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Fashions of the Day.
My Dear X. Y. Z. : Dms a letter on
beauty come under the head of fashions?
Yes. I believe it does. To ..nbwer your
inquiry t have to turn bnclc in the Hie
to see what I aid about physical cul
turo and "opteopathy exerciseF." I find
that 1 niado u dash at ruined throats
and a bold conr s!on cf what I was
doing for my own co k to restore it to
it prietiro plumpntss and fairness.
Perhaps in this connection I should not
haue used tin word "osteopathy." 1 hat
is reiily another branch and not exactly
what I was doing for that part of my
anatomy whirh is the vic'im or fashion's
high choke ry.
It is really a sight o! weppieg isn't
it? And 1 supose it will continue to bo
because wo are suci a lazy lot. We
fuEs and Tumo with dressmakers, mil
liners, hairdressers and I might tdd
masseur and manicurists to make
themselves presentable, and we neglect
the lirtt priccipals at health, youth and
beauty, beciuse we aie lazy.
It is a practical tuzt that forty-tivo
minute3 in the morning and the 6ame at
night devoted to oureelvee, pe1-830"'1'.
will do more that all your columns of
recipes of How To Be Beautiful' and
"How To Bo Pretty."
I am a long while getting at your
throat, ray dear, but there ib so much to
be said in this connection. However, I
will answer jour question iiret and
branch out afterwards. In the first
place, for the yellow and discolored skin
a camel's hair face brush should bo
used with hot water and a pure soap
white castile is always good. This will
open the poree and start into activity
the tissues that have been compressed
by the fashionable stocks. For the die
colorathn you must try different things.
It will take a little time, but lemon juice
and peroxide will assist ou. If you use
lemon juice, mic it with water; if you
use peroxide, mix that with water also.
In les6 than a week you will see the dif
feicnce. The peroxide niustbe tho kind
that comes in blue paper covered bot
tles and is marked Marchand's. It is
medicated and is imported, and used by
all physicians. Tho bottles come in
two sizes, with wired rubber corks, and
you must not be imposed upon by your
druggiEt when he tells you that any
other kind is just as good. It is not.
Peroxide of Hj drcgen, of courEe, is a
bleach, and is aUo a disinfectant. It is
used to bleach hair, but is just as effect
ive for the skin. It will not hurt either
hair or skin if it is reduced in strength
to one-half water. To get tne resu'.t on
the skin it must be left to dry without
being absorbed by the towel.
Sa much for tho skin of the neck.
Now about the thinnes?, and the ex
posed cords aad muscles. The thinners
is cauEed by the collars, and tho rest is
flabbiness of muscles. Ten minute?,
nishtand morning, devoted to simple
exercieing of the neck muscles will de
velopo the thioat into ts former plump
ness, as common sense will tell you if
you but stop to consider. For the first
movement ithrow the head backward
and forward twenty times not rapidly
nor violently just easily, but as far
back and as far front as it will go. Then
in the same way from eide to side twen
ty times. After this twist tho head
around in its soeket as far as it will go,
each way twenty times. You will be
dizzy, you will be sleepy, you will, per
haps, be nauseated until you get accus
tomed to it, but in the slang of the
day don't you care. You will in three
months have again h beautiful throat.
I hear you ejaculate: "Thrca months'."
Sure. You have negle:ted it all your
life. When nature could not do any
more for you it succumbed, and vou
must work diligently to make up or
catch up what you have lost, and then
afterward attend to it as regularly a3
you do to your bathing.
That brings me back to tho peisonal
attention night and mtrnicp. Every
cirl and every woman every man for
that matter should bring all the mus
cles of the body into action with a few
simple exei cists cg regularly as thoy
awaken in the morning and retire for
tho night. This should bo dore before
the bath. To devota forty-five minutes
to yourself in the mrrning U a small
part or the day, and then you are ready
for anything and everything and glad
you are alive.
Hero are some simple exercise;: First
in importance is the liver. Destroy its
sluggishness by raising first one arm
and then tho other above the head, as if
you were trying to press the palm of
our hand against the ceilirg: Do this
twenty time and press with all your
strength against the imaginary barrier.
Then with your toes in a line and jour
knees firmly together, turn jour body
fro the waist up, from 6ide to side, as
far as it will go, twenty times. By this
time jour heart will be galloping, and it
is better to take a quick cold spocgo
bath, and not tiro jourself with other
exercises until you get Lccustomed to
it. There is so much to be said about
personal attention, but try thes9 liver
exercises with tho throat and neck exer
cises, and I will tell j'ou more at another
First publication June 2 3
NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL.
In the County Court o? Lancaster
The State of Nebraska, to Wilhelmine
.Miller and to others interested in said
You are hereby notifieJ, that an in
strument perporting to be the last will
and testament of Samuel Brandt, de
ceased, is on tile in said court, and also a
petition praying for the probate of said
instrument, and for the appointment of
Wilhelmine Miller as administratrix,
with will annexed. That on the 18th
day ot July, 1SUS, at 9 o'clock a. m., said
petition and the proof of the execution
of said instrument will be heard, and
that if j'ou do not then appear and con
test, 6aid court may probate and record
the same, and grant administration of
the estite to Wilhelmine Miller.
This notice shall be published for
three weeks successi-elj in The
Courif.i: prior to said hearing.
Witness mj hand and official seal this
23J day of June, 1S93.
S. T. Cochran,
Bj Dudley Cochran, Clerk.
Had Debts fur Charity.
The merchants of Cuyahoga Falls,
Ohio, have conceived an ingenious
method of combining benevolence with
revenge. They have turned ovei
their bad debts to the Woman's Mis
sionary society o.' their city, thus re
lieving themselves ot further responsi
bility for tho prosecution of missions
and subjecting their delinquent debt
ors to a series of runs from the eternal
The pessimist is a freak. Pessimism
is the child of a day or a moo J, optimism
Is the great under current of human
life. Pessimism is abnormal. It 's a
disease of the mind. new D. H. Over
Sure of III Facts.
"It's a great story." ald the visitor
to the city editor, to whom he was sell
ing information about a coming divorce
case. "McSwigger found the co-respondent
In his wife's room, and shot
at him four times, but missed, and now
he Is going to sue for divorce."
"But how did you get your Informa
tion," asked the editor.
"Couldn't help it," was the reply;
"I'm the co-respondent." Ex.
Mr. Crimsonbeak When Constance
was younger she used to ride a wheel
and I tell yeu she'd take nobody's dust
Mrs. Crimsonbeak You don't sa
"Yes, but now she has reached thi
marrying age she's willing io take al
most anybody's." Voukcrs Statesman
J S. K. Crockett
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AFRICA, ENQLAND, GERMANY.
Latter Wants the Foret io the Itaala
of the Cppe. Conxo-
The object of Germany at the present
moment is to connect her eastern and
southwestern African possessions, says
the Quarterly Review. To do this she
desires to possess the forest in the
basin of the Upper Congo a region
which is rich In copper. If she could
obtain this territory from the Congo
state and a narrow strip of land from
Portugal she would realize her aim,
and if she gets possession of the forests
on the Lualaba and the Katanga cop
per mines her colonies may become to
her a great source of wealth. England
should definitely make up her mind as
to the attitude she will assume toward
this policy. If she opposes It Germany
vill become a persistent enemy. On
V!ie other hand, if she supports it Ger
many should agree not in any way to
interfere with England south of tho
Zambesi and support her heaitily In
Egypt. The increase of German pros
perity at home is also an advantage
to us. As Germany becomes richer she
will become a better customer and less
jealous of the political position. Tho
wages cf German artisans must go up"
and consequently Germany will bo les3
able to undersell us in thu open mar
kets of the world. We have now come
to a state of things as regards the
German empire when we must either
come to terms with it or drift intti a
position which will certainly lead tfl
danger. The Germans, if they are t
maintain their r-ossesisons beyond the
sea, must either be sure of the friend
ship and good will of England or else
they will endeavor to break down her
power on the ocean. Since the begin
ning of this year every corner of the
empire has rung with the most violent
denunciations of this country. The
newspapers, with the almost solitary
exception of the Weser Zeitung, have
given expression to feelings of bitter
hostility. Organ of opinion usually
the most opposed have vied with
each other m their violence of lan
guage. This ill feeling to Great Brit
ain, as we have eaid, has not been
growth of recent times. It is now
strengthened by a growing conviction,
that the. position of England in the
world is undeserved, artificial and
cannot be maintained if it is seriously
menaced. This view has been fostered
by distinguished historians and men of
letters, who exercise a powerful influ
ence on the youth of the country, on
the guides of public opinion, on writer
In the principal periodicals and jour
nals who indirectly shape the policy of
the cheap newspaper, which is the gos
pel of the village Inn.
A ROMANCE FROM AFRICA.
The htory of a Treasure Ingenious aad
Mar He Trap.
Englishmen are pedatory creatures,
and the London papers do not hesitate
to express annoyance because the expe
ditionary force recently sent against
King Prempeh found at Coomassie
only a meager number of gold orna
ments, and holiow ones at that, says
the New York Times. The value of the
loot taken from the royal "palace" was
only about 2,000 and made a poor
showing when exhibited In London, as
compared with the results of ore ous
raids. Now a correspondent writing
from Accra tells a story which if true
a very large "If will make tho
British officers wish they had not left
the Ashanti capital quite so soon. He
says: "Some years ago a slave girl of
surpassing beauty of the Ashanti type
bein entendu had the misfortune to
attract the fickle fancy of a chief,
whose head wife tolerated no rivalry.
To reproach a husband is generally
useless; in Coomassie it is dangerous.
The lady, wise in her generation, fore
bore to risk her-head, but sent for the
executioner and caused the ears and
lips of the too fascinating maiden to be
removed, rendering her such an object
as can only be seen in savage king
doms. History does not say if the ex
pedient answered the purpose Of re
storing the chief's wandering affections
to their rightful owner, but the slave
girl developed, not unnaturally, into
a woman with an undying thirst
for revenge. Lately she sought an
audience with the governor, and
she informed him that the real
treasure of the Ashantis lies buried
come fifty feet below the soil, in a dis
used shaft of a mine near Coomassie,
and readily undertook to point out the
spot, Digging is being vigorously car
ried on, already more than a fourth of
the depth has been cleared, and should
the treasure amount to anything like
the rumored value, the cost of the ex
pedition will he fully defrayed, making
the Ashanti war a record one, as not
only bloodless, but free of cost"
A Barjcin In Sightseeing.
"What did you Rive that stranger
money fur?" said Aunt Eliza as she
and Uncle Hiram waited In the station
after getting off the train from Hay
vllle. "That's all right. Liza," said Uncle
Hiram triumphantly. "That's a nice
feller. I give him J2, and he's goln' to
fix it so we can go out and see the sky
scrapers without extra charge." Chi
An Important TOiUtle.
Mother (severely) Why didn't yon
come when I called you?
Small Boy Why, just as you was
calling me Tommy Traddles, down
Btreet, whistled for me. I couldn't go
to both, could I?
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