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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 20, 1894)
THE BUSINESS SITUATION.
Mr. A. K. Andriano, superintendent of tbo mercantile reporting
department of Snow, Church & Co., Omaha, writes of the business
situation for The Courier as follows:
Retailers report a falling off in trade owing to this warm unseason
able weather of tho last few days. With wholesalers business con
tinues to keep up in dry goods, boots and shoes and clothing.
Furniture men report oniy a fair trade and in hardware business is
rather dull. Politics is very freely discussed by business meu
throughout the country and the coming elections although princi
pally of a local complexion are influencing trade to a surprising
degree. Very few loans are being made and capitalists are holding
off pending results This does not apply only to Nebraska but is
true of all tho western states. The commercial world is actively in
terested in politics this year and there is iittle doubt that the best
class of citizens will figure very prominently in tho coming elections,
both in the east and west. The extension of the Burlington road
and its connection with tho Northern Pacific is a matter of para
mount importance to Lincoln and Omaha jobbers. It is now stated
that the opening of the new extension will be somewhat delayed
pending the ratification of tho rate agreement by the courts. Under
the naw schedule tho through and local rate to points on tho line
of the Northern Pacific will be the Bamo to Nebraska jobbers as to
St. Paul and Minneapolis dealers. This will enablo Lincoln and
Omaha to enter into direct competition with those cities, a territory
hitherto not open to competition. The advantage to these cities
will readily bo appreciated. Business in the northwest territory is
very good, money is plentiful and merchants are prosperous. The
accession of this new territory will be doubly welcome to Nebraska
jobbers this year.
AT THE THEATRE.
"Rush City,' an attraction with a minimum of plot and a maxi
mum of play, pleased those people who like a so called "specialty"
show, at the Lansing theatre Saturday evening. Possibly there was
a fungus growth on some of the alleged comicalities; but the people
laughed; and tho specialites on tho whole were on par with those of
tho average production of this class.
Tho Corse Payton company, at popular prices, is at the Lansing
theatre this week, presenting a chango of bill nightly. The engage
ment closes this evening. There will be a matinee this afternoon.
Monday night there will be a double bill at the Lansing, "A Chip
o' tho Old Block" and "A Cold Day." Robert L. Scott. Miss Adelia
Crawford and Charles B. Boyd take the leading parts in the play.
In "A Cold Day" Perkins D. Fisher, Edward Cogley, Miss Ollia Red
path and Jean Delmar will appear. These two plays are given by
two separate companies.
"A Trip to Chinatown" will bo given at the Lansing theatre this
"Friends" is soon to appear at the Lansing.
Wednesday evening at tho Lansing theatre "The Hustler" will be
given, its third presentatioc in this city, Tho principal role Con
McFtiddcn is played this year by J. I. Tiernay. E. J. Hefferman ap
pears in songs, including some new parodies; James P. Smitn and
James F. Cook do the tramp acrobatic acts; Harry Watson and
Alice Hutchins, the German comedian and comedienne; James
Bradley, Thomas H. Humphries, Ernest Wilson, M. C. Reynolds,
Irene Hernandez, Mamie Mayo, Julia Taylor and May V. Warren
are other members of the company.
Additional attractions for next week at the Lansing are "Star
Gazer," a breezy comedy, on Friday, and "4-11-44," a farce comedy,
At tho Funke next Friday Dewey Heywood's grand concert com
pany, including Flora Drescher, violinist; W. Scott Hey wood, cornet
soloist; Frank M. Fuller, pianist; Miss Mario McKenzie, prima
donna soprano, and Miss Clara Mae Bryant, dramatic and humor
ous reader, will give a most attractively arranged concert. Tho
company is one of the strongest, most artistic concert companies
now touring the country, and tho concert promises to be one the
leading musical treats of the season.
Wo must have a weak spot or two in a character before we can
lovo it much. People that do not laugh or cry, or take more of any
tlnng than is good for them, or uso anything but dictionary words,
aro admirablo subjects for biographies. But wo don't care most for
those flat pattern flowers that press best in the herbarium.
Thoro aro three wicks to the lamp of a man's life; brain, blood
and breath, Press the brain a little, its light goes out, followed by
both tho others. Stop tho heart a minute, and out go all three of
tho wicks. Choke tho air out of the lungs, and presently tho fluid
ceases to supply tho other contore of llamo, and all is soon stagna
tion, cold and darkness.
Tho trees may outlivo the memory of more than ono of thoso in
whose honor they were planted. If it is somothing to mako two
blades of grass grow where only one was growing, it is much moro
to have been the occassion of the platning of an oak which Bhall defy
twenty scores of winters, or of an elm which shall canopy with its
green cloud of foliago half as many generations of mortal immortali
ties. Our thoughts are plants that never flourish in inhospitable soils
or chilling atmospheres. They are all started under glass, so to
speak; that is, cherished and fostered in our own sunny conscious
ness. They must expect some rough treatment when wo lift the
sash from the frame and let the outside elemontB in upon them.
They can hear the rain and the breezes, and be all tho better for
them; but perpetual contradiction is as pelting hailstorm, which
spoils the growth and tends to kill them out altogether.
White china to decorate at Crancer's, 212 So. 11th.
If you wish to secure a certain and speedy result, when using
Ayer's Sarsaparilla, bo careful in observing the rules of health, or
the benefit may be retardeJ. A fair and persistent trial of medicine
never fails, when the directions are followed.
Latest sheet music at Crancer's,' 212 So. 11th.
There are all kinds of hustlers in this world. A man to be a suc
cess in any business must bo a hustler. The butchers, bakers,
grocerymen, laundrymen all havo men who do nothing but solicit
your trade. In tho jewelry business a man has to hustlo in a differ
ent way. It would not look well to have a man going from one
house to another asking if ho could not sell you a watch, clock, chain
diamond ring or a cane.but when he writes an advertisement solicit
ing your trado he is asking you just the same as though he were the
groceryman knocking at your door asking you if you would not like
to have a bushel of potatoes or a pound of coffee. All of our read
ers are acquainted with the way Mr. Ilallett asks you for your trade,
and it is tho only way for a jeweler to solicit. If you have an idea
that you would like a watch or chain or anything in the jewelry line
butdonot think you can afford it go into Hallett's and you will be
surprised how cheap you can get it. He does not follow the leaders,
he leads the followers. There is only one store owned by E. Hallett
and it is located at 1143 0 street, where gentlemanly and obliging
clerks are always glad to show you anything from a 10c pin to a
8400.00 diamond. If you looking for a cane for a present, do not
forget that Hallett has tho finest line in tho city.
Tired, Weak, Nervous,
Means impnre blood, and overwork or too much strain on brain ana
body. The only way to cure is to feed the nerves on pure blood.
Thousands of people certify that the best blood purifier, tho best
nerve tonic and strenth builder is Hood's Sarsaharilla. What it
has done for others it will do for you Hood's Cures.
Hoods Pills cure constipation by restoring peristaltic action of the
Lamp frames and crepe paper at Crancer's, 212 So. 11th.
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