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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (June 19, 1897)
Professional baseball is a mystery to
the average citizen in respect to the
problem why ono team should consist
ently lose year after year and another
win with equal regularity. In college
sports there is something called "the
spirit" of the institution to be account
ed for, as Yale, with fewer students than
Harvard, has been able to wipe up the
earth with the crimson with monoto
nous infallibility. But there is no room
for sentiment nnd tradition, apparently,
in the matter of a National league nine,
composed of "pugs" and "toughs" who
play ball for salaries, as other men shoe
horses or act as brakemen on railroads
for the compensation there is in the
calling. Players are bought and traded
among different cities, and are swapped
with a cheerful indifference which
makes the question of local loyalty or
pride an absurdity. Why, then, shou'd
Baltimore have won the pennant for
three successive seasons, and in the
present campaign bo well in the lead for
another championship to her credit?
The "rooter" who follows the "national
game,' as played by thesa hired men,
will tell you that i'ts all in the manage
ment. "Tnen there must be only one
manager iu the United States, as there
was one Napoleon in Europe.
with Alfred Bradley to have Miss Btinck
er star next season in Christopher, Jr..
bnd it ik only two weeks ago that Mr.
Riley established himself in an ollice in
the Holland building. The funeral oc
curred in Albany from -G Jay street,
the resident of her relatives.
Richard Mansfield says he is easily
Isd, but won't be driven. What ho
needs then must be a leading man in
stead of manegei.
Actors ate moro superstitious than
the members of any other profession.
No ono is ever allowed to whistlo in his
dressing room for that is a sure sign
that the one standing nearest the door
will be discharged io a week.
Sol Smith Russell appeared last
Thursday at the Lyceum theatro in
Minneapolis in a new play called Po-ca-hon-tas
for the benelft of a local as
sociation. He had Fannie Addison Pitt
as his leading assistant, while t number
of ladies of Minneapolis acted us Indians.
A local newspaper in a paragraph said
there was fun enough to make a cigar
Indian smile. Mr. Iiusicll is a resident
of Minneapolis aed consequently the
audience was liberal a3 well as large.
Meantime New York and Philadelphia
pray for a Wellington. Here are the
two greatest "baseball towns" in the
courtry, with Philadelphia leading far
and away in attendance and consequent
gate receipts. But neither luckless mu
nicipality has been able to find, for love
or money, principally the latter, a man
who possesses this hypnotic manageiial
ability that produces a winning team.
A Philadelphia "rooter" told me the
other day that the chief trouble with
that team was the demoralizing icflu
ence3 of the "veterans" the old war
hoisee, upon the younger players and
the new blood; that the patriarchs, play
ing only for their salaries, killed the en
thusiasm of the "colts,'' and took the
heart out of them when, as he said, "the
team was up against it." My informant
also said that the Baltimore manage
ment especially encouraged the young
men, and, somehow, infused a spirit of
activity and ginger, whichj kept the ag
gregation constantly "on its tots." What
then, is the matter with New York and
Philadelphia, Mr. Freedman and Mr.
Stallings? At present the wizard Han.
Ion quotes the popular saying, "It is to
Emily Bancker who played in Lincoln
a few months ago in "A Divorce Cure"
died in Albany, N. Y., on June fourth,
after undorgoing a severe operation.
Miss Bancker went to Albany to spend
the summer with her parents, and while
there it was suggested that she go to the
Albany hospital to be cured of an ail
ment that interfered with her stage
work. The operation caused her death.
She died in the presence of her mother,
her husband and her aunt, and thus
ended the brief career of a clever actress,
a handsome woman and a much re
spected lady. Emily Bancker was about
twenty-six years old. She started her
stage career in New York, and became
a member of Rosina Vokes company on
the second tour of that actress in Amer
ica. She gave such satisfaction that
Cecil Clay re-engaged her and she re
mained with Miss Vokes several seasons.
She then joined Charles Frobmau's
company. After a season she became a
star under the management of her hus
band, Thomas W. Riley, whose Riley's
Comedian's were received with favor
throngh the south. The large citic3
were visited la6t 6eason with Our Flat,
and finally a play adapted from Divor
cons by Harry St. Maur was produced
with success. It was well received in
New York. Mr. Riley had arranged
Mine. Dua has made her appearance
in Paris and has been me the lion of the
hour. The press waxjd enthusiasticlly
over her Camille and Madam? Bern
hardt lead in the applause.
The following rhyme is taken from
the new comic opera, "The Walking
I am a walking delegate, although I never
My mission is to meddle and my business is
And then, just for variety, I perpetrate a
Of industrial paralysis by just a little talk.
Oh, what a mighty potentate,
To get there without walking!
Who knows but he was sent by fate
To save us by his talking.
Of labor I'm the champion, of capital the
I struggle to debase the high and elevate the
All this is bold defiance of a fact you clear
That the workman, like the mare, requires
cash to make him go.
Ah, sure our savior here is found;
Away let every care go!
Tis love that makes the world go
But money makes the mare go.
I am so very elever, and I've such a win
That I earn a full week's salary by working
half a day;
For the rule of my existance, I don,t hesi
tate to say,
Ik "A minimum of labor for a maximum
With that brave sentiment we chime
(Though cautiously we say it)
We send a bill for wasted time,
And make cur clients pay it.
Ever Live in Wisconsin.
Got friends there?
Want to go there?
If you did, have or do.
You Iccow that the best road
tj patronize is the
It's right at your door here
Tako advon'age of the Milwaukee
excursion July 3. 1 and 5 to visit your
friends or to visit some summer resort
nearby. Fare only SIS -10 for the round
trip; CO cents extra to extend limit to
August 31, 1S97. City office 117 so 10 h
street. July 2
A MB PUHQrt
An eastern buyer who knows no fear ami
who has unlimited confidence in our ability to
dispose of merchandise, ha made one of the
most daring" purchases known in the history of
the clothing business, having closed out
from one of the best known manufacturers for
many dollars les than the actual cost of pro
duction. Spot cash did it
We named the price and after much dickering
our proposition was accepted. The goods are
here. Our counters creak and groan under
their burden, but relief will soon come, for the
prices we have marked these goods are the
lowest ever named on high grade merchandise.
Be among the first to secure your share of these
wonderful bargains. Though the supply is
large the demand will be large.. Hence: First
Come First Served.
THE JILL WOOL DAYLIGHT CLOTHING STORE.
1013 O Street
J. W MITOHlSIr,. !
1338 () street and 143 o. 12th st
Sie: JPfiinti : d Ieooro.t:i:jj
6ooofro-a -xoo o
O. M. JSKIT2J,
Fruits, vegetables etc
1107 O Street
ROY'S DRUG STORE,
Cor. Tenth and P streets.
THE LARGEST DRUG SO - IH SMALLEST PRICES
In addition to drugs and prescription work we earn- a
large line of stationary, tablets, garden seeds, paints,
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