The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, August 24, 1901, Page 9, Image 9

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riages and Buggies. .
If You Want First-Class Service Call on Us
Wedding Invitations, Wedding Announce
ments. Visiting Cards or anything in the En
graving bine, call at
1126 O STHI5RT.
Coronet Solo, "Glen Island'' Sweet,
Mr. Earl Wehn.
Mazurka Russe, "La Czarina"... Ganne.
Medley, "The ToplinerB"...Chattaway.
Two step, "The Tale of the Kan
garoo" Luedas.
Auld Lang Syne.
The second and third numbers are
from Italian and French operas respect
ively. The "Serenade" id a typical ex
ample of American light opera, and
gives especial prominence to the cornets.
The "Waltz" is a descriptive number in
which the piccolo does effective work.
The gratitude of the community is
due Professor Hagenow for the pleasure
of these evening concerts. Gratitude
at least should be freely expressed since
the financial remuneration is so conspic
uously lacking. It is to be hoped that
some definite plan will be acted upon
during the winter whereby funds will be
Tconcerts twice a week next summer.
Has the American woman who writes
stories for the magazines a less robust
and wholesome mind than her English
sister of the same ilk? We know that
the English womin, set beside her
American sister, has the appearance of
firmer physical health. Has she also a
mind of firmer and more robust fibre?
And is the American story-writer
weaker, and, so to speak, more hysteri
cal? An American author, in a story en
titled "'His Wife," just beginning in the
September Ilarper's Monthly, paints a
blonde heroine, blue eyed, fair haired,
pearly skinned. Our sympathies are
enlisted from the beginning upon the
angel's side and against the husband,
who has a fine face, but DARK. The
blonde angel-wife ia ill heart disease
and makes a pathetic picture of herself
against piles of blue pillows when she
Any other woman would look ghastly
when threatened with death by heart
failure, but she does not; "her mouth
began to take on a pitiful expression,"
hut that is all. Dr. Thorno tells her
she is in a serious condition "ho told
her the truth." She answers that she
will tell her husband herself, assuming
that "he'd take it easier if I told him
mj self, poor follow."
And she makes a pretty picture of
herself while she tells him. "She drew
his hand over her eyes, so that she
might not see how he would look, for
ho felt so sorry for her husband."
The author concede3 that perhaps the
husband had a blundering, masculine
notion of doing the best thing for her.
He stares out of the window, and at
last says, "Cheer up, Jean. You've
grown nervous lately." He undoubtedly
meant well; but the final and apparent
ly unbearable thing he says is, "Don't
grow hysteric, whatever happens."
Before that brutal speech "she would
have clung to him and poured her soul
out on his breast, would have spared
him the worst of everything and given
him the best," although how sparing
him the worst is compatible with tell
ing him that his wife, the mother of his
children, is soon to die, js not made clear
to the literal mind.
That word "hysteric" cooked his
goose. His wife "lay still and unre
sponsive. She tried to smile gently
upon him. "She began to sob the cruel
sobs that wreck a weakened heart and
the man fought for her life for an hour."
After this "he was quite devoted to her
for a week or two, came home early, sent
her Mowers like a lover, and spent his
evenings with her." The wife receives
her husband's acceleration of tender
ness "with a kind of fear." How was
she to forego it when the time came
that it might overlook her again?
It is perhaps too captious to remark
that this young woman, evidently a
sweet young thing, seems to be think
ing mainly of herself, as is the fashion
of hysterical women. If she had ac
quired a normal measure of self-control
when she was well, phe would not, when
a dnger-fraught illness beset her, liter
ally have cast her chances of life away
in "the sobs that wreck a weakened
The narrative insists upon her angelic
blonde care of others, and carelessness
o! herself. But caie for one's self is the
very first step in the care for others.
When a woman refuses to care for that
most important factor in the happiness
of a home, the health of the wife and
mother, as necessary, surely, as that of
the other head, she is guilty of su
preme selfishness.
It may be the author does not intend
this woman who so forcibly resents the
word "hysteric," to be admired, But at
this stago of the story we evidently are
expected to love and bles& the darling,
instead of desperately gritting our teeth
over her conduct in the facoof her
danger. It may be that the next chap
ter will take her gently oil from the
sacrificial pile where she is lying now,
the same being the aforesaid becoming
blue pillow.
It is a most provoking thing not to
come up to the author's expectations.
The reader is abashed by something
that stares from the printed page of
Jean's woe something which says "Pig
that you are, what, no tug at your heart
strings yet, eh? You have no heart
strings!" On the other hand, for there
always is another hand, "His Wife" has
A Husband, a professional man, tied
down to worrying cares. "Their only
An accredited school to the Stato Universities of Nebraska and Iowa. "
Prepares for tho leading Colleges and Universities.
5 AIFFEl$r M. VIL80N,Pli. O. (Yale), Principal. 2
5 Chancellor E. Hcnjamln Andrew-. Rev. Dr. II. O. Kowl.inits 5
Z Professor Cnne K. Hrler Mrs. A. J. Sawyer Z
Z Professor Krwln II. Harlxmr Doan Lucius A. Sherman J
5 Dean Charles K. Ilevscv: Professor V O.L. Tnjrlor Z
Z Adjunct Professor William P. Dann Professor Henry B. Ward 2
5 Dean Kllerr W. Davis Kev. Dr Fletcher I. Vharton Z
2 Professor Fred Morrow Fling Mrs. II. II. Wilson. g
2 Dean Manouh II. Reese 2
Address of Principal, ! South llth Street, Lincoln. Nebr.
hardship had been tho strenuous denial
of the professional life." Ab any profes
sional man advances in his profession,
the "strenuous denial" is an ever
strengthening chord. Life in its largest
meaning takes hold of the man. He is
bound on the wheel. Once in a while
he would escape from his bonds and ily
to the woods, or on the sea in a yacht,
the best imitation of flying. His friend,
the yachtsman, entreats him to go; bia
friend, the sportsman, beckons to the
high hills. Every nerve in the man's
body ploads for relief from the burdens
on his back, but His Wife says, "I al
ways was afraid of guns! GUNS and
BOATS-They're like snakes!"
The Lady with the Parasol.
That serious accidents are averted
when the traveling public in street car
or railway train meets the "lady with
the furled parasol" is by no virtue of
precaution on her part, but is due to an
agility on the part of the public which
has learned to know her ways and be
wise in time. The method in the mad
ness of this handling of the parasol that
invests an otherwise harmless and nec
essary article with lethal possibilities is
the carrying of it firmly grasped under
the arm, projecting with its sharply
pointed and ferruled end a considerable
distance from the body. Thus equipped
a woman has but to enter a crowded car
or squeeze along a narrow aisle and even
life itself is not safe.
If this is not the method and there is
variation, the parasol is carried like a
lance, pointing straight forward, a bay
onet, that is only prevented from spear
ing its victim by the interference of
Providence or the intuitive shrinking of
her would-be victim, for the woman
who carries her parasol in all these
deadly positions, liable to rake every
thing in reach as she sits down or
scrapes tho aisle, is always perfectly ob
livious to the fact that she is at all men
acing any one's beauty, peace of mind,
health or happiness. However it is,
many are threatened, but few are caught
by the seemingly inevitable Jab in the
ear or eye, or the straight scrape across
the face, or the puncture in the inter
costal space when the car jolt and all
who stand in the aisla fall on each oth
er's necks.
It is, perhaps, too much to ask the
lady with the parasol to have a care, to
carry it demurely by her side, and bo
quiet the nerves of her apprehensive
neighbors. Tho good fortune cannot
last forever, and as a cat may look at a
queen, there is certainly no harm in
suggesting that the rigid presentation
of the parasol at right angles to the
body is potentially dangerous for others
and is far from picturesque. Woman is
never bo lovely as in summer attire, the
parasol as a creation of lace-like con
fection is often a dream, but need the
combination of the two be made a night
mare? Philadelphia Press.
The first white man to set foot on
Utah soil, Father Silveetre Volez de Es
calante, who reached the GRJEJ A.TD
SALT LAKB on the 23rd
day of September, 1776. wrote in his
diary: ''Here the climate is so delic
ious, the air bo balmy, that it is a pleas
ure to breathe by day and by night."
The climate of Utah is one of the rich
est endowments of nature. On the
shores of the Great Salt Lake especially
and for fifty miles therefrom in every
direction the climate of climates is
found. To enable pet sons to participate
in these scenic and climatic attractions
and to reach the famous Health)
Bathing: and Plea
txv& Reaorts of Utah, the
UNION PACIFIC has made a rate
LAKE CITY of one fare for
the round trip. pluB $2.00. from Mis
souri River, to be in effect June ISth to
30th inclusive, July 10th to August 31st
inclusive. Return limit October 31, and
230.00 for the round trip on July 1 to 9
inclusive, September 1 to 10 inclusive.
Proportionately low Rates from inter
mediate points.
Full information cheerfully furnished
upon application.
E. B. SLOSSON, Agent.
CFirst Pub. Aux.-il.-2t
Notice of Final Report.
Estate No. H25 of Nathan 8. Harwood, de
ceased. In County Court of Lancaster County,
The state of Nebraska to all persons Inter
ested in said estate, take notice that P. L.
Harris, administrator, has filed a final account
and report of his administration which has
been set for hearing before said court on Sep
tember 10, 1901. at ten o'clock A. M when you
may appear and contest the same. Dated Au
gust 23. 1901.
seal Fiiank R. Waters.
Ily Walter A. Leese. Clerk.
First Pub. Aug. 24-3.
Notice of Final Report.
Kstatc No. 133! of Jefferson H. Foxworthy.
deceased, in county court of Lancaster county,
The state of Nebraska to all persons Interest
ed in said estate, take notice that the adminis
trator has tiled a Unal account and report of
his administration, and a petition for Unal set
tlement and discharge as such, which has been
set for hearing before said court on the 12th
day of September. ID01, at ten A. M- when you
may appear and contest the same. Dated Au
gust 23. 1901.
( Seal.) FRAN K IL WATERS, County Judge.
Waltek A. Leese, Clerk.