The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, August 24, 1901, Page 5, Image 5

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Professional Directory.
Jfflce 618
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
oaice k. Louis N. Wente,D.D.sJTBrS Bl"
I ( so 11th street. )
omce cafoiiver Johnson, D.D.S.-!&.?oTreerHarle5r,,L
1 1106 O street j
1'lionc Dr. Ruth M. Wood. M2so.ihst. I Hours: 10 to B
( I J A. M.;2tolP.M
via "ODlxe Burlington."
Q c
$J8 60
$I1.10$I4.00$18.50,$15 00
$14.30 $17.50 $21.50
$18 25
5 5
Ow O C 3 C w
a. c c o c
$15 00 $25 00 $30.00
$19-00 $30 25 $32.00
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.
Inn r-nr Shnn fnr irnmnn. IJoar W
to the heart, but not to the purse,
A model for every type of foot, a
Btyle for every occasion.
Poll snin f.
Twenty eight years experience as an
inside decorator. Reasonable prices.
Phone 5232.
For sale only at
1043 O St.,
Lincoln, .... Nebraska
Members' Chicago Board of Trade.
Private Wires.
Telephone 3S3.
Correspondent: Weare Commission Co.
1029 N St Lincoln, Nebr.
Nebraska Infirmary of
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.
For The Courier.
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
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
"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
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
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
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.