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"VPoPillftR RAPER oPM9PERN TIMES "
Vol.. 7 No. 23
Lincoln, Nkbhaska, Saturday, May 14, lBOU.
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People say tbiit Pattl cannot sing any
more. People say tlint Bernhardt cnnnot net
any more. Hut people teem to be Just about
as an x long to hear n linger who can't sing (I)
and to see an nctrem who can't act (I) as they
were before the singer and actress fell from
their high estate. Adellna ami Sara may
possibly havo lost their grip on art, but their
grip on tho lever that opens golden colters is
still tight enough to bo effective.
Campanlnl, tho great tenor, has been en
gaged by the Lincoln Oratorio society for
tho May Festival, and ho will sing each
night, May 10, 17, and 18. Now certain ieo
ple who affect a b'aso air pretend that Cam
paninl isn't as good as he used to be. Tho
singer is tneiely paying tho penalty of great
ness. Nearly every great man or woman,
particularly in these lines, some time or
other, reaches a olnt where his or her fu
ture is behind Instead of In front. Cum-
paninl has reached the topmost round, and
like other persons who have tried to retain a
stationary position, he has had a hard time
to keep from slipping back. A singer's voice
doesn't always remain tho same, but what
ever may be tho condition of it now, com
paratively, he Is n Wonderful singer, and ho
is receiving the warmest kind of a reception
everywhere. By the way, tho arrangements
for the May Festival have been unusually
elaborate this year and the concerts promise
to surpass all previous efforts. The support
thus far received has been very encourag
ing, and those who have the matter in charge
are confident that the financial returns will
be commensurate with the merit of the en
When Mr. Lasby suggested that the visit of
the members of the general conference of the
M: E. church now in session at Omaha, be
postponed, and that the money raised, or to be
raised for this purpose, be devoted to the al
leviation of the distress among the flood suf
ferers, he was actuated by the kindliest of
motives. It certainly would be very Im
proper to spend money entertaining visit
ors and at the same time allow tho poor peo
ple who have been driven out of their homes
to remain without relief. But Lincoln's
generosity is broad enough to Include both.
There has been a ready response to the calls
for assistance from the flooded district, and
the unfortunate people are being cared for
in many ways, and this has not Interfered
with the arrangements for the reception of
the Methodist delegates, If the weather Is
propitious the visitors will be driven over
the city today, and it Is a fact that, with the
exception of the locality known as "tho bot
toms," the city is in a presentable condition.
It is a favorable commentary on Lincoln's
enterprise that there has been no disposition
to curtail the arrangements for the confer
ence reception, becauso it has been necessary
to relieve tho suffering among the victims of
It is to be hoped that tho Hood on the low
lands will promptly subside. Uut when the
water has run Off the tho disastrous effect
will be doubly manifest. "The bottoms" will
be a disease-breeding locality for mouths,
and the physicians are expecting a great
deal of sickness. The extent of the district
which has been under water this week can
hardly be conceived. A good idea of the di
mension; of the flood was obtained by those
who climbed to the top of some of the big
buildings. Thousands of acres and hundreds
'of homes were flooded. Home of the Binaller
houses were almost entirely submerged,
There has been a wide destruction of pro
erty, and altogether the storm has been moro
disastrous than uny that has visited Lincoln
for a number of years.
Residents of the low portion of the city de
pend almost entirely upon wells for their
water supply, These have been contamin
ated by the recent, or rather present, unhap
py visitation, and tho Inhabitants are In a
predicament. If they drink the water on
the premises they ate courting disease. City
water cannot be had. What can they dot
One physician suggests that the water be
boiled before using, If no other can be ob
Gloomy weather isn't conducive to goner
osity. The silver anniversary committee has
hod some difficulty the past week in obtain
ing necessary financial aislstance for the big
celebration. But a few bright days will open
the pocketbooks, and it is probable that
enough money will bo secured to carry out
the plans of the committee,
A number of towns havo signified their In
tention to participate In the exercises. This
branch of the work has been given a good
deal of attention, and the parade promises to
be a very attractive feature of the celebra
tion. The reunion of the sons and daughters of
Nebraska in Representative hall Wednes
day, tho 25th, will 1ms an interesting occa
sion. Tho sous of Omaha will be present,
and Mr. Hitchcock, editor of the World
JltraUl, will deliver an address.
W. Mokton Smith
Our Ilunklnir Institutions,
Every city in tho land that has a great
banking system has good caimo to feel proud
of that very desirable ucq iiitlon, and cer
tainly there Is no town or city in America of
its size that Is letter fixed, so to speak, than
our own dear Lincoln. The facilities for
either securing good loans at short notice on
approved security or depositing looso change
in secure repositories nowhere excel our con
veniences, Lincoln with its Buven national
banks and four prosperous savings banks is
a mighty peer and groat shining advertise
ment for on enterprising city so young as
the capital of Nebraska, Six years ago Liu-
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coin was given her first savings Institution,
the Nebraska Savings Bank. Conservative
management and judicious business tact of
its officers has brought It from a small but
well paying bank to one of unusual propor
tions and prominence, until today it stands
as one of the most prominent savings Insti
tutions In tho city, with a capital of f&V),
000. It has just added to its list of stock
holders some of our most prominent financial
citizens, among them being S. U. Burnham,
L,ewis uregory, J. H. Huddleson, John Tay
lor, A. J. Sawyer, II. H. Shabergand others.
At a meeting of the stockholders tho other
day tho following excellent board of officers
was elected who assumed their respective
duties itiumlay morning: President, J. O.
Southwlck; vice president, Jas. Kllburn;
cashier, E. R. TIngloy; each of whom are
well known favorites nt this bank and have
a large following of friends and patrons.
Mr. Tingley, who has proided at the teller's
window for tho past threo years will make a
most efficient cashier, and no better selec
tion could havo been mado for the osltlon.
He Is always courteous and ollto and Is the
right man In tho right place.
Hereafter tho bank will contluo Itself
strictly to tho savings system, tho business of
that department having Increased to such ex
tensive proportions as to make it advisiblo
to discontinue tho Nebraska Commercial
bank, which has heretofore boon conducted
In the same quarters. All of tho energies
will be Invested in the Nebraska Savings
bank and loans will be made only on real ra
tato and strictly reliable collateral security.
Tho officers, directors and employers will
not be permitted to securo loans and the
closest discipline to conducting a thoroughly
safe and flrst-class savings business will at
all times be fully adhered to, The bank, un
der Its new management, starts out undor
most promising aupicle and thero is no rea
son why it should not meet with abundant
and continuous success.
Ho Dr. Mason Is very popular with tho
ladles. Has he been a successful practi
Sho -Oh, yesl He has never Huved a pa
tient whose case he dingnoHed as hopeleaa,
Brown's Ilestaufant is lu a new location
184 North 10th street and is known as tho
beautiful now Cafe Roj a!.
All Hull The I.eu.lerl
Few new business houses havo lotipod into
popular favor like the new Leader, I n so
short a time. Only about six months In busi
ness here, the store has already becomo well
known and commands a largo and Increas
ing trade. In fact, so largely has their busi
ness Increased that it was found necessary to
double tho size of tho store, extending tho
largo room back to the alley. Tho front lias
also been remodeled, a new composition,
sidewalk constructed, and various other Im
provements mado that make It one of tho
handsomest and largest houses on O street.
When you want anything In the line of mil
linery, fancy goods, dry goods, notions, etc,
why not look up this popular now store)
111!) O street, next to Zehrung's pharmacy.
For the newest Ideas in Millinery call on
Mrs. Correll, H1U O street,
T- L Tpron;
rtit is joy Ariorto rnt
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Life Is all dreariness, sorrow nnd weariness,
Hone Is n phantom tlmt comes to deceive;
Nothing Is true to us, nature Is blue to un;
Earth gocson worklngthe harm It can do
And wo'ro left straining cold soup
through a slove.
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Col. J. D. Calhoun, of tint Herald, Is an
extremely modest mail who delights In self
depreciation. Tho nom do plume ho fre
quently uses, "Peter Dout Young," Is In
tended as an ndmlsslon that his powers de
cayed at an early stage of tho gamo and that
he Is merely working out a medlocro and
commonplace maturity. Do not Imj deceived
Into tho Ideu, however, that the colonel Is de
void of vanity. He Is extremely human, and
has his share of that commodity. He merely
describes himself as huving "petered out
young" in order to givo people a chatico to
dispute tho assertion and claim thstt ho Is
better now than he ever was. Should home
body else describe the able colonel as having
etered out ho would rise lu the majesty of
his wrath and let Ioom) such 11 menugorio of
luuendoes that the Somebody wouldn't sleep
for a week. All is vanity, saiththo preacher;
and tho preacher has n head so level you
could piny billiards on it.
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"When I was a boy," ald the Oldest In
habitant, "there was a Sunday without ruin,
and I remember" but ho proceeded no fur
tliur. There Is a time to draw the line, and
that time is when a falsehood so grossly pal
pable Is sprung. And that is why tho Oldest
Inhabitant is being prepared tor burial.
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The demand for arks has been greater than
The year 1802 will go down into history as
huving been designed for the exclusive bene
fit of umbrella and blotting jwpcr makers.
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The chief humorist of London linch hav
ing visited this country, he will doubtless
have a great many imitators, Coming to
think, however, he has Imitators now, since
a day rarelv parses that somebody does not
deliver a funeral termou.
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Some surprise is manifested that L. W.
Illllingsley has not been endorsed and spread
upon therecoidsby the Methodist confer
ence at Omaha. Tho urbane captain is wide
ly known as an earnest theological worker
and general hoel-and-too evangelUt, und
bucu a recognition would be graceful and fit
ting. There are doubtless oople yet In Lin
coln who remember wnen tho Lincoln mayor
und councllmen were locked up In jail at
Omaha for two weeks. It was worth going
miles through bad weather to tee Mr. 1111
lingsloy exhoi ting them to repentance and
urging them to overpower the sheriff and
escape. The captain Is growing old now, but
with his increusl ng years he Income more
devout, audit Is a pleasuio to look at him,
firm and steadfast in his simply beautiful
The people In tho Platte river country are
whole souled ami liberal Utyond computa
tion. Take, for instince, that admirable
gentlemon.JIm Mullou, who Is conducting a
subuibnn hotel to the south of Lincoln, and
who recently went thero from Fremont. He
Is so hospitable and gracious and entertain
ing that guests frequently go there to re
main for several years, and never think of
changing their boarding placo for several
months together. A great many representa
tive democrats of the old school have made
Jim's tavern their Deriinuiimt !, 1,11m, ,,!.,
and they claim that it would be difficult to
find a more agrceablo host. It's that way
with all of us out here. We'ro just as ever
lastingly good hearted and immlflcant that
we keep ourselves "broke" making our
friends comfortable. But, oh Jemima I how
we enjoy life I
A newswipcr man who once goes to work
in Lincoln seldom tears himself away for
very long. Most of thoso now actively en
gaged In moulding opinion In the capital
rlty have been thero since tho primal dawn
and will remain thero until the final night.
Peradveuture, their judgment Is good. Lin
coln is a pleasant place In which to live, and
tho churches are all within easy walking dis
tance of the newspcr offices. So long as
Policeman Lister Is suppressed no material
changes aro likely to occur.
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This department Is torry to Inform Aunt
Samautha that Snootover'x Bitters aro 110
longer In print. It's always tho way. An
article of reul merit languishes and disap
pears while valueless nostrums find thoir
way Into every household. Meanwhile the In
dividual who was so miraculously restored to
health and vigor by tho B ItUrs is sawing
wood tliiouj 1. out tho bllthosomo day anil at
tending ' knitting by tho glowing hearth
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A good many people who spent tho fore
noon of their lives wondering how the world
got along before they were born are send
ing the afternoon wondering how it will get
along after they die.
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Before Frank Lludou gets away from Lin
coln the people should Insist upon having
him tell the story about tho methodical law
yer and the gentleman who called to quarrel
a little. The anecdote Is somewhat old now,
but it is still vigorous and not at all einacl
ated or palsied, and there Is only one man In
the world ho can tell it properly Frank
Lin don. That Is why tho pleasing narrative
is not related in this column.
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When Congressman Bryan reads the mean
things said alwut him by democratic wheel
horses who hate him because he Is young, It
must be a source of satisfaction to him to re
member that he isn't twins.
Not KtnndliiK Juke.
Latest studies and a full lino of artUts
materials at popular prices at tho now Lin
coln frame and art company, with Elite
studio, '.S south Eleventh street.
HAS A WIDOW WltQ
ri,,in, obJtU totht
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Newton Beers and his company closed a
week's engagnment at tho Funke Saturday
night and all is well. Lincoln goes on In Its
usual hustling way and no one, except Mr.
Beers perhaps. Is wiser or the loser. Truly,
I feel sorry for this man. Ho means well, Is
a hard, conscientious worker, and his untir
ing effni ts ought to bring him better results.
lie has wasted tlmo and money endeavoring
to reach the goal of his ambition, i. e to be
n great actor, but all to no avail. Tho harsh
treatment that somo of tho locul pajters havo
given him, I dare say, Is uncalled for and un
reasonable, to say the lonst, Mr. Becis, I
confess, Is a oor actor; 1 11 fact, In some par
ticular roles, does very bail work, yet that Is
no reason for jumping 011 him, calling him
an Idiot, a crazy man, etc. It Is certainly
hard enough on n man to read a just criti
cism on himself lu which he may be taken to
task for his many defects, eto., but to add to
this by attacking his mental abilities and
otherwise endeavoring to harm him erson
ally, Is certainly unjust. If Mr. Beers Is not
worthy of supiort and Is a failure, that fact,
and true criticisms are in themselves suffi
cient to prey upon his mind, and Is misfor
tune sad enough to bear. Memlters of tho
press should Imj charitable in such cases.
Criticise a play or actor If you will, a fair
criticism harms no one, not oven tho subject.
On the contrary, an Intelligent review makes
Interesting reading and Is oftlmes beneficial
to the subjects written about. A "roast"
makes very poor reading, ofUn discourages
the victim ami is of no benefit to anyone.
The Leslie DavU company with Mr. ijrank
Lludou as the star, have been playing the en
tire week at the laming at popular prices,
and litis l)ecn most enthusiastically received.
They opened the engagement Monday even
ing with "The Galley Slave," and made a de
cided hit, Mr. Lindon taking tho part of Dr.
Ollphant, ft gruff but generous -hearted phy
sician, and drew tho attention of the house
at once by his clever work. His daughter,
Miss Earle, shows excellent dramatic ability
by the natural way the goes about her work,
which Is undoubtedly inherited from her
father. Tuesday evening "Alberto, the Son
of Monte Cristo" was played to a well tilled
house, as likewise was "Damon and Pythias"
on the following night, lu both pieces Mr.
and Miss Lindon scored their usual success
and were ubly supported by Mr, Griffith,
Miss Mason and the balance of tho company.
Thursday evening "Flirtation" was put on
und lust night "Ingo'mar, the Barbarian"
was seen by a largo and enthusiastic audi
ence. It is wonderful that so flue a company,
one with such superior dramatic ability and
so handsomely costumed, can play at such
low prices, Lincoln theatre-goers are not
slow, however, lu taking advantage of a
good thing at it cheap price, ami in conse
quence lull houses huvecharucteilzed the en
gagement which closes tonight when "A!
bci to, the Son of Monte CrUto" will bo, re
ieatod. There will Im a grand toy matinee
today at two oclock, on w hioh occasion Bart
ley Campbell's famous success, "Flirtation,"
u Im utlful drama, will be seen again.
Uhea's apKirance at the Funke last eve
ning brotuht out a large sized audience who
came to hear tho celebrated artiste in her
now pluy "l.u Czarina, Empress of Russia."
It was a representatlveaudienco and one that
seemed to appreciate every tuin of the story
and each succerslve climax in the piece.
Hhea U a charming actress, has a queenly
presence and never falls to win praise and
admiration, from the ladled lu particular, on
her magnificent costume. In La Czarina,
she Is seen to excellent advantage and no
production of hers In years has- boon mora
suited to her peculiar talent or bettor staged,
yet of hor supKrt I am freo to confoss, al
though others may not coincide, tint hor lead
ing man this year Is not the equal to hor Mr.
Harris of Inst season,
"U Czarina" is n translation from tho
French of Eugene Scribe, and It Is a master
piece of this clever author. It was written
for Rachel, and Mile. Rhea Is tho first English
seakhig nctniw to present tho play. Thero
are five acts which treat of tho lovo Interest
which permeated tho live of Catharine I
and Petor tho Ureat, It Is full of Intrlguo,
and Scribe, who was a nnster at handling
such, has displayed his cunning hand in un
raveling lu tnystvrlc.
Still another of Nehraika's fairest daught
ers has gone upon tho stage, seeking laurels
and fame. Miss Miy North, of Columbus,
who has Ihh-ii studying f 3V nearly two years
In Chicago, has accepted an engagement
with MoVlckers stock ciiuMiuy and will bo
first seen upon the stage professionally In
AllgiiKt, Miss Not th, though young In both
years and oxcrlcnee, assume qultu an lin
IKirtant jtart, but as she pososscN talent and
ability lu no small qunntlty, wo may excct
0011 to hear of her making a decided hit,
The Fuuku will Ira dark tonight and all
next week unless Managor Crawford should
book somo attraction on short notice. Honrjr
1-cowns to havo apjteared next week at
iwpular prices, hut a telegram received oarljr
this week gave the Intelligence that Mr. Lee
and his compnny has not mado a go of it at
cheap rates, consequently disbanded and re
turned to Gotham. It is really too bad that
such excellent talent as Mr. Loo possesses
Should trixl tllll ivtlltltrv an. I lu. . ..!..
preen. Ho is a clover actor and at reeular
prices ought to do a successful business. Tho
fault with Leo aparontly Is, ho has never
been Well mnnntrixl IVI.nn l. ..nti I-
"The Runaway Wife" ho wa well received,
wiv jimjr iiu-rnuy applauded and the com
pany Klveil credit for ImImit mnmt vllf.
ono generally. I was greatly surprised to
hear that he was booked for a return date,
' cheap prices, and therefore, candidly I
must confess, that I rather rejolco at hit re
turn east and cllsbandmcnt, lu place of being
sorry for the fellow. In such cases prlda
should arrest noor huluninnL !., is too
good a playor to come down todlmo museum
lirivvs nnu suouiu preier quilling 1110 stage
rather than, stoop below his rank and fllo.
Nowtou Beers did a losing business her0
and In ono respect certainly got just deserts.
It Is unbuslnesa like and certainly nonprofes
sional to play at regular prices at one house,
then make a return date with a competitor
at cheap prices. It shows bad Judgment and
Mr. Beers certainly was not the gainer. He
should havo a lesson from his recent vugago
meut in this city which should profit him lit
A representation of Ireland and tho Irish
by Dun McCarthy lu his "Crulskeen Lawn"
was the attraction at tho Funke the first
threo evenings of this week. Thoso who en
joy a rare, and striking Irish tnolo
drama had a feast, and judging from the au
diences present at each erformanco thero
are a goodly number of loyal Emerald lilo
dovotoes in Lincoln, "Crulskoen Lawn"
ntMHiuds In typical Irish songs ami dunces,
with iminercus interesting situations Inter
mingled, Dan McCarthy Is clearly the star
lcrformer and made quite a hit with the
song, "Oh, Mr. McCarthy," and his peculiar
dancing, while the whole effect of the piece
was considerably toned up by one or two
transformation scones ami storeoptlcon
views. Tho most striking of these v lows, oil
account of Its originality, was that of an oil
burial giound with a dancing skeleton In tho
foreground. The support Is good and eu
eclally the work of Miss Pierce, who ap
pears in tho role of "Kate Carney." The cast
was changed around some on Monday night
as au experiment, but that ierformauco did
not warrant a continuance of the change, so
Tuesday's and Wednesdry's entertainments
went off much smoother lu consequence
thereof. Mr. McCarthy Is a thoroughbred
Irishman aud consequently Is very enter
taining, whilo his company also does well,
though on one or two occasions some of them
forget their brogue. The piece is ouo of the
few successful Irhh comedies now 011 the
road aud should continue to do well.
Continued on fifth page.
for a Tim Id Lover.
Dora to Jack Come over nnd see our
new lamp. It turns down beautifully,
I lavished on her every rare.
To concerts nnd In balls
I took her. Wo w ent every w hers.
In short, nhere pleasure calls.
1 was her motdouted slave
F 'r nearly half a year.
Of her uncounted hours I'd rae
To all v ho eared to hear.
I sent her Ituuers, and candy, too.
In token of my love. .
It thrilled my being through and through
To huttoa up her ulove.
Then why, jou usk. am I so hurt
Aud troubled aud etinujodl
Well-l'vo Jut learned the little flirt
Was all the time cngagcdl
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