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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 10, 1901)
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TO HOW. MINNESOTA AND THE BLACK IIS.
Aug. 1 to 10
Sept. 1 to 10
June 18 to 30
July 10th to
All tinkfits sold at. f,hp ahnvo rates ar limited for
Return to Oct. 31. Call and get full information.
Gity Ticket Office Burlington Depot
Gor. 10th and O Streets. 7th St., Between P and Q.
Telephone 235. Telephone 125.
lf?ia I ,ou JSuer
know a woman to put her foot
in it who was not glad ot it?
We mean the
HIS U A
$ I II 1 I II a I
irtm mil i fib
Twenty eight years experience as an
Ig, inside decorator. Reasonable prices.
1CARL MYRER, 2612 Q
Sold only by
1043 O St.,
Members Chicago Board of Trade.
FLOYDJ. CAMPBELL CO.
QJtylN, SJ0GKS, PROVISIONS
CorniKiiulciit Weare Commission Co.
1029 N St Lincoln, Nebr.
Nebraska Infirmary of
Second Floor Brownell Block, Lincoln.
C. B. Hutchinson, D. D; R. II.
Browntield, Secy.; Mary B. Hutchin
son, D. D. Charity patients treated
Fridays, Phono 1113
M. B. KBTCHUM, A. D., Phar. D.
I 'nut lie lfmitptl to
Bye, Ear. Nose, Throat, Gatarrh
and Fitting Spectacles.
Phone 818. Hours i) to f; Sunday 1
to 2:30. Rooms .'113-314 Third Ploor
Richards Block, Lincoln, Nebr.
missions, talks for them and supports
thorn, but it never occurs to her to do
micsionary work iu her own home. The
mistresses say that it is such a trial for
thorn to havo a servant who does not
know everything that thoy do not know.
This reminds me of a certain sorvant
girl who applied for a position, stating
what wages sho desired, and her quail -tications
for the position. "Hut you are
inoxperiencod. How can you ask so
much?" replied tho mistress.
"Suro, mum," ropliod Bridget, "isn't
t harder for mo to do these things when
I don't know how?"
Tho other sido of tbo story is that
after the Christian mistress haB dono
missionary work for a year, taking a girl
who couldn't boil water without scorch
ing it, and initiating her into tho art of
housekeeping, just as soon as sho bo
comes moderately capable, sho leaves
for another place where she can earn
lifty cents a wnok more. Not infre
quently is it the familiar friend of tbo
mistress who beguiles her away.
The nextepoakor for tho girl's side of
tho question said:
A girl is expoctod to havo tho ondu
ranco of an iron machine, and no more
sensibilities than a machine. A mistress
doesn't want an intellectual servant.
Tho mistress employs her sorvant on tho
samo considerations that a southern
planter bought his Blaves before the
A-ar physical strength. It is because
of the hardheartedness of these women
employers tnat girls prefer to do almost
any kind ot work rather than be under
There is a good deal of nonsense about
that. It is true, in a general, loose way,
but it i9 just as often untrue. The mis
tress who hires a girl to do her work ex
pects that she will do it; if she cannot,
she bbould say so. It isn't expected that
peopla who work for a living will havo
their work dono for thom and their
wages go on when thoy have a headache.
1 don't know why tho hired girl should
expect it. None of the rest of us do.
The girl who sews, or clerks, or type
writes, or docs shorthand, or acts as a
cashier doesn't consider her employer a
slave driver simply because he expectB
her to bo in her place, doing her work.
When sho takes a position sho expects
to giro up the luxury of nerves and
backache? and that last half hour in the
morning that would make her late for
her car. Sho looks upon business in a
business-Iiko way. It would be a blessed
good thing if other girls, who are hired
tho same as she is, could do tho same
thing, and whon they do they will bo
Tbo whole proposition is wrong from
start to finish, but it will novor be set
tled so long as mistress and maid regard
each other as natural enemies.
Once upon a time a woman I did not
know spoko to me very kindly about a
certain bit of writing; 1 askad her name.
She hesitatod, and then said, "I am Mrs.
So-and-So's maid." "Yes," I said, "I
know her, but what is your own name?"
She told me, and afterward I met the
mistress in question. "It is true that
sho is my maid," sho said, "but I am
proud to say that she is also my friend.
Sho is a woman that any one might be
glad to know."
Verily, there are mistresses and mis
tresses, and then again there aro'maids
and maids. . .
In a newspaper was recently printed
a letter from a book-lover asserting that
books were of little use to those who
only borrow them or receive them as
gifts. He objected, as Ruskin also did,
to cheap books, and said he was "almost
concinced that if the cheapest books
cost live dollars or more tho world would
be better off."'
No doubt, says tho editor of St. Nich
olas, this is an extreme statement, and
would have to bo oxpressod nioro cau
tiously to bo truo. Vet there4 is some
truth in tho idea that books may be too
plentiful and too easy to buy. There is,
po6sibly,a likeness betwoon libraries and
schools in this respect. Tho boy or
girl in a big school is not so likely to
form friendships as if in a smaller school.
Whoro thoro is. too wide a choice, thoro
is less intimacy. So in tho library. A
largo library is not so likely to bocome
familiar and valued as n smallor collec
tion well chosen.
Tho vory company of books is edu
cating. As ono sits boforo tho bookcases
and glances at his favorite volumes, it is -as
if each said a word or two or sug
gested a thought. Thus a boy's eyo
may fall upon his copy of "Tom Brown
at Rugby," and in his mind rises the re
membrance of tho groat haro-and hound
run in which Tom and East and the
Tadpole struggled so pluckily, and at
last held that delightful little interviow
with Dr. Arnold; or visions ot Bust's
tricks on old Martin. There is no neod
to open tho book ono broathes its
healthful air at the mero sight of its
title. So from each old favorito there
comes a friendly grooting, and wo recull
tho pleasant hours spent in its company.
A great orator eaid: "BookB are tho
windows through which tho soul looks
out. A homo without books is like a
room vithout windows. No man has a
right to bring up childron without sur
rounding them with books if he has tho
means to buy books."
Old Gorgon Graham's Business Philosophy.
Baron Munchausen was the first trav
eling man, and my drummers' expense
accounts will show his inlluouco.
Adam invented all the ways in which
a young man can make a fool of himself,
aud the collego yell at tho end of tbem
is just a frill that doesn't chango essen
tials. It's the fellow who thinks and acts
for himself, anil sells short when prices
hit the high C and tho house- is standing
on its hind legs yelling for more, that
sits in the directors' meetings whon he
gets on toward forty.
Payday is always a month off for tho
spendthrift, and he is never able to real
ize more than sixty conts on any dollar
that comes to him. But a dollar is
worth one hundred and sixty cents to a
good business man, and ho never spends
If you gave some follows a talent
wrapped in a napkin to start with in
business, they would swap tho talent for
a gold brick and lose tho napkin; and
there are others that you could start
out with just a napkin who would set
up with it in the dry goods business in a
small way and then coax the other fel
low's talent into it.
I always lay it down as a safo proposi
tion that the follow who has to break
open the baby's bank for car far toward
tho last of the week isn't going to bo
any Russell Sage when it comes to trad
ing with the old man's money. Prom
the Letters of a Self-Mado Merchant to
His Son, now appearing in the Saturday
Evening Post of Philadelphia.
Governor Savago has decreed that no
state official whose perquisites include
mileage shall be allowed to draw pay for
mileage it he holds and rides on a pass.
On the contrary, the ollicial, if he pays
his fare, will take a receipt and will get
his money back from the state. This is
precisely as it should be. Railroads
give passes not for the sake of the per
son, but the position he holds. The
position is created by the state. There
fore, the money saved by riding on a
pass conferred by reason of tho position
should clearly go to tho state. Fremont
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