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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 12, 1896)
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As I noticed him, 1 was struck with the
quaint picture. 1 must have been gaziug
too intently, for immediately his glance
fell upon me. As it did so he enquired,
"Is this town called L-i-n-e-o-ln?" slowly
spoiling it out, with a distinct pause after
eaHi letter. And as I responded, "yes
sir," he contiuued, "Good, I am not a
lost hoy yet." Then, as a thought seemed
to strike him, he continued, ''State of
X-e-b-r a-s-k-a?" to which I responded
"yes." Then I fell back a few paces and
walked along with him. As we walked
on, he continued, half musing, '"Did you
ever kuw what the Indian meaning for
Nebraska was."' not receiving an answer
he replied, "The country of wide shallow
water Ba'k where I was a boy, every
thing had an Indian name. An Indian
name always means something. Alle
gauey, cool vntra; Yokahana, waters
running in both directions, that is, zig
'ig; Ohio. lb,, beautiful " Then finding
I was losing time, I quickened my pace
aiiil siart 1 outvard but was arrested a
mnni.iit by Ihe query, "Have you busi
iitss!" 1 replied, ;YTes, a class at the
ruiversity' Aud as I was fast leaving
him behind, came'the words, "Be good,
Hiey my that in his prime,
Kw the pniuiuj: knife of time
."ut iiiui down,
" a butter man was found
n the crier on hit round
Through the town.
i now he walk?, the street,
And ho Iwiksatall he meets,
Sad and wan.
Aud he tAiukvs his feeble head,
That it $ecius J1S if ,0 eailt
They aiv gone '
O C. GiiWHS.
Om Swede Doctor.
'I liaf good doctor in dees con n
X: leinarked Sinil Swanson to Carl
Auaensou. as they jolted over one of
we wmmIs that lead to Lincoln, on the
la.v of lie Bryan notification. Brail
wore a Bryan button and Carl a McKin
ley, and, under the subduing influence
of stiff collars aud neckties, they were
hedging about for common ground of
"So?" said Carl.
"Oh vans, I hat' been to one of dem
here. Yow remember when my eye he
swell up so like eferyting? Dat doctor I
went up to at Lincoln, he yust look at
him, very careful, an' put sometings on,
an' it didn't hurt uieder."
"Dere was one Swede doctor I was to
see iud old country. He took off d end
of my finger. See? Oat hurt awful."
"I should tink so."
"He was not careful, dough, like dees
doctor. I was scare of him. He say to
me 'come here!1 an' I try to run away,
'cause de finger was chopped wid a ax.
Mine b rudder chopped it aud it hurt aw
ful. Den when I try to come troo de
door, de doctor he lock it, an' I was
more scare. An he hoi' me, an' I was
quite small den, so he take me an" cut
me de finger off."
Carl poked the white mule thought
fully. "Datwa not so bad, dough, as de
li aie I run de fish-hook in my tumb."
"How did you do dat?"
"f went to brush a hair off my coat,
aud de hook he stick out of de pocket,
an' I didn't know what 1 do, till he was
troo my tumb.
"Dat doctor look tit it, an' he take de
hook an' pull him back an' foit, till I
tink I shall fall down. So I tell him io
hoP de wrist tight, an den it didn't hurt
so much. When de hole got big enough
he pull de hook out."
"Was dat de same doctor i "
"No, dat was auudder."
K. M. Melick.
French, Latin, C-Serniuu and English
dictionaries, Kolf and text Shakesjiear
translations oXo at Herpolsheimer & Co.
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