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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 7, 1901)
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Practice limited to EYE. EAE. NOSE.
THEOAT. CATABEH, AND FITTING
SPECTACLES. PJume S.
Hoars, to 5; Sunday. 1 to 220.
Booms 313-314 Third Floor Richards
Block, Lincoln, Neb.
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Office. 1100 O street Booms 212. 213. 214.
Bickards Block; Telephone 535.
Btnidence. 1310 G street; Telephone K&4
Haj'r Dressing . . .
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nery Etore, Itt P. 12th. Scalp Treat
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OF LINCOLN. NEBKASKA
Surplus and Profit, . 54.255.09
S. II. Buenhax. A. J. Sawyer,
II. S. Freeman, Cashier.
II. B. Evans, Frank Parks,
Ass't Cashier. Ass't Cashier.
United States Depository
.She It's too Important a question for
me to decide now.
He "Will you give me my answer in
She Gracious! I could not wait
'Lena What did that Russian noble
"tman write In your autogroph album?
Mabel Oh! something unspeakable.
Lena Goodness gracious! What was
Mabel His name. Town Topics.
BY SARAH B. HARRIS
The Gompeasaiioes of Poverty
ONE hundred boys In the John
Worthy school, a reform school
In Chicago, have had their teeth
attended to for the first time In their
live. Pupils of th: school consider It a
distinction to have their teeth pulled
and they bop into the dentist's chair
and stand in line for the privilege. One
boy went back from the hospital with
six teeth clutched fast in his poor little
fist and smiling triumphantly. It is
very bad form to groan and if one of
the little Indians allows an expres
sion of pain to escape him, the boys
lined up against the door of the ope
rating room hear him and he loses
caste. The boy with six teeth was like
an Indian with six fresh scalps. The
waifs love distinction as much as the
rest of the world, and would have all
their teeth pulled out to attain it. The
dentists receive nothing for their work.
They are senior members of the Chi
cago Dental college and do the work
on the waifs for the practice. The
treatment is better than neglect, which
Is the only alternative. The pampered
boys who have to be bribed by gifts
and threatened with severe punish
ment before they will submit to dental
repairs should be made to feel what a
luxury it Is to have their teeth ex
tracted. But pampered sons of wealthy
parents receive demonstrations with
incredulity. In the society of other
boys who thought it bad form to
whine or show any signs of pain, they
would learn quicker than under the
gentle pity of a mother who would
bear the pain herself if she could, for
getting that pain is one of the best
agents In character building.
The Railroad Mystery
Very likely a few railroad and
finance experts like Mr. James J. Hill
or Mr. J. P. Morgan understand just
what has been accomplished and on
what basis in the recent railroad deal.
The people consult their current en
cyclopedias, the newspapers, and the
information is so mixed and contra
dictory that few, however clever, knov
exactly what arrangements have been
perfected; and no one, not even the
parties who consolidated the three
great railroad systems, know what ef
fect the conjunction will eventually
have upon the freight and passenger
traffic, or upon other business. Though,
strictly speaking, there Is no business
not directly connected with railroads.
A recent editorial In the New York
Sun headed "The Meaning of the Great
Railroad Agreement" attracted my at
tention. The Sun's editorial writers
are mortal even as you and I, but the
paper is an Institution of antique ori
gin for America; and reputation, once
attained, is long-lived. New writers
come and go upon the Sun as upon oth
er papers, but the new inherit the au
thority and the reputation for lucidity
the dead and gone ones earned.
The title of the editorial referred to
Indicates that a subject which has
been debated by the sacred vocal or
gans of Messieurs Hill and Morgan,
while their owners sat behind the
closed bronze doors of a New York
office was about to be exhibited and
elucidated in daylight. Instead of ex
plaining in words of one syllable the
present status of the railroad mystery,
the article should have been entitled
"The Effect of the Great Railroad
If the man who occupies the first
editorial column of "The Sun," the pa
per old and famous, writes about the
effect after he has denominated ids
subject "The Meaning of the Railroad
Combination," it Is certain that Ne
braska, fifteen hundred miles away
from the center of the consolidation,
will lose time and energy if she stops
to puzzle out what chemical change
has taken place In the Union Pacific
or the Burlington by mixing the two
with the Great Northern.
If the three are really one and the
union is complete and permanent of
course there will be no more western
rate wars, which are as bad for patrons
as for the competing roads. Elevator
men and rival slock dealers or mer
chants will hereafter have no just
cause to complain of rebates to favor
ites. Where there is no other public
carrier, why should the railroad com
pany return a part of the standard
rate to a grain or stock dealer? There
will be no reason at all, and there be
ing no reason or profit In it, the rail
roads, which have been under the dis
advantage of an unjust suspicion for
so long, will be relieved of an unpleas
ant onus. It has been proven that the
economic advantage of the steel trust
to the people Is tangible and growing
more so every day. At the present
time there is an overwhelming demand
for steel rails and for steel beams and
frames for building; under former
conditions the price would have risen
steadily. Under the direction or one
corporation the price has remained
stationary. And when the demand
-l:ckens the bottom will not drop out
from the market, there will be no
panic and no iron workers will be laid
off to nurse hatred for the institutions
of this country and especially for steel
manufacturers. The steel trust sells
to all comers at the same rate. There
are no cut rates to anyone. The Sun
What has taken place in the world
of iron and steel has, by the great rail
road treaty just ratified, occurred in
the Northwestern railroad world and. . .
t .i .i. x. .. .. So back and forth it goes each day
very probably, throughout the entire , From fl . ... ..
west. The radical difficulty in the west- To naunt of birds in shadoweU
em railroad situation has been rate- Whose
cutting. This is usually spoken of as a Through traffic'!
money loss solely affecting the rail- Tne ,u car Jss along
striking the hour. Thousands .f
and women had stood wher he
and dimly felt the wings of tim .
the garments of the multitude, bu;
articulate expression of their enn.v
no souvenir, remained. Read a pjr L
jjclmiuji ur ui iui imaginau'jr v
his expression and eipcritnces r .
the usual and the recurring exp-n--- .
of life seem mean and ignoble i;t j
poet of the household, wholesom- .
like Longfellow and the duties ur j
vironment of our everyday life a'e .
nified by the reflection from i
guished mind. It is a noble mini
perceives and interprets for the .,
spired the beauty of common th
Miss Mary" French Morton, the . .
of "Leaves from Arbor Lodge
interpreter of nature. In ino.
correct and musical rhythm sl
peats the messages of nature dr.
to her by the slow river, the r
and the old. tall trees of Nebraska
Perhaps nothing in the old towr
been abused more than the slow &
cars dragged by mules. Car und t
tion are perhaps twenty years old.
the citizens resent the old style
both. Miss Morton perceives the b
ty of the slow landscape and the u'
of by-gone things in the old sre-t
From out its eastern door we see
The bluffs that melt away
In distant haze to softly gleam
With Jeweled tints of day;
And toward the wide, out-spread n -i
The peaceful country lies.
With glints of gold, the meadows cr
Curve under azure skies.
Drawn on by mules whose tmk s '
Sing out a plaintive air.
Unmindful that the old brown iar
Shows marks of grim Times Wfj
We sit content and dream out dreans
That come with summer hu-.rs
And wonder if a heavenly land
Can be more fair than ours.
Perchance in thought we see aga,
The long, white-canvassed ir s
Of pioneers who passed this way
To cross far-reaching plains
Like phantoms from the bygone rs
They come and pass from i- w
O, brave hearts journeyed to th w'
. When this old town was new.
of birds in shadowed grove i
quiet paths are dim. 4
Lraffic's stir, by hillside i ' I
roads themselves and their stockhold-
And one who sits within may hear
T tfo'a -Iaj1 - lnr n renrr
ers. But the worst evil about it was )f, .v. .. B
its damage to the business interests of l?" The volume is filled with stul -the
country. No merchant could ship ' swaying branches, the mo Ing
goods or pay for their shipment to him j ows of foliage, with Indian tr h
with the slightest degree of certainty t and the impressions of a race !,
that he was not paying more for the f Iodgepoles less than a centurj .
same serwee tnan was his neighbor, .""t were erected on the very prairies l
r tsr 7r
Leaves From Arbor Lodge
Longfellow made famous the bridge
which was formerly the only one be
tween Boston and Cambridgeport. He
celebrated the village smithy and ihe
Cambridge elm, the tall clock which he
had from his grandfather, the twilight
hour devoted tohis children, the pas
ture across the street from his
house where he kept his cow and which
afforded him a view of the spires and
skyscrapers of Boston. He celebrated
many other commonplace things of his
everyday life, which on reflection will
occur to those familiar with his works.
He was not a poet like Byron or Shelley
or Keats. The supernal beauty of Keats'
phrasing and the strong flights which
bore him into regions of ineffable beau
ty whenever he chose, or at least when
ever the spirit of poetry descended upon
him, were alike unknown to Longfel
low. He is not a poet's poet and Keats
is. Whether is it better to be read of a
few finicky poets, or to be the beloved
of the multitude, to thrill the heart of
childhood, to linger on the passionless,
wise lips of old age, to be learnt by
heart by the young and Innocent and
chaste, to be kin to sunlight and
meadow flowers and to have a heart of
gold that mirrors all the things one
writes about? For Longfellow did not
write down the birds and flowers,
marshes, bridges and clocks as they
are, but as he saw them In the gold
en mirror. He stood on the bridge at
midnight and the pageantry of life
passed before him as the clock was
? the white man's fruit trees, pine I
firs now grow. Their foot-f.ills ?
noiseless and they have left f t t
mains. Arrowheads, soapstone i i -decorated
buffalo hides (ver r
moccasins and some bead and U !. r
ornaments are all that tangibly n n
of the Indians in Nebraska. I '
ghostly presence still stalks the j 1 .'i-5
and the sensitive are aware of it Th
Ghost Dance" confesses the efft t f
remains more personal than any f h
articles just enumerated:
The noiseless shadows lurk below
The trees, as their branches sway
Like lithe, dark forms of Otoe bra
In groups of stealthy foes at bay.
Just where the old field's margin
To new-grown woodland's shading 1
And long white spaces, moonlit, li
Like ghosts of the slain In strife.
Wan heroes from the silent band
That trod this prairie soil in lif
Like cry and wail of savage love
The wind moans plaintively aboi
It sings and sweeps in mournful
Through depths of the curved r.i
And calls from hilltops where tlu .
Approach the sky in sombre gru
The charm of a reserved, g-'1
ceptive, purely feminine spirit p
this book of Nebraska poem-
Morton has lived for a number f ' 'r"
. iJUl llUUC, UIHT Ul WH. -
tiful country estates In NebiasK
is on the intimate terms with
that only an acquaintance of
develop. The volume contains f
studies of Nebraska landscape
illustrated by pictures of the m
drives, vistas and views of
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