The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, January 12, 1901, Page 5, Image 5

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6n exhibition and Mrs. Stoner gave an
Account of hnr visit to the art exhibit at
iltbe State University. Refreshments
followed, after which she favored
the class with a vocal solo, and
Mies Miller cave an instrumental solo.
Fourteen were present and all reported
a delightful evening.
The Woman's club of Seward held its
.. liret business meating according to the
program, January 5th, 1001. The fol
lowing officers were elected: President.
Mrs. Teresa M. Carey; first vice preei
v dont, Mrs. Frances Miller; second vice
president, Mrs. Phoebe Callender; re
l cording secretary, Mrs. Florence Dick-
man: cnrrpanonclincr sftorfitnrv. Mm. iVnl-
lie Keefer; treasurer, Mrs. Herman
Dirs. Leaders of departments: Art.
?Mrs. Alice B. Manning; Household Eco
gnomic, Mrs. Teresa M. Carey; Litera
. ture, Mrs. Emma K. Scbemel.
Mrs. Stoutenborough'B letter was
read in regard to setting a date for a
library meeting. The clnb decided to
observe January 26tb, and give a library
program, instead of their Art meeting.
The Secret of Mark Twain's Success.
Mark Twain's literary hold on the
world is go innocent of all tradition and
logic that the challenge to explain the
situation is an irreeistible one to those
who talk about him or write about him,
though it does not particularly worry
people when they read him. The gen
tlemen who have made a study of Guch
matters have said his literary style is
naught; that his stories are ill-constructed,
according to the esthetic
standards; that bis travel sketches are
inconsequential and scrappy; that his
historical novels do not create the at
mosphere of their time, and so forth,
yet these same gentlemen do not deny
that he is a great writer, nor do they
pretend to withstand hie fascination.
Indeed Mark Twain is curiously fortu
nate in his ability to hold the attention
of the men who make books and writing
their business, as well as men who have
no interest whatever in books or reading
except when the interest is compelled
by such an irresistible person aa Mr.
Clemens. This can not be for the mere
reason of Mr. Twain's humor, although
such inimitable humor is a platform on
which very varied types and grades of
intellect may meet congenially. It
must be because the keynote of every
thing Mr. Clemens writes iB his enmity
to sham, hypocricy, and pretense a
note vibrating the fibers of manliness
in every reader and because, whether
he is a good novel-writer or not, he is a
born story-teller, with the highest art
of the typical American raconteur, with
all his intuitive and acquired knowledge
of human nature, bis cool mastery of
climaxes, and his audacity. It is his
distinction that he is so thoroughly the
American. There is no meridian of his
country that be does not know, whose
people he does not understand, whose
life he has not lived. He comes to his
subject, be it a European cathedral or a
village schoolboy, or an absurd senti
mentality, with the cool, healthy, vigor
ous bearing of a man born and bred in
the atmosphere o! work and fact, where
trifling or falsehood means disaster. It
has been remarked more than once how
suggestive of the American eagle are
Mr. Clemens' bearing, his piercing eye,
his falcon profile. From "A Sketch of
Mark Twain," in the American Month
ly Review of ReviewB for January.
The Large Hold that the British Have
Gained at Important Points in the
Celestial Empire.
Great Britain is further in China al
ready than any other power. The facts
are sensational when taken together.
The British have most of the trade in
s'trong ports where they have put up
handsome buildings, and they have
n.ost of the concessions. It is the ex
pectation that British capital will play
the largest part in the modernization of
China. Mr. Frank G. Carpenter, who
has been in that part of the world for
some time, contributes to this week's
issue of The S iturday Evening Post an
article giving the most recent facts of
the situation. He says:
''The English are doing the most of
the foreign banking for China. They
get a percentage on the greater part of
the quarter of a billion dollars used in
its foreign trade. They have made the
Chinese government loans up to the
last four or five years; the first two loans
at the close of the Chinese-Japanese
war, each amounting to 880.000,000 hav
ing been placed with the Ecglish and
Germans. There is one English bank
in China which has deposits of 180,000,
000. It pays six per cent on deposits,
notwithstanding this, declares big divi
dends. In a recent transaction it made
a clear profit of $2,000,000, and its stock
is now two hundred per cent above par.
"There are, in round numbers, about
L'1,421 foreigners in China. 1 do not in
clude the soldiers called in by the pres
ent war. Of these foreigners mora
than 5,000 are English, 2,000 Americans,
1.000 Germans, 1)00 French, 1C0 Danes,
100 Spanish, 150 Italians, 1,000 Portu
guese, and 1,700 Japauese. More than
two-thirds of the Americans are mis
sionaries. "A look at what the English are do
ing at the different ports will show
whether they are profitable or unprofi
table servants. They surely have not
wrapped their talent in a napkin and
buried it in the sand. They have made
the open porta modern European cities.
They are every where the leaders in
society, education and. businees."
After February 28 all delinquent sucscrip
tions due January first, 1901, will be one
dollar and a half. One dollar is the cash
price. After the date specified all subscribers
delinquent two months or more on 1891
subscriptions will be charged a dollar and
The Twice a-Veek Republic.
Every Mondav and Thursday a news
paper as good as a magazine and better
for it contains the latest by telegraph as
well as interesting stories is sent to
the subscriber of the "Twice-a-Week"
Republic, which is only 81.00 a year.
The man who reads the "Twtce-a-Week"
Republic knows all about affairs
political, domestic and foreign; is posted
about the markets and commercial mat
ters generally.
The women who read the "Twice-a-Week"
Republic gather a bit of valu
able information about household affairs
and late fashions and find recreation in
the bright stories that come under both
the heading of fact and fiction. There
is gossip about new books and a dozen
other topics of especial interest to the
wide-awake man and woman.
His Malady
Mra. Talkyer I saw Dr. Osem going
into your house this morning. Is any
one sick?
Mre. Fanning My husband. He just
got home from bis vacation. The Bazar
Miss Kritick Did you notice the lob
ster in that "still life" picture of Dobbs
ley's picture?"
Mis Porkand (of Chicago) No; who
was it? Town Topics.
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I from which we invite those who wish the choic-
est patterns of the season to make selections.
Large assortments of fine embroideries will be
i shown at the same time.
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If you have never been to California you can have
no idea of bow agreeably you can pass the winter there.
The weather is perfect not so warm at to be enervat
ing nor so cold ap to be uncomfortable.
If you take the Burlington Route you will reach
California three days after you leave Lincoln. No
Changes of cars are necessary.
Thro' tourist cars for Los Angeles leave the Burl
ington station every Tuesday morning and every Thurs
day evening.
City Ticket Office Burlington Depot
6or. lOtrt and O Streets. 7th St., Between P and Q.
Telephone 235. Telephone 25.