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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 30, 1897)
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rece in her day. of athletic suprem
acy would not blush toown.Theganic
today between tlie 2febraka State
university team and the Missouri
team should lie well attended as they
arc both in good training and the con
tent will le worth watching.
The mqwintiiient of S. M. Mclick
as city detective by the excise board
may prove helpful in Mippresslng
gambling The ex-chief knows where
tle gamblers congregate, their method
or eluding the law and their arrange
mentK with the administration. With
tlie authority crtaining to tlie office
of city detective he can make the
aforesaid administration very uneasy
if he cannot dislodge "the gamblers,
who seem to 1k. inacessible.
If the state should decide to con
struct its own lighting plant to
supply light for all the stat institu
tions in this vicinity the experiment
would be watched with much inter
est by the city. Many citizens are in
favor of the city doing its own
lighting after the expiration of the
present cont met. The developments
of the last few months have shown
the cheapness of electricity. The
present universal disaffection with
tlie ring that has lecn in control for
su long offers a chance for rebuke
which may not lc d isregarded. 1 f the
results of the election show that the
repuMicans of this city and county
arc opposed to a domination by men
who have brought the city to the edge
'of bankruptcy. -the next few years
will 'be brighter for the republican
party than any which hasdawned since
the stealing began. If some of the
republican candidates are not elected,
it will be because republicans, and not
democrats or populists, are opposed to
them. Their defeat will mean the
triumph of the resjicctablc element
in the party, and clears the way for
the nomination of honest republican
candidates with a clear record who
are capable of administering public
affairs with integrity nd ability.
With such men In charge, citv light
ing and the city water deiKirtment
might be .conducted satisfactorily and
we would not be compelled to hand
over the management of our own af
fairs to a man that, has shown that
there is more than one way of making
and saving money.
STORIES IN PASSING.
Therim of the summer sun just top
ped the eastern hill, throwing ite daz
zling rays for across the sleeping valley
below isto the hazy, shadowy we jt The
town beneath lay silent, and still asleep.
The winding stream was dull and gleam
lees. The trees as yet were shadowless.
Only the highest steeples caught the
sub. and were as burnished points of
gold. Frcm the earth, damp mist arose
and floated off among the trees, or melt
ed into the hedges. Here and there a
chatter banged open, a dog r.-vn uneven
ly across the pavement, an early work
man crossed the street. But that was
all to herald the coming of morning.
Crossing the bridge the red uon
bridge fust below the cam. and the old
ford of the California trail 1 left the
town behind and with the suo in my
face, started up the long, steep hill to
Jordine's place. The bright, roand orb
of the sun was clear ol the hill cow, and
here aitare was awake. The mombg
breeze rustled through the trees and
over the je'dowiogtield?. Plover whist
led from the stubble and raised their
little heads erect, motionless, spectral-like-"pfarie-gbosts,"'
call iheat. Turtle-doves rocked and
cased from the fesce jwsts. Killdeers
darted aad whirled through the Air,
ted to fall bat caagkt taeaMetvea
again. High to the air a hawk poised
alatest raotienlejely. On the bill-top,
a maa driving ajtetfm and followed by a
dog. went to the held.
Full Booming now. Life 8 ml light
everywhere. The ralley below was
bathed in the brilliant flood of -hffjit-neas.
Far to the corth. the bart,'lqw
hills o! Sarpy to the west ,ana south,
groves of trees broken -tyjateryening
patches of ripening grain, .all'geeeo and
yelktw. Through lee valley, winding ia
and ewt aateeg the farms, and circling
the tewn, cot the river. At .the foot of
the kiU.ieatled the. village, haJf hidden,
but bow Hive with the bustle and busl
esaefihslsy. LeavjBflhe hill-top, I plunged into a
little ravine leading down into -the low.
land. Mossy banks with ferns and
flowers were on every side. A little
brook leaped over stones and fallen
branches. Here and there, a yellow leaf
fluttered down and told of the dying
summer. At the foot of this little ra
vine, ths brook ran under the railroad
culvert into the winding stream in the
valley. -Through this, halt bending, I
went, and came out upon "The Narrows,"
tke road which runs along for half a
mile between the railroad track and the
creek, leading around the foot of the hill,
across the bridge this time above the
dam and ford, and then into the village.
The large, red room was in darkness
save for the path of light reflected from
the open tire-place straight across to the
heavy draperies which marked the en
trance to the hall.
A great tiger's skin of black and yel
low had been thrown before the fire
place, and upon it sat a girl of eighteen,
the flickering light falling upon her
daik brown hair and flushed cheeks.
With one band she restlessly toyed with
the tiger's bead. Acrcss the fire-place
from her a man in evening dress sat up
on a low divan. He was bending eager
ly forward with one band outstretched
toward the girl.
Half hidden in the draperies at the
end of the room, a man listened silently.
The fire-light played fitfully upon his
dress, threw dark shadows upon his face,
and occasionly caught the gleam of his
She had come at last and brought the
children with her. They bad met as
only sisters meet falling into each
other's anus, where 'they cried and
laughed hysterically, and then drawing
back to take a good look at one another.
Both had changed much since the last
visit nine years before. Middle life was
leaving its stamp, shrivelling up the one
and plumpicg out the other. Yet to the
sisters' eyes, each was the same. And
they rattled away in the attempt to
make up for the years that bad separat
ed them. How they talked! The hus
band and the boys of the family shrank
Into the background entirely. The sis
ters took up the little family doing?,
former friends and neighb3is, and the
old home back in Indiana. And the
children each mother was full of John
ny and Clarie and Tom and Tot! Never
had such children lived before regular
angels, to hear their mothers talk, which
they did until it all began to have ite
effect upon the childien themselves. All
day and far into the night the sisters
talked and the month of happiness was
actually talked away before either had
told a tenth of what she had planned to
H. G. Shedd.
Every oody appers to know that Miss
HigbSy has blond ined her hair.
Van Clove That's funny. I thought
flu wanted to keep it dark.
4fitO ao Eleventh eat.
Hrsethioer Midi Farrier
iimenaooxiHe Feet n Specialtr
-jw 'r.ry6i -, ; ,y
MTesIasa)8.be does not need wires to
-No, all he wants is the earth."
W. H. BALDCFF
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