The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, October 19, 1895, Image 2

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Several chapters of the unwritten
history are open for Inspection in the
cheap eating house around town.
Eating ib not a romantic occupation,
but it is rather necessary, even to the
roost romantic people. It is amusing
to watch the fellows who were in a box
party last night crawl upon those high
stools and meekly orders a sausage and
a doughnut for breakfast, while the man
who sal in his shirt sleeves in the gallery
ordered a whole boiled dinner to begin
the day on. One morning I saw a young
swell who does the elegant on no visible
resources sit staring sadly at his sand
wich and coffee while he chewed the
stem of a sunset rose he had worn to
a party the night before. I suppose he
was meditating upon the vanities of
life and about how in the evening man
cometh up as a flower and in the mor
ning he is cut down to reversed cuffs
and sandwiches. Why should the spirit
of mortal be proud?
I met Professor Neil Johnson, the new
superintendent of the Institution for the
Blind on Monday. When questioned
about the report circulated by the
Journal and Bee that he had made a
clean sweep on going into the institu
tion and turned away all the old in
et'uctore and assistants he said, "As
yet I have not dismissed one person
from the institution. But on the first day
that I took charge, seven persons, five
instructors and two menials, withdrew
without any explanation or without
offering to Btay until their places wtre
filled. Ihe only one among those who
had a sufficient sense of her obligation
to the institution to offer to remain until
other help was secured and her place
well filled was a chamber maid. The
others withdrew without warning or
When I heard the ladies of the
Woman's Federation of Clubs talking
and I muBt say talking, eloquently and
well, about the influence of wives and
mothers, I could not help thinkirg
how funny it would be to hear a lot of
men talking about the inflcence of hus
bands and fathers. And jet after all
husbands and fathers are rather nee
ceesary articles. It would be hard to run
society without them. When 1 see the
terrible strain of labor that goes on in
the world, when I see men of cheerful,
pleasure loving instincts quietly con
sign themselves to a business life that is
toilsome, har rasing aud exhausting, all
to keep up their establishments and give
their family what the world ca'ls a good
living, then I think that in a quiet sort
of way they sacrifice about as much as
women. They don't talk about it or
write books upon a father's influence
nor any such stuff. They just grind
awayat the tread mill day in and day
out and keep a stiff upper lip and a brave
face and never even afford themselves
the luxury of being sentimental over it.
They are so cheerful and manly about
it that our fathers grow to be broken
old men before we realize that we have
imply taken their lives and possibilities
and used them to feed our own. It's
terrible, anyway, the sacrifice that every
generation makes that the ant nay
live aad work. But in the leaguna I
asa iacliaed to think that Iks men,
the poor, simple, practical awe, who
don't assemble in each others homes and
read Browning and The Holy Roman
Empire, men despised of woman's, clubs
do their part. A mother's influence would
not amount to much without a father's
energy, and if the mamma furnishes the
sentiment and moralizing the papa puts
up the bicycles and the hard cash
and that counts in this world, even with
Forty widowers of Fairburry who say
they will not marry again and eighty
bachelors who swear they will never
marry! Fairbury is a small place too.
One hundred and twenty men eo homely
and bad and Bhiftless that they can
find no one who will marry them. If
I had not seen it in the press I should
not have believed it.
It is harder to make people believe in
excellence if discovered at home than in
that reported from a distance. Why is
it so impossible, absurd, for gold-bearing
soil to have been found in Milford?
Because our vacation feet have walked
its golden street? That is no reason;
the near may be as precious as the far
though men may never believe it.
Paris and a large portion of France
have been without rain for eight weeks.
There has scarcely been a cloudy day
in that time. Is has been hotter and
drier than it has been for COO years.
In Paris the leaves on the trees scorched,
the grass died, and the city became a
a smoking furnace. The heat was
greater than it was in North Africa,
along the desert of Sahara. In the
country the rivers are drying up and
water is scarce. Great injury has been
done the vineyards in the provinces.
Aud yet in it all and through it all I
have not yet noticed condemnations of
Paris and France by Parisians and
Frenchmen. There has been no moving
away. The drouth and hot weather
were probably infinitely worse than
anything we have experienced in Ne
braska. In France the people regret,
but go on persistently. In Nebraska
they abuse this state and, many of them,
pull up and go away. A little old
country persistence aud patience
would be a good thing in Nebraska.
There have been more failures in
Omaha. Another large dry goods
houee follows Morse. Thest business
troubles are unfortunate, and Lincoln
ran sympathise with Omaha. A fellow
feeling, etc Perhaps Omaha will re
ceive kindly the suggestion that now that
Morse and Falconer are gone, the people
of the metropolis would do well to
come to Lincoln to do their shopping.
This is no jest. The biggest and best
dry goods stoies in Nebraska are in
Lincoln and the people of Omaha will
find here an assortment of goods that
will dazzle their eyes. I have no doubt
but that Herpolsheim er & Co., Sharp,
Miller & Paine, Nisei ey & Co., and the
rest will offer inducements to Omaha
purchasers. The latter could save
much more than their railroad fare, have
the advantage of selecting from a stock
such as they have never seen in Omaha,
and have a good time seeing the city.
The Journal refers to The Courier
when it must speak of it, (it never speaks
to it), as "The Press." This is extremely
gratifying to The Courier. "The
Press" means all other newspapers. We
would not have dared awume that com
prehensive title ourselves, but as long as
it has been bestowed upon us by so sin
cere and admiring a contemporary as
the P. O. J. we can only accept it and
be thankful,
There was a rather interesting discus
sion of the recent gold discoveries in the
vicinity of Lincoln in last Sunday's
Journal. Of course it was not written
by anybody connected with the Jour
nal. It was an expression by "a Color
ado mining man." The article quoted
Solomon as saying: "Silver ie found in
veins and g.ld is where you find it "
The quotation came- in aptly enough;
but it was incorrect. Solomon never
said what the "Colorado mining man"
said he said. In Job there is something
like it. But it is not by any means cer
tain that Solomon co-laborated in the
writing of Job. Asa matter of fact Sol
omon and the writing of Job were not
contemporaneous. The quotation is:
"Surely there is a vein for silver, and
a place for gold where they fine it.
Fining and finding are two different
Since the Woman's Federation meel
ing Mr. Bixby has assumed an entirely
different tone in speaking of woman's
clubs. Ihe women were here in such
numbers, they are so intelligent, gentle
and womanly; more than all they con
trol such a large number of subscrip
tions, that orders went out from the
Journal counting room that no more
funny verses on club women must ap
lar on the editorial page. So when
Mr. Bixby must express bis real scorn of
the woman who wants to know he puts
it in another column and signs it "Cy
clops" and uses an entirely different
metre. But clubs and other educational
institutions have made women hard to
fool and they know the wolf through
his lamb-skin covering.
It is interesting to read in the Journal
about Professor Jenks' endowed news
paper scheme. What does the Journal
know of the "fugitive and cloistered
virtue" of independence or the state of
not being bought? It has a literary
acquaintance with sincerity and a
sneering knowledge of reform. It has
no experience of actions influenced by a
sincere desire to change badness into
goodness. The comic is made up of star
tling contrast. What could be funnier
than the Journal as an endowed news
paper and the Journal of to-day?
Lee Richards, "Premier bicyclist of
the world,' and by the way, why "Pre
mier?' is a neat looking little fellow
with an intelligent face and a rather
military air. He can do the bicycle act,
there is no doubt of that, he is one with
his bicycle and he controls it as a man
controls his own body. People who
know him say he is a clever fellow to
talk and on the whole very much of a
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