The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, November 26, 1898, Page 7, Image 7

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    THE COU.-i.-
wall look forward with aatkratioa to
Mr. Hamlia'a appearaace ia eoaesrt
The Matinee Musicals will bold their
Beat meeting oa Monday atteroooB at
the rooaw of the club, Fifteenth and O
treat. The program', which commences
promptly at 4 o'dosk, will consist of
compositions by members of the clab,
and will doubtleaa prove very attrac
tive.. Mrs. Herzog and Miaaea Hollow
bash, Miller and Hay ward are among
thoae whose compositions will be rea
dered. Word from the Wesley an quartette,
now on the road, relates that it ia sing
lag to good houses ia spite of the bad
weather. The tour waa begun last
Monday. Mr. Dunroy, who accom
panies the quartette as a reader, reports
cheerful progress. His letter oa an
other page is an interesting account of
the trip to date.
Raymond D.Kingsbury was conducted
through the mystic lites and incanta
tion of Kappa Sigma fraternity at a
laa hour Tuesday night and appeared
wearing the fraternity pin the follow
iog day. Mr. Kingsbury enjoys consid
erable local glory from his excellent
playing on the university football team.
Mr. Leonard H. Bobbins, late of
Princeton, now of Philadelphia, has
been visiting his fraternity, the Kappa
Sigma, and other friends. He has ac
cepted a position on the Philadelphia
Press, of which, since the football sea
son began, he has been the Princeton
correspondent. The rapid recognition
of Mr. Bobbin's ability is very gratify,
iog to bis many friends here.
The officers for the Pleasant Hour
club, elected for the following year are
as follows: Oliver Bodgera, president; J.
H. Mallalieur vice preeident;-Guy B.
Hurlburt, secretary and treasurer; B. M.
Joyce, master of ceremonies; George J.
Woods, John F. Oorgan, Homer Honey
well, executive committee.
The Union-Commercial club gave an
old fashioned New England dinner for
its members on Thanksgiving day.
Every gentleman was urged to escort a
feminine friend to the feast, which waa
served in the club rooms and univer
sally enjoyed.
A Silhouette party was given Thurs
day night in the new rooms of the Y. W.
O. A. A musical program waa delivered
and the guests made merry during the
evening over popped corn.
Manager Frank C. Zehrung has been
to New York booking shows and adding
to his already large list of acquaintances
in the profession.
Miss Anne Rivett, hairdreeeing and
shampooing, moved from Burr Blk to
Emporium, Hi South Twelfth.
Mrs. J. W. MacDonald left Tuesday
for Washington, where she will rejoin
her husband. She waa accompanied by
her little son and Miss Begna Mac
Donald. Electric wiring, gas and electric fix
tures and lamps a specialty. Kprameyer
Plumbing and Heating Uo 215 South
Jleventh street.
Mr. and Mrs. Bowman Rollins, of
Columbia. Mo., spent the week with
their mother and sister, Mrs. Carson
and Miss Carson at the Lincoln hotel.
They returned to their home yesterday.
DeLoes T. Smith watches, jewelry
and repairing 1110 O street.
Mrs. Join Dorgan and Mrs. Alexan
der Wilaon are visiting, shopping and
eight aeeingin Chicago.
Dentist Hill, over Miller & Paine.
Miss Bert Clark is visiting her aunt,
Mrs. PJummer and other friends.
The Lincoln Light Infantry company
gave party last night at their hall.
Next Friday the DelU Tau Deltas
will give dancing party in Turpin a
Rev. Percy Sflvera baa had a call to
gpecial goffespondeirce.
Hanover, Kaa., Nov. 22ad.-The tall
tenor, the short second teaor, the fat
basso and the medium sized baritone
with your lean humble servant, plunged
into bleeding Kaasaa last aight through
the storm. The wind blew saow baaka
into our faces as we left the train, and
the committee at the train to meet ua
threw cold water in our open coaatsa
ancee, figuratively apeakiag, whea they
aaaoaaced that there ao con
cert. They said that there weeld not
be enough audience to catch a pig oa
such a sight, and so we were hustled off
through the straggling streets of ths lit
tle German village, and lodged in divers
As force. I drew a prize. I aaa
bundled into the front end of a lumber
man'a office, but the cheer looked slim
at the first glance, the clouds soon clear
ed, for the aoand of rattling plates, the
bum of a singing tea kettle and the gen
tle aroma of tea and good things soon
greeted my nostrils, and when the glist
ening snow was well shaken from my
clothing, I was taken into a back room
where waa light and cheer and a dainty
little housewife smilingly await.
It ao happened that th lumberman
and his wife had taught school in days
gone by, and they were right good talk
ers. The hours slipped by till bedtime
with talks oo literature and school an
ecdotes and the history of the little
When the clock struck ten we retired
and I remembered no more until the
coffee mill sounded a home sick strain
in my ears this 'morning. It haa been
many a weary year since I have heard
the sound of a coffee mill in the morn
ing, and the sound took me away back
into the realm of childhood, where I
saw my mother, young and happy, with
a group of laughing boys around her.
Such a little thing will sometimes un
lock the doors of memory and let out
the ghosts that have been hidden away
sacredly for years!
The trip from Lincoln waa a merry
one. The driving storm seemed to set
every one's nerves to tingling. The
members of the quartet acted like frisky
colts let loose from the irksome stall,
and joke acd laughter and brilliant re
partee sounded through the car. There
were Interludes of weary waiting on ac
count of the storm, and it seemed some
times aa if the train would never start
again, but after stopping innumerable
times we got into Wymore.
I don't say that Wymore ia a pretty
town, nor a cheerful town under any
circumstances, but oa a day like yester
day it is one of the most desolate places
that ever waa made, and I actually be
lieve that the wind can blow harder and
colder around some of the corners in
that town than any place I ever had the
misfortune to get into.
We left the train with appetites that
would drive us through any thing for a
bite to eat. With the mirage of a rare
beefsteak with horseradish ever before
us, we ran through the streets of the
little town in search of an eating place.
I saw a restaurant sign across the street
and the baritone spied a cafe. He being
of a high toned nature, suggested that
we give the cafe a trial. In we plunged
all covered with snow and the others of
our party followed. The landlord near
ly had heart failure when he saw five
customers piling in on him at once and
he rushed tremblingly to the kitchen to
tell the cook that a klondike had struck
his cafe. By that time our olfactory
nerves had sufficiently thawed to per
ceive that the cafe was filled with divers
and sundry odors that were Corbett
like in their strength, and with the re
mark that something had crawled in
there and died, 1 bolted for the door and
the others followed after.
So at last we got into the restaurant
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Grocery Economy
ftme Pu-reaavt of Pure Food Fox
Ieaa. Than ia Usually- Paid
fox Inferior Goods.
Best California granulated sugar 19 pounds for $1.00
Our celebrated "Satin" flour, per sack 89c
Sugar drip syrup, full 2 gallons, per pail 35c
White clover syrup, 1 gallon cans, per cau 30c
Best Japan tea siftings, r pound 15c
Best package coffee 10c
Lewis lye, per can ?. . .j.-. . ... 7c
2,400 parlor matches for . . 10c
Gloss Starch, per pound 3 c
Mail Pouch tobacco 30c
The sale of our 'Velvet" soap will be continued
next week, we offer 11 bars of this celebrated
soap for 25c
New white hoop herring (Holland) pei kit 70c
and a good woman got us a dinner of
home made food that waa just what we
wanted. After the dinner was over the
quartet sat down and began staging.
Then it waa that I saw a sight that I
hall not forget for many a day. Aa
the organ-like tonea of the voices swell
ed out, the poor, hard worked woman
who had cooked our dinner came into
the room and dropped like one dead in
to a chair. She wore her work aproa
and her hair waa halt down. Her eyes
were hollow and lines of care marked
her face and brow.
She was a typical woman of the small
Nebraska town. Her life waa aa dead
a level aa the prairies that atretch
endlessly out from the little town, and
as dreary as the stormy day. On the
walls of the room were ghastly crayon
picture? of her dead children, the shrine
before which, she, like devout catholics
before the image of Our Blessed Lady,
performed her devotions. As the heart
break of the songs filled the little room
the woman was taken out of the dreary
world, away from the dull prairies, from
the flat graves and hateful present to the
land of dreams. The tears gathered in.
the sunken eyes and ahe smiled through
them a wan smile, like the sun smiling
through a mist of rain.
But the song ended.
William Reed Dosbot,
with the Wesleyan Quartet.
Tom I see by the papers that the
Queea of England saya that ahe like
American girls.
Dick Indeed? Well there are others.
Our '
Try them.
1043 O Street.
H. W. BftOWN
Druggist and
5 Bookseller.
Fine Stationery
'Calling Cards
127 S. Eleventh Street. j
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