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habitual and confirmed house-keeper
is forced by the barrenness of her
rooms and the absence of anything to
clean Into plain air. Blinking along
behind an uncompromising dame of
the foregoing description, on, whom
I had heard the day before expressing
her horror of impressionist pictures, I
heard her exclaim to herself."Well. I
declare, there are those purple shad
ows that I said did not exist. Weil
anyway this Is the first time I ever
took time to look. At home I have my
mind on other things or I am on an
errand and everything else seems triv
ial." She was one of those rare people
who admit mistakes. If only to herself.
Most of us when we are confronted
by a fact that contradicts our "views"
put our heads down and charge it with
a hope of getting It out of the way.
There are some people here who go
about with note-books, a serious ex
pression and a complete Ignorance that
summer reigns. Dalliance, dolce-far-nlente.
laissez-faire ace summer
words. There is a time for everything,
life is long and this summer day one
of the longest. It will come to an end
only when another exactly like It be
gins. There, are people who must work
today, but my stint Is done and the
toilers have only my best wishes.
Zanwill's "The Master" Is a modern
"Pilgrim's Progress." Bunyan's alle
gory is told in half the number of
words and with much greater sim
plicity. It Is unfair to Zangwlll to
compare his work with Bunyan's. The
comparison was suggested by the sim
ilarity in form of the two books. Zang
will's hero, Mathew Strang, travels the
rough road to Jordan that Pilgrim
stumbles over, he meets as many peo
ple, they are elaborately, minutely de
scribed, and the traveller leaves them
and they do not reappear, he also has
a burden which colls on when tempta
tions are scorned, the. same as Pil
grim's. ZangwiU cannot get out of his
short story habit. The hero has a
hard time holding the book together.
The ceal heroine dors not appear till
the last pages of the book, the sweet
heart only after the story Is half told.
"The Master" is a series of character
sketches, connected almost as loosely
by Interest in the hero as Schccezade
binds the thousand and one. tales. It
Is as full of epigram as one of George
Meredith's. If it were shorter It would
be stronger. It Is without dramatic
composition and therefore lacks vital
ity. The characters are studies of
types. They are composite pictures
that ghostllly resemble many and not
on The hcco has a superhuman
power to resist temptation, a Sunday-school-book
love for those who impose
on him, genius, strength, beauty, self
control, magnamity yet, he marries,
because he Is nearly starved to death.
He married not for money, but for
food. He is a great painter and as
soon as his simple bodily wants are
rcovided for, he only wants colors and
a canvas besides money for his broth
ers and sisters. If he had a little,
much would not have tempted him.
The book is full of splendid strokes.
He writes as a scientist with the
scalpel In his hand rather than as one
who creates. The first few pages, the
mother, the vixenish beauty, and the
viking father, have more vitality than
all the rest of the book. There is no
prototype for the mother. She is an
original. The author seems to know a
good deal of what artists talk about
such as color and values, but he has
not seen his way to making use of
their Ideas In his own work.
Mr. Bixby loses his good nature if
a woman happens to disagree with
him. His remarks about Miss Fair
brother are illnatured and Inconsistent.
If her opposition to Mr. Corbett is as
useless as he says It is why should he
call names and get redder in the face?
That Mr. Bixby has been able to con
trol his short, stout, red-headed dispo
sition for so long In public, except on
the subject of women, indicates much
forbearance and patience on the part
of his wife.
The theatrical companies that played
In such hard luck last winter are, as
summer repertoire companies, playing
to good business. The number of light
opera companies travelling about tbe
country Is legion. The roof-gardens in
New York begin It and the park pa
vilions In smaller places carry out the
same Idea. The remarkable thing
about these I roups is their excellence
and cheapness. S. B. II.
We have purchased (because it is
just the thing we have needed) the
Columbian Cyclopedia Library, con
sisting of the Columbian encyclopedia,
which is also an unabridged dictionary
thirty-two volumes of convenient size
neatly bound, four volumes of thean
nual cyclopedic review, four volumes of
current historyfor 1896, one Columbian
atlas and the neat convenient revolving
oak cas ewith glass doors. From the
evidence obtained we find that some
part of this work is' placed In the
best private and public library in this
country an dabroad, for the reason
that they cover a field relative to the
past, present and future progress
and achievements of the human race
not attempted by others. The plan
Is orlginaI,,'and the work throughout
is carefully .and ably written.
Current history contains 220 pages.
Is Issued two months after the close
of each quarter, this length of time
being taken to reduce all Information
received to be an absolutely reliable
and authentic basis. If these are
kept on file, this magazine will prove
a permanent and Invaluable record of
all important movements In political,
social religious, literary, educational
scientific and industrial affairs.
The magazine will be lndispenslble
to all people who have encyclopedias,
as it will be needed to keep these
works up to date. To those who do
not own encyclopedias it will be doubly
valuable as their source of information
Is more limited. About March of
each year the four volumes of current
history are bound into one volume,
known as the Annual Cyclopedic Re
view. There are now four of these
bound volumes covering yearsl892-3-4
and 5. The work has for endorsers
and subscribers in this city and state
such people as Mr. Gere, edltor-inchlef
of the Lincoln State Journal,, Hon.
Joe Hartley, state treasurer, Hon. W.
J. Bryan, Mr. Miller, editor of the
Northwestern Journal of Education,
Hon. H. R. Corbett, state superintend
ent of public instruction. Dr. R. E.
Glffen, Miss Mary L. Jones, acting
librarian at the state university
whose letter we publish below in full:
"Every reading person has felt the
need of brief summaries of current
topics and events. The daily, weekly
and monthly periodicals and papers
may furnish data sufficient, but the
labor of collecting and digesting it is
frequently out of proportion to the re
sult obtained. A most satisfactory
summary may be found In the quar
journal has been of invaluable service
terly Issues of Current History. This
In the library covering a field that no
MARY L. JONES.
Subscription price. $1.50 a year in
advance; bound volumes, cloth. 12.
half morrocco, $2.50; library sheep.J2.50;
embossed sheep. $3.50; three-fourths
perslon. $4. Complete library from
$36. to $108; cases from $6. to $.
The complete library Is sold on
monthly payments to suit purchaser.
City subscriptions will be received at
the Courier office for a limited time
only, or at Mr. H. "W. Brown's book
store, direct all other correspondence
The bicycle races Friday and Satur
day are attracting much attention.
There will be eleven events each day
and Judging from the way In which
entries are coming in they will be
most interesting. There are fifty-four
entries made already, nine having
come in yesterday. There are thirty
five riders training at the track and
each avers that he Intends to take the
purse in the event In which he will
compete. The best young riders In the
state have informed the management
that they intend to be here. Kansas
will be represented by Maxwell who
made such a favorable Impression
Memorial day. and by Hackett. who is
making some of the locals opn their
eyes by the fast riding he has been
doing in training.
Lincoln talent will be represented by
Wick and Fred Yule. b Mockett. Joe
Sullivan. Bert Bailey. Mode Griffith
and McBride. FredricRson, Holton and
Pixiey of Omaha will be here and
Grand Island will have Haman here
with his little bike. Gocke of Waco
and the yellow cyclone, Gadke, promise
to make the other amateurs hustle to
win their purses.
The track at M street park is in
prime condition and as large delega
tions are expected from out of the city
and Lincoln people promise to turn out
in large numbers, the meet promises
to be a great success.
CHEAP RATES TO ST PAUL AND
The North-Western Is now selling at
reduced round trip rates, tickets to St.
Paul, Minneapolis and numerous re
sorts In Minnesota. This Is the Short
Line. City office, 117 South Tenth St..
Mr. C. A. Wlrlck has just received a
"Lady Idee Bicycle" and we arc pleased
to note that Lincoln has at least been
favored with an agency of this most
popular and superior wheel.
The lady that is fortunate enough to
secure this wheel can be happy In the
fact that she has the best wheel on
the streets of Lincoln.
Though It costs a hundred It Is worth
every cent of It and cannot be bought
Water consumers will take due no
tice that the penalty for non-payment
of water rent will take effect on Mon
day, June 1. Saturday. May 30, Is a
legal holiday and the office will be
closed. Hence time to avoid the pen
alty will expire Friday next.
L. J. BYER, Water Commissioner.
If you want to travel cheap, note the
following round trip excursions at half
rates this summer via the North
June 12 and July 3 to Hot Springs,
June 14 and 15 and July 5 and 6 to
June 15. 16. 23 and 24 to San Fran
cisco. July 4. 5. 6. to Chicago.
July 4 and 5 to Buffalo. N. E. A.
July 2. 3. 4, 5. to Washington, D. C.
July 14. 15, 16. to Milwaukee, Wis.
Get information and tickets at city
ticket office. 117 South Tenth Btreet.
A comfortable California trip can be
taken every Thursday at 10:30 a. ra. in a
through tourist sleeping car, Lincoln to
Los Angelo- without chance via the
Burlington. Remember this when ar
ranging for your winter trip. Depot
ticket office. 7th street between P and
S streets. City office, corner Tenth ami
See the new Photochromes at Cran
cer & Curtice Co.'s. 207 South 11th
street, the newest thing in pictures.
Mrs. Sideli Is the favorite modiste.
1232 O stceet.
HINTS TO TOURISTS.
WHERE TO GO AND WHAT
Is the subject of a little pamphlet pub
lished ty the North-Western line, giv
ing a large amount of Information re
garding the lake regions of Minnesota
and Wisconsin. For copy address City
Ticket Agent, 117 South Tenth street.
Purple fan;. Her Majesty' Per
fume, has that delicate, yet refined and
lasting odor, much desired by the con
sumer. Jiiggs, the Druggist, is head
quarters for all the latest Toilet arti
cles. corner Ticelfth and Ostreets.
HALF FARE EXCURSION TO HOT
SPRINGS, S. D.
June 12 the Elkhorn will sell tickets
to Hot Springs and return at one fare.
Limit, thirty days. For pleasure or
health this trip Is unsurpassed. For
tickets call at city ticket office. 117
South Tenth street, Lincoln, Neb.
Don't mxke up your mind on a bicyrta
before seeing the makes handled bv
Billrneyer & Sadler, UXl-Xi M street.
COMPANY . .
Scat ha.l ....
Having secured from the Courier
Publishing Co. all copper plate here
tofore controlled by them, we sha!l
be pleased to fill orders for Engraved
Cards and Wedding Stationery on
short notice and in a satisfactory man
ner. im cards and plate sa.so
in CARDS WITHOUT PLATE i.s
HUNTER PR1NTINO CO..
333 N "fc Strwt.
Q GO TO
a Ool 4-lfcr-wM -.
t Tat 1 vl. MM AM
la Toiirlaat ateeiier
It is the RIGHT way.
Fay more ami ou are
extravagant. l.y less
and ou are uncomfort
able. The newest, brightest,
(.leanest and easiest
riding Tourist Hlnepera
are use 1 for our
which leave Lincoln
every Thursday at
10::i0 a. m., reaching
Sun Francisco Sunday
evening, nnd Los An
geles Monday noon.
Ask G.W.Bonnell city
ticket agent, cor 10th
uud O Sts.. Lincoln
Neb for full information
or write to
J. Fua.nsis, G. P. A. Omaha. Nku.
BR. F. D. SHERWIN
Porcelain Fillings, Crown and Bridge
Work a Specialty.
ROOMS 17. 18, 19, BURR BLOCK
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COR 14 AND M.
Open at all Hours Day and N!glt
All forms of baths.
TURKISH, RUSSIAN AND ROMAN
With special attention to the apaU
cation of natural salt water bataf.
Several times stronger than sea watsr.
Special department for surgical cam
and diseases peculiar to women.
Rhramatinr, Skin, Blood and Narrow IHs
eaaea. Liver and Kidney Trouble and Caiais
Ailments are treated snceesrfnlly.
Sea ba thine mar be enjoyed at all season If
oar large salt swimming pool, 50x12 feet, I
10 feet deep, beatrd to uniform teenperatars
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