The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, July 06, 1901, Page 8, Image 9

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The Bicycle as a. Strcct-CJcancr.
.Almost everything that it is possible
to Bay about "what the bicycle has
done" would seem to hare been said,
but there is a point of view which has
not been sufficiently emphasized. And
as it is one which appeals even more to
those who do not ride than to those who
do, to those who revile bicycles in gen
eral and in particular, a few words on
the subject may not be amiss. They
may help soften the revilings of these
people, and to those who believe in the
wheel they may give it a new attribute.
This point of view is one which regards
the bicycle as a Btreet-cleaner not a
gatherer of mud, or a maker of good
roads, but a moral street-cleaner. If
any one will send his mind back some
six or eight years and recall the city
streets on summer evenings, and go
down town some evening now and no
tice the difference, he will get the point.
Formerly the main thoroughfares and
all the street corners were occupied by
a mob of boys and girls, from twelve to
twenty years old, who behaved in a most
unseemly fashion fooling objection
ably, "guying," nudging and hugging,
promenading with arms about each
other, and doing and Baying all the rest
of the things so indicative of lower and
debasing thought
know they are liars and we feel that the
country's destinies are higher and nobl
er and that the ideals of 1776 are the
ideals of all the people today. The Dec
laration of Independence is not a played-out
document. It means all it ever
meant to the thinking American. There
is no disposition anywhere to abridge
freedom, though there is a wider reali
zation than ever before that liberty does
not mean license, nor independence, law
lessness. The things the Fourth of
July stands for are still the things in
which all Americans of all parties be
lieve. The people are supreme. They are
the court of last resort. They may be
too prosperous now to worry over prin
ciples, but their hearts aie sound and
their heads are steady and if there be
any law or any regulation anywhere in
our domain that operates against liber
ty, that law or regulation will be abro
gated by the popular will when the
conscience has been touched. We can
not long be fooled by shams. We can
sweep away any abuse or wrong and
wipe out everything evil at the ballot
box. That is a fact that all blubbering
and blustering about imperialism and
triumphant plutocracy cannot obliter
ate. That means that we are still and
will continue to be a free republic and
that, having freedom ourselves, we shall
never consent to our government oppres
sion of others. Hurrah for the Fourth
of July! The Mirror.
A Prediction.
Here's a prediction. The next Na
tional Democratic Convention wil
Many of the short dodge silver, will oppose the Adminis-
streets, where there was music of some
Bort or other, were positively blocked
by these unpleasant young persons.
Now all is quite different. There will
always Le, of course, a certain amount
trauon's "colonial" policy, will hedge
and Btraddle on everything, and try to
sneak into power. Needless to Bay the
party will not succeed. The candidate
in the last two campaigns will load a
of this sort ot thing, but the improve- "Oil, and insist upon the Chicago and
ment is very noticeable, and it 1b dis- Kansas City platforms. The radical
tinctly due to the bicycle. This is made Democrats will all be Populists and
evident to any observer who goes into nothing else, and they will be strong
the parks or the outlying asphalted enough to defeat the regular organiza-
streets where one now sees these Bame ton. This is the plan that the radicals
young personB on wheels. "But," some have in mind, though they have not for-
one may say, "are they not acting in the mulated it. To offset this the organ i-
same fashion there?" No, distinctly
not, to any noticeable extent. For the
exhilaration ot fresh air and exercise,
and the necessary attention to the
wheel itself, remove the desire and the
zers will put a southern man on their
ticket, to hold the solid south in line,
but it is thought that the radicals, even
in the south, will be strong enough in
their defection to defeat the regulars.
and youth disports iteelf in a decent
manner. Let any one observe, and
think of this for a little, and another
honor must be added to the bicycle.
Saturday Evening Post
opportunity for unpleasant familiarity, The perpetual editor-candidate and his
followers are determined to destroy the
Democratic party if they cannot dictate
its policy. They are strong enough to
do it. The editor-candidate will be a
candidate again, in 1901, if he lives, but
not on the regular Democratic ticket.
The regular Democrats want none of
him, and he will, before long, declare he.
wants none of them. The situation is
now being shaped up to this end. The
Democratic politicians are preparing to
turn down the fanatics, and the fana-
The Glorious FourtE
Hurrah fcr the Fourth of
There's' not another holiday like
it in
all the world. And it's a holiday that
is spreading itself gradually over all the tics are preparing to defeat the poll
ticians. Both will succeed in their de
sign. Unly alter 1901 will there be any
gnment of the forces that were once
Democratic party.
world. Everywhere it means liberty.
There's much iroln and splutter in
what we call Independence Day oratory. vom&ble fof a harmonioUB reali.
oui away uown unuer n mi mere is an
abiding, deep, solemn sense of apprecia
tion of the value of freedom and the
greatness of this country. We Yankees
are much like the Gascons. Our bom-,
bast k a little too bombastic at times,
but whea we are "brought to a show
down," we manifest a decided sincerity
is our heroics. Again, we are some-
Mrs. Crawford They always seem
happy when out in society.
Mrs. Crabshaw Ah, my dear, that's
what cynical, inclined to be hypercriti- the hardest part of married 'life. Town
cal ourselves, to be suspicious of our en- Topics,
thusiams outside of business, but when
the whole thing is simmered down we
find ourselves filled with a faith in our
institutions that our own humor cannot Jiggs Why is Porter Calumet con
dim. Every other day in the year the sidered such a detrimental by fond Chi
orator and the editor may say that the cago mammas? He's rich and good
country k going to the doge, that the 'looking.
Republic has vanished and the Empire Jaggs True; but he pays ridiculously
come, but on the Fourth of July we small alimonies. Town Topics. '
The sale that commands attention, that brings the peo
ple in crowds; the sale everyone looks forward to.
Obain a Circular giving full particulars if possible.
We quote only one item from this circular. There
are hundreds more of similar reductions.
All Colored Shirt
Waists at Half
and Less.
A seemingly unwarranted offer at this, the Shirt
Waist season of the year.
We unfortunately have too many Shirt Waists at
this time. Fortunately for you we have decided to
slip the knife deeply into the prices.
175 dozen of the Celebrated Griffon Waist all
this year's latest patterns and styles, only to be seen in
this Waist. Every waist made to our order and made
to fit. ' ' '
We wish it distinctly understood that this is not a
job lot bought foi the occasion. We simply, as stated
before, have too many on hand at this time.
sees these fine Colored Waits offered for one-half and
less their regular price. We have divided this immense
stock into
as follows:
Includes all of our former $1.00
T f deludes any $1.50, $1.75, $2.00 and
$2.25 Colored Waist in the House.
ft aft Includesall $3.00, $3.50, $4.00 and
" VT and $5.00 Waists in the Stock.
A special reduction
on every White Black
Waist in the Store.