The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, August 24, 1901, Page 5, Image 5
THB COURIER i' r V- W Professional Directory. Jfflce 618 tea.. Dr. Benj. F. Bailey j Office, Zehrnnc Block 1 9 to 10 a m 7. I . I Reitdeneit. 131.1 f. itrui I j m fcvenlns. by appointment. Sundays 12 to 1 p. m. and by appointment. I Dr. J. B. Trickey, . 1M.n , , i? to 12 a. 1 Refractionist only "j 0ffie8' I035 ,trMt l to 4 p- m DENTISTS. oaice k. Louis N. Wente,D.D.sJTBrS Bl"k.ml I ( so 11th street. ) omce cafoiiver Johnson, D.D.S.-!&.?oTreerHarle5r,,L 1 1106 O street j 1'lionc ..um Dr. Ruth M. Wood. M2so.ihst. I Hours: 10 to B ( I J A. M.;2tolP.M IoSSBSiBBSSSssss9 SUMMER OXJODlKrOS via "ODlxe Burlington." 10 COLORADO. MU HND I BLHGK HILLS. Q c $15.10 $J8 60 J3 w2rt a. t2 OTT "8- 1 $I1.10$I4.00$18.50,$15 00 $14.30 $17.50 $21.50 1 $18 25 a. 0.5 5 5 U $15.00 $18.85 Ow O C 3 C w a. c c o c $15 00 $25 00 $30.00 $19-00 $30 25 $32.00 DATKS OP SALE. Aug. 1 to 10 Sept. 1 to 10 June 18 to 30 July 10th to Aug. 31st All tickets sold at the above rates are limited for Return to Oct. 31 Call and get full information. Gity Ticket Office Gor. lOtn and O Streets. Telephone 235. Burlington Depot 7th St!, Between P and Q. Telephone 25. SSXsX S0R0SS Inn r-nr Shnn fnr irnmnn. IJoar W to the heart, but not to the purse, is "SOROSIS." M II PAINTING, A model for every type of foot, a Btyle for every occasion. Furniture Poll snin f. Twenty eight years experience as an inside decorator. Reasonable prices. CARL MYRER, 2612 Q Phone 5232. For sale only at IBM 8 ROGERS 1043 O St., Lincoln, .... Nebraska 3$S& Members' Chicago Board of Trade. Private Wires. FLOYD J. CAMPBELL CO. Telephone 3S3. QJW SJ0GKS, PROVISIONS Correspondent: Weare Commission Co. 1029 N St Lincoln, Nebr. Nebraska Infirmary of Osteopathy. Second Floor Brownell Block, Lincoln. C. B. Hutchinson, D. D ; K.R. BrowDtield, Secy.; Mary B. Hutchin son, D. D. Charity patients treated Fridays. Phone 1113 M. B. KBTCHUM, M. D., Phar. D. Practice limited to Bye, Ear. Nose, Throat, Gatarrh and Fitting Spectacles. Phone 848. Hours 9 to 5; Sunday 1 to 2:30. Rooms 313-314 Third Floor Richards Block, Lincoln, Nebr. ft D ONE OF THE NORTH MEN. KATHARINE MF.UCK.) For The Courier. V. To east and west of the Missouri stretched alike long lerels of grass land, where scattered lines of rounded trees mark out blue, misty streams. But a certain rawness in the keener wind, a gaunt, ungainly newness in the sweep ing forms, a tenser sternness in the dusty furrows that follow the plow, mark the Platte country. If the blood of that old war-horse, James Matthia son, was quickened at the line range of upward billowing lines, all shimmer ing, unbroken sod, that of Eliza Ann was not. Her eyes searched the round, 0f waaon wheels vast disc to the horizon circle, and sick ened for the shadow of the pines. When at last the grey wagon stood still, and a half-dozen spades waited for the breaking-plow to cut slices of turf for the par son's house, Eliza felt dismally that the black earth closing over her head must shut out forever all the life she had known. Adah and Zillah had no thoughts of a grave, as they tugged Charles and John Genesis, or trusting Providence to care for His creation. But Eliza Ann was her own providence. When the faces of the little ones grew very hungry, she sent with James to town a long strip of the cloth she had bleached on the snow of Ontario. It would at least buy bacon and sugar for a long untasted feast. There might even be enough for yarn to knit mittens for the little lingers, red doning every morning with the frost. The entire family watched from the door, as the father drove away in a neighbor's wagon, with a bony span which even yet shamed his spirit. He might not return before the next morn ing, for the "ridge road" was long, and a wide fork of Salt creek was to ford. All night Eliza listened for the rolling All day the children watched, with the eager eyes of famine. They went, sometimes, more than a milo up the ''ridge road" to look for the faded green wagon, the bony bays, and the white fringed face of thetr father. It was night when the very slow creak and clank came through the windows to Eliza's ear. It was so slow that she sat up to listen. Something wrong sounded from every hesitant, unwilling echo of approach. She dressed and and James over the stiff buffalo grass to hurried into the moonlight which, whit ening horses and driver and wagon, as they came to a standstill by tho two slim Lombardy poplars at the gate, showed her a husband who all at once seemed old. "How are you so late?' Eliza begins to loosen the traces as she asks. James, Bitting motionless on the spring seat, says dully, "The wagon box floated off when I forded the river. I was nearly drowned." II i'b tone makes the woman try to help the confession. "Did anything find the pink fistfulls of buffalo peas, lying lavishly spread in the sun. "You'll get your dresses all dirty!" the mother called from the wagon-canvas flap, but fortunately the twins did not hear. They went on further, up softly risiug swells of dewy fresh sod, covered, as it seemed to their wagon weary eyes, with wonderful single stars of lilies, low in the grass, with pink sor rel and fuzzy strawberry blossoms, and long-throated yellow Mowers that would be marvelously fine strung on a thread. There were grey, cottony tuft clusters, get lost?" Eliza asks quietly. Hat on the ground like cats paws, and "I wish it had then. 1 could ha' great dark violets, like panBies, and forgiven the crick. But it was human wind-rocked blooms, blue and white, hands done it, 'LizyAnn. I left the with anemone faces. Most strange of things covered in my coat whilst I went all, there were tlower-petals on the grass into the poetofiice, and they was stole." blades themselves, hare and there little There was a silence beforo Eliza Ann grass tufts with starry pointed heads could say, "I'd rather be us than them atop, yellow and white and blue. The "grass llowers" are the sweetest gift of the prairie tho most direct ex pression of its wild bounty, that scatter even on our Band-bills wnere trees are but wands, profusion of lilies and roses, short-stemmed, close to the sod that winding myriads of deep-running roots thread through as they go down for wa ter, water that Eliza saw the need of, and that done it," which was small comfort to the twins, and John and James and Charles and Dorcas and Abigail in tho morning. "Mobbe it was somo one meat-hun-grier'n we be," vouchsafed Adab, the "little twin," as she swallowed her mush with salt. But John and Charles and James, glooming upon their yellow bowls, bad unsanctimonious visions of moaned, thinking of washing day, with riding into town, pistols and knives at the nearest well a mile away. But the twins cheerfully filled their last clean aprons with grass (lowers and sorrel and buffalo peas, all drooping in the sun, and hurried to the wagon, with a rare collection of grass stains on their fingers and frocks. Before those green stains faded from the fore shortening skirts of the twins for butter was no commodity to be wast ed for laundry purposes the wealth of the prairie had turned to dust. The lines of reddened, broken sod crumbled away in fierce August, with the rav ished native growth, and those hapless their homespun "waists," and raiding the "butchershop" where buffalo heads hung. Na- Keduced Kates and Special Tram to tional Encampment. G. A. R. The Great Rock Island Route will sell tickets to Cleveland. O., and return, for the Grand Army meeting, at greatly re duced rates. Tickets will be on sale at points west of the Missouri River Sept. 7th to 10th, inclusive, except Oklahoma and Indian Territory, where Belling dates will be 7th and 8th. Return limit Sept. exotics-potatoes and wheat-withered. , 7 V ""--" w 'ave m . , ... .. Cleveland, up to and including Oct 8 Walking from point to point of his 1om ' " -n.iUU1u8 uii o, acorcbed circuit, the "prairie preacher" 7. ,."?", . . " ' "Pi-ing found similes for the fires of eternal " wuauo.m iigem at Cleveland, ...,:,... .i nif .:: MV;.i,wi and payment of small fee. Comrades of (JUUlDUlUUUb) BUU iUli UIO IIUfVTUtBUUU blood thrill with the great struggle for life. He saw the prairie schooner", one by one, spread their white sails; he tramped by weedy tracts of desolation, whose fringe of stunted boxelders about the black mound of a forsaken sod shanty told the story of defeat. At home, while the twins twisted al manac the "Rank and File" have selected the Great Rock Island Route and Lake Shore & Michigan Southern R'y for a special through train to Cleveland, which will leave Kansas and Oklahoma Sunday, Sept. 8th. Passengers on this special train will be given the privilege of going and returning via Toledo on w- :-, ..i.m.i!fc.p.. boat or all rail as they may elect Pas- UlDUDb AUUVWO aJS IHU4fll(jUtO h-U . serve for matches, and the trio of boys ---"" jouraey oywat laid in winter fagots of sunflower stalks, w,bave a delightful stop of three hours Eliza Ann stitched her last folds of "' 8 celebrated lake resort-Put-in- Canada linen into garments for the BaJ' A Island Agent or the latest new-comer The Reverend James undere.IKne,d will give full details and ar- iateat new-comer, ibe rorerend James j t sleeping car reservations. Matthiason had not left off quoting E. W. Thompson, A. G. P. A., Topeka.