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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (April 13, 1895)
like a chair leg or bed slat to keep the ladies on your vest. Well
old man Swengally, he got gay one night, and Trilby, sho came out
and looked ver in the box, and 6he Been he was dead, and then she
balked in the harness, and they had to call the game. She wouldn't
spiel for love nor money."
The bass wood boy stopped and tho dummies bumped ono against
the other in the high wind.
"Well, what then?" asked the cigar sign.
"What then? Why, nothing. How much do you want for a
quarter a circulating library?
"What about Billy the Kid."
"Aw, him? Ho don't cut no ice. Thoy just put. him in, liko they
say 'damn,' on the stage to make folks laugh." ,
"Well, I don't see much in that to go on so about," said tho cigar
" I thought you wouldn't" said tho bass wood boy; "only them
that's got tho bozeysqree and tho gift of the hot touch can holler
down tho Trilby rain barrel. You're all right for the West side,
but you hain't dago enough for the Quarter Latang.
And with this the bass wood hoy drew himself back of his eye
patch. And the dust chased itself up and down the sidewalk until
rain came and drove it away.
There was once a little worm, of the human species called domestic
and inferior, but of a verygontle dispostion and a pretty uelicate
And as the little worm was creeping along quite happily for it
was young and light of heart it attracted the attention of another
of the human species called masculine and superior. .
And the superior said to tho inferior: "You dear thing. Won't
you come with mo and be my precious angel?'
And the inferior listened with both her two ears and opened both
her soft eyes and her round pink mouth and said: "Yes." And so
For a whole month the inferior was an angel, and then she began
to fall down and down to the estate of worm again.
And then the superior who had been rising and rising to the
estate of tyrant began to tread upon her; first in his stocking f set,
then in his carpet slippers, and finally in his hobnailed boots.
And this lasted for years and years. So long that the tyrant
himself got tired of it except as a habit.
And then one day when the tyrant was doing a little regular
treading just to keep his foot in tho worm turned.
And there lay the tyrant dead.
Tho doctor said it was shock; the moralist said it was revolution;
the sociologist pronounced it evolution but the worm lay in a
corner and cried as if her heart would break. Dorothea Lumnis.
Writton for THE CO UIIIEK.
"June's" has been changed into a meat market, and tho ice cream
parlor in tho rear into a chicken yard. Tno walls of tho "parlor"
hdve boon heightened by laths si that only tho crows and tho
squawks got over. Some things tho tire commissioners will allow
and other things thoy will not allow.
People art watching with curiosity for tho appcamnco of tho now
posters by Bradley and his school. Thoy aro late. Tho companies
are using up their stock of old titers on tho Binall towns.
It is stated by various critics, more or less knowledgablo, that
Frederick Walker is tho original or "Little Billee." Du Maurier
himself has never admitted it. It is impossible to boliovo that tho
supernatural skill of "Little Ilillee" is represented by nothing more
admirable than tho blotted lines and imperfect drawing of
Frederick Walker; a book of whoso drawings has been issued in tho
last year or two. What if we could hear "Trilby" sing? The only
feeling I had when looking at Frederick Walker's drawings was ono
of thankfulness that I could not hear that lovely voire that never
was on sea or land.
One of the most noticeablo things about tho printing of tho
"Women's paper" was tho good naturo of tho printers. They aro
written down as an irasciblo, taciturn set, not to be interfered with.
Tho ladies were in and out of the pressroom. The printers were
hindered in their work by questions, and thoy worked over time,
but their good nature never faltered. Tho ladies decided that their
reputation was not what their sweetness of disposition merited.
The university library has some new illustrated books. Hopkin
son Smith's book on Some Modern American Illustrators, tho book
on French illustrators by Morin, ono on English and ono on
Italian art. As usual the French portfolio is the most interesting.
Tho benches on the university campus are tilled with students,
studying, talking, laughing and ilirting. Thoy are happy to get out
of the crowded building into tho freshness outside. The halls and
the library feel the relief also. Tho landscape smiles with gladness.
The bright colors and thesounds have tho same effect on tho passer
by that the birdB do.
The university buildings are pervaded by a personality, bustling,
busy, effective. The man who projects this strong impression wants
his own way in everything, and he gets it. If he has a great idea
come into his head that seems to him good, he proceeds to execute
it. If there too many obstacles in tho way of his idea bo that it can
not move, ho stops pushing immediately on that and moves a num
ber of smaller ideas up against it. Then ho pushes on the smaller
ideas all at once and the force behind tho obstacle is too heavy, it is
broken and the idea once started crashes Its own way into place.
Then tho man stops a moment and goes to work on a few hundred
other affairs. His rule is wise, he plots patiently.
Sarah B. Hakims.
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