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"A- P6PdlSR PAPER of M9pCRM ,TE
Vol A. No. 36
Lincoln, Nkbkaska, Satukda'y.'Auciust lO, 1880.
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BYE THE BYE.
"I don't care, I think Its Just ni tnenn at it
cnn bel" And when tho Indignant young
lady had mastered her tt cling sufficiently to
explain the Mid: "Why, I let somo of the
boy look at my photographs yesterday and
one of them is gone, and its tho photo 1 price
the most of tho wholo collection. I linve a
lot of tin types, too, and five of them are
missing since 1 let tho boys look at them last
week. You know how ono naturally runs
into n gallery for ft tin -typo while out on n
lark. Thov are valuable to tho persons In
tho picture for tho associations, tho memories
they stir up. I don't see what other people
want of thctn, particularly if they have to
steal them. Yes, steal them I" she renfllnned
with flashing eyes. "1 would Just as won
havo them come Into tho house and havo
them tnko most any of my other things.
They havo Justus good right to tako that
piano," pointing ton handsome upright. "It's
tho meanest kind of meanness to steal n girl's
photos, and," appealing to Ryothe-Rye, "I
wish you would tell tho boys so." Amen,
It Is asserted, with n plausible show cf
truth, that tho Hub and tho Enterprise of
Kearney aro to be consolidated and will be
come, tho mouthpiece of the non-partlsinn
prohibition league. The Enterprise is the
morning paper started n few months ago to
boom Kearney. It was untlci stood at the
time that it was being hacked by some of the
easterners who had planted a big bundle of
capital in the soil ot that town. They raked
n fund of 925,000, sent1 n couple, of young
newtaper men from New England and said
to them: "Go out there and show them how
to run n ten dollar paper In n three dollar
town. Room tho place for all she's worth as
long as the money latits, and may God have
mercy on your souls." The young men did
get up an excellent paper, but it was doomed
to end about as soon ns the soap ran dry.
The bottom of the bucket was reached several
weeks ago, about tho time Kearney raised Its
250,000 bonus for a cotton mill, and the
Enterprise was turned over to other parties,
in whose hands it has been undergoing a slow
If this deal goes through it will probably
end tho scheme to give the Call a bonus ot
(10,000 on condition that it become a morn
ing paper and support constitutional prohibi
tion. On sober reflection the Call boys huve
concluded that the effort to establish a
morning paper would soon use up tho 910,000
and perhajw leave tho pnptr in a precarious
condition, slueu only one morning paper in
the state is making money. And the prohi
bitionists Jumped at conclusions. They count
ed on Al. Fafrbrother's willingness to sell
out, but he did not respond with tho exacted
anxiety. On tho whole tho Call boys' beads
aro level .
"Thero are sixty Lincoln people here,"
says a letter from Munitou. And they nre
only a small part of tho Capital cityites who
will havo enjoyed a vacation uwny from
home this summer. All of which indicates
that Lincoln has a large number of prosper
ous, well-to-do people, who, furthermore,
have the good sense to live while they live.
Shortly after tho Johnstown flood Walt
Mason wroto a poem with the refrain, "I
know God will save me, because my mother
told me so." Ho received a piece of sheet
music tho other day and found his poem put
up in the form ot a song, and not u particu
larly beautiful melody either. The publisher
hud used Mason's words without so much as
"by your leave," and copyrighted the whole
business. "And the worst if it is," says
Walt, "tho fellow hug dedicated tho song to
a girl I don't know." However, the sheet
bears the credit "Words by Walt Mason,"
"Do you Know how much the life insurance
companies take out of Lincoln each year I"
asked Judge Mason of an ucquuintuuco in n
burst of loquacity, while lounging in front of
the Capital hotel the other evening.
"No, I do not," wus the response. "Half a
million T' In u tone of half guess, half ques
tion and with an air of putting it high enough
to meet the expected nstonlsher.
"The premiums during the past year must
have amounted to 1,250,000," said tho Judgo
"Onecompany took out 760,000 and paid
That Lincoln is having a vigorous growth
will be evident to any one who will drive
through the residence part of town. New
dwellings are going up In all directions, und
many of them will be handsome, costly
homes. W. Morton Smith of the Omaha
Republican bureau reports about 700j)ermit8
issued this year and estimates the value of
tho new buildings at l,!J50,000,not including
the new court house. At this rate tho build-,
ing record for the year ought to reach '.',
000,000, and that without a bit of boom.
Lincoln is preeminently a city of homes. "I
saw more tine residences in Lincoln thuu in
Omaha," said u gentleman who had Just made
a bouse to house canvass of the two places,
"I don't mean comparatively, mind you.
There aro actually more handsome, costly
homes in this city than in Omaha, without
regard to the relative size of the two places,'
and tho speaker wus from another stute, with
no reason to misrepresent. A surprisingly
large number of new dwellings are in course
Among tho handsomett of the newer resi
dences is the homo of Mr. George A. Spencer,
on O street Just east of Twenty-seventh. It
is a two story and attic frame, and embodies
several novel feutures. Mr. Spencer got the
lilci of its stylo from the home
of a Kansas City lawyer, which
pleased him so well that he had It
copied with slight modifications to suit the
particular needs of his own family. The ac
companying illustration gives un excellent
idea of its outward opin-amnce. The elfect
is heightened of course, by the tasteful com
binations of colors in painting. A particu
larly noticvuble feuture Is the front, which Is
shingled to its base with Califorim red wood
shingles. They are fitted to varying angles
with the greatest nicety and show n warm
red color. Tho port enchere at the left Is a
decided novelty and an attractive bit of arch-
itecture. Tho arrangement Is such as to pro
tect tho adjoining dining room from the heat
and glaro of the sun, no matter In what
quarter it is, and yet it Is open enough not to
scrlouIy Interrupt tho light or any breeze
that may bo stirring. The little balcony
above affords a cool and shady retreat from
tho upper rooms, as does the balcony in the
front of tho houso. Tho Imndsomo tower nt
tho comer serves admirably for comiiiuulcn
tlon between tho several floors. Tho stairs
rlso ono above another, and by an arrange
ment of Mr. Spencer's own contrivance there
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is nn uninterrupted opening from top to hot
torn. On tho second floor In tho tower is u
cozy sewing loom, ntnl If it becomes neces
sary to communicate with tho sewer It can
bo elono without compelling ono pirty to
climb on tho other to descend a flight of
stairs. On entering tho front hall one finds
the lnrgn bow of the tower at tho left, and
the parlor with a beautiful mantel at tho
right. The house is very roomy, nnd tho in
terior finish is In hard pine, which lias taken
a rich mellow tinge. Inside sliding blinds nre
in b,armony with tho wood finish. The cellar
is n model in arrangement and stylo, In admi
rable keeping with tho rest of tho structure.
Tho house is surrounded by a handsome lawn
that is well kept. Tho owner likes a good
horse, nnd nt the rear of tho lot is a stable
reached by a cinder path. All in nil, Mr.
Spencer nnd family hnve one of tho finest nnd
most convenient residences in tho Capital
Dan Loob brnko out in a now place last
Monday. Tho New York Trutli recently pub
lished a series of portraits of theatrical man
agers, showing how they will look when they
grow old. It may havo suggested to Dan,
tho Lincoln genius, tho ideu of picturing n
number of loonl celebrities "when they were
boys." At any rate ono of Semmons' win
dows bro u lot of small caricatures. Frank
Zehrung npjMjared In a frock, carrying a
buso bqll bat. H. M. Lcavitt wus playing
with n scuttle filled with coal. Rlshop Skin
ner held a string tied to a little hobby horse.
Chief Engineer Newburry was do.vn on his
knees pushing a young fire engluo. Will O.
Jones wore- goggles nnd rend a Journal seated
In a big arm chair. Walt Mason was crying
because he had sucked all the red pain; from
n Jumping Jack. Rob McReynolds was busy
fulling In lovo with a pretty musk. Doo
I'nyne, Prof. Asclunan, "Street Cm" Ernst,
Tom Lowry, Prof. Hartley, Chief Cardernnd
Major Trlckey were portrayed with appro
priate trappings. Tho novel pictuio gallery
attracted a great deal of attention and
blocked the sidewalk.
Miss Alice Snell, now a CouniEii render
nt Tucoma hut formerly a resident of l.ln
coin, sends a marked copy of tho Tacoma
Globe containing the following:
"Why did the Nebraska newspaper men
treat the metroiwlis of tho northwest with
such distinguished neglect on their recent
Junketing trip from Omaha to the great
west. On nrriving hero from Portland nnd
Kalama where they spent soveral days they
crawled out of their cars, stood around the
wharf under the bluff, and gazing at the old
Hatch mlh with its attendant shanties, made
disparaging remarks nbout tho dilapidated
appearance of poor Old Tacoma. Notwith
staudir.g all this wo still hoped they would
stop r nd seo us on their return trip and had
mado arrangements to glvo them a squaro
meal at Tyler's, escort them around our beau
tiful town in carriages drawn by beautiful
pink nnd white horses, and present each ono
of tho purty with a beautiful gold headed
cane. And yet when the boat touched tho
wharf Monday the great men of the prairie
stato again 6 too. I around tho wharf like hens
In a rain, until their cars were ready, when
they crawled aboard apparently glad to get
out of n town upon whoso gates they firmly
believe tho name Ichabod is written, in
scrawling characters, with blue chalk."
Tacoma has long been recognized as u crea
ture and pet of the Northern Pacific railway,
it is tho terminus of that road, which is mov
ing heaven nnd earth to build it up at the
expense of other cities In Washington terri
tory. Anything that tends to tho up-building
of Tacoma is Indirectly a help to tho
Northern Pacific railway. That road llatly
refused to extend nuy favor to the Nebraska
editors, although they wished to puss over an
insignificantly small part of the lino. Not
only did tho road refuse the tran)ortntlou
freely tendered by other companies, hut it
declined to make any concessions in the rnto
of fare, although the excursion party offered
about sixty persons in their own cars. The
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editors put up about e.VM for the short run
from Portland to Tacoma. They have no
kindly feelings for tho Northern I'acillcnud
Ignored Tacoma puriHxeiy. And the reason
for tho N. IYk niggardliness was simply Its
hostility to the Union I'aclllc and anything
connected with It, us was confessed by ono of
the ohicers at Portland.
A movement Is on foot for n stato lawn
tennis tournament. Lincoln is the most e-en-tral
point for the towns likely to take an In
terest In It, and the local clubs ought to wake
up and secure It. The Omahn Republican of
Thursday said:, "For some time past Mr.
A. Hl'ENCEH O.N O hTHEET.
John Lnthrop, tho lending spirit of tho Y. M.
U. A. tenuis club, lias been endeavoring to
arrnngefora state tennis tournament for
some time during tho month of September.
It is estimated that there nre nt least thirty
tennis clubs In the state and of this number it
Is expected that eight or ten clubs will bo
willing to take port In a state tourney. The
clubs nt Lincoln, Nebraska City. Fremont,
Hastings, Pawme City, Yoik, Re-ntrico mid
several others havo been written to on the
subject, and nil henrd from are enthusiasti
cally In fnvor of such n tournament. When
the mutter wus first talked of, Lincoln was
chosen as the most centrally located city in
which to hold the tournament, but ns the
clubs in the Capital City do not feel disused
to tnko nn active part In the arrangements, it
lias been decided by the local parties who nre
interested to hold the tourney In this city.
No definite arrangements huvo ns yet been
made, but affairs nre Itolng rapidly pushed
to their completion." Tho secretary of the
Lincoln tennis club says he has received no
communication relative to tho proposed tour
nament. Members of the club sny they will
give tho use of their grounds gladly for such
a tourney. They havo five com ts (one sod
and four dirt), nil In flue condition, and a
club house witli shower baths and other con
veniences. Ten members of tho wheel club enjoyed a
run to Roca and back last Sunday, going out
in the morning and returning in tho after
noon. The, twelve miles were made in nil
hour and twenty minutes. Tho boys wired
the hotel in advance nnd they had a llnosprenil
for dinner. The party Included II. L. Case,
Arthur Young, Myron Wheeler, Frank Vnn
Horn, W. F. Kelley, Messrs. Sullivan, Wal
ton, Rrockeliuyer und Edmfston. The boys
are figuring on a dub uin tomorrow to Ash
land and buck, n distance ot fifty. five miles.
A good hotel ut that pluco Is one of the in
ducements. The Semmons and the Lincoln lacrosso clubs
played u sharp game Tuesday evening nnd
each won n goal. Tho score of games stands
0 to 6 in fnvor of tho Scimuon. To decide
tho chnmpiouNhlp another game will be
played next Thusrday afternoon, to which n
small admission will be charged. The boys
have given over twenty free exhibitions and
ought to be well lutronlzed next Thusrday.
Play will begin nt 4 o'clock.
Tho members of tho Lincoln tenuis club
have been generous in allowing lady friends
unrestricted use of their courts. Among
those who have been noticed most frequently
on tho grounds aro Mrs. Pitcher, Mrs. Dawes,
Mesrs. C. C. Rurr. Mrs. Mulr, Mr. Sheldon,
Miss Rarr, Walsh, Hathaway, Loom Is, Ram
nrd, Pitcher, Hardy, Cook, Clark, Marslnnd,
Mnud Rurr, Rertie Rurr, Aileen and Uelle
Oakley and Anna Funke.
There are said to bo only three players In
Lincoln who use the stroko known as tho
"luwn tennis stroke," which lifts the ball over
tho net and gives it an over-twist that then
draws it to tho ground. They are S. L. Geist
hart, Lieut. Townley nnd Frank L. Sheldon.
It is n stroke almost universal among experts,
and it is strange more Lincoln players do not
East Lincoln has taken kindly to lacrosse.
' mid its boys huve organized two clubs under
tho names of Pluninier and East Lincoln.
They pluyed a game Monday evening with
Ralph Whited ns referee, and the East Lin
coins won tho only goal played after a tus
sel of three quarters of an hour.
At tho beginning of the season thero was
nn outcry against dirt courts for the Lincoln
tenuis club, nnd some members oven men
tloned dusty skirts ns an aigumeut ngnluit
them, but it is noticeable that the one sod
court Is never used If either of tho other four
The plana for tho tournament of the Lliir I
coin tenuis club nre not matured, but the i
contest will probably take place the last week
in August. There will probably be men's
singles and doubles and ladles, singles. The
prizes will be tenuis articles.
The olllcers of the Lincoln tennis club have
decided to Insist on the by-law requiring ten
ills players to wear tenuis shoes In the courts.
lt;isdon tw prevent tho ground from being
tut up l) ordinary slice s.
The ymingjndles who nte tnjojlrg the fun
of knocking n rubber ball over n net in tho
"DudcV Pasture" have united in declaring
Hal Yoiuiglhe best tennis plnjer In Lincoln.
A loeM authority en tennis places Mrs. C.
C. Ruirind dnaghter, Mis Untie, nt the
hend of iW list of gocd plnjers among the
The fire ntw number of the big trnnts
club Are' Will Clnrk, Lew Marshall, Frank
Rurr, Wi A. Alulorf and Charles Rurr.
The Manhnttnn Tennis club was composed
nlmost wholly of beginners, but several of
the boj s nte becoming experts.
A. C. Carper, of tho uptown II. & M. ticket
office, has added himself to tho ranks of
The Lincoln lata ball club was downed at
Seward Ui Wednesday 20 to 3.
Lieut. Townley Is wild to exhibit tho finest
form among lornl players.
The lacrosse clubs are planing a game by
moonlight for next wick,
News reached Lincoln this wrrk of the en
gngrinetit of .Vlss Adn EUfeld of Rtirllngton,
Iowa, to a Mr. Btinuss of Richmond, Vn. It
will bo remembered that -Miss Elsfeld visited
In this city several wreks during tho post
spring, during which time the made many
friends, who will he pleased to extend sincere
well wishes for her future welfnre.
Hany G. Dart ruff, for several months past
connected with this efllce, ciarea his labors
both on Tiik Coi'MKH nnd with tho Weisel
Printing Co. Mr. IlailrufTIs n clever young
man, n Tfxcflloit puur.nn nnd n bright
intelligent grntlttnnn, nnd ono whom Tiik
CoimiFH wishes nbundnnt success.
Dome Rumor has It that .Miss Fotinlo Stout
nnd Mv, Join, West will bo married Septem
ber Ud, and that It will bo a very quiet wed
ding nnd no cards of invention Issued to any
one, but announcements will be tent out after
the event,'. They will go west on a bridal
tour, stopping nt Mnuitou.
Mr. arid Mrs. J. M. Mlllspougli left Mon
day for Salt Ijike City. Mr. M. is a very sick
man, having suffered n hemorrhage of the
lungs. His brother, who is loenfed nt Salt
Lake, cijme for him in' tho belief that tho
western pllmate would bo beneficial.
G, M. Lambertiou is ono of the first, If not
tho very first person to uio the phonograph
In sending a message to Lincoln friends. He
sent a spokeiuUtter from New York. He
says MrsLV health is improving ard he will
return htjno by way of Washington.
Miss Katlo MJIler, sister of Mrs. A. G.
Reeson, leaves for, home, Lafayette, Ind.,
next Thursday. Miss Miller has enjoyed n
very pleasant visit in Lincoln for several
months past, and her many friends will "re
luctantly see her depart
Henry Koehlcr, tho pianist, was tho guest
of S, R. Ilnlimanu while in the city this week.
Ho has returned recently from a trip around
the world by way of China, Japan nnd San
Francisco, and gave entertainments all
along the route.
Mr. nnd Mrs. L. II. Freeman, Mr. and Mrs.
S. M. Renedict and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
A. W. Easterdoy, Mrs. J. H. Webb, Mrs. I).
J. Jones and Mis. A. H. Wler left Tuesdny
for the colony of Lincoln people summering
Miss Flunk Hartley, of Tolmnge, is the
guest of Mrs. Al E. Kwan this week. Miss
Hartley is tho Intermediate teucher of the
Taliuuge public schools.
Hisses ISada nnd Lulu Orunnlnger nnd
Gertie 55lon.er left Friday morning for Den
ver nnd will ho nt Munitou In season for tho
hop this evening.
W. C. Crooks looks very lonesome nnd is
trying to figure out how you sew on buttons.
Cause: Iis wife let Thuisduy for n vi'it at
Ur. nnd Jrs. A . V. Raymond started Tuw.
day, for Cimarron, Col., nccoiiiwnll by
Rev. Dr. nnd .Wis. Raymond of Albany.
N. Y. ,
W. H. Holcomb Jr., nnd bride were tho
guests of C. C. Munson Tuesday. Tho groom
Is the son of Vice President Holcomb of tho
Mies Maud Rurr, while dancing at Cush
man pnrk Thursday sprained nn ankle, and
Is now "nt, homo" to all cullers as an Invalid,
Miss Einmii Glllesplo has been nuiwlnted
copyist in Judgo Stewart's court, and is at
woric on uciaywi matrimonial records.
A. R. Colton, u social leader of Uulesburu.
111., and secretary of tho Frost Manufactur
ing company, is nt tho Capital hotel.
Mrs. Martin's home, at Twenty-sixth nnd
W streets,, was the scene of a nlensant Ran-
tist sociable Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Dr. Hettle Painter died Thursdav at
the age of sixty-seven. Deceased wus one of
the noted burses of the war.
J. W. liarber of Chicago has been vlsltinc
his sister, Mrs. J. C. McNeal, and his brother-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Sawyer, nnrents of
Willis T. Sawyer, have returned to their
est Virginia home.
Miss Ellif Germalna nnd Miss Emma Doerr.
havo gone Jo New York city. Also Mr. and
Mrs. u. f, Joers.
Rev. O. A. Williams is enlovlin: a short
rest in Colorado. His pulpit will be filled by
Rev. C. U.. Pierce.
Mr. undjrs. Charles Rrooks aro vitltincnt
St. Joo and will also run in to St. Louis be
Deputy State Treasurer G. M. Ilartlett and
wife aro at Hot Springs, Dakotn, for tho
Mrs. L. C. Clark's guest. Miss Carrie Clin-
pluof Sheffield, Mass., has gone to visit in
Miss Olivo Lntta returned Sunday from a
visit at PlatUiuouth and has siueo gone to
Mrs. John Dnvi,tho daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W, L. Murphy, has returnee to Hanni
Guy A. llrown let tho contract for the
main part of his new house, in Enst Lincoln.
Frank Toll, MM Aggie Toll and Mr. nnd
Mrs. M. Etowell left Tuesdny for Denver.
Dr. IUV. Jregdou win tw nt home to nil
callers in his new dental efllce, over Elite
studio, commencing Jfondny next.
O. II, Mngcon nnd mother left Tuesday for
Minneapolis, and will of course visit Mlnnr
tonkn. -Urs. Kale Jlller, theRinst of .Vrs. Prof.
Aschmnun, hns returned to Leavenworth.
Renumber thnt the Cotmisn is always
glad to get socinl nnd jxrionnl news.
Mr. and Mrs. Mason Gregg and daughter
nre homo from their Chicago visit.
Miss Gertie taws hns Iwen entertaining
Miss Gertie Rrettiof Indlnnapolls.
Mrs. W. L. Pickett nnd her mother, Mm.
Kustln, went to Mnnltou Tuesday,
John M. Stcwnrt Is nbout to build a resi
dence on Enst Twenty-sixth street.
J. F. Ilnrnnrd contemplates moving to
Omaha to encage In business.
Mrs. John MrMnnluIn n.tnrno.1 a.i.i.i...
evening from Mnnltou,
Slate Auditor Denton nnd u-lfn rr,,.i
Suudny from Mnnltou.
George Semmons Is expectee homo today
from his eastern trip,
Killer Now linn of thn First flu l.tlnn nl,r,li
Is visiting nt Quiucy.
Miss Grace llethune Is vUltlna nt Younci-
Mr. Henry Koehler gave n piano recltnl
Monday evening nt tho Y. M, C. A. for the
benefit of St. Andrews' Rrothcrhood of tho
Church of tho Heily Trinity. Ho wnsgreetesl
by a small audience, but it contained a lib
el nl sprinkling of jh-ojiIo "up" In music,
whoso npplnuso evidenced appreciation if not
discrimination. It wnsn sociable company,
too, that fell to talking between numbers In
tho most uelghtiorly wny. A pianist may Ih
fine without being grent, (lulsheil without
being always brilliant, and Mr. Koehler
is n fine pianist. His tcchfiruo Is cor
rect, he plays with strength and expression
and ho sometimes displays an attack, ns in
tho Tnnuhnuser march ntid Liszt's Huugn
rinn Rhapseely, that gives evidence ofbrll
llaut cnpablltles. At times his fingering Is n
bit laggard and Ids touch lacking the llnul
finesse of perfection, but on tho whole Mr.
Koehler is a pianist of high rank. He makes
no effort to Impose on Impressionable m-ople
with grand mannerisms, a cniumcndablo
trait. Tho program was made up of four
teen selections, many of them familiar, but
all intensely classical.
LILLY CLAY'tJ CO. ATrUNKX'H.
Tho only attraction at the Opera house
next week Is Lilly Clay's Gaiety Co., which
Pilars Thursday evening In a double bill,
"Robinson Cruso" anil "Reauty In Dream-.
land." The company Is comosel of a coft
rlo of specialty and sketch artists, and 'the
bill presented is of a vaudeville character,
Front rows will be reserved early by the
imlil beads, anil ladles generally will bo con
tplcuous for their absence'. Seats go on sale
nt the usual place Wednesday morning ut
II, C. Miner made over 100,000 on tho
"Silver King;" tho old Wnlluck company
made about one-half thnt amount on the same
play. Louis Aldrlih cleared neaily 150,000
on "My Partner." Klrnlfy mndo something
llko 150,000 on the "Rlack Crook." Den
Thompson made over f12.'),(X0 on tho "Old
Homestead." And M. It Curtis denied
85,000 on "SntnT of Posen," an evidence that
some theatrical men make big money on cer
The follow lug attractions were nunounced
for this week in New York: "The Oolnh"nt
tho Rremdwny theatre; "Tho Rrignnds" at
the Casino; "Clover" at Palmer's thentr-t,
"The Lion nnd tho Lamb" nt thn Illjou
theatre; "Rootles Rnby" at the Madison
Square) theatre mid J. Z. Little in tho ' Gold
en Gulch" at Tony 1'astor'a tlteatre.
The latest musical instrument is a "copo
phone," und consists of 200 glmses of various
shu)K8 find sizes, each ono containing n cer
tain quantity of water, while a couple of
bowlsof water In w hich to moisten the lingers
complete the outfit.
Nut Goodwin Is nt Snybrook, Conn., enjoy
ing himself with his w Ifonuil baby, nnd mak
ing ready for his coming season, which ppens
September 2. He will rely solely upon "A
"Featherbrain," Mlnnlo Maddern's new
comedy, promises to be one of the sensational
road hits for next season. It lately ended a
long run in New York.
J. K. Emmet begins his season August 10
In liooley's theatre, Chicago, He will carry
a string quldtette to nccouiuny him in his
songs of "Uncle Joe."
Jessie Story, w ho iinersounted Mr. Rol
son's gentle sweetheart In "The Henrietta,"
Is going to travel in the Jeirersoii-FJorence
company next season,
Geo. Thatcher has already left the Thatch
er, Primrose and West minstrels, nnd will
bitterly fight his partners' plans for adissolu
tlon of the firm.
Win. Glllet has purchased all rights to the
"Private Secretary," and will piny a short
season himself and then lease it to amateur
Helen liertram, who created tho leading
role in "Tho King's Fool," has taken Marion
Jlanoln's place with tho McCoull ojera corn
puny. V. 8. Gilbert has placed the action of his
libretto for the next Gilbert nnd Sullivan
opern in the sixteenth century.
Frank Mayo Is going back to "Davy Crock
ett." He will start out Angus' Id.
Dr. R. C. Trogdon, dentist, 22$ South
Eleventh stieet. Telephone -JS1. N
Men may come and men may go, wnrs and
Insurrections may rise-, nluv their hri..f .mrt
on the stage of the world's history and pass
umij , iwse ihiii cuius may rise, win tne jien
ant and depart in glory, but Hnllett, the Lin
coin Jeweler, lias established his business on
such nn enduring basis that he goes on year
after year supplying the wnnts of tho jeople.
The basis of his solidity hus been tine goods,
reasonable prices and square dealing. Per
sons wanting anything in the Hue of goods
usually carried by a first chss jeweler should
Visit Hullett before buying.
Thti Circus Comlnsj,
Tho combined Forepnugh nnd Wild West
shows will exhibit In Lincoln on Friday,
August 2!) This the first circus ot the sea
son, Feircpnugh has beu beforo the public
for years, nlivnys with one of the lx-t shows,
nnd thi snson he has outdone previous ef
fort. The Wild West deperttneiit alone rep
resents a illi e ct cash outlay of 150,000, In
Its wonderfully Interetting pictures of prairie
life nnd in tho spectacular ilramn, "Custer's
Last Rally," which fitting,
ly rounds up thn "Wild
West," over two hundroel
Indintis, scout nnd cow
boys nre engaged, nnd the
Little Rig Horn mnssacre
Is Impersonated by Dr.
Wm. IS. Cnrver, the noteel
scout and dend shot of the
plains. Adnm Forepnugh,
Jr.'s, daring !K) -horseback
act, nnd tlio feats of Ills
traJK-ro pony "Eclipse,"
have created a genuine
sensation wherever tho
show lias exhibited. Ho npenrs with his
irnniMwtr flahthur. ilniiclmr and clown ele
phants, which during tho memorable- senson
of the Forepaugh show in Now York City,
became lliewoniier aim mm en ine. iiicireiiiu
li. Tii,.r nru of course the tisunl immmstla
and ring feats, among them the trnpew ucts
of tho Eugenes, iii-oni-
imny or rrene.li er
foriuers, . .
Tlio font which
"Eellpei" performs l
iindouhtexlly one of
ry ever informed by
a horse. It is not a
trick, but a berform-
correct mental meas
urement of ellktnnco
nnd the liorso's cemfl-
ilence In his own abil
ity. There nru two
plutforiri swings, sus
pended thirty feet
apart nnd twenty feet In tho air. "Ecllpso"
runs up mi Incline to one swing nnd takes his
place on tho platform. Then both swings nro
drawn back nnd released simultaneously, nnd
nsthey approach the brave pony springs out
nnd forwnrd and lands securely on the oppo
site platform. Ho does this rojunteilly,
jumping through hoojn and rings of (ire,
and always exactly calculating the distance.
Tho Idea of ono man driving thirty horses nt,
one time Is sulllclent to exclto wonder, but
when tho driver Is standing erect upon tho
two wheel horses nnd the others are stretched
out In a line nearly a hundred yards, and
rushing around tho crentquiirter-nille hippo
drome track at headlong speed, the effect Is
simply startling. No single act produces so
much enthusiasm. The training ot these
thirty horses was entirely the wort ot Adam .
Vnroiuitnrli. Jr. In order to illustrntn to tthnt
iierfection elephants can bo trained, young
Forepnugh has selected eight mammoth
ll llllllicwilK MlwliJiiri ins, iuui iiiiiu-n iiiiii luur -
fcmnles, nil nnswerlng to Shnke-sperlnn names
nnd to make, tho quadrille they dnnce moro life
like each main elephant has a "lady" partner.
There Is Othello and Dcsdemoun, Romeo und
Juliet, Hamlet and Ophelia nnd Antony nnd
Cleopatra. These gifted elephants go through
nqiindrlllo with tho same enser nnd grace as
the' mot skillful lover of Terilchore, bow,
pre'iuo'indo "forwnrd nnd buck," "balance to
jiortners." and "chassez" In u way thnt is
ns wonderful nslt is ludicrous.
One of tho highest salaried nreulo perform
ers In the United Stnte-s tills season Is Mile,
Mnrguerltu SJvndo, the famous Hwiulh bare
back rider, who was Imported for tho Foro-
combined shows after
negotiations cover- .
ing a period of sover
al months. It is an
leii secret that Mile.
Slvndo m-elves 400
u week, In addition to
her iersoual expenses
and tho exeiises of
uer mother anil mala
who travel with her.
This Is Mile. Siva-
do's first scusoii in
America, and tho
comes with nil tho
ft7( of European
sui'cess. In Main Id,
whre she went as a
child from her birth
place near thu quaint old Spanish city of
Conlovn, to becom the pupil of De Nuvnrro ,
the inemt noteil equestrian of the Spanish
capita), and whero sho made her first great
sncociw, sho is tho Idol of the public, and her
npiH'urance is always a sulllclent excuse for
incre-nseel price of admission When she left
Madrid, four years ago to make a tour of tho
European capitals, she was presented by tho
suineiiisnnii pnnewiionai men or tho city
with n sliver crown of laurels, tinneel with
her uibse-quent triumph, and sho enrries It
with her always ns n talisman. In Paris,
Rerllu, Vienna, St. Petersburg and other
continental cities, her remarkable dexterity
and intrepid feats r,n the unsaildleel back of a
spirited horse, won her Instant re-cognition as
n gre-nt artiste, and she returned to Mndrld
with her fume ensured by four seasons of un
broken succif se-s abroad. She Is no fresh
from n notably sueces-ful season In the Sian
rorepaugh's circus has an illustrated
meage to the people, on tho third page of
the CofiiiEit. v
Miss Alice Isaacs, the Paris milliner who
has loeateel In Omaha and recently visited
Lincoln, write The Cochiek that sho In
tends to go to Paris eany next week, nnd ex
pects to retun to Omaha the latter part of
September. Tho lady requests us to inform
Lincoln friends and patrons thnt sho
will make another visit to this city shortly
nfter her return, the exnet date of which will
le announced amply ahead of the event.
Don't fall to get some of tho bargains thnt
nro being offered nt tho take off sale now in
progress at Ashby & Mlllspnugh.
Tho proix'r use of "shall" and "will"
bother u gexxl many writers, but tho hen
eckil huslinud understands tho se-cret of it.
When his wife says you shall get Quaker
Rolle-d Oats he knows from experience that
the proper thing for him to sny is "I will,"
The great take oir sale will e-eunineiieei this
morning at b o'clock and will last for a few
da j s only. The greetest sale ef the season
and the deepest cuts in prices ever made in
the dry goods line in Lincoln. Ashby Si
VjX yfC 1
H41 t 1
,1 ffoto 1
- rj m t
gold, or lino and exquisite workmanship, und
liearlng the Inscription In Spnulsh, "To the
ictor of Hearts and Queen of Equestriennes,
from her willing subiects nt Minlrl,!."' nf
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