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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (March 22, 1902)
other thing that keepB some women
away from the polls, as I have some
times thought. Is a sort of modesty.
Some women I know hesitate to vote
because, having no children, they think
their appearance at the voting places
would be regarded by the women with
children as an Imposition."
Says Mrs. Nellie M. Richardson:
"Only those women who have chil
dren of school age, from five to twenty
one years, or have property assessed
In their name for the current year,
can avail themselves of the elective
franchise, and a canvass of almost any
tlon for men alone; they disclaim any
political aspirations, and are glad to be
relieved of a duty that to them would
be a burden.
"Many Interested women do every
thing in their power for clean, capable,
and exceptionally qualified candidates,
but do not consider It necessary to go
to the polls as In the city of Lincoln
the nominees of the republican pri
maries are almost certain of ejection
to the board of education. Should an
emergency arise which threatened the
present high character of the board,
large numbers of women would vote."
Henry Herpolshelmer, president and manager of the H. Herpolshelmer
company department store, was born In Germany fifty-eight years ago.
He came to America when six years of age and for over fifty years has
been a staunch citizen of the country of his adoption.
In 1S70 Mr. Herpolshelmer came to Lincoln. He first engaged in the dry
goods business in a small way on O street. He removed to his present lo
cation and inaugurated the department store movement in 1SS0.
Mr. Herpolshelmer "was married in 1873. Fourteen years ago he elect
ed his present residence. He has six children living.
In conducting his business he has aimed to supply all the wants of
man from a single building, concentrating many stores in one and re
ducing expenses to the very lowest limit. Yet the economizing has been
accomplished through the lopping off of unnecessary expenses instead
of Infringing on labor.
Although almost sixty years of age, Mr. Herpolshelmer is still active
ly engaged In managing his business. He is familiar with every detail in
the vast establishment.
Sir. Herpolshelmer has always advocated the co-operative plan in
conducting a business enterprise. Any employe may save a portion of
the year's wages and invest in the firm. In this way enterprise and
thrift receive recognition and all employes are aroused to greater activ
ity and watchfulness.
During the civil war Mr. Herpolshelmer enlisted in the Third In
diana cavalry and served until the close of the conflict.
neighborhood will cause surprise that
there are so many women either child
less, or have children above or below
school age, and so few who have prop
erty In their own name.
"Many women will not vote for
school boards because they are denied
the right, as they deem it, to vote the
entire ticket. If they could vote for
municipal officers who regulate the
taxation, it would interest them, but
lacking fine discriminating powers,
they see no reason why they are not
as well qualified to have full suffrage
as the immigrant who knows neither
our language nor our customs, or the
illiterate voter who is compelled to ask
assistance to read his vote. Few men
would go to the polls If they could only
vote for members of the board of edu
cation. "Many are timid and from the dally
drift of continuous ridicule have not
the courage to be of the few who ex
ercise this privilege.
"Others are indifferent and do not
know the names of the candidates nor
care to acquaint themselves with the
personnel of the board: and there are
tfcwe who believe that this to a fane-
tor tht Tnsane
The impressions of a woman visitor
to the state hospital for the insane in
Lincoln have been transferred to pa
per and submitted to the Courier, as
To one who has at heart the happi
ness and amelioration of those un
fortunates whose minds have become
clouded through any cause, a visit to
the hospital for the insane at Lincoln
will bring much pleasure, notwith
standing the pathetic side of the pic
ture. Under the able supervision of Dr.
Greene and the co-operation of his
corps of assistants, it would seem that
everything within human power has
been done to make the patients' stay
there homelike and attractive. The
very atmosphere of the place Is restful,
except, perhaps, to those whose minds
are too clouded to be influenced. And
the immaculate cleanliness of the ex
terior and interior, the neat uniforms
and gentlemanly and ladylike demean
or of the assistants, with the beautiful
flowers everywhere must have their
influence even upon these.
Possibly the main building is simi
lar to many other like institutions,
but the woman's building is certainly
a departure from the regular archi
tecture of such. A large almost semi
circular sitting room is the first pleas
ing thing that attracts the visitor's
eye. An abundance of light is fur
nished by the rounded 'front, whose
windows are tastefully draped with
pure white curtains. Between the win
dows and on other portions of the wall
are hung bright attractive pictures,
kindly donated by some of the promi
nent ladles of Lincoln. Each patient
has a comfortable rocking chair and a
glance at the occupants shows how
much they are enjoyed. A long table
in the center of the room has pretty
White center pieces and a flowering
plant is placed on each. Pe'rfect free
dom is allowed here and it has more
the appearance of a social gathering
than a place of confinement. If the
friends of the patients could see this
airy pleasant room. It would at least
mitigate their sorrow at having to be
parted from them.
Opening off this room is the dormi
tory with its white beds, spotless linen
and daintily curtained windows. Noth
ing could be more wholesome and clean
than this sleeping-room for the ladies.
A similar sitting room and dormitory
are above offering accommodations
for even more than the hospital now
The dining rooms must not be forjB
gotten. The same perfect cleanliness,??1
the same pure white predominate here.
Long tables with linen of good qualify,
white dishes and potted, flowering
plants fill these rooms. The perfect'
discipline that prevails everywhere is
perhaps most strongly marked here In
the quiet demeanor of the patients as
they enter and leave the room and dur
ing the entire meaL It seems almost
Incredible to the interested observer.
Such discipline cannot be the result of
force, nqr has it been acquired except
through long and patient effort. It
must be the result of firmness and uni
form courtesy from the assistants. But
more than this, it can be traced to the
watchful eye, keen judgment and sym-"
pathetic government of the superin
tendent. He must, indeed, be a man
with peculiar and unusual qualifica
tions for his position.
A' visit to this hospital and to one
of its weekly entertainments will do
much toward an appreciation of what
a noble work our state is accomplish
in? through its humane institutions,
and we trust it would also be the means
of much encouragement and help being
given to those directly responsible for
the success or failure of the work.
Harold: "Well, Percy, did you find
gasoline a good remedy for chapped
Percy: "Splendid! Not only did it
cure the chapness, but every one In
the ballroom detected the smell and
thought I owned an automobile."
An expensive log cabin Is about to be
erected on Warren's Island, oft the coast
of Maine. It will cost $75,000 and William
H. Folwell, jr., of Philadelphia, Is to pay
The Dr. Benj. F. Bailey
4&S NOT A HOSPITAL, not a hotel, but a home. The
Sn building is located on a sightly hill at Normal, and is
c.vc) reached by the cars of the Lincoln street railway, being
;? only 23 minutes' ride from the business center of the city.
It is thoroughly equipped and beautifully furnished. Every
electric current useful in the treatment of the sick is used, and
ideal Turkish, Russian, and Medicated Baths are given. In
conditions where the kidneys and liver are affected, and in
cases of rheumatism, our Hot Air Treatment has been remark
ably successful. For full information address
The B. F. Bailey Sanatorium, Lincoln, Neb.
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An advance shipment of choice
designs and odd pieces in fine
French China for the decorator.
Every piece warranted, and we
guarantee the price. Jewel Cases,
Bon Bons, Candle Sticks, Cracker
Jars, Steins, Shaving Mugs, Vases,
Rose Jars, After Dinner Coffee
Pots, .Loving Cups, Ink Wells,
Sugars and Creamers, Cups,
First Floor, Qaeeasware Dept
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