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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 31, 1901)
The Great Need of Free Public Baths.
Water, lots of it, does not hurt any
one, and can hardly be classed among
the pauperizing influences. The noviceB
at work among the poor, feeling keenly'
the differences .between their own en
vironment and that of those they visit,
are always full of the soap and water
gospel. They would preface their social
movement, whatever it is, by a crusade
with soap and scrubbing-brush and
there is truth in what they feel. These
articles are not unknown or unused,
however, by the deserving poor. We
are not thinking now of those who get
their names on the books of the charity
organizations, but of the thousands who
do not. The undeserving poor always
shy at water.
A bath-tub in every tenement is an
idle dream; they cost too much and run
very good chances of being used for
coal. A public bath around the corner
is another matter and seems in reason.
Those who. wished to use it could do so,
they are the people we are after; those
who prefer the other thing could stay at
home. Besides, they might succumb to
the temptation and get into the habit of
using water frequently. Many doubts
were expressed hb to whether public
baths would be used until the Associa
tion for the Improvement of the Con
dition of the Poor tried the experiment.
Last year 130,000 people paid five cents
for soap and towel and the privilege of
using the People's Bath at Centre Mar
ket Place. This bath, one at the uni
versity settlement and the one shortly
to be opened, by the city, seems some
what inadequate when tha tub is
thought of, especially for the relief it
affords in hot weather. From "The Poor
in Summer," by Robert Alston Steven
son, in the September Scribner'e.
Agreements Must be Kept.
For the future well-being of trade un
ions, the most important thing is that
they should establish a reputation for
the most absolute fidelity to their agree
ments. In the nature of things they can
not give financial guarantees that they
will live up to their bargains; and it will
never be feasible to attempt to compel
them to do so by law. It is all the more
incumbent upon them, therefore, that
when once they have signed a wage scale
for a year or any other given period, they
do not break their solemn agreement by
striking. A good many unions have won
for themselves the entire confidence of
their employers by showing that they
appreciate the binding force of their con
tracts. Mr. Shaffer himself in times past
has urgently preached this gospel of fidel
ity to agreements, just as he has with
equal force preached the gospel that
strikers must be law-abiding citizens,
indulge in no rioting, respect the rights
of property, and keep in mind the legal
right of non-union men to accept the
employment that strikers have re
nounced. From "The Progress of the
World," in the American Monthly Re
view o! Reviews for September.
Sept. 1-10 Round trip tickets to St.
Paul and Minneapolis, $11.10; Duluth,
815.10; Mankato, Minn $S.85; Kasota,
Minn., 50.05; Hot Springs, S. D., $14.00;
Deadwood, S. D., $13.50. Final limit to
return Oct. 31st. City ticket office 117
S. 10th St. Depot Cor. 9th and SSts.
This time it is Labrador which is at
tracting the attention of mining experts.
Not gold, but iron, is its chief deposit,
while in addition to this mineral wealth,
vast quantities of pulp wood and splen
did water power will attract paper man
ufactories. The great rivers will make
freightage easy, and Labrador may yet
become an important part of the Domin-iqn.
"Wo need more, copy!" announces the
printer from the doorway.
"More copy! And for what do we need
more copy, pray tell?"
"Why, forEQotb, to fill space!"
Not because of a message to give to
the world, does the average editor turn
out his copy. Not because he ib con
vinced that certain things are true, and
other things as certainly untrue, does he
embody hit opinions in type from time
to time. Nor yet for the temporal or
eternal welfare of his readers, that they
may be warned of points of danger or en
couraged to continue in the paths of
righteousness, does he claim their at
tention .day after day. He is eimply
a space-filler. The columns which are
not filled with advertising must be
filled with something else. Blank space,
a marketable product to advertisers, is
valueless to readers. To best serve its
purpose it must be filled with itemB of
interest concerning the world and its
people, with words of wisdom and of wit.
But, first and imperatively, it must be
filled with something.
And, after all, what are any of us do
ing in the world but filling space? And
what better mission need we ask than to
acceptably fill a space which would
otherwise be blank and drear? Our suc
cess or failure, from a worldly stand
point, depends upon our fitness to fill the
particular spaces in which we are placed.
"We need more copy!" repeats the
voice from the doorway.
Well, here it is!
One day she had cut her finger, and
he was rolling it up for her daintily as a
woman. They were in the shearing field
together. Alexander had the lint and
the thread in his pocket. So he antici
pated her wants silently all his life.
It bad hurt a good deal, and before he
had finished the tears stood Brimming in
"I think you must get tired. 1 bring
all my cut fingers to you, Alec!" she said,
looking up at him.
He gave a kind of gasp, as if he were
going to Bay something, as a single drop
of Bait water pearled itself and ran down
Mary's cheek, but instead he only folded
the lint in at the top and went on rolling
the thread round it.
"Sheisleamin toloye me!" he thought
with some pleasure, but he vrcs too bash
ful and diffident to take advantage of her
feeling. He contented himsslf with
making her life easier and sveeter in
that hard upland cantonment of more
than military severity from which Yabel
and bis sons dragged the bare necessities
of life, as it were, at the point of the bay
onet. S. R'. Crockett, in September
A Great Newspaper.
The Sunday edition of the St. Louis
Republic is a marvel of modern news
paper enterprise. The organization of
its news service is world-wide, complete
in every department; in fact, superior to
that of any other newspaper.
Ths magazine section is illustrated in
daintily tinted colors and splendid half
tone pictures. This section contains
more high-class literary matter than
any of the monthly magazines. The
fashions illustrated in natural colors are
especially valuable to the ladies.
The colored comic section is a genuine
laugh-maker. The funny cartoonB are
by the best artists. The humorous
stories are high-class, by authors of na
Sheet music, a high-class, popular
song, is furnished free every Sunday in
The price of the Sunday Republic by
mail one year is $2.00. For Bale by all
WE long-"ago learned that
to argue- against a wo
man's preferences was a mere
waste of time consequently we
never try. We sell every good
sort of typewriter in its best
form. One of these will suit
your requirements. Plenty of
unbiased advice, however, if you
1 106 O Street . . Telephone 759
A "Scrub" Union.
Since cleanliness is next to Godliness,
the movement to unite the washerwomen
and scrub women of Chicago into a
union should be heartily endorsed by all
clean-minded persons. Not in a cam
paign against dirt, but in the hope of se
curing shorter hours and longer wages,
and of bettering the condition of the dirt
fightere generally, was the union organ
ized. Miss Sophia Becker, Miss Nellie
Woods and Miss Helen White are the
promoters of the project. When Miss
"Soapy," Miss Woods and Miss White,
all of whose names are peculiarly in har
mony with the occupation of the mem
bers, are through with their labors they
confidently expect that three hundred
names will adorn the charter list of the
"Wash ana Scrub Women's Union."
A musical cigarette box is the latest
thing out. Every time you open the
box and take a cigarette out it plays
"Nearer My God to Thee." We hope
cigarette smokers will Bee the point and
take heed of this. Albion News.
In preparation for the coronation next
June, King Edward has sent his crown
to be reblocked.and to have a new sweat
band put in. Fremont Tribune.
FOR A SUMMER OUTING.
The Rocky Mountain regions of
Colorado reached best via the
Union Pacific provide lavishly for the
health of the invalid and the pleasure of
the tourist. Amid these rugged steeps
are to be found some of the most charm
ing and restful spots on earth. Fairy
lakes nestled amid sunny peaks, and
climate that cheers and exhilerates.
SUMMER EXCURSION RATES
put in effect by the Union Pacific en
able you to reach these favored locali
ties without unnecessary expenditure of
time or money.
ONE FARE FOR. THE ROUND TRIP
plus $2.00 from the Missouri River, in
effect June 18th to 30th, July 10th to
August 31st, inclusive.
The Union Pacific will also sell tickets
on July 1st to 9th, inclusive, September
1st to 10th, inclusive, at $15.00 for the
round trip from Missouri River points.
Return limit October 31, 1901.
Proportionately lo rates from inter
Full information cheerfully furnished
8 31 E. B. SLOSSON, Agent,
Mrs. de Blinks "No, sir; you cannot
have my daughter with my consent. I
hate you, and I wish I could think of
'some way to make you miserable."
Mr. Hicks "Well, then, why not be.
come my mother-in-law?" Washington
AN IDEAL CLIMATE
The first white man to set foot on
Utah soil, Father Silvestre Velez de Es
calante, who reached the GREJAT
SALT JAKE? on the 23rd
day of September, 1776. wrote in his
diary: '"Here the climate is so delic
ious, the air so 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 tho
shores of the Great Salt Lake especially
and for fifty miles therefrom in every
direction the climate of climates is
found. To enable poisons to participate
in these scenic and climatic attractions
and to reach the famous Healtli,
Batlxlxag; and Pleas
ure Resorts of Utah, tho
UNION PACIFIC has made a rate
to OGDEN and SALT
IvAKEJ CITY of one fare for
the round trip, plus $2.00. from Mis
eouri River, to be in effect June ISth to
30th inclusive, July 10th to August 31st
inclusive. Return limit October 31, and
$30.00 for the round trip on July 1 to 9
inclusive, September 1 to 10 inclusive.
Proportionately low Rates from inter
Full information cheerfully furnished
E. B. SLOSSON, Agent.
F. H. PIERS0N,
1035 N St. . Lincoln, Nebr.
First Pub., Aug, 31--3J
Notice ol Petition.
iJf? So- 1586.0f John J- GMilan. dcceal
& 90""0' Lancaster county, Nebraska.
JSLh13.10 Nebraska, to a person? in-
5mt,1Vai(1 c?tate tak0 nouce, that a
K aim?n?r.th.e?pp2Int.mentof SusIe H. Gillllan
?i5.,ELst,7,trIof ?w estat. which has been
10oicteaii!rclM" September 10, mi
Dated August 28, 1001.
seal. Frank R.Watehs,
Pjt Wm-tw A. Leese, Clerk SS$g Cou
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