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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 1, 1902)
THE COU HIER
the commission lecomineiids no radical
and permanent cure for lebates. Mean
while stockholders and managers of
railroads have In operation a plan
which will eventually put every ship
per on the same plane. The railroad
managers want all the money that
they can net for transporting live
stock ami his canned nihs over this
country. The Jive or six packing house
linns leferred to liy the commission
aie cutting "l "1 packing millions of
heeves every day. They must con
tinue to ship them to their customers
in the various parts of the world. Now
when the railroads are consolidated are
they going to ship these products for
a smaller rate than other and poorer
shippers can afford to pay? For the
sake of politeness? for the sake of the
IH-ople who otherwise might not he
able to afford meats? A railroad com
pany is not an eleemosynary institu
tion, it is not an institution for the dis
semination of culture or for the propa
gation of Christianity or letters, or for
relieving distress or hunger of any
kind or decree. He sure that when
consolidation removes the fear of los
ing husiness to competing lines the
freight agents W'H charge the petted
"live or six shippers" of meats what
ever the market will stand. Consolid
ation is a step towards the automatic
and natural reflation of freight rates
that legislation and commissions could
not accomplish in centuries.
Not always defamatory by nn
means, the annonymous letter is some
times only mildly critical and exposi
tory. Hut what a waste of time and
of effort: When a letter is insulting it
is easy to see why the cowardly writer
preferred not to sign his name; but
when the letter contains only depreca
tion of the recipient's literary opinions
it is an example of rabbit courage that
discourages a student of human na
ture. He has made us of all kinds.
Some animals have wings, some have
fins, some have hoofs and some bipeds
have six toes. In the vast variety it is
inevitable that there should be long
eared animals. The writers of anony
mous letters have very long ears but
whether they are most like the donkey
or the rabbit only the writers them
selves know. They have not Rre'r
Uabhit's acuteness. although they pos
sess his timidity. Neither are they as
brave as the donkey, though their in
tellectual processes are very like his.
Some animals are all proboscis, others
are all mouth, there are others whose
ears have attained a remarkable de
velopment. Now the ant-eater uses
his nose and the whale uses his mouth,
but the donkey can not hear with hi
enormous ears any better than the
small-eared Kentucky thoroughbred.
In the donkey's case the ears seem to
have been raised over his head as a
sort of tlag or notice of foolishness and
inability to think logically. His hu
man prototype has no such convenient
sign. His neighbors are obliged to infer
the echoing emptiness of his head from
P CLUB NOTES
THE WEEK'S REVIEW
Why cannot Lincoln women have a
club house? Lincoln people, and es
pecially Lincoln women, accom
plish just about what they attempt
to do. anil if they would bestow upon
the efforts to secure funds for a club
house tile energy expended in other
uas, success would follow. That the
building is needed cannot be denied.
Kac li year a committee from the Wo
man's 1 lub. and another from the Mat
inee Music-ale. sallies forth to find suit
able quarters, and meeting witli many
iliscouiagements. The smaller clubs
aie more easily accommodated, but
many of them would be glad of a per
manent home. Many large cities of
the country, and some of the smaller
ones have club houses, and what lias
been done in other cities can be done
heie. In Milwaukee one of the cluts
formed a stock company, witli a capi
tal stock of twenty-five thousand dol
lars, shares twenty-live dollars each.
.Success crowned their efforts, and a
handsomely appointed club house is
The women of tJrand Rapids. Mich.,
earned a similar enterprise to com
pletion. Indianapolis women have the
I'ropylaeum, a handsome stone struc
true costing thirty thousand dollars.
Peoria. III., has a forty thousand dol
lar club house, and Buffalo, a wealthy
city, one which cost one hundred and
titty thousand dollars. There are oth
ers representing a less number of dol
lars, which are complete and homelike
one which cot out thirshrdluttemfwt
in every way. Andover. Mass.. has
one which cost but thirty-live hundred
dollars, and Sail lake City lias a five
thousand dollar house. The women of
Junction City, Kan., owe their beau
tiful house to the generosity of a man
(is there not one in Lincoln who will
do likewise? The women would sure
ly rise up and call him blessed) and
Is Angeles has one built for the Kbell
club by Mis. Robert Burdette. wife of
the humorist, and president of the Cal
ifornia Federation of Women's Clubs.
Los Angeles, where the next biennial
will lie held, is rich, for the Friday
Moining club is alro the possessor of
a house, built after the old Spanish
mission style of architecture, and cost
ing fifteen thousand dollars. Let Lin
coln club women, stimulated by these
and other examples, consider seriously
the idea or building a club home.
The recital given last week under
the auspices of the Matinee Musicale.
by Mr. Edwin Charles Rowdon. took
the place of the regular meeting which
would have occurred Monday last. The
board met on Monday, however, to dis
cuss a revision of the constitution and
other important matters. Mr. Rowdon's
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MRS. W. G. L. TAYLOR.
Piesident of City Improvement
The W. R. I'. C. club met last Fri
day with Mrs. G. Henlille, lOSTi Kuclid
avenue. In response to roll call quo
tations from Sir Walter Scott were
given. Mrs. Butler conducted the his
tory lesson, Mrs. Heckler sketched the
life of Oliver Cromwell, and Miss
Green read a paper on "The Home of
Sh;'kspere." Refreshments were served.
The club will meet February " with
Mrs. Herzing and Mrs. Bates, at J130
Washington street, when the question
of joining the national auxiliary will
be decided. Quotations from Bunyan.
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The program for the meeting of Wo
man's club on Monday will be given
by the current topics department, Mrs.
W. M. Morning leader, and is as fo
lows: Musical reading. "Comin" Thro' the
Rye." Miss Talcott.
"History of the Education of Wo
man," Mrs. Wessel.
"Emotionalism in Women." Or. May
"Women and Religion." Mrs. Paul
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Mr. R. E. Moore entertained the
Round Table Monday evening. Mr. C.
O. Whedon led in a discussion of the
subject "Should the Government, by
Law, Exclude Anarchists From and
Prohibit the Promulgation of Their
Doctrines Within the I'nited States?"
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The new Hook Review club met this
week with Mrs. T. J. Usher. Miss
Towne save a helpful talk on ''How
to Kevlew Hooks."
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The ladies of the E. E. D. kensington
and their husbands spent a pleasant
social and musical evening Wednesday
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Hay
den. Th refreshments were delicious.
H. W. BR0WN
and Bookseller I
recital, by the way, added another to
the list of artistic successes given by
the Matinee Musicale. Sandwiched as
he was between two great artists, Mad
ame Zeisler, w ho has played before the
club this season, and Josef Hoffman,
who is soon to come, Mr. Rowdon, who
was practically unknown to Lincoln
people, attracted little attention. A fair
sized audience was present, however,
and all felt amply repaid for going.
Mr. Rowdon is a young baritone of
great promise. He sings with feeling
and in sympathy with the ideas of the
composers from whom he sang. His
enunciation in the German and Italian,
as well as in the English was remark
ably clear. His voice is round and
smooth, and of great volume. He
pleased especially in the cycle of
souks. "Irmingarde." by Von Fielitz.
He prefaced the songs with the story
told simply and pleasantly. Mr. Row
don will be heard by a larger audience
when next he comes. Mrs. P. V. M.
Raymond played the accompaniments.
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