The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, February 01, 1902, Page 9, Image 9
THE C O U R T E E 9 r tr ) I r v TO REPRESENT UNCLE SAM AT KING EDWARD'S CORONATION Brig. Gen. James II. Wilson will up resell t the I'ldted States army at the coronation. (Jen. Wilson is a vrv dis tinguished soMier. He was jm able oliicer during the -ivil war. ami per formed silenliil servii es during the Spanish-American war. He is a fore most military writer ami noted for his great courtesy. The appointment of hitt l.iu Ueid a spet ial ambassador to rep lesent the I'nited States at the coming coronation of King Kdward gives great satisfaction in ollicial and tmotli) ial cir les in Knglaud. Mr. Ueid is much liked b our neighbors across the sea on .iccount of his many personal efforts to promote a better understanding between tin- people of this country .mil Kngland. aptain Clark, or the t'tiilcil States liattleship Oregon, has been selected by the president to represent the navy at the coionation of King Kdward. Presi delit Itoosevelt lakes this opportunity of rewarding the gallant sailor, whose .olvanceineiit by six numbers the presi dent does not consider sulllcieut com pensation for his s r ices. J Earnest SetonThompson V: ' B-l J r3.' J Famous Animal Lecturer to Appear in Lincoln at the Auditorium. Afternoon and Evening of February 4. r Krnest Seton-Thonipson. who is com ing here to lecture on "Wild Animals.' looks like a man who has lived much out of doors and shaken himself free of lestrainls and conventionalities. Yet he is perfectly at home on the plat form and speaks with ease and a nat ura; straightforwardness and simplicity that is K)d to hear. Tall, xsiunt. larjje framed, with a shock of jet black hair and a complexion as dark as a Span iard, one understands after seeing him why his printed portraits look so black. Vet he is not so black as he is painted. He is a born story teller and carries ins audience aloui? with him in breath less interest, oblivious of time. Now it is a l.iUKliable story of how a cat held off a bear to protect her family of kit tens, then it is the patheth storj of l.obo. the wolf which re duced others beMdes the little ones to tears. His stereopticon pictures add much to the effective ness of his talk and delight the children. Cut the most UlliUe feature is the lec turer's imitation of animal tries and calls to their lit tle ones. They are iiite indescribable, and give one an eerie sensation of wild ncss and remoteness from hilution. Mr Thompson, who is now touring the country as i lecturer, still lives mtic'i out of doors. He makes ii 1 expeditions into the wildernesses, which are not ildeinesses to him. be cause his animal friends .ii there. He also has a big eighty-acre tract of land in t'onnectieut, where the wild animals roam about in a sort or animal heaven, and where not ,-en the sound of a gun is permitted. It is here Mr. Seton Thompson proposes to settle down some day. and live and die with his rriends. He will have with him a wife. who. although now "a woman tenderfoot." already shows signs of be coming as fearless a camera hunter as her husband. It has been said that Mr. Seton Thompsou received the suggestion to write his aniir. il stories from Kipling. This is not true. He had written most of them before he ever saw Kipling. When Kipling was in New York, how ever, lie anil Mr. Seton-Thompson were "swapping"' stories one extning when the latter told ..bout W.ihh Mr. Kip ling asked whv he lid not write u down. Mr. Seton-Thompson said lie wai.ted to matuie it and make a long stoiy out or it. Shortly arter. he sat down, and telling it about as he had told it to Kipling-, found he had more than 17.0110 words. One of the bear stories with which Krnest Seton-Tlioinpson never fails to arouse the greatest interest among the hildren in his audiences illustrates the superiority of pluck and determination over mere size anil strength. Little Johnny, the bear, was continu ally getting his fond and doting mother into all sorts or scrapes, but the worst trouble into which he ever dragged her was one day when he scented irom afar the delicious odoi of plum tarts. The cook was making' them at the hotel. Little Johnny, glutton that he was. had to have some, and, chaperoned by old Grumpy, -lis mother, the two start ed for the hotel. Now. usually, when th.' lx.us show themselves at the kitchen door of the hotel, the cook hands tht-m out a piece of whatever he is making, and the bears go away sat isfied. Hut this day a cat. a very little cat. happened to be sunning herself in the doorway. The i at had five kit tens and naturally thought ( it'll mpy (Little Johnny was perched in a tree at a safe distance, where he could see everything) was after her kit tens. She therefore walked right up to the big bear and dared her to come a step further. Old (Srunipy was so surprised at first that she stood right up on her hind legs and held up her hands, surrend ered in fact. Immediately, however, after the first surprise, she felt ashamed to be taken back by anything so small as a little cat. and continued toward the kitchen. With that, the cat lodged her ultimatum, which was herself right on the back of Old Orumpy. How the fur did fly. and it was all bear's fur. too. Little Johnny became wildly excited and set tip a cry ing for his mother. Old rjrtimpy plunged ahead like the frenzied animal that she was. but the cat held Its own and continued to scratch and claw ter ribly. Finally Little Johnny called to his mother to come up the tree, which she dhl. The cat did not follow, but took up her stand under th- tree. She would probably be there to this day. if tile cook had not come and carried her away. Mr. Thompson has received the high est encomiums from the leading news papers of the nation, his lectures stirring- up an enthusiasm seldom wit nessed on the platform of this or any other country. Hi' will deliver two lectures in Lincoln February Ith at the Auditorium, one in the afteriiiM.n especially ror children, the admission being firteen cents, the other at night ror adults, admission fifty cents. Tickets Xii. S and t of the regular Auditorium course will be honored for these lectures. - - .- ..- .,- Pan-American Carnival The Pan-American carnival has, from an aesthetic sense been an over whelming success. The boothes far surpass in beauty those of last year's carnival. All are lovely, but the Ha waiian booth has probably received more compliments than any other. The costumes, too, are striking, and tr; to the idea planned in each case. The dances and other features of the enter tainments were good. The profits will be less than last year as the attend ance was not so large, owing probably to the cold weather, am to the entice ments of sb-igi, riding, as the Jingle of bells on the streets Thursday evening attested that many were enjoying that sport instead of witnessing the sleigh bell dunce inside. The booths were It: charge of the following ladies: Mexico Mesdnmes K. H. Harbour ; M. Iimbertson. W. J. Mryan. r ' H -Morrill, M. D. Welch and J. K. .Miller Wild West Miss Gregory. Mesdatnes Funke and Crittenden. Hawaiian Islands Misses Hartley and Marsland. Midway IMaisance Mesdatnes A I: Mitchell. A. S. Uaymond. A. W. Jan sen. G. W. Ithodes. I). M. Butler and K. L. Baker. Ye Olden Time Mesdames M. If Kv erett, G. K. Barber. H. J. Wlnnett. J C Seacrest. W. i Henry. Tiboli .Mesdames II. M. Cushnell. J F. Stevens. I-w is Gregory. Lee Arnett. H. G. M. Burgess. K. It. Guthrie. South America .Mesdames I Bru ner. F. W. Hill. J. W. Whit more. K. A. Burnett. Mr. K. L. Riker. Indian Mesdames Paul Holm. F. D Cornell. C. I: Lee I G. 4'hapiii. A. T. I'eters. Gunadian lie I".il.n t Mesd.imes F I. Levering, i: t Van Brunt and P. Metcalf and Mrs Fred Houtz.