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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (July 30, 1905)
Jul SO, 1905.
Electric Street Railway Brings Joy, and Recreation to the Aultitudes
TITE OMAITA ILLUSTRATED REE.
Hot For Street Cr Ride.
ET'8 take a itreet car ride."
If we take It over any of
the lines that gridiron Omaha
and radiate out from It these
beautiful nummer days or equally
oeiiclotm evenlnire, we mill reallio that there
are undiscovered vista of beauty and en
joyment In and about the city of which the
average Inhabitant hardly dreams.
"Let s take a street car ride."
Pew people fully realise what this means,
A street cur ride brings to the ordinary
person of moderate means an opportunity
to secure rest and recreation for himself,
his wife and his children for a few cents
for which he would have to pay many d 1
lars hut for the Invention of the electric
trolley. With a street car at their dis
posal Omaha householders can stay at
home through the heated season, enjoying
all the comforts and conveniences of their
own house and at the same time by Judici
ously planned outings and picnics, have all
the benefits of a summer resort. '
"Let's take a street car ride."
In almost any ulrectlon you may go In or
out of Omaha, If he have but the observ
atlve eye for color and ensemble, and the
soul to appreciate loveliness, he will find
that nature has been Indeed lavish In
spreading her charms of woodland and
meadow, of hill and stream, all about him.
.Beauty Spots Around Omaha.
It is no exaggeration to say that painter
has never spread on canvas more entranc
ing views for the real lover of nature than
may be found at many spots within close
reach. And none of these haunts of out
door beauty are far enough away from the
car lines to necessitate a fatiguing walk.
All are quite handily located, accessible
and safe dny and night.
Passengers in and out on the Benson
line will readily recall . some of the de
lights that greet the eye at almost every
turn. There are few more satisfying pros
pects lying out of doors than those offered
at the . Country club. The comfortable
looking mansion, with appropriate and 'n
jpresslve settings, suggests leisure and yet
Is redolent of Joyous life. With Its well
kept path, ornate spread of vegetation In
the way of flower and fern and hedge and
rolling lawn, this play place of the golfer
and the automohllist is Indeed a pleasure
to look at. The passerby on the street
car may enjoy all the pleasures of the
place Indirectly and will hardly tire of the
views that open to his admiring gaze at
very new turn of the track.
That retreat of sylvan loveliness, Bemls
park. Is also on this line, and for its extent
is one of the very prettiest parks to be
found anywhere. Located In the midst of
a residence section, it yet has all the ear
marks of nature's own handiwork. To look
through Bemls park to the high ground be
yond, where handsome homes are sur
rounded by generous lawns, is to get a
glimpse of summer fairyland. And even in
winter this spot presents pictures for the
eye that are dazzling almost beyond de
scription. After passing Bemls the traveler may
feast his eye on a real farm In city sur
roundings. There are forty acres of roll
ing? land bearing the ordinary farm crops
and In the foreground Is a typical old farm
house with all the surroundings of such a
Sylvan 'radicate Park.
If we. stay 011 a South Omaha car with
destination at Albright we pass through the
centers of Omaha and South Omaha from
the country side, to the hum and bustle of
the city street, and then out again Into
Some Tersely and Timely
The FUhtlnK Chaplain.
OLONEL' CHARLES W. LARNET
was talking at West Point about
a famous and .venerable army
"A braver and more upright
man never lived." Colonel Lamed said.
"During the civil war he was In the thick
of many a . fierce engagement. He com
forted the wounded, cheered on the brave
and put new spirit Into the faint-hearted.
"He was once distributing cartridges In
the midst of a hot fight. As he approached
a certain company he heard a black
bearded private swearing at the enemy.
"'Blank them! the man was saying,
'dash blank the '
"But the chaplain Interrupted this stream
" 'You shouldn't speak like that, friend.'
"Then he handed the man a packet of
" "Don't curse them. Shoot them, shoot
them.' "Buffalo Enquirer.
Governor Marcos Morton's Rents. ,
The late Governor Marcus A. Morton,
whose old home In Taunton Is now the Mor
ton hospital, was aa careless In his dress aa
he was punctual In collecting bis rents. It
was no uncommon sight to see him walking
the streets without stockings, the expanse
iri n i i ,
Stay at Home
the rural regions. Such a changing pano
rama of sce"- sound and prospect Is
hardly to tw "M In any other twelve
mile stretch ofhreet car travel. And to
enjoy It costs a nickel! Ten cents for a
round trip, comprising such pleasures of
travel and of sight as would have cost
many, many dollars a generation ago!
Verily, modern folk are lucky beyond the
dreams of the pioneers.
By boarding one of the big cars with the
fierce headlights headed for South Omaha
one can have the conductor l"t him off at
the very edge of Syndicate park. Here Is
nature unadorned Und In her most pleasing
aspect. Faun and satyr never disported
themselves In more lovely surroundings of
forest and grassy lawn. One Is quite
ready at spots to hearken for the sound
of the pipes of Pan.
Here Is wild woodland vista and flower
spangled forest glade wherein the lover
of poetic conceit may allow his fancy to
play at will. "Lakes of beauty softly
sleeping" offer no more restful or en
trancing Inspiration than the glades and
hillsides of Syndicate park, broken as they
are by watery reaches of more or less
depth and reflecting momentarily the shift
ing shadows of the passing sunshine. Re
flection and retrospection may alike be
here Indulged in beauteous solitade or '
along the traveled walks, where each seems
busy with his own. Syndicate park will
unfold new delights to old and young if
they will but visit It at the proper times.
Glories of Fort Omaha.
In an opposite direction lies beautiful
Florence, to reach which the passenger,
must change cars at Twenty-fourth and
Ames avenue. In a moment, as It were,
we get off the paved street onto the dirt
road, are immersed In the drone and the
cent of the country lane and Inhale the
world-long familiar odor of the upturned
oil and the growing crops. Along the road
side are the flowers and the grasses of
childhood' precious memory, and stretch
ing away to the . hazy horizon are far
reaches of prairie and copse. Interspersed.
between the bottom of his trouser legs and
his ioes revealing that fact to the public.
One day as the governor passed down the
street a flutter of white beneath his coat
tails gave mute testimony of the need of re
pairs in which his trousers stood. In a
group of Idlers was a wag who was also
one of the governor's tenants.
"Great horn spoons!" he shouted, as the
governor passed, "I never knew Governor
Morton let his rents get so far behind!"
The Biblical Examination.
Dr. R. J. Baldwin, secretary of the South
ern Educational conference, patted a little
Mobile colored boy on the head.
"This little boy," he said, "failed in an
examination last week. It was an examina
tion on the Bible and the first question the
teacher asked was:
" 'How many commandments are there T
"The little boy thought a while and then
" 'A hundred.
"'A hundred! No, of course not,' said
the examiner. That . will do for you. "
''And the little boy went out sadly. He
"But he hung about the building and In
halt hour another boy appeared. He was on
the way to the examination, too. He
asked the boy who had failed what ques
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among the farmsteads are homes fronted
by lawns and surrounded by bush and
flower bed. The city transplanted to the
country, or nature's wild-scented attrac
tions brought to the city home, which you
Fort Omaha old Fort Omaha of glorious
memory! Is passed on this trip to Florence,
going and coming. After many years of
tions had been put to htm, and the un
happy failure answered:
" 'The teacher wanted to know how
many commandments there were. What
will you say when he asks you that?"
" 'I'll say ten," was the reply.
"The boy who had failed laughed ' loud
" Ten! he cried. 'Well,' Just try him
with your ten. I tried him with a hun
dred, and he wasn't satisfied.' "--Cincinnati
The Seashore! the Stave.
Henry B. Dixey was talking at the
Lambs' club about Turkish baths, which
the newspapers at that time were con
demning as unhealthy.
,"I overhoard the other day," said Mr.
Dlxey. "a Turkish bath conversation be
tween a young and beautiful girl and her
" "My dear,' the mother said, 'this 1 a
rather big bill for Turkish baths. Why do
you go there so often?"
I "The young woman answered:
" 'Where else can a girl go who has
nothing to wear?' "New York Times.
The Beeentrle Depositor.
H. A. Fuller, toastmaster at the annual
banquet of the Pennsylvania bankers' con
vention In Wllkesbarre last month, Intro
Have All the
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AT SYNDICATE PARK. ON SOUTH OMAHA CAR LINE,
neglect and slow-moving decay the old
camping ground of, dead and gone warrior
Is now undergoing a rehabilitation that will
make .It. shine .resplendaut the borne of -the
wlg-wag man. He Is the eye and the
ear of the fighting man, and a most excel
lent development In . modern i soldiering.
This will soon be a show place' of merit to
be added to the many attractions of Omaha.
duced with this story the banker who re
sponded to the toast, "Our Depositors."
"A depositor In a neighboring trust com
pany Is an eccentric farmer of middle age.
This farmer, though he is wealthy, over
drew his account one day' to the tune of 00.
"Notification of the overdraft was at once
sent to htm.
" 'You tell me that I have overdawn my ,
account 1000. Well. I know it. Bo what is
.the necessity of bothering me about It?
Why not trust me aa I do you? Do I go to
ypu when I have money in your Institution
and shout: "You have $600 of mine?" Such
statements are eujierfiuous either way.' "
The Fat Drnmer.
At a dinner given in New York In Walter
Damrosch's honor, the musician said:
"The arts tend to spiritualize us."
"How true that Is." said Mr. Damrosch's
neighbor. "Fat people, fat painters, tat
musicians, fat dramatists, don't exist, do
"I don't believe they do," said Mr. Dam
rosch.. Then, smiling, he went on:
"Did you ever hear of the Dubuque drum
mer who waa discharged?"
"No, never," said the neighbor.
"Well," began Mr. Damrosoh, "there was
a drummer In a Dubuque band who had ,
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Benefits of Summer Resorts
ELECTRIC STREET RAILWAY.
Passing the fort, we move on between
farm fences, and as we pass we may note
the hive of the worker than whom there
is no greater save the ant. Just now he
is Improving each shining hour to the full
and the traveler enjoys with the bee the
clover odor and the breeze bearing the
rummer ozone. A Tittle further along the
biddy hen Is parading around In a big
drummed faithfully for over twenty years
He waa never absent from his post of duty,
he was never late or careless, and never, In
fortissimo passages, did he spare himself in
his attacks upon his drum.
"Nevertheless, the leader of the band took
this faithful servitor aside one day and
" 'Brown, I'm sorry, but I shall have to
dispense with your services.
"It seemed to the unfortunate drummer
that the bright sunlight turned a gloomy
""Why?" he gasped.
. "The loader, a lean, aesthetic chap,
frowned as he answered:
" "Why? You ask me why? A man who
has rot so fat he can no longer hit the
middle of his drum asks me why ?" Buffalo
Cow Didn't Look Well.
Assistant Attorney General Charles H.
Robb, who became famous for his work
In running down the postal grafters a
couple of years ago, began the practice of
law in a small village In, Vermont. He
knew all the people of the town, as well
as most of the farmers In the surrounding
"One day," said Mr. Robb, "a tall, lank
Yankee, a veritable David Harum, came
Into my office. It seems that he had got
yard as If she were really boss of the Job.'
But over In one corner Is the mechanical
wonder that does not belong to any union
and has almost put the hen out of business,
the brooding and sphinx-like Incubator.
Still, the cackle, cackle, is there, and the
Shanghai rooster struts about like a pan
oplied champion who knows no rival. Some
roosters are worth going miles to see.
There are many such along the lines of the
street cars, and they are not all wearing
feathcrB, either. There are any quantity of
"little roosters" In pants, who are a Joy
to the soul of the man who once was a
boy. The other kind don't count, anyway.
Florence the Beatful. ,
Arrived at Florence, the traveler can
alight and proceed to drink In views of
field and river that will transport him far
afield to the wonderful places he has read
of. Coming down from the pinnacles of
venseful pleasure thus attained, he can
enter the plant of the water works company
and be up against the most modern ma
chinery, through whose operation a whole
city full of people ts supplied with pure
There Is also a very satisfying view of
railroad, river and verdant banks to be
had if you transfer on your way back. and
go over the Ames avenue way toward
South Omaha. Hovels and high bridges,
rises and falls of land, moving trains and
flashing river craft, are all comprehended
In this view, which continues for blocks.
Going west to Walnut Hill at sunset the
traveler will enjoy such a picture as poets
and painters have raved over and which
will be ever new to the person with a soul
for God's wonders. In the other direction
transfer at Twenty-fcurth and Cuming and
let the electric car take you to that wide
spreading precinct of park perfection,
Hanscom park. It is in large measure as
nature left It; and right here nature may
be proud of her work. Steep hillsides are'
covered with verdure and adorned with
real trees, Whitehall around the eye may
rest on hlgh-sprlnglng fern And luscious
looking grasses that tempt to a roll down
Into trouble as a result of trading a cow.
He had succeeded In plamlng off on an
unsuspecting neighbor an uncertain look
ing animal which proved to be stone blind.
In addition It was lean and run down gen
erally. On finding that the cow couldn't
see the farmer who had been Imposed upon
brought suit against my client. I ques
tioned the man.
" 'Did you tell this farmer that the cow
" 'Indeed, I did,' protested my client,
with a sheepish look, 'I told him that she
didn't look well.' "Brooklyn Eagle.
Dlest the Tie.
Bishop Potter tells a story of a young
minister who came to grief while deliver
ing his first sermon.
He had dressed under a great deal of
excitement previous to entering the church
and neglected to fasten his necktie down
During the course of his sermon the
tie gradually slipped up over his collar,
until nearly every one In the congregation
noticed his predicament and smiled
radiantly at the situation. Concluding his
remarks the young minister, sparring for
an opportunity to adjust the tie, said:
"Let us Join In singing hymn No. 68."
He had announced the hymn at random.
hill regardlesa. Children are irfdeed In luck
who can play In Ilanscom park, and grown
observers niay there Bud much to cnthusa
Rlvervlew park Is So large anil so full of
chances for the lover of nature to get his
fill of valley and of vlst.i that It must be
seen to be really enjoyed. Winding patha
take one Into dense Jungle and Into "open
ings" where long lawns stretch away
through Immense trees that are an absolute
delight for the tired and grouchy denizen
of a city house or the holder of a noisy
Job. Here the visitor may be a primeval
pilgrim in very trutn. ana innugn mere d
thoui;ands about, he may walk alone. Rlv
ervlew park is (.enormia In dimensions and
cared for Just enough to be a real forest
retreat for those who will.
On the Council Bluffs line the traveler
m-lll rta llirniih n 1 1 V n.l ( n f A I h. (..mnlrV,
cross big waters and view from afar the
modern engines of ihan's power, then
Into the city again and still on
Into the country once mure, through
Ideal scenery, to famous and fascinating
lUnawa. Such a trip is rarely to be found
within the limits of a twenty-five cent,
piece. It Is to renew life and energy to
make It on a sweltering day. And to return
In the evening is to be brought quite within
the belief that a fairyland U U be scan
and enjoyed for the seeking.
The Summer Gardens.
Courtlond Beach Is reached by
pasjage through comfortable residence
streets and by homes surrounded by flower
gardens, a line of travel picturesque In the
extreme, then into the fields again,
alongside farm lands and pond and brake
and bog; then a swing around a big circle
In sight of the river, to the gates of aa
pretty a small lake resort aa one would
want to see.
Krug park is reached by a trip from the
center of the city quite to Its circumference.
It has a wealth of lawn and trees and grav
eled walks. There are comfortable build
ings and a large outdoor arena where re
freshments are served, amidst music, after
noon and evening.
All the parka have all the conveniences
demanded by modern pleasure seekers,
and there are no "keep off the grass"
signs. Tired men and women and exuber
ant children may enjoy the feel of the
sward, If they desire to stretch them
selves at length, without let or hindrance,
and they do.
West OTfr Hill and Dale.
There Is a car line running out Leaven
worth street, with a transfer from Park
avenue, that will take the sightseer to an
other side of the city, In the neighborhood
of the big county hospital. This Is worthy
' of a visit by anyone Interested In sociology.
There are wards for the Insane and for the
pauper, and from the high ground sur
rounding the hospital a long reach of coun
try Is to be viewed.
Near the county hospital, closest to the
Hanscom park west side line, la the
grounds of the Field club. This is a large
organization, which has Invested & great
deal of money in club house, tennis courts,
ball grounds and golf links. It is a private
pleasure resort, but well worth a visit It
one can set an invitation.
, Right here In Omaha, within a ride of A
few minutes, there are attractions of nat
ural and built-up beauty not to ba found
In many cities of the metropolitan class.
Electricity applied to the movement of
street cars makes them all available, and at
the smallest expense.
not knowing the nature of the words. The
congregation turned to the hymn, then gave
a gasp and nearly strangled.
The hymn read: "Blest Be the Tie that
Binds." New York Times.
Habit Was Too Strong;.
The force of old associations, as Samuel
Beverly learned one Sunday morning, Is
something against which to be on guard.
After thirty years of service as a railroad
man, chiefly In the capacity of conductor,
Beverly had retired, and was spending his
days quietly in his native town.
Just after he had taken his accustomed
seat one morning In church he was re
quested to perform the duty of an absent
deacon by assisting In taking up the collec
tion. He was proceeding decorously along
the aisle with the plate when, half way
down the aisle, he came to the Atkinson
pew. On this morning Mrs. Atkinson's
Uncle Harvey, who happened to sit next
the aisle, had dropped off Into a pleasant
When Beverly espied the old man he un
consciously doffed the demeanor suited to
the place and In a twinkling became official.
He tapped the sleeping man on the shoul
der. "Ticket, please!" he demanded, sharply
and audibly. Youth's Companion.
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