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THOUGHTS ON THE ELECTION.
Wo mado arrangements over a week
ago with a candidate for tho athletic
board for an article entitled "Signifi
cance; of tho Election."
The candidate failed to make con
nections, but he wrote tile article. It
would scarcely do to print. We put it
over our young peas Sunday night to
keep the frost off. They grew six inches
before 8 o'clock the next morning, it
was so warm.
The election Is over, the fires are out
and the political pot has ceased to boil.
Those who were scalded while it boiled
still aunoint tho places with Pond's
The election was very quiet in spite
of the excitement. No serious fights
occurred, though some soreness re
sulted. Tho perfect weather, together with
the large number of candidates,
brought out an unusually large num
ber of voters. Woman's suffrage also
had much to do with the large vote
Industrious workers succeeded in
arousing tho interest of the girls.
"Now, who shall I vote for?" a S. T.
Tho worker would name his ticket
"But I havo never met Mr. .
I would rather vote for Mr. ."
"My dear Miss Whateverhername
hapenedtobe, I have paid for you and
you oughkto vote as I say."
"Oh! do you have to pay to vote? I
didn't know that." And she made the
little crosses as he pointed out the
Sometime we will discuss this meth
od of obtaining votes and its relation
to tho campaign cigar.
THE TANDEM TROLLEY SYSTEM
And now we come to the most inter
esting and puzzling subject of the
year, to-wit: The Lincoln Traction
,A man stopped me on the street the
other day. "I beg your pardon," sezee,
"Don't they have street cars in this
town? I am a stranger here.."
"O, yes, kind sir," quoth I, "we have
electric trolley cars in this charming
and thriving city."
"Where do they run at?" inquired
the stranger. "I have been standing
here for forty-seven and one-third
minutes by the clock, and have not yet
saw the slightest vestige of a street
"If you will but compobo your soul
In patience, the entire rolling stock
of the Lincoln Traction Company will
pass along the street in grand revJew."
I -went into Miller & Paine's and
bought a paper of pins and some rib
bon. The clerks made out and filed
tho necessary vouchers, certificates
and warrants with the proper officials,
and in the course of timo I received the
packago and my change.
From this it will readily bo seen that
a long interval of time elapsed before
I again saw tho stranger. He was still
standing at tho corner, peering wearily
up and down tho street. Ho looked at
mo as though ho had caught me in a
"Couldn't you catch your car?" I
"Every one was going tho other
way. I counted nearly fifteen of them,
all in a string. That was almost an
hour ago, and they haven't como back
yet. This is the worst town I ever
My civic pride 'roso up within me.
"You'll find very few towns which can
show a larger number of cars on the
street at tho same time."
Lincoln has many interesting sights,
but none other can compare with a
procession of trolley cars coming
down O street.
Did you ever want to go somewhere,
kind reader? Did you ever yearn to
annihilate space Q. E. D.? Did you
ever have two heavy jrripa and a
framed picture to carry?
Then you know how it feels to
watch the long procession move past
In the wrong direction.
Then, you know tho impatlenco
with which you decide not to wait
any longer, and start to walk ft. Like
wise you know the emotion with which
you see the cars overtake you when
it isn't worth while climbing on any
Wo have all experienced this experi
ence not once, nor twice, nor even
half a dozen times, but at least five
nunareu times m the course of a
One ought to expect to wait a short
time for a penitentiary car, but to
have to wait half an hour for p, car
from the postoflice to the Rock Island
depot is another, proposition.
What has been said has been said in
a spirit of kindness, and the company
should strive to profit by the lessons
I do not wish to do the street car
company any injustice. It has always
treated me with the utmost courtesy,
if a car is labeled "Havelock," you
may depend upon it that it will not
change its mind and go to College
View. I do not wish to do the com
pany any dirt, nor injure its business
by arousing the ill-will of the people
of Lincoln but the truth must be
told. What is said here is not the en
tiro case against the street car people.
If-they would rather have the rest re
main unsaid, an annual pass sent in
care of the business office will reach
tho writer. This will be taken as an
indication that the necessary reforms
will be inaugurated.
The Onjaha Medical College,
THE LINCOLN ACADEMY
An Accredited School to the University of Nebraska,
also to the State University of Iowa
STRICTLY four -year cears
Medical College, tbe require
menu of wlilctt are fully up
those of the American Associa
tion of Medical Colleges, and ths
laws of the different states. Ths '
r.ev bu.'ldlng furnishes the most
perfect laboratory rooms In thr
West. Most excellent clinics arc
held by the professors of the
College In flvef the si Onahs
Por tflformaUea address,
DR. EWING BROWN,
The school prepares pup'ls for the Leading Colleges and Universities.
Students of the School are given the opportunity of advancing as rap
idly as possible; but thoroughness will not be sacrificed to speed.
Students may, at any time, enter cl sses for which they are prepired.
Students only partially prepared to enter the State University have the
privilege, at the Academy, of making up the work in which they are deficient.
At lenst three-fourths of those now in attendance are preparing to enter the
Summer School Opens June 14
The First Semester of University Year 1901-1902
Opens September 17
Alfred H. Wilson, Ph.D. Yale, Principal
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