The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, October 19, 1895, Image 1
vV- 9 . fi Pr VOL.. 10, NO 43. 8K V " " ''' ESTABLISHED IN 1886, PRICE F1V5 CENTS Hi - ,SJr. " "" - t S - sf it LINCOLN. NEB., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 1895. . v A (5) 9$ fintnn nf thn tirninipnt. nhrAnrilnnt men J a wvuiv . . ...... ... ...- - $SS!irXsS' hum devoted their lives to trvlnir to do no what Maud Lord Drake claimed that I she rrmlil ln nfT hund. !inl in thn end cvr" mil w ... . , -aji o (jje(j in rags. One cannot entertain the highest respect for the acumen of theee entered in the post offick at MXC01.X victims. They really deserved to Io6e. as second-class matter For a Httlo while, for the space of two days, these people saw visions of a PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY wealth as fabulous as the treasures of BI old Solomon. They drank, in fancy, from golden goblets and wore divers TIE COURIER PRINK AND PUBLISHING CO. and sundry kinds of diamonds. Then Office 217 North Elerenth St. Maud and the market diverged, and the .vouldbe bonanza kings cam-) btck to Telephone 384 earth again with a thud. The tickle goddess lets people down hard sometimes. ,. , ., Its a cojd thing these Lincoln specula te. MORTON SMITH Editor and Manager b . ; SARAHS. HARRIS AuocUte Editor tors wene not carried higher up, else WILLACATHER Associate Editor the dr0Jl c,uld have been lonser, and " " they might have been seriously nurt. Subscription Rates In Advance. , Per annum 82.00 The announcement that the wholesale Six monhs 1.00 drug business of the H. T. Clarke com- one"omnthth:.::::::::::::::::::: w -m b Single copies 5 gratifying. Here s hoping that the Lin- coin Drug company may be a perma nent institution! But there is a suspi cion, which I hope is groundless, that OBSERVAriUINe) S nmnfen nnrtie and the formation of the "Lincoln Drug Co." has back of it a scheme not altogether favorable to this Some very estimable people in this c,ty. It is suggested that the Omaha town lately paid a considerable price for wholesale druggists would hardly care to their credulity. A spiritualist, rejoicing have two houses selling the same territo in the euphonious name of Maud Lord Tyi and the idea is prevalent that the pur Drake, came to Lincoln and began giv- pogg ;B to capture the trade hitherto ing seances. Now Maud Lord Drake controlled by the H. T. Clarke Drug claimed, incidentally, to possess a power company, and after maintaining the that would smash all the boards of house here for a year or two, consolidate trade in Christendom. She said she the business in Omaha. Jt hardly could foretell the changes in the market- stands to rea on that an Omaha drug She made one guess and it was success- house would want a branch as near as ful. Then a little syndicate was formed Lincoln. Every resident of this city by some well known Lincoln men, and would like to see this business kept a modest amount was put up in a local here; but if the new proprietors should bucket shop. The syndicate won. And take it away it is altogether probable again the next day. J hen there came a that effectual measures would be taken day when Maud Lord Drake had to to get other people to come in. guess again. She was wide of the mark and the syndicate lost a good deal more pauj jtfort0n has just been made con thanit had made. Since then it has bUj for the Argentine Republic in Chi not dealt any more. There is no spirit- cago an(j haa been oflicially recognized ualiut road to wealth, or it would have ag such by president Cleveland. Mr. been travelled long ago. Spiritualists Morton well known in Nebraska. He . usually just hang on to the ragged edge is a Boa ol Secretary J. Sterling Morton, of life. Their humbuggery and decep- and was for many years an officer of the tion are proved by their own condition. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad Col. Pope, the millionaire manufacturer company. He is now president of the of the Columbia bicycle, is a large in- Whitebreast Fuel Co., and vice-president vestor. Men come to him almost daily Qf the Colorado Iron Jfc Fuel Co. with large schemes. They offer to put him on to a plan of acquiring great Were ever people so much "received" wealth almost at a single bound. To as Chancellor and Mrs. McLean? Where all such Col. Pope says: "All right, ever two or three are gathered together that is very well; but are you rich your- in the name of the Lord or any one self? Have you proved what you say?" else the thing they do is to receive he And he doesn't talk to impecunious for- new chancellor and his wife. Why The tune makers. When Maud Lord Drake Courier has been seriously meditating told these people she could forecast giving them a reception on its own hook, market changes she should have been Of course their numerous receptions asked to show her piie. For no one are marks of deserved respect and are who could tell when the market would well meant, but if this thing keeps up go up or down would remain poor. The Mr. and Mrs. McLean will be exhaus world would be at this person's feet, ted weeks before the season is over. I can not help noticing the change in the general bearing and deportment of the university students in the last live years. In "90 there was scarcely a beg ger's dozen of civilized members of society who attended the institution. There were plenty of good students, strong fellows with high purpose, but O, the cloth :b they wore, and the general style of them. It was not from necessity or poverty, but because sloucbiness was prevalent. It was th . customary thing for young men to wear baggy trousers, keep their hands in their pocketB and chew a tooth pick. And the girls, the taller they were the shorter they wore their dresses, and the colors in which those maidens wonld adorn themselves! There roally is no reason why a student should not wear clean linen and know what to do with his feet. A man may be literary and clean at the same time, and neckties do not interfero with his scientific pursuits, Everyone who can owes it to society not to be a jay, and culture and good manners can go to gether. I think the Bocial life which has grown up in the university of late years one of the strongest evidences that the university is really growing to be an institution to be proud of. Ten years ago the students were boisterous, overgrown boys, indulging in cane tights and playing juvenile tricks upon the towns people. Now they are young men and women, not quite so serious or earn est as the old fellows perhaps, but cer tainly more pleasing and civilized. There is a general refinement about the place now that is of recent growth. It is not to be laughed at either. Frivolity is not a lofty thing, but since the greater part of the world is frivolous itB a good thing to be able to do the frivolous. In the present state of society the man who is honest and agreeable and can lead a gcrman well, is about as useful a mem ber of society as the man who can tell the derivation of every word in the language. There are plenty of men who have got through the world very creditably on a pleasant smile. I don't say its an ideal condition of things at all, but its true. There must always be a few learned peoplo in the world, but for the work-a-day average that makes up the business world, there are other things quite as important as an accurate knowledge of the ear of the salamander. After all the only essential thing in men is manliness and in women woman liness. As for culture weli, there are so many definitions of culture. In Omaha there is a movement on foot to dispense with what is inelegantly known as "full dress" at dances and other evening entertainments. Only last week, as I learn from the Bee, a number of young men endeavored to give a dance with the understanding that they, the young men, were to ap pear in business suits. I am a little surprised that a city that has always, from the time-they stuck the first pig at the stock yards, prided itself on its quality of "wellness," should favor the unique idea that anything other than evening dress is proper at evening en tertainments. There are somo places whore men go to evening affairs in sack coats and red ties, where the women wear the gowns in which they partook of the matutinal repast. In these f laces the men aleo have a habit of car rying guns and flasks in their pockets, and sometimes there are signs dis played, "Do Not Spit on the Floor." Tho women chew gum and sometimes when they dance they kick. This id the way it used to bo in Omaha in the days when George Francis Train was tho chief promoter of the town. Omaha wasn't Bwell then no, not any part of it. But latterly the town has taken on a considerable amount of importance and affected tho things that are "swell." The pioneer times are gone. Now that Omaha is trying to bo consid ered in the same class with Lincoln and St. Louis and Chicago it must bo pre pared to go the whole thing. It cannot set all rules at defiance, and make soci ety a mob. It must take time to get the grime off its fice and hands and change its clothes when it goes out of an evening to a proper social function. It cannot bnng dancing in the barn ideas into the modern metropolitan ball room. In cannot be governed by South Omaha etiquette. No, indeed, if Omaha wants to bo a city it must do as a city does. And in the cities they wear proper clothes. They don't try to make the dress that catches the grime of the day answer for the festiities of the evening. Society this winter will bo just as gay as in that time before the Nebraska Guy Fawkes set fire to the magazine that blew up Lincoln's prosperity. The functions will be as many if not as elaborate. The starvation parties that were given in the south for a year before the surrender were remarkable for their gayety. There is an excitement about dancing on the brink of a precipice, an exaltation of spirits that nothing but the presenco of danger will create. So was Paris gay in tho days of the Guil lotine. No parties were gayer than those given by the prisoners in the Con ciergerie. When you lose your money or your health and have to spend the rest of your days grubbing or on a sick bed it is not the days of feasting and dancing you will regret, but the days you misspent in worrying and mourning when you might have been happy. We do not know how many heads will roll in the basket before next sum mer but we do know that only to-day is ours. Let us put our mark on it as it races by so that in the days when the "grinders cease because they are few" we shall possess days of happiness that nothing but failing memory can rob us of.