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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (April 28, 1900)
Mr. Thompson in the State Press.
The candidacy of D. E. Thompson for
the senate this winter is ono of the most
perious problems that confronts the re
publican party of the Btate. Whatever
may be urged in Thompson's favor by
his friends, it is unquestionably a fact
that; with the possible exception of Lan
caster county, his candidacy is received
with forebodings in every portion of the
state. He is a man in whom the masses
have no confidence and his ambitions
are not regarded as laudable. His im
mense wealth and manifest willingness
to spend it to accomplish his purposes
are, of course, elements to be feared in
politics. While it is not at all probable
that with a republican majority in the
next legislature, Mr. Thompson could
ever be elected senator, yet the poEsibi!
n man like Hubbard is directing it- in
the way of making beautiful things.
Hut Jet the many take it up and the
doctrine means the freest sensual in
terpretation of the inscription over
the gate of Rabelais' Abbey of Thele
ina. If we were all Hubbards, if we all
had those burning eyes, if we all had
that sanctified simplicity of smile, if
we all were of the aesthetico-ascetic
temperament, the Hubbard docfine
would be a good thing for the world.
Hut we are not all Hubbards. We
are not all seers. We are not all of
those "whose cars, long closed to
earthly things, catch heavenly
sounds." We are not able to contain
ourselves within ourselves and to for
get the call of "the world, the llesh
and the devil" in contemplation of
Inner and outer visions. We are not
able to transform the actual with
beautiful illusions. We can't go too
strong on love and joy in our work,
for fear we may go wrong, as many of
. a lover of his kiud and votary of the
Aliigher joys have gone. And so, while
we say that Mr. Hubbard is a good
man and is doing a good work at East
Aurora, and is following an ideal
which it were blasphemy to assail, we
may be permitted to doubt that the
many are as vet sane enough to ap
proach the truth he teaches, without
danger to what we call -their souls.
Tbere is no one who can more high
ly approve of the work Mr. Hubbard
has done at East Aurora than I do.
JSone can better understand the as
pirations that have grown out of his
work aspirations flawless in the ab
stract, aspirations that are part of the
spiritual life of all men who look at
the world and think about it. But
the application of those aspirations, . , .. ...
concretely and generally, would be D-B- Thompson won the contest in
dangerous, involving as they do sub- Lancaster county, hands down, against
tie distinctions that only philoso- all comers. Haviner done this much. it.
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pners iiKe hit. iiuouaru can mane.
Mr. Hubbard is doing good at East
Aurora. He is doing good in his
"work," as distinct from some phases
of his ''doctrine." Ue is teaching the
value of intelligent effort, the worth
of kindness, the influence of beauty,
the truth of doing in the best possi
ble way what is nearest the hand to
do. There can be no just fault find
ing with all this. But mix up this
practical, aesthetic polytechnicism
with nsvcuisru. with unrestricted iree-
oie suspicion unuer wnicn ne naa
two years ago. Hastings Weekly Rec
ord, April 19.
The republicans o! Otoe county
knocked some of the bark off D. E.
Thompson's senatorial boom. They did
it because Mr. Thompson hie not cov
ered F. M. Hall's thousand dollars which
says ha connived with fusionists at the
last moment to defeat M. L. Eayward.
Mr Thompson will remember the Trib-
book "Through the Drouth" is a dis
cordant note. The verso muy bo moro
dignified and conventional than the Bim
pie lines of "At tho Eudot tho Row"
call it "lines' but tho spirit does not
soem to suit the rest of tho book.
Where does tho 'farmer girl' come in?
There is hardly a girl in tho bcok,
really; just shadows and inlluenco9 of u
few. Porhaps I can explain. Thero
are two classes of folks in tho club.,
Ono is co in nosed of thoso u.-h Km. ..
-- w UMVWU
une pointed out the necessity of copper
ing Hall's thousand for the moral effect happy faculty of eocurin titles for un
oumue Lancaster county. Fremont
Tri-Weekly Tribune, April 17.
IE OLD Till ON THE RIVER
A FLORA BULLOCK.
written stories; tho other composed of
those who can write storios, but stop
when it comes to the title. 1 have a
suspicion that the poetic editor fur
nished tho title off-handed, while tho
business manager tried to live up to it.
This is just a suspicion.
ity gives rise to fear in the minds of the
1 .1 a. it tar" -mWr waiWk VUur - -- ri'L ? .
peopie, ana mai conamon will De auo point system or writing used by
worked for all it is worth by the oppo- There was a treasured tradition in tho the blind is a system of provocations to
sition. It will enter into the fall cam- c'un that when the editors ran ehort'of those who are blessed with siL'ht nn.
paign in spite of our efforts to eide-track
it, and the sooner it is met and obscured
by an overwhelming flood of public
sentiment the better it will be for the
party and the state. Nebraska wants
no Montana experience in her senatorial
contes;, and a prompt and emphatic
declaration against Mr. Thompson's
aoa fn tkfi i:mi t:i.in u..t .u . M..n4:..Ai.. tt i .. .
c.ooiui wo Hum jiinic, uui ou, m);j H""oijr iow oiinu pupiiB become suf
magazine published by the club as a ficiently export to make their roading
vent for its superfluous ideas, the editor, enjoyable to a listener. The sentences
who was generally counted a poet, are broken up by long pauses, and while
caught and incarcerated the business the poor lingers try to mako out some
manager. The purpose or this punish- phrase or word, the hearer must wait
ment became evident when the maga- nervously, even anxiously for the out
zine appeared. Then it transpired that come. Some times this adds a won
candidacy by republicans generally may the business manager a prosaic, though derful piquancy and unexpectedness to a
go a long way towards averting
Fairbury Gazette, April 14th.
Hlom. with abstractly asserted sancti
ty of naturalism, and the combina
tion is moral and social dynamite.
Of course, the doctrinal feature of
what we may call Hubbardism, is not
dangerous to audiences of inteliec
tuals, like that which hung upon his
words in this city last Friday night,
"just as the work he teaches his Roy
crofters to do at Est Aurora is not
dangerous to-t he doers thereof. The
danger lies in application of his doc
trine by the half-informed.
Wherefore, earnest, exalted, in
wardly illumined, gentle and affec
tionate as Mr. Hubbard may be, lie
would do well to put some curb upon
his proclamation concerning the phil
osophy with which he supplements
his work. He does not mean to do
more directly than to put joy into
our lives, to do this by making
work a pleasant, unrestrained expres
sion of individuality. That he has
done at East Aurora. May he long
continue so'to do. But let, him be
ware of an unqualified declaration of
such doctrine, for we know to what
horrors of life a general, unrestrained
expression of individuality might
now behooves him to accept the propo
sition of Frank M. Hall to arbitrate the
question as to whether he really at
tempted to sell out to the populists for
a mess or pottage and a bale of hay.
Mr. Hail's deposit of $1,000 which eayB
he did, cannot be ignored. Republicans
outside of Lincoln are disposed to insist
that Mr. Thompson clear himself in
some satisfactory manner of the horri-
uncommon fellow was more successful
in bringing the Muse to time in an emer
gency than others with whose wooing
she was surfeited. Out of this fact
arose the tradition, for it was felt that
something was needed to explain the
circumstance that the business manager,
being a business manager, contributed
such delightful verse to the pages of his
little magazine. All members of the
club cultivated the habit of writing only
under compulsion of some sort; it was
believed that a specially vigorous corn-
narrative. You think of Rnvri fhrD
which your reader may say. Then
comes a most startling announcement
of some sort. I heard tho following
labored ever since the day Hayward was
chosen, before he comes to them implor
ing their assistance. He is manifestly
missing his opportunity by not meeting
Mr. Hall as poposed. Lay on Macduff.
The Fremont Tri-Weekly Tribune,
D. E. Thompson of Lin-
a warrior strategist. Schuyler
Sun, Friday, April 13.
The republicans in convention assem
bled at Syracuse, Otoe county, Nebras
ka, were as emphatically anti D. E.
Thompson as Lancaster was pro. Nom
inee delegates had to declare themselves
straight anti or fail of election. Judge
Jessen pounced upon and Hayed the
would be evasives to the queen's taste.
original -essay on "iliy Little Hen"
read from point by a little midget I ho
other evening. The pauses between
worJs, some times moro than a minute
in length, gave time for reflection and
expectation, but still there were surpris
es of a most amusing nature. It was
even trying, for instance, to wait for the
announcement of the number of Iopb on
pulsion must ba benmd the poetic out- the "other foot" after we had been told
croppings of the business manager. there were three oa one foot. I felt
You can easily see how it came about, sure that there would be four or livo
then, that the burden of furnishirg the toes on the "other."
vtrses gradually fell chiefly upon the my little hen
business manager. He seemed to thrive T ,.,,, . ",
-j ..iwoucu Kuesrouna ...tne....
yard and clucks for her chickens.
And my little.. ..hen.Jays eggs.
And she eats com. Mv iiiu ,..
UneX scrafahoa in ih. ...-. i
pected and unasked compliments and worms. And my little hen lays.... eggs
big-worded remarks of Great Folks. in tne haymow. And my ben sets
From now on you may be sure that the ??"y.h.?r u6St .quita ,0DS "t a time.
Taith than ever in the poetry by com- they are.. ..young.. but not so pleasant
pulsion doctrine, for the little book is a -when they are older. Some bens
credit to the club, not to sneak of B Ylue'ea anu me are.. ..black-
on the ordeal. Then he had tne temerity,
Anally, to put forth a "little book of
verse" the club always favored that
word led on doubtless bv some
the business manager.
"Mr. Schuyler W. Miller's verse is
very interestingly fresh and autoch
thonic," Bays William Dean Howells,
one of the Great Folks. I am so glad.
To be sure I do not know what that
means, and the dictionary of foreign
It the republicans fail to carry Nebras- languages is down stairs, but it looks as
ka this fall, the obtrusion of Thompson's if it meant something good.
candidacy will have to bear the blame.
Palmyra Nineteenth Century Items,
The Stotsenburg Fond,
Peviously reported 1222.20
Chain letter recoipts:
Mrs. Lida Dinaway, Overton
Marguerite Koch, Malcolm
Mrs. Marie Thurlwell, Malcolm..
r Mrs. Lee Beeson, Malcolm
Mrs. Schenck, Denver
Mrs. S. A. Perry, Denver
Mrs. Sheen, Lincoln
Mrs. W. J. Lamb, Lincoln ".
Mrs. W. A. Green, Lincoln
Mrs White, Lincoln ......"
8 ; 1.85
I The names are printed as a receipt or
X, Corn Tassels, William Reed Dunroy's
new collection of poems, on sale at the book
D. E. Thompson seemed to have ev
erything his own way in the republican
county convention in Lincoln. Thomp
son will be a formidable candidate for
tbe next United States senator in the
next legislature. Burt County Herald,
Otoe county republicans opposed the
candidacy of D. E. Thompson. The
ghost of tbe late Hayward-Thompson
senatorial fight is the bugaboo which
affrights the friends of the Lincoln
statesmen. The position of the Otoe
county republicans is nothing more
than a defense of an honored member
of their political body, a good citizen
and neighbor, whose memory is still
dear to his fellow citizens. An interest
ing feature of the coming campaign will
be the acrobatic tactics of some of tbe
papers which opposed Mr. Thompson
The prevailing spirit of the little "Gal
lery of Farmer Girls"' is fresh and
cheerful, I will say. I always hail with
delight any Nebraska literary product
written in a major key, for your grue
some minor is done to death here in tbe
we6t. W all know the typical story of
the plains drouths and hand-to-mouth
conflicts always. However true they
may be, they satisfy no one, neither the
one who has not known how it feels to
grow hungry, nor the man who has
watched the sky every evening for two
months to catch sight of a cloud and
has not been satisfied. The cheerful
view of life is the sane aDd wholesome
one. Unobtrusively and delicately Mr.
Miller pictures this side. Perhaps you
can hardly say "pictures," for the out
line is hardly rilled in. You would not
call tbe verses especially Nebraskan,
either. They are good to pass every
where. Just glimpses of simple, whole
souled, cheery enjoyment of the place in
which the speaker finds he is put.
Hence, to me, the longest poem of the
eyeu. xieusare good to eat when
they are fried. And some chickens
lay eggs, one and two a day. The
chickenB are very much frightened when
they see a hawk. The hens get up
....early in the morning. Chickens
have.. ..two., legs, and two.. ..wings,
and two eyes, and they are called
rowls. Hens have three toes on one
'oot and three on the other!
And they have... clrws to scratch
the ground. And they have a bill
or beak, to pick up.. ..their.. food with.
Chickens have tails made of
J. F. HARRIS,
No. I, board of Trade,
Grain, Provisions.. Cotton.
Private Wires to New York Gty and
Many Gties East and West.
New York Stock Exchange
Chicago Stock Exchange.
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