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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (June 22, 1901)
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Upon subjects appertaining1 to
Health, Strength, and Vitality,
how acquired and maintained by
means of the three great remedies
of nature, viz: Fasting-, Hydro
pathy and Exercise, call upon or
I. K. AXfAdCOBED,
1I06 O (St., Iyinooln,Nebr.
Dealer in Home Physical Training
uuxnts, r ountain uatn urusn out
fits, and "Self and Sex "Series"
man played the wedding march. Mr.
and Mrs. Newton left Ia9t night for
Denver, their future home.
Mary D. Manning, teacher in elocu
tion and dramatic art, Sherwood school
of music, Chicago, will receive a limited
number of pupils during the summer.
Address 427 South 12th street.
Mrs. John B. Horton and Mies Hnrton
have gone to New Brighton, Pa., where
they will visit for a short time before
going to the Maine coast,
Mies Anna Thomas returned from
Columbus, Ohio, last Sunday and will
spend the summer with her mother,
Mrs. Kate E. Thomas.
Lee, to Lieutenant Rhea of the seventh this year, is visiting his parents, Mr,
ravalrv. The wedding will occur next and Mrs. R. H. Oakley.
week on June the twenty-sixth. Lieu
anantEvan Humphrey will be beat
Mrs. R. O. Phillips and
Minor will leave next week
Mrs. James W. Dawes is tho guest of
Some new things in sweaters just in
at Paine'a clothing store.
Mrs. Nance and Miss Nance gave a
large card party Thursdays morning.
Six handed euchre was the entertain
ment, and the tables were distributed
through the roomB and on the porch,
where punch alBo was served by Mre.
vimnr Merrill. The hostesses were as-
cistnd bv Misses
llollowbush. Prizes were won by Mrs.
Ewingand Mrs. E.C. Folsom. Those
present were Mesdames E. C. Folsom ,
Sewell, Ewing, Putnam, Hays, E. E.
n.nn.n Mnnm fipfirtra Clarke. V. 0.
where they will spend the eummer.
Misses Ellen and Frances Gere will
leave tomorrow for Chicago, where they
will be the guests of Mrs. Simmons for
June 15, 1001.
It must be quite half an hour since I
Mrs. S. Greer and daughter. Mrs. Mc- Beated myself by this window, which
Dill. Mrs. Israel and Mr. and Mrs. E. opens to the west, with some scraps of
" . . . Flominrr anri fnmilv IaM: nn Mnnrlnv fnr Paper in Illy lap and the familiar blue
Putnam, uarson ana ----"- ""l" " " "T "' ". tlmnnr.nn,;i.i
Ruskin, where they are
Mrs. George Sykes.
the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. W.J.Bryan and family
have cone to Buffalo, where they will
brown, raoore, uporgo iim, ,i.. - -
Hargreaves, A. G. Davis, A. E. Kennard, "pend several weeks at the exposition
Pitcher. F.W. Smith, Van Jirunt, w.
C. Wilson, Chapin, Barbour, Le Gore,
Kellogg, E. L. Holyoke, Plummer,
Holm Perry, Chas. Branch, Casebeer,
Garroutte of KanBaB City, P. Garoutte,
Risser, H. L. Mayer, C. Thompson;
Latehaw, ChasMayer, S. B. Pound, R.
A. Holyoke, Mullen, Ackerman, A. L.
Hoover, L. W. Marshall, Griffith, New
mark, Haecker, Bignell, Lindly, E. C.
lerrill, J. Manahan, Burnham, Dawes
& Crete, E. J. Fitzgerald, F. B. Righter,
Chas. Rudge, ThomaB Walsh, W.J.
Turner; Misses Oakley, Hollowbush,
Richards, Truax of Chicago, Saunders,
Marshall, Gahan, L. Pound, Risser,
Lindly and Bignell.
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Coffin entertained
at dinner Monday afternoon. The
guests were: Judge S. A. Holcomb,
Doctor B. L. Paine, Doctor C. E. Coffin
of Ord. Nebraska, Judge E. M. Bartlett
of Omaha, Honorable R, M. Taggarf of
Nebraska City, Honorable George L.
Loomisof Fremont, Mr. D. 0. Stratton
of Pawnee City, and Mr. W. ri. Linch
and Mr. O. J . Wilcox of Lincoln.
Mrs. George W. Bonnell and the
Misses Bonnell will spend the summer
at Manitou, Colo.
Mrs. Mary Axtell of the Lincoln chap
ter, P. E. O., was elected state presi- pear on about every third
dent at the state convention last week.
Mrs. S. W. Gettier entertained Mon
day evening in honor of her niece, Miss
Mrs. A. E. Hargreaves will entertain
this evening in honor of Mrs. Edwards
Mrs. Mina D. Plumb, Brown block,
152G O street, room 1, is the agent for
Chas. A. StevenB fc Bros., silk import
ers of Chicago. She takes orders for
stumD of a pencil with its useful rub-
at the end, held listlessly in my Angers.
I bave been thinking! Don't let the
printer omit that exclamation mark.
It is intended to stand for all necessary
surprise and all the funny things that
might be said in regard to such a stren
uous proceeding on my part. There! I
bave unloaded my mental distress in the
use of that word. If you will show me
a book where that adjective fails to ap-
page, I will
show vou a book of the old school.
Novelists, critics, book reviewers, in fact
every devotee of the pen or pencil, uses
it, nay revels in it. It supplies a long
felt want. Evidently our books, our
plays, our recreations, our very thoughts
are strenuous. I do not wonder at its
popularity. It is a line, strong, son
orous word. I only wonder how we
ever managed to do without it.
It ib difficult for me to realize, in this
auiet. changeless little den of mine,
tailor-made suits, etc. Just
sells fifteen dollar tailor-made
Dr. J. L. Greene, superintendent of
the hospital for the insane, has gone to
Colorado for a brief vacation.
County Clerk D. A. Frye was called
to Peoria, 111., last week by the illness
and death of his mother, Mrs. Abraham
Mr. Harold Scudder of New York city
Governor and Mrs. Savage will leave wjU spend the summer in Lincoln,
next Tuesday for a trip through the ., 0 ... ... . 4.
IU1. OUU 4UID. It. AI4MUWM ..... Wf
summer in Buffalo.
Mrs. M.F.Scott and Mire Elizabeth
Scott of Ashland were the guesta of
Mrs. A. A. Scott this week.
Gregory, The Coal Man, 11th & O.
Black Hills, returning to Lincoln July
TTnm. to Mr. and Mrs. Charles A.
Briggs of 420 Winthrop avenue, Argyle
park, Chicago, a daughter, on June the
sixteenth. Mrs. Brigga was Miss Ruth
Owen of Lincoln. Mr. Briggs is car
toonist for Hearst's Chicago American.
Doctor and MrB. U.R. Gettier are
visiting their sons, Messrs. John and S.
Mrs. E. E. Lowman, daughter of Ex
fSnvnrnnr Furnas. BDent the week
Lincoln. She came to secure surgical
treatment for her eon.
MrB. Clinton R. Lee is the guest of
friends in Grand Rapids, Mich.
dinint? hall in the city is the Palace Din
ing hall, 1130 N street. Sunday dinners
a specialty. Beet attention paid to ram-
ily board. Give it a trial.
Mrs. C. G. Crittenden entertained Lea
Bohemiennee Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Owen Oakley, who was graduated
from the United States Naval Academy
which ia alwavs the same. Bave that the
chintz curtains come home from, the
cleaners a trifle less strenuous in color
each Beason, that life has become such
n nnmnlicated. high pressure affair, so
difficult to analyze, so often impossible
to understand. The era of realism,
from which I very truly hope we are
emerging, has thrown such a pessimis
tic hue over everything that I hardly
wonder over the number of people who,
growing weary over the comtemplation
of the phases of life, all tagged with
that hopeless, "What's the use," de
liberately sit down to a meal of "Rough
on RatB," or closing up every exhaust
in their roomB, turn on the gas without
the slightest consideration, perhaps with
no thought for the people whose metre
will do the registering.
We, as a people, are certainly in an
unhealthy state, mentally, neurotic
that is another find of some one, who
haa placed us under great obligation
thereby. If a case has been diagnosed
and a disease declared, isn't it supposed
to be good practise to look for the cause?
Now, I am much inclined to blame to
a large extentj the ominvorous novel
reading of today. There is such a tre
mendously large c'ass of women nowa
days to whom life offers very little legit
imate distraction. So many pretty,
well educated girls, who for the lack of
means on their parents' Bide, are con
dnmned to a monotonous life at home,
Married, at the home of the biide, without the trips to seashore and moun-
1210 Q street, Tuesday afternoon, Miss tain resorts which annihilate the terror
Imogene Clinton and Mr. Harry Ifew- of eummer heat for others. Debarred
ton. The ceremony was performed by from ballB, teas and luncheons in winter
Rev. John Gallagher of Seward, uncle because they cannot have the trappings
of the bride. Miss Clara Street was necessary to such a life, or quite as
maid of honor, and Mrs. Alden Chap- often because they must early go into
Mrs. L. D. McConnell and Misses
Margerie and Grace McConnell will
spend the Bummer in Ohio and New
Mrs. Randolph and Miss Ruth Ran
dolph are in St. Bonifacus, Pa., where
they will remain for several weeks.
Mrs. Schroeder and Miss Clara Schroed
er are visiting in Denver. They will
also go to Colorado Springs.
Mrs. R. N. Orrill and children left
Timonv mominir for Deweese. where
The best equipped and most popular they will v;Bit Mra Orrill's parents for
the market places and join tho hustling,
striving crowd in its wage-earning con
teat. There are younger children at
home, who must be reared and educat
ed. And the girl of today feels scarcely
lees keenly than the boy, that she must
contribute her share toward the main
tenance of the family. This necessity
bars her from the portal over which tho
satin-shod feet of the 400 gaily trip into
the fascinating game of society.
These girls feel bitterly that they are
quite as well fitted by nature and edu
cation to join this silken-clad, honey-fed,
rose bedded throng, aa miny of those
whom fickle fortune haa better favored.
Their mothers, perhaps, have tho
right to belong to the Colonial Dames,
but do not. They can climb their fam
ily tree without finding it "waxed at the
other end by some plebeian vocation,"
but alas! their family has fallen behind
in these days of Great Trusts, Great
Corporations, Great Consolidated Every
Thing and they find themselves chained
to the merciless wheels of labor just at
the time when every impulse of roman
tic, budding womanhood leaps in the
blood and yearns toward some possible
fate which shall satisfy the demand of
their hearts. Every natural-minded girl,
whether she acknowledges it or not,
dreams in the depth of her soul that
some whore along the primrose path the
rose of love, her own particular rose,
blooms for her to grasp if duty, stern
browed and relentless, does not turn her
feet aside, does not delay her until some
vandal hand haa plucked her flower.
These girls do not poso for sympathy.
They would doubtless be very much
offended it philanthropists were to put
on foot any movement to ameliorate
their condition, and yet the diverted
current of their lives is certainly sad.
Not one of them but dreams her dream
of what life might mean it she had not
been cheated out of "her heritage. You
can see them any day crowding the
Btreet cars wending thoir way to the of
fices and shops; bright, stylish, many of
them beautiful girls- They are sten
ographers, bookkeepers, clerks not be
cause they wish to be, not because they
have the slightest natural inclination to
usurp man's place in the world, but
because they must. If you will find me
one girl who honestly prefers the inde
pendence of earning her own living, I
will find you a hundred who would glad
ly exchange its doubtful good for the
crown of a worthy love upon their shin
ing heads, and who would subscribe to
the abandon of Galatea's prayer, "Set
me lower, lower Love that I may be a
woman and look up to thee; and look
ing, longing, loving, give and take the
wont, which thou, by thine own nature,
shall inflict on me."
These are the novel readers! Novels
provide their relaxation, their recrea
tion; they supply all the glow, color and
revelry which their lives lack. It would
be impossible to turn out the monthly
grist in large enough quantities to sat
isfy their thirst. They become exalted
with a literary intoxication, which is a
very subtle form of dissipation. This is
why I maintain that the morbid, pro
blematic novel of late years is a menace.
It gives to girls an entirely wrong
impression of the relation of the sexes.
It raises a false standard of womanhood.
It engenders a mental stigmatism, bo
that life, as it is, is out of focus. I read
an article somewhere a day or two ago
which suggested that the apotheosis of
this strenuous modern life of ours had
been reached, and that a reaction was
not unlikely. The writer argues from a
simple premise, for the florist is to be
gin it; and, after all, be is not to be ig
nored in his character of Purveyor to
Her Majesty, The American Woman. 1 1
is not to be denied that Her Royal High
ness haa heretofore demanded fashion
in her flowers, and fashion she has had
to the exclusion of the sweetness flow-
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