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Jffie Dr. Benj. P. Bailey 0ffice-Zeh B1-k l,sy
iei ffU-' , u , . J , I Residence, 1313 C street 1 2 to 4 p m
Ereningi. by appointment. Sundays 12 to 1 p. m. and by appointment.
I Dr. J . B. Trickey , t . I(m n f t
1 Refractionist onfy Office. 1035 0 street.
8 to 12 a. m
Oulce 530.LOUlS N. Wente.D.D.S.rBro'Snell Bl5k.m.
I I so 11th street. 1
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Phone. ..L10I-J Dr. RUth M. WOOd. 6l2So.l6thSt. l110"1 ,0 to '
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via "Tlie Burlington"
10 COLORADO. MH AND THE BLH6K HILLS.
$14.30 $17.50 $21.50
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$15 00 $25 00
July 1 to 9
Sept. 1 to 10
June 18 to 30
July 10th to
All tickets sold at the above rates are limited for
Return to Oct. 31. Call and get full information.
Gity Ticket Office Burlington Depot
6or. 10th and O Streets. 7th St., Between P and Q.
Telephone 235. Telephone 25.
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1213 O Street
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Sold only by
WEBSTER I ROGERS,
1043 O St., i
Lincoln, .... Nebraska
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5 Cycle Photographs J
Athletic Photographs 4
Photographs of Babies
Photographs of Groups
P. H. PIERS0N,
1035 N St. . Lincoln, Nefer.
129 South Eleventh Street.
their woes. Man, the wisest of all crea
tures in some ways, is a fool of nature in
others. But one rather expects more
instinctive wisdom from our clear-eyed
brothers of the air. Vet it is true that
they build their nests too small for the
hungry brood they bring into the world.
Out in the prairie grass the little fellows
could get their start safely enough.
This the robins should know, But they
seem tc like city ways and trees best.
For this, too, we must be thankful,
though when we consider that the end
of life for the robin is to raise more rob
ins we think we could give him a point
er. Let him build a larger nest. We
are wiser than thou, robin.
Nearly all the tires that have occur
red lately have called the whole fire de
partment up through Our Street. The
kid 6ays that unless care is taken, every
time the alarm is given, the fire horses
will strike out for Our Street. Inci
dentally it might be remarked that the
department does its work in very short
order, so that it is hardly worth while
for people down town to leave their bus
iness and come out to help. Yet on
these blistering days, when the pave
ment is a red-hot stove, the curious
come in troops and droves, on bicycles,
in carriages, on foot. I he neighbor's
little black-eyed boy told me once, after
the had enjoyed the distinction of hav
ing a very small fire in their house:
"There were 'bout a billion people
here." So I do not go to tires, for it
would be embarrassing to think of one's
self as one in a billion .
"That knife," remarked the Inveter
ate Wbittler as he handed it over to me
to sharpen my pencil, "gave me consid
erable trouble the other day. 1 lost
track of it, and as I'd had it for four
years I made up my mind it had to be
found. So I went down and asked the
Italian at the fruit stand where I
bought some plums. No, he hadn't
seen any knife. Then I worked my
memory and concluded I might have
left the thing out at a shop about a
mile awav. I walked out there; couldn't
find it there. Then I figured around in
my mind agaic and it came to me that
the last place where I'd used it was
down on the shady side of the barn
where I Bit and watch that corn curl up.
And there it was, stuck in the side of
the barn. It's a protty good knife."
The Wbittler and his knife must not
be parted. If I were a man 1 should be
an Inveterate Whittler myself. It is bo
much more unique, cleaner and de
center than to be an inveterate smoker.
Yet a man must do something in his
lazy hours while he sits on the porch.
I have never Been a picturesquely lazy
woman. There, there, yes, I have Been
lazy ones, and if they would only learn
to whittle .
Here is one pair of ears and a com
plete set of nerves that did no homage
to the Fourth. 1 happened to know of
a safe retreat, a cottage in an orchard of
applelees apple trees. Thither I hied
in the early morning away from the
cannon cracker and the terrible pistol.
They disturbed not my musings nor
slumbers of the night. The wind in
the apple trees, the bird songs far and
near were all the sounds that greeted
me as 1 sat in that little porch, looking
at the broad sweep of oat Held between
the spreading but unburdened branches.
There it was easy to meditate upon the
Joy of quietude, even on an ungloriously
torrid Fourth. Some day after the
cannon cracker has been raised to its
highest state of demoniacal perfection,
so that it will awake from their peace
the dead who were ready to die, kill,
maim or make blind or deaf whosoever
touches one, perhaps doting parents
will cease buying death and blindness
for their offspring. If only the Fourth
were left out of tho calendar, Mr.
But there, it is no use getting into a
stew about it here on this far-away
porch where no sound disturbs me. I
can be as selfish as everyone elee is on
the Fourth, and enjoy the quiet while
they eDjoy their noise. Let the whole
city burn, I shall not know it till after
wards. And if at night wo catch
glimpses of the rockets and Roman
candles it will be a sight without tho
sound. Who will invent for us noise
less firecrackers, noiseless rockets, and
who will inaugurate the glorious noise
I did not know mocking birds favored
this region with their seraphic presence.
Vet I am sure that long-tailed grayish
warbler there in the dead tree is a
mocking bird. Smith, who has lived in
the Boutb, corroborates my belief, and
will you forgive me if I chase the crea
ture around a little just to see what he
looks like? He does not appreciate my
admiration, tor he flies at my approach.
I go back to the porch a while and ho
returns to the dead tree and calls and
sings and mimics. No other tree suits
him bo well, seemingly. I am afraid he
has a streak of vanity in him, with all
his timidity. But who would not bo
vain if he could sing like that drown
ing out the song of thrush or robin or
meadow-lark. No need to sing,
" Listen to the mockingbird."
You cannot hear anything else. In the
night he sings, too, and at all hours of
the day. Always charming, always full
of melody. If you wish to dispute, and
say the mockingbird lives in the warm
climate of the south, I may make weath
er remarks a line of argument to be
avoided when possible.
A leading article in the July Maga
zine Number of The Outlook, which is
the midsummer number, as the August
Magazine Number is devoted to educa
tional subjects, is ' The Spirit of the
New World as Interpreted by the Pan
American exposition," by Hamilton W.
Mabie. This subject, on which Mr.
Mabie writes with bis usual insight and
charm, is profusely illustrated by repro
ductions from drawings of the beauti
ful architectural features of the exposition.
The Brotherhood of Nations.
How much nearer to each other the
nations of the world seem to be today,
and really are today, than was the case a
few decades ago. When weeks and
months were required for communica
tion between the United States and Eu
rope, the countries of the old world ap
peared to be a long way off. Now the
circumference of old earth is belted with
telegraph and cable lines in every pos
sible direction. What happens today in
Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, South
America, and the great islands of the
sea is made known to us tomorrow by
such newspapers like The Chicago Record-Herald,
whose foreign news corre
spondents are located in every impor
tant city ic the world outside of the
United States. In addition to its own
staff correspondents, The Chicago Record-Herald
enjoys the foreign news ser
vice of The New York Herald, famous
for many years for the reliability of its
foreign news and also of The New York
Tribune, and of that great co-operative
newsgathering organization, The Asso
ciated Press. No other daily newspa
per in America possesses facilities so
varied and extensive for covering the
news of all nations.