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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 28, 1897)
ed. I do not mean by this, that there
shall cot bo anything but hymn books
and sermon?, but I mean that dirty
French novels and all ekeptical trash
and works of questionable moral tone,
shall never be found in this Library.
I want its atmosphere that of Chris
tian rctinement and its aim and object
tbo building up of character, and I rest
content that tho friends I have named
will carry out my wishes in these particulars.'
Tho refcrenc3 librarian in the Crerar
library is a young man who lived mo3t of
his earlier life on a Kansas cattlo ranch.
His duty is to answer any questions
asked by people who como into tho
library to look up matters of interest to
them but who do not know just whnt
books thoy ought to consult.
Last week a man camo in mid asked
nervously if there were any books in the
library that would be likely to tell a man
how to build a b3rb wire fence.
No, he went on in answer to tho
questioning look on tho refeienco li
brarian's face, he didn't want to fence
in his backyard for a cow lot or his
front yard for a lawn. He answered
the miscellaneous questions for an
agricultural paper. Some fool farmer
didn't know how tc make a barb wire
The librarian looked through the"'
catalogue, the encyclopedias, and tho
files of all the agricultural papers. No,
there was nothing in the library to tell
how wire fences were made. Tho man
got mad. A great library that could
not answer a riinplo question about
1 The librarian hesitated and then said
that he could tell something about it
himself. He took the man to his desk,
sketched out an elaborate description
with drawings and sent the editor away
Tho paper published the sketch,
polished slightly, introduced with the
explanation: ''The editor of this de
partment has found the following to be
the most practical method of construct
ing wire fencee."
Mrs. Elia W. Peattie, who wrote a
eyries of bright sketches, "Life in
Montmorency Flats,' for the daily
News, is writ'ng now a second series,
"Things That Happen Out West." Theto
are hardly as bright as the first series
but they are more true to life than tho
usual Nebraska and Kansas stories in
cluding one that Mrs. Peattie herself. has
written. They are avowedly sketches of
oi'd people and odd happenings and do
not pretend to be studies of western life,
except in its unusual aspects.
via BURLINGTON ROUTE.
August, 3rd and 17th, September, 7th
and 21st. October, 5th and 10th, the
Burlington will sell lound trip tickets at
one fare pi us 82 00 to all points in Ar
kansas, Indian Territory, Oklahoma and
Texas and to certain points in Louisiana
Missouri and New Mexico. Full informa
tion regarding limits, stopovers etc at
B. & M. depot or city ticket office, Cor.
10th & O streets.
Geo. V. Bonnell,
C. P. & T. A.
Twelve Reasons Why
The St. Louis Republic gives a dczen
good reasons why newspaper readers
should read this paper. Here they are:
1. The Republic is the greatest news
2. It has a cnblo news service over the
entire civilized world which no other St.
Louis paper can securo.
It. Special correspondents in all tho
argu cities and capitals of Europe.
4. News Bureau in New York city
and Washington, D. C
r. Special correspondents in every city
and town in the Westsrn United States
C. Membsr or tho Associated Press
tho greatest news gatherer in tho world
7. Publishes daily the market reportB
of tho world.
8. Issues a magnificent colored maga
zine cover with Sunday paper.
!). More noted writers and artists con
tribute to The Republic than any othor
10. Issues an unequaled four-page
comic weekly with each Sunday paper
11. Publishes pages of interest and
value to womankind.
12. Its 10-cent Dre?s Pattern Depart
ment is the most popular feature ever
introduced by a newspaper. Thousands
Tho daily and Sunday St. Louis Re
public is SG a year, 83 for six months
and 81."0 for three months. The Twice-a-Week
Republic is 81 a year--101
papers, two each week.
A European 'I our.
Costs no more than one taken in this
country everything being taken into
consideration. Thousands of Americans
are finding this out every year by actua
experience. Before arranging for you
summer trip call at B. k M. city office,
corner O and Tenth streets, here
steamship berths, tickets and full iuforr
mation will be furnished.
Gf.okoe W. Bonnell,
W. X tiC J.. A.
It is always interesting to get the real
opinions of people about Nebraska. Th
Chicago papers have had a good deal to
Baj' about us litsly, mos'.ly howaver
about our great wheal crop this year
But in spito of this ono writer at least
baa not been able to get over pre con
ceived notions. He spanks with more
rhetoric than truth of -'the great ehillet
of Nebraska praries.'
Rheuma'ism, Eczema, Kidney
It is but the truth to say that bund
reds of people su.Tering from the above
and other diseases have been cured or
greatly benefitted by the use of the
medicinal waters at Hot Springs, S. D.
If you are interested address for par
ticulars. A. S. Fielding City Ticket
Agent NorthWestern Line, 117 South
Tenth street, Lincoln, Neb.
G. A. R.- Buffalo -Through Car
Service-$24. 70 Round Trip.
Our Teachers Milwaukee excursion
was so success'ul, and our .patrons so
well pleased with our superb lice and
through service that we propose to give
all who contemplate availing themselves
of the very low rato to Buffalo and re
turn Aug. 21 and 22. an opportunity to
eDJoy special through car service
Lincoln to Buffalo via tho Great North
western line and connections.
If you think you would like to traval
via the short line to Chicago just call
on me for particulars.
Out of-town peop'o who would like
to go via the best route in through cars
are requested to write mo for particu
lars concerning this trip. A. S. Field
ing, city ticket agent, 117 so 10th street,
Wilt's Grocery. Always
priced. J258J230O street.
Every advertising rule deoends for its
success upon the fitness and common sense
with which it is applied. General principles
are like one of Captain Cuttle's observations,
the lowest the bearing of which lays in the applica
tion of it."
W. S. BAIvDUFF
MIIIIMMM )PM0MM M0MIMMjV 9
Mail orders promptly and carefully filled.
LINCOLN ONCE SAID
"God mast love the plain people,
He made so many of them."
The Typewriter we make is intended for "The Plain
People," Those who do not care to pay
$80 Bo cl Name
Our Machine does the flOO kind of Work, and
the Price is only
Send tfor CntnloKtie anclanmplo of Work
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FRANK C. ZEHKUNG Manager.
II ft nil
One week, beginning" Monday August 30th
Accompanied by the well-known 'oung leading man
Mr. Harry English.
In an entirety new repertoire of the latest! of
Xew York .successes.
Opening Bills Haunres.
We cater tc the refined element of theatre-goers.
Sale of seats beg-ins Friday, August 27th, 10 a. m.
at the new box office in Sutton & Hoilowl.uish's, cor
O and Twelfth st. .Monday is ladies free night
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