
not done wo will not put In any proposition
to tho State Board nt all. The whole has cost
(43,000; 1100,000 can lw realized from tho sale
of the grounds and buildings."
On tho faco of It tho association is generous.
It offers to let In n w coiners on tho ground
floor, giving them a chance to get a slice in
property worth twice tho money Invested.
Returns will be delayed for n term of years If
the use of the grounds bo given again to the
fair coplo, but the Inducements ought even
then to be literal enough to enlist patriotic
citizens. Bye-tho-Bye has heard of no move
ment to act on tho proiosltloiiof the circular,
biit'Llncoln must retain tho state fair at all
Havo you noticed anything peculiar about
those Japanese fans that tho B. & M . has
been distributing' In days agono when they
wero a novelty tho fans had pictures thor
oughly Japanese In color, form and perspoe
tlve.but this year's lmortation contains Inno
vations. On one fnn Is pictured a Ian n tenuis
game. The players nro Japs. On another Is,
a gamo of foot ball In which tho players havo
Japaued heads and faces, bit wear European
uniforms uud gaiter shoes A third set shows
a game of baso ball In full swing. Tho field
ers nro hugging the diamond, but it's all
there and the players are all in position. In
this sceno tho spectators nro all Japs, but the
players have been given English faces and
regulation uniforms. Amateur collectors of
art bric-ftibrac ought not to let tlise nov
elties in Japanese escnpo them. They mark
an era of transition and aro well worth tha
price asked for them just to lighten bare bed
room walls with a dash of color. Zlenier, the
ticket man, has n big box direct frcn Jap
laud, and Is nn nppreciativo encouiager of all
efforts to elevate tho art life of Lincoln. Here
is a splendid oppo'rtunity for the public libra
ry to lay tho foundation of a grand museum
whose beneficent Influences would be felt In
remote generations. For 60 worthy a cause
Zlemer would doubtless donate a set of these
valuable pieces, representing, us they do,
the renaissance of urt in that wonderful isle
of the western seas.
The universal uso to which tho nlckel-in-the-slot
machine has been put lias set the profes
sional Inventor to work cudgeling his brain
with the result that today the ietty shopkeep
er Is In a fair way to be superseded. A man
no longer has his tongue made sticky by lick
ing a postage stamp; ho deposits a nickel and
draws forth two steel engravings of George
Washington moistened to n nicety in their
passage over a wet sponge. Does he wnnt
perfume he drops in his money and takes his
choice of odors. Clewing gum, sweets, his
weight, life liiFurmlco polices nil mny Ikj had
with no nioro waste of force than the weight
of a dropping coin. He no longer curries a
bulky ojiern glass to tho theater, but drops in
his dime and finds his glass waiting for him.
It has been thought that thoso various devices
might havo been suggested by tho innocent
looking affair in the front end at a bobtail car
which famishes a conductor to the street rur
company and which has been the causa of
so much profanity, expressed nn tho part of
the men and suppressed by tho gentler sex.
It is doubtful whether any Inventor responsi
ble for any of theso devices could be con
vinced that ho was not tho first ono to think
of the contrivance, and if ono told him that
the principle was known and in every day uso
more thnn two thousand yeurs ago, or over
five hundred years before tho beginning of
the Christian era, ho would probably enter
tain serious doubts as to tho sanity of his in
formant. Yet such is the fact. Tho Greeks
and later tho Romans had a religious cere
monial of purification, or as they termed it,
lustration. This was performed in various
ways, originally by water; that is, ablution
in what was known as lustral water. Origi
nally on attendant stood nt the door of the
templo nnd refused admission until a certain
sum was paid. Afterwards the priests do
vised a contrivance which allowed a quanti
ty of water to escape from a receptacle when
a coin of a certain size was dropped into a
And the Nebraska editors had a big time
nt Salem. Oregon, too. Vrnin tlw n1nt,iii nml
a half account in the Oregon Statesman the
lonowing extract will give nn Idea of Hie
President J. G. Wright of the board of
trade nnd W. F. Senver went out to Clienui
wa to meet the excursionists. They were
immediately nlnced In cnnifni-tiihln cirri,.,.,..!
nnd driven to the fruit orchard of S. A.
jiarKe, sown oi me city, wnero .Mr. Clarke
nml IiIr (tm pnvn t tipmnfirtnlilnnMin et
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to that eifect, to become thoroughly acquaint
ed with the jacli plums, which nro the only
iruuripe mere just uow;niso to admire the
crmv'nir iwniia. itrunnii nt tuivm-nl vniuH.B n...l
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many other beauties of the orchard. They
ntro Krvenui urpneu ni me great size and
flavor of the fruit and enlnvnl It vnrv i,.i.
rt.. .. -.. .....V...
They were also entranced with the view trom
Al.l- .!. ITL. .1.. . 0... . .
ims jiuiiii., tuo i-uj ui ouiem, auiem and
Howell prairies, Mt. Angel, Wndo hills,
frlnpml liv thn Cnsondn rnurra mmla . m.n...i
panorama on tho one hand, with the hills nml
valleys of Polk nnd Yamhill counties on the
other, all dotted with Immense fields of golden
grain, Intermingled with clumps of timber,
Kiieii iinus nun uiu iiroivii mnps oi summer
januiv, nil cumuuuug 10 lorm a picture of
loveliness nnd wealth long to bo remembered.
When they hnil lecome satisfied with fruit,
scenery and fresh air, they were driven liaek
to the city and tho Chcmeketo hotel, where
they arranged their toilets nnd ot 1 o'clock
sut down to what they oil pronounced tho
Wst spread they had enjoyed on tho wholo
At 2 o'clock tho carriages wero again on
hand nnd tho Nchrn'knu were whirled
around among tho vegetable nnd fruit gnr
dens and tho wheat fields of Salem prairie, to
tho Insane asylum, jienftentlary, orphans'
home and other public buildings, through the
city In nil Its ramifications and bnck to the
state house at 4:30. Here wero nesembled a
largo number of Indies and gentlemen of tho
city, uud ufter the guests had visited each
department, admired tho nichitecture nnd
general nrrnugement of every thing, all were
wilted in the liull of lepteveiitntives and nn
Impromptu programme opened.
Mnjor Geo. Williams, mayor of tho city,
In a neat speech, extended to tho visitors n
hem ty welcome on tho part of tint jx-oploof
Salem and Invited remarks by luemleis of
tkelr party. ,
J, S. Hongland, of tbo Nebrarkn Sato
Journal, sjieaklng for guest, i etui lied sincere
thunksforthe treatment tho nsMiuiat Ion had
received nt the bunds of the Sn.emltes. II
pilled tho Eastern people who came to tlds
coast and stopied at Portland witluui com
iuc through the U'lllainetln vnllev.
Mr. L. Wessel, Jr., of the Cnpjtul CItjl
courier, cnnii man ot the exctu slou, wan culled
out nnd responded with hearty thanks for the
welcome exteuted. Ho said he was not much
of a talker, but he and his company were
chuck tun ot appreciation (and plums) nnd
would long remember with pleasure their
treatment. Tho visitors having expressed
a desire to hear something nbout tho country
from residents. Dr. L L. Rowland was colled
md ho gnvo n short and entertaining recital
of his experience here during 45 yenrs.
E. M. Wnlte, n reside ,t for 40 years and
the oldest printer In Oregon, responded
to a cull with one of his witty sHeches which
elicited much applause nnd plensuro.
Rev. J. L. Pnrrlsh, 64 years old and 50
years in Oregon.nlso recounted his experience
and mentioned the possibilities of Oregon to
tho great delight of his hearers.
Short fceeches weio also made by F. F.
Rooso of the Western Workman, Lincoln,
Nebraska; C. B. Moores. of this city, V. F.
Seaver, also of this clty.but only n short time
from Nebraska, and others, after which tho
meeting adjourned and the memlnrsof the
pnrty were escorted in enrrioges to their cars
and accompanied by several citizens to the
depot, where Mujor Hendeihott,the drum
mer boy of the Rnppnhnnuock, exercised his
world known abilities In a few lively airs nn
tho drum, after which the Nebraska party
gave three hearty cheers and a tiger for 8a
lem and its people. The latter then responded
Intumfor the Nebraska editors and their
state, and the train started, carrying away a
jolly, brainy pai ty.wlio tako with them the
best of feeling toward Salem nnd who leave
behind a fond remembrance.
It wo n largo and well pleased audience
which witnessed "Twelfth Night" on Tuesday
evening nt the opera house by the Booth-Barrett
company with Modjeska in the lending
role. The company gave n letter terform
nnco than could well bo expectel on such a
midsummer evening, but it would bo dflllcutt
for Modjeskn as Viola to do otherwise. In
this character she portrays moro lervor nnd
life than one would expect from an m-tress of
her years. Her suport was excellent and her
work bore tho mark of a great artist. The
company is composed of good ac
tors, and they gave a finished pei formance.
When Booth nnd Barret ended their season
last April In San FrancUeo, Modjeskn took
the company supporting them and has slnco
been pluying tho far northwestern cities. Sho
touk in the British Columbia, Washington
territory, Oregon, Montana, Utah and Col
orado circuit. At the end of her perform
ance in Cmahn tonight she goes direct to
Now York, nnd will at onco begin ieparn
tions for next season's work with Booth.
Through the personnl efforts of Lawrence
Barrett these two great stars wero brought
together and will join their efforts in form
ing about tho strongesc dramatic combina
tion over organized In America. More in
terest will nttacli t it than Booth nnd Bar
rett created, becauso of Modjeska's popularity
and powers. While these two heud
ono compnny, Barrett takes another nnd
will produco his new piny "Uanelou" writ
ten by William Young expressly for him.
Beforo launching the separate enterprises
nbout the first of October, Booth and Bar
rett expect to appear ono week In Louisville.
While tho Booth-Modjeska combination
opens nt the new Broad wny theater No w York,
Barrett will be bringing out his production
for tho first time in Chicago. "GuneJon" Is
dramatized from u romantic love story, Its
scenes are .located in tho island of Corsica
and introduces incidents of wnr times. Min
nie Gule, the lending lady of Booth and Bur.
rctt's company, will go with Burrett.
John A. Lane, who plnys leading man with
Modjeskn, is an actor of great ability and
experience, having supported tho late John
SIcCullough for several ynrs, and moro re
cently having been o prominent member of
the Booth-Barrett company.
Miss Eleanor Tyndale is a nelco of Henry
Villnrd, tho railroad kins. Miss Tyndalo's
father Is also a prominent railroad magnate,
and the young lndy herself has been ono of
the most distinguished members of the
Booth-Barrett company. She plays leading
female roles with Modjeska.
Harry Dixey's admirers havo been wonder
ing what that burlesquer Intends to do when
"Adonis'1 in worn threnilluin. Tim .iw,i.i...
is solved by the Dramatic .S'ews, which gives
n description or a piece colled "Tho Seven
Ages," which is underlined for next season:
"Tho scene of 'The Seven A '..' laW.i (.. v.
York, nnd it gives DIxey o much greater
ennnco lor me exhibition of his versatile tal
ents than was nfforded him by 'Adonis.' He
plays eight different characters. At first ho
Is a young fellow, connected with the oldest
and best families In New York life. While
waiting to take his cousin to the circus he falls
asleei) in his irrnndfntlior'n nhnlr mi, I lit.
dream makes up the subsequent action of tho
piay, a mi mental vision carries him back to
tho time when is grandparent was nn Infant,
and DIxey presents his grandfather all
through the old gentleman's life, appearing
first as n baby In n perambulator, next as n
school boy. and so mi up through tho various
ages of human life, up to the time of the old
gentleman's death, when tho dream Is broken
and the young fellow finds himself ngnln In
tho drawing room of the family mansion,
where In reality ho has Ikhii dozing tor only
five minutes.
Compniiles w 1th repertoires of short piece
ilro gradually growing in favor with tho pub
lie. The coming season there will be three or
four such on tho road. Roslun Vokes' success
for the post few seasons at Daly's theater
with these pleurnut little dramatic offers has
been marked, There Is one thing certain, an
insutllcleut company of players could not
think of nttemptpig thirty five, forty or fifty
minute otmedles and farcies. Their great
chnrm Is tho perfection with which they are
acted, Tho success of thvo works suggests
that n nn ill theater running three of these
plnys n night would become Hpulnr, Let
the flrst pleon U' out say at 8 o'clock, the tvo
oud at 0 nnd tho third nt 10, and a sliding
s.'alo of prices, according to the hour the vis
itor arrived nt tho theater, be charged. If,
for instance, tho visitor wanted to see the
whol iierformnnce he should pay (1.50; If lie
wanted to see only tho Inst piece nnd ho got
there nt 10 o'clock he would have to pay only
50 cents for his and be nccommodaled.
The company to do this kind of acting would
have to bo carefully selected. The scheme Is
worth considering.
Veronn Jarlieau, dressed in n carnation
bathing suit, spends her days at Lawrence,
Long Island, languidly watching the clouds
mil tiy. She Is nn excrt sw immer,and takes
secial delight In rusticating. Miss Jnrhemi
is the victim ot a wild passion on tho part of
a Polish gentleman, who dogs her footsteps
and declares she shall be his or die. Jul beau
declares sho doesn't propose either if she can
help it, nnd the , Polish gentlemnn, whoso
inline I Lczltisky, mid who has n heud on him
like n door knocker, scowls nnd bld"s Ills time.
He is taking his revenge out on the carnation
bathing suit, for, urmed with a Kodak, he
seats himself at a respectable distance from
Jnrbeau's cottngo nnd photographs her twen
ty time a dny. This is very provoking to
Miss Jarleau, but she has to keep a serene
countenance so ns not to be given away, so to
speak, in the photographs
For nearly a year thoro has been a bitter
feeling between W. II. West and George
Thatcher, of tho great minstrel organization.
The end enmo recently when Mr. Primrose
gnvo notice of his withdrawn! from the firm
to asvociato himself with Mr. West Mr.
Thatcher immediately secured Barney Fagan
as a partner for u new company to be organ
ized nt once. This will leave W. S. Cleve
land as the minstrel leader, and puts another
company in tho field Tho dales will bo tilled
by the Primrose nnd West minstrels, which
w 111 contain the best talent to be had.
The celebrated Rluchart family, which
gave such satisfaction to the pntrens of the
( Alusee during, the, threo weeks they appeared
in ims ciiy, win sinrt out i.ex- season Willi n
comic ojiera company of their own. They
hnvesecured a new ojh.tu written forthemuud
will have a company of 35 persons to support
them. The little ones, especially Stella, the
marvelous child dancer, mid Minnie, tho black
face comedian, will make n hit wherever seen.
"May good luck attend them and fortune be
friend them,"
Slnco the advance agent first en mo In um
there have U-eu many chances In his position.
; In companies where strangers are needed, us
i a gathering of citizens or u mob, ns in Paul
. Kauvar, the ngent now lias to drill these peo
ple a week In-fore the company reach the
contracted iKiint. With this additional re
sponsibility it looks very much ns If tho iuU
Vance agent, or business manager, as they
call them, will bo of more linportaiico thnn
tho malinger,
Mr. F. C. Burton, who took the role of Ber
nard Cuvenuugh in Kathleen Mavourueen nt
tho Museo last Sunday, filled his pluco most
acceptably and proved himself an nctor of no
mean ability, and bus boon secured by the
Colson company, (which npears Wednsdny
evening next nt tho Funke), to take the title
rolo in tho Dutch Recruit.
Tho new Hnverly-Clovelni.d minstrels, di
vided into two equally strong companies,
opened the season in Rochester nnd Buffalo
one night last week to largo houses. Man
ager Cleveland used n special engine in order
to bo present at both openings.
Paulino Hnll re-apiwars at tho Now York
Casino" Sept. 17 in "La Mexicaun," tho new
opera of which so much is eepectcd by Ru
dolph Aronson. In "Ln Mexicann" Mis Hall
T.ill Imi seen in boy's nttlro for the first timo
in sovornl seasons.
Johnnie Webster nnd Nellie Mcllenry are
at their Naveslnk villa on the Jersey High
lands, enjoying themselves. The Highlands,
by the way, is a very lively theatrical resort
this summer for the upper tendom of the the
ntrlcnl profession.
Stuart Robsou first enme into prominence
ns a comedian in Baltimore, where he mado
his flrst In 1857 ns Benjamin BowIelI In "Bur
led Alive." Tho cast contained thirteen jkk)
pie, nil of whom aro dead, with tho exception
of Mr. Robsou.
Mnrgnret Mather' apeal from the decision
which compelled her to uct under J. H. Hill's
management, has been decided in her favor
by Judge Baitlett. She Is at liberty to uct
with wiioni sho pleases.
Robert Downing is the only nctor who ever
played Spartacus in Dr. Bird's Olndlutor, for
n continuous run, ho having ployed it for
nearly 800 nights In less thnn three years.
Henry E. Ulxey Is summering nt Monches-ter-on-tho-Sea,
where he will remain until
time for rehearsing his new play, "The Seven
W. J. Florence, has gone to Europe with his
wife to join A. M. Palmer in search of some
ploys suitable for Mrs. Florence's style of act
ing. Sixteen New-York theaters havo been closed
for tho summer but u dozen nro still running
wide open, with no prosixwtof a vacation.
Jennie Yeamans is looking for a malinger.
No cue seems to care to handle her. She has
two new plays for starring purposds.
Mrs. Alice Shaw, the professional whistler,
has gone abroad for the summer. She cleared
125,000 during the late season.
The following attractions were nlinouncod
for this week in New Yoik; "The Ooloh" at
tho Broadway; "The Brigands" at tho Casino;
"Clover" nt Pnhner's; "Tho Whlto Elephnnt"
at the Bijou,
Mario Wnlnrlght has left London with n
truck load of costumes for her production of
"Th Twelfth Night."
Tommy Russell has n new piny. It Is call
ed "The Earl' Heir," and Nym Crinkle Is ro
sK)iislble for It.
Not Goodwin will noC produce tho Book
maker. Trouble about tho royalties Is the
cause of It.
Arthur Thomns will look after tho business
end of Funny Davenport's tour next year.
Illinium's circus Is announced for nil entire
season In Ixnidon, beginning next Mny.
Emma Abbott I In Bayreuth, Oermnny.
She sails for home, August 10.
The stories afloat that DIxey and E. E. Rico
have separated ore not true,
Roland Reed Is in the Cntskllls, whero ho Is
hunting the festive trout.
Frederic de Belleville Is In Berlin, Germa
"What doe it cost you n year to havo your
mnuuscripts rendl" was asked recently of one
of our largest publlsheis. "Well," was tho
answer, it is u wiy huge sum, so largo that
if -I lionird it tiie public would not credit It.
Let in-glvo .'on n single Instanco which oc
curred lecently The manuscript of n novel
by nn author of whom we havu a book on our
list came, in nbout two month ngo. It wns
sent to ono of our leaders, and the report
made upon It was such Unit we considered It
wise to rend it out to n second reader. In n
week it came back again with the result of
the second reading. Tills critic coincided in
a measure with the opinion of tha first, yet
neither rcHrt was decided enough In favor of
the woik to induce us to accept the novel for
publication. Piom reoi ts we saw that there
was something in the book tho dllfereuce in
the opinions of the critics wns ukjii u tech
nical point, yet it largely directed the wholo
work. It was sent out ngnln, and then, tak
ing the three reiwrts liefore mo, I rend tho
manuscript myself, spent two evenings on it
and flunlly declined it. That was u manuscript
nll'M....... I.I - . .1 ..
of 000 iwiges, und the cxpento of three read
ings uy accepted critics, whoso timo is vnlu
able, Is considerable. And tills not an uncom
mon Instance. I tell you, the cost of manu
script reading in a publishing business of any
size Is a large item and one never taken into
account by those who uro continually crying
about the pioflU of publishers. We have flvo
legular reader on our salary list, and seven
others who nro nt our bidding at nny timo wo
oro crowded. This year we havo kept six
steadily employed, Sit down nnd figure out
w hut you would charge to read ft single man
uscript novel of 000 pages, on a rcasouablo
basis, multiply that by about 200 or 250 and
you will get a fair idea of what it costs us to
havo our fiction r-ad, and mind you, that
Is only fiction. I nm not now spei.king
"' "'" "i wsiurjr, meuiuyj', uuvl,
essay, and juvenile books which come to us
ny the huudreds during a, jenr. To have our
manuscripts rend is one of tho lurgest Items
on our nccouuts, nnd yt It Is an Item never
thought of by tho public.
Chorle Barnnrd Is i living proof ot the nd
ago that one cannot becomo n captain by
climbing in at the cabin window. Today he
stands very nenrsueeesHnsndramutic author,
but lie has worked hard to reach that goal,
"The County Fair" has established. Ids repu
tation as n writer of what Is jiopularly called
tho "home-spun" drama, but until tho pro
duction of that piece his spurs had yet to be
won. As long as seventeen years ngo he was
studying dramatic construction from Steele
Mueknye; and he not only studied from books,
out iook onject iesons, going with his mentor
behind the scenes at the theater, whero he
learned the names and uses of stage parapher
nalia. Then he wrote little one-act pieces
that were played by amateurs; but years pass
ed before he attempted a play for the profes
sional stage. Mr. Barnard used to edit the
department called Tho World's Work In tho
Century, and while inspecting nil the Inven
tions that were made, In !ilscuwieity ns scien
tific editor, he added to his stock of Ideas on
mechanical subjects and wrote a number of
clever stories whoso plot hinged UKiiMno
chanlcul contrivances. The idea of a revolv
ing house, built uiwn nn unused locomotive
turn-table, in which every room should have
u southern exposure by turns, took possession
of him and resulted In a farcical comedy coll
ed "We, Us & Co.," but the only part for
which Mr. Barnard was resjiousltde was the
revolving house. Th mechanical Ingenuity
of the piece attracted the attention of a num
ber of actors ln quest of novelties, and result
ed in un arrangement with Neil Burgess by
1 tvlifali . Tint fViititv Villi- ' ivltli ltt ...n.l..lll
race truck was produced. Now Mr. Barnard
bus us many orders for plays as he can conven
iently fill and he may be regarded hereafter
as a full-fledged playwright. So much has
been done by perseverance. The would-be
dramatist who expects his flrst play to enrich
hint should thlntc of Mr Barnard uud histev
euteeu yeurs' apprenticeship.
John Kendrick Bangs rect ntly won the np
pluuse of Mrs, Cleveland and one of the most
fashionable audiences ever gathered In the
Metropolitan opera house, at a production of
his travesty of "Mephlstopheles." Although
not yet thirty years of age, this young writer
Is mukliig his literary work bring him nn ex
ceedingly nent income. For a long time lie
wns editor of Life, and for a timo brightened
the pages of tho evening 6'im witli a column
of "Spotlets." From this lie strove higher,
nnd accepted the active editorship of tho "The
Editor's Drawer" in Harper's Mayatine, at n
salary of 2.500 a year. Retaining this posi
tion, he also nskumed that of editor of .Vim
ej's Weekly, to which is attached the neat
Income of (150 jwr week. Aside from these
Ksitlons ho ha an Independent income from
the estate of his father, who was founder of
the law firm of which ex-President Cleveland
is now a memlcr: From early spring until
late fall Mr. Bangs lives in a lieautiful homo
at Youkers; in the winter he comes to town,
taking a fashionable uptown flat. He is Imjs
pl!y married and has one child, He Is exceed,
ingly popular with his friends, dresses stylish
ly, looks well, and talks even better.
Frank G, Caroiiter, who I traveling 'round
tho world nnd sending latter to tha lite,
write from Egypt I "During my visit to tho
pyramids, ono of the first question that my
Arab friends put to mo wns whether 1 knew
Mark Twain, and I find that Mark Twain I
better known abroad than any other Ameri
can, I seo In book sold In pirated edition
nn every book stand, Ha Is quoted by tho
English, tho French and the Germans, nnd
such bazaar merchant ns ho mentioned In
"The Innocent Abroad" Imvn nindo fortunt
out of tho advertisement. The llcdoln nt
the pyramid offered to run up one nnd down
tho other for me in tjn minute for "Mnrkeo
Twnln book,"
Mr, RMhuI Ioul Stevenson chartered tho
schooner Equator In Honolulu a few weeks
ngo nnd has silled for Gilbert Islands; thonro
ho Intend going to the Mnrshnll Islnud nnd
tho i'.llls group. Hi object In undertaking
thl risky Journey Is to Iwconio muiu lully m
qunllited with the habits of tho less clvlllz.-d
South Sen Islander. He I accompanied by
hi wife, J. II. Strong thourtlrt, nnd Mr, Os
borne, TmiAYciifnyHiatrcpoit contribution to
forty-ilvo American college during the pnt
yenr aggregating 3,20.i,5J0. Thl doe not
Include $400,(100 voted by Congress for u new
Instruction hull nt the Military Academy, or
100,000 for u now gymnasium theio.
The first of tho six volume of which "Tho
Century Dictionary" will consist when coin
completed mado it oppearnucolait week. Itl
I n largo and linmlsoiiiply bound book of 1200
page, defining tho vocabulary from A to Con
Tsimyson' "Daisy" brought 1123 nt a re
cent sab of Kiino of hi manuscript nnd let
in London; tho dedication to tha Queen 1150,
the Brook 255, Stanza to tho Rov. F. D.
Maurice (115 and Tho Lctto: (02.
Tho Lloyd Oslioriie who npK-ar a n col
laboratcur with Rolwrt Low Stevenson In
the latter' last story, "The Wrong Box," It
Mr. Stavenson's stepson. Ho Is Just twenty
one. Mr. France Hodgson Burnett I to bo paid
(7,500 n year for editing theclilldren'depurt
ineiit of a (yndfcntu of English and American
The number of men w ho ndmlro and wear
diamonds, either In pin or i lugs, I cinstant-
I.. I I -.. I !,. .
ly Increasing, and the aggregate value of
these preclou article worn by Lincoln men
would reach un nstoulihlng figure. Many
men talk learnedly about diamond, but to
get a rellnble opinion ono ought always to
consult incompetent Jeweler of well known
Integrity. Such u man I Uallett, tho Elev
enth street jeweler. He ho a fine line of
rings and plus to select from. Many young
men nre confronted with the duty of choosing
ft ring not for their ow;n use but for n fair
ono. In Hollett they "will find a gentleman
who Is a cometent advisor and one who can
keep a confidence.
Ashby & MJHspough havo Just begun on
other quartcr-ofr solo. Thl mean tho lowet
price for Dry Good that aro ever made.
Now novelties In lint nnd lionnoU arriving
dally at Wells' millinery parlors, 538 south
11th street.
Ashby Si Millspaugh show a Iwautlful lino
of colored silks, ull of which go at one-fourth
off If bought during the sale.
There I nothing uncertain about tho eirecta
of Chamlierlnln' Colic, Cholera nnd Diar
rhoea Remedy The fact Is, it Is tho only
preparation in tho market that can always bo
deluded niton, and that I pleasant and sofa
to take. 25 nnd 60 cent liottles for snlo by O.
L. Shrnder, druggist.
Ladles mid gentlemen uIiik flno stationery
nnd wnntlngtho most correct potmrs ns used
In Now York should examine tho now stock
Just received l,y the CouitiKit.
The choicest brand of cigars, tho finest
fruit and confectionery nnd the vnrioils flav
ors M puro Ico cream may lo found nt Mor
ton & Iylghty' new storo, 1130 N street.
"Why didn't I buy my dress during the
'qunrter off' sulci" wns the question asked by
many ladles after our lust sale closed. Now wo
give you another opportunity; don't get left
tliir time. It won't last always.
Wo have a large stock of Canopy top Sur
reys, Phaetons, light buggies, etc., on hand
and nre making very low prices on all our
work. If you nro contemplating tho pur
chnse of ft carriage of any kind, come uud seo
us. Will take your old buggy In exchange nt
It fair cash value. Camp Brothers, corner
10th and M.
Patronize tho Elkhorn's new Chicago train.
Fastest time on record. Through slecjer.
Sunday Kxcumloii to Ciisliiiiun Turk.
Commencing Sunday, July 2Ut, nnd con
tinuing until Sundav, Septeml)r 15th, the B.
& M. will run trains each Sunday as follows:
Iavo Lincoln depot for paik 10:30 n. in.,
2.-W p. m. and 5 p. in. Returning leave Park
at 10;50 n. in,,2:.Vip. m. and 8 p. in. Faro
for round trip 20 cents.
The dining room nt Brown' cafe is the finest
In tho city nnd the cuisine Is the best and, to
make it better, tho prices ore reasonable.
Send the names of your friends in the East
whom you wish to visit you, or who nro seek
ing new locations, to J. R Buchanan, GenT
Passenger Agent of the Freemont, Elkhorn
& Missouri Valley R. R. Co., Omaha, Neb.,
that he may send them information relative to
the "One Faro Harvest Excursions" which oc
cur August Oth and 20th, September 10th and
24Ui, and October 8th. octl
The Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Volley
II. It. and the Sioux City & Pacific R. R.t
the "Northwestern Line," will sell tickets
from all stations on their lines nt One Faro
for the round trip for tho National G. A. R.
Reunion ut Milwaukee. Comrade and others
desiring to charter sleepers should make us
rniigements at once. Through coaches will
run from Important stations to .Milwaukee via
Chicago w ithout change. Call on G.N. Fores
man, agent, Lincoln, or write J. R. Buchan
an, G. P. A.,' Omubu, Neb., for further in
formation. aug20