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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (July 20, 1901)
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eacs, River Saguene, Canada, return
ing to Lincoln September first.
Gregory, The Coal Man, 11th & O.
Misses Minnie and Ilarriet Cooke
have returned from Porto Rico. Miss
Ilarriet Cooke occupies the position of
teacher in the government schools on
the island and will resume her work
there in the fall.
Mr. F. M. Blish' has acceptedthe pc
y eition of manager of the Omaha office of
R. G. Dun & Co., and will enter upon
his new duties at once. His family will
follow him later.
Miss Clara Walsh has arrived in New
York, after spending two years in travel
and study in Europe. Miss Walsh will
return to Lincoln about September first.
Doctor John White arrived in Hoi
land after a safe and pleasant voyage.
From Rotterdam he went to The Hague
and on to Amsterdam.
Miss Liliie Savage haa arrived in Lin
coln from Omaha, and will make her
home in this city with her father, Gov
Gov. Savage and Professors Bruner,
Emerson and Beseey addressed the state
horticultural society at its annual meet
ing at Kearney on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Greer of Mar
quette, Nebraska, are in the city, called
here by the serious illness of Mr. Greer's
x The best equipped and most popular
-yarning hall in the city is the Palace Din
ing hall, 1130 N street. Sunday dinners
a specialty. Beet attention paid to fam
ily board. Give it a trial.
Mrs. Callen Thompson and Mies Eva
Thompson have gone to Yellowstone
Mr. and Mre. F. M. Spalding have
gone to Wisconsin where they will spend
the summer among the lakes.
Mrs. M. E. Van Brunt is at Hot
Springs, South Dakota, where she will
remain for several weeks with her son
and family from Beatrice.
Honorable H. C. Lindsay epeut part
of the week in Chicago.
Mrs. N. R. Wilcox of Papillion visited
Mrs. S. O. Salisbury this week.
Miss Marian Ogden is visiting the
Pan-American exposition, the guest of
her aunt, Mrs. Sutton.
Mr. and Mrs. George T. Lacey of HO
South Twelfth street are spending the
month of July at Atlantic City.
Say! Before buying a buggy see the
Humphrey Hardware Co.
Mre. N. S. Harwood returned Sunday
from Lake Forest, Illinois.
Mrs. R. E. Moore is spending the sum
mer in California. '
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Clemmons of
Fremont spent Saturday and Sunday in
Mr. Bert Wilson of New York city is
pending the week with Mr.Ernest Ames.
Dr. Carr, surgeon. 141 South 12th.
Died, on Wednesday morning, July
seventeenth of a cancer from which he
has Buffered from many years, Doctor
Ellis P. Hamer of this city. He was
born at Hamerton, Pennsylvania in 1823.
Graduated from Jefferson Medical col
lege in 1851, he immediately commenced
the practise of medicine in Philadelphia.
In 1887 he came to Lincoln where he
never practised to any extent but be
gan a business career which has been
successful. He leaves a wife and three
children: Arthur, Frank and Mary all
of whom live here.
Mrs. G. W. Gerwig, nee McGraw,
died at her home in Pittsburg, Pa., last
week. An infant daughter died with
the mother. Mr. Gerwig was a member
of the university class of '89, and was in
business in Lincoln for several years.
Died of paralysis, on Tuesday eve
ning, Mr. George W. Kleutsch, aged
THE DREAM THAT CAME TRUE.
"O if I could only win that $5.00 for
the 'Times' contest story," said Helen
Perry to herself, as she slowly walked
up Dodge street toward her boarding
place. "If only my brains could adjust
themselves to something besides adding
up columns of figures in a poky old
store. If I could only write one quar
ter as much as I feel like Mrs. Peattie,
for example. I'm sure nobody can ap
preciate the beauties of nature and of
art and music more intensely than 1
do. Now the glorious sunshine this
morning the singing birds the fresh,
green grass the little leaves coming
out on the trees, all these filled my
soul with an ecstacy which was ab
solutely beyond expression. And at Mr.
Butler's last organ recital I thought I
would actually stop breathing from the
very beauty of the music that Chopin
Funeral March in particular, where it
seemed as if every note was a tear-drop
falling into my beating heart. Yet how
could I express my emotion in a form
that would hold people's attention or
bring in a five dollar bill? Everybody
knows that grass is green, that sun
shine is golden, that spring is tho time
for life and for hopefulness. And every
body knows that Mr. Butler is a master
of the organ, and that Chopin's music
is far more expressive than the tenderest
words ever spoken. 0, if I only had an
idea that was new and original and
startling, how fast I would write it
down, and how happy I would be if I
won the five dollars."
Helen had now reached the house,
and after giving a dash of cold water to
her tired eyes she went into the dining
room where a dozen young men and
women were doing justice to the eve
"No, I don't care to go to the theatre
tonight," she said to one of tho young
men who followed her out into the hall
to give her the invitation. "You are
very kind to ask me, but I want to dip
into a book that I brought from the
library today, and I'm too tired and
cross to be good company for any one
tonight, any way."
Wearily she mounted the stairs and
put on her dainty dressing jacket, then
drew her chair close to the lamp and
with a sigh of satisfaction began to read
"In Tune with the Infinite," by Ralph
Waldo Trine. Eight, nine and ten
chimed from the clock on the high
flchool building, but Helen heeded it
not. "O if it only could be true," she
said to herself again as she read how a
difficult literary problem had been work
ed out by a journalist in her sleep.
"But Mr. Trine says that anything is
possible to one who believes that he
really will have the things he desires.
Surely it could do no harm to have a
pencil and paper ready to write down
any brilliant ideas that may come to me
in the morning, and it's more than
time for me to go to bed, any way."
Hardly had Helen's head touched the
pillow when she was wrapped in a sleep
so profound that the morning sunlight
was streaming into her window when
she opened her eyes.
"O what a wonderful story!" she
thought, as her mind lingered over the
fast-fading dreams of the night. "If I
only could write it down and I verily
believe I can!''
She seized paper and pencil, and page
after page was flung away from her
swiftly moving hand. "There; it goes,
any way," she said as she folJed the
paper and placed it in an envelope ad
dressed to the "Times." "I'll be late to
the store this morning but never mind,
it won't happen again, and then I
may win the five dollars!"
Day after day came and went, until
finally one evening Helen found a com
munication from the "Times" editor
stating that her story had won the prize
and would appear in the following Sat
urday's issue. "And yet there are peo
ple who never believe in dreams!" she
said to herself as she danced joyfully
around her little room.
TOO MUCH RUSHING.
Considering the recent close of the
school year and the intense heat, the
National Educational association should
be satisfied if the attendance at the
Detroit meeting was not so large as on
former occasions, These great assem
blies and conventions come far too oft
en. If the Epworth Leagues, Christian
Endeavor societies and educational,
scientific and other associations would
hold their district meetings twice a
year, their state meetings once a year
and their national meetings once in
three or five years, every desirable end
would be served, and the energy, time
and money expended in racing across
the continent would do better service
when used in promoting the causes for
which these societies are supposed to
exist. The boom-spirit and the pro
moter do harm enough in the commer
cial world without being allowed to
invade our religious and intellectual
Human nature has its limitations, and
the American people do not need stir
ring up half bo much as they need quiet
and thinking time and the opportunity
to consider and perform the duty that
lies nearest to them.
The feverish rushing from one ex
treme to tne other, which is one of our
national characteristics, finds its in
evitable result in the superficiality of
our high school and college courses. A
majority of the students 'try to crowd
the work of four years into two or three;
a smattering of various subjects is all
that can possibly be secured, with no
time to devote to the beauties of nature
or to the human beings with whom they
are associated. Trained in this way to
the habit of appropriation of all things
in sight for personal use, the instincts
of charity and of generoeit) are stifled,
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while the spirit of helpfulness and tho
ability to deal tactfully, yet with ab
solute fairness, with other human be
ings, are likewise rare qualities In these
latter-day students. "Man's inhumani
ty to man makes countless thousands
mourn," and this inhumanity ia a direct
result of tho spirit of personal greed
which exists in embryo form in every
human being, and which is abnormally
developed by the conditions surround
ing the youth of the present centurj'.
Since the organization of the Local
Consulate known as the United Buffalo
Wheelmen, the greatest activity has
prevailed among the local wheelmen
and elaborate plans are being crystal
ized for the entertainment and welfare
of the visiting wheelmen who will con
gregate in ButTalo during the League
Meet which is to bo held in the Pan
American city during the week begin
ing August twelfth. A program of
entertainment will be arranged which
will be in accordance with Buffalo's
reputation for hospitality and which
will make the meet one of the pleasant
est and most profitable ones in the his
tory of the L. A. W. One of tho fea
tures of the week will be an all-night
smoker and entertainment to be given
to the members of the L. A. W. by the
United Buffalo Wheelmen on Wednes
day night, August fourteenth.
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