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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (May 19, 1894)
HE BOUGHT THE HOTEL.
"I see you have had a visit from George Francis Train," said n
grizzled old newspaper man at the National this morning. "X never
hear his namo that I don't think of an incident in his remarkable careor
many years ago, when he was in his prima and enjoying almost un
limited power. When tho Union Pacific road was being built and
had nearly reached completion, Train took an excursion party of
eastern people out west to oxamino tho enterprise. At Omaha,
which was then tho most primitive kind of a town, Train gave a
dinner in the only hotel in the place.
When the guests were seated tho erratic host discovered that ouo
of the panes in tho window behind bis chair was broken out, and ho
ordered a waiter to stand in front of it and kcop the draught from
him. Tho servant refused, whereupon Train called tho head waiter,
who also refused to bo used as a pneumonia screen. Tho philoso
pher grew angry and sent for the propricter.
"What will you take for this infernal old rookery?" he demanded.
Tho boniface named 810,000. Train scratched off a check for tho
amount, threw it to tho astonished proprieter, secured a rocoipt and
then called up tho head waiter.
"Stand in front of that hole in that window or get out of my
service," ho directed, the head waiter took up his position as a breeze
buffer without ony further objections."
IN THE DIME MUSEUM.
VisitorySo you've given your freaks a holiday?
Dime Museum Manager Yes. The India rubber man has gono
out to tako a stretch over tho road for oxerciso, tho living skeleton
is taking a spin on the river in a scull, the ossified man is upstairs
practicing a bono solo and the dwarf has gone to bed feeling pretty
"Yes, we had a frightful experience," said the return traveler.
"Have you any idea how it feelB to be hemmed in by icebergs?"
"I think I have," replied the other. "I once attended a five
o'clock tea in Boston.
IN DULL TIMES.
Six days were made for fallen man
By busy cares and burdens pressed,
In which to labor, toil and sweat,
And one for rest
But times have strangely whirled about,
For though I do my very best,
One day in every week I work,
And six I rest.
Best lino of wash goods at Herpolsheimer fc Co.'s
HE WAS PUZZLED.
A southern writer reports tho questions of a raw recruit, who per
haps was not quite so raw as he seemed.
At one of the posts of the signal corps, near Culpepper, an infan
tryman lounged up to the man on duty and seemed deeply interested
in his maneuvers. Tho signalman paid no attention tc the new
comer, but continued to "Hop" away right and left with his flag.
"1 sa-a-y, str-a-nger," drawled the fellow at last, "are tho Hi-es
New, neat and nobby is what everybody says of tho storo and
shoes of Le Grande M. Baldwin, 1129 O St.
Sister's ice cream works moves to 133 south 12 St., Monday, May
21st. Call on him in his new quarters.
If you order your ice of the LINCOLN ICE CO. you will get prompt
service, courteous treatment, and pure ice. 10(0, O Street.
Considerable interest is manifested in tho tournament to bo held
at tho capitol courts next week.
Professors Richardson and Jackson, of tho Lincoln high school
have entered tho lists for both singles and doubles. They played re
cently against Messrs Shepherd and Hardy and played a very
accurato and nervy gamo. Their clubbing was particularly good.
Tho gentlemen aro laboring under tho disadvantage of not having
played much for several seasons. Mr. Richardson held the champion
ship of Omaha four or live years ago.
Messrs Skinner, Moody, Shcdd and Dr. Hussey of tho university
club have entered for singles, and they will play in doubles alno:
Skinner and Moody playing together and Shedd and Hussoy. Dr.
Ward is expected to enter and it is hoped with a partner.
Tho contestants from tho Lincoln club will probably bo Geishardt
Shepherd, Northam, Hardy, Hicks, Burr, Munger, Hay den and
possibly Bomo others. Thcso will play in singles, but the teams in
doubles have not been fully decided upon.
Frank Burr was at tho Capitol courts on Wednesday evening and
ho played a very rapid and accurato game.
This was especially noticeablo becauso ho has not played before
this season and did not play any last season. It seems clear that
ho is capable of being tho best singlo player in the city if ho chooses
In spite of tho high wind during tho past week, the "liends" have
been regular in their attendance at the courts to play in spite of tho
wind. And one is well repaid to have tho exercise and a refreshing
Mr. Geishardt was in Omaha one day this week and took notes on
tho skill of the players there. Ho Bays that Cullinghaiu and Austin
aro both playing a very swift game. This is something new for Cul
lingham who has always relied with excellent success on his
accuracy of all strokes, and his placing, rather than upon a swift
game. Au&tin is an upstart of last year. Ho it was who finished
Geishardt, and he did it because of his ability to be four or live
places at once apparently, and always where tho ball lit. Ho is
playing the Lawford this year with good effect, and ho is very apt
to snatch the honors away from Cullingham this year.
There is another coming young player in Omaha: his namo is
Caldwell. He plays a swifter game than Austin, and seems to have
remarkable staying qualities for a mere boy. He is long and angu
lar and moves awkwardly, but his stroke is a swift under-hand very
similar to Shepherd's. He made it very warm work for Shepherd
last year, but was finally defeated.
The Moody Male Quartette will give two concerts in this city next
week, on Friday at the First Congregational church and on Satur
day at tho Plymouth Congregational church. This quartette is com
posed of college students and has no superior in this country. Dr.
Puison of London, Mr. Spurgeon's successor, says that their singing
is the finest that he has ever heard by a male quartette. In Chicago
alono they have sung at over one hundred and fifty concerts. They
sang with Mr. Moody during his entire World's Fair campaign, and
are to bo with Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Puison in their evangilistic work
during tho coming summer. These concerts are given to help de
fray their summer's expenses. Tho leader of tho quartette, Mr. R.
S. Goldsbury, a classmate of Mr. Puison's at Princeton, is a humor
ists and impersonator of very rare ability and will add greatly to the
pleasure of the entertainment. The concerts are under tho personal
direction of Mr. Puison, and Mrs. Puison act as accompanist.
Tickets on sale at Burlingin's.Rector's Pharmacy, and the Y.M. C. A
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