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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (April 5, 1902)
tool chest for pie. AVlthout the mouth
the politician would be a wanderer on
the face of the earth and go down to
an unhonored grave. It is the grocer's
friend, the orator's pride and the dent
ist's hope. It puts some men on the
rostrum and others In jail. It Is tempt
ation's lunch counter when attached to
a maiden and tobacco's friend when
attached "tv a man. It Is the home of
that unruly member the tongue.
"Without it married life would be a
summer dream and a dude would lose
half his attractions."
Formaldehyde as a weapon of war
fare has risen several notches in the
estimation of Falls City people. Some
young men were scuffling in a store
there the other day and one of them
was holding a bottle of the drug in his
hand. In the course of the maneuvers
he tossed a quantity of the liquid Into
one of Fred Oswald's eyes. It was a
fiery dose and he has not yet been free
of the pain. The physician hopes to
save the eye but the chance is said to
be very small and discouraging.
Prict of a Bid
tbt at? of Lincoln
At how much do you prize your sur
roundings in sleep?
What is the difference to you be
tween a soft luxurious bed and a soft,
To the owners and the caretakers in
Lincoln it is a matter of $1.50 or one
This is the gamut of lodging house
prices in Lincoln. If you are a nabob
you will find sumptuous apartments in
one of the big hotels and the cost will
be J1.50 a night, not Including board
money. If you are a person of embar
rassed financial standing you will find
the cheapest place to be a basement
bedroom with about a - dozen cots
ranged round the walls. This is at
the Lincoln City Mission on South
Ninth street. With medium monetary
condition you will be able to get a bed
at most any figure between the ex
tremes. Lincoln Is not a wretchedly poor
community. It is not common to find
boxes and barrels shielding wretched
vagabonds unable to fish up the price
of a bed from some remote corner of
their pockets. In the summer season
and In the fall before the cold waves
begin to bear down on the country
many a person takes comfort under
the open heavens, in some dark nook
in the shadow of bush or shrub on
somebody's lawn. This Is all right
and nice until the rain comes down.
Then when the weather turns cold the
shiftless and the unfortunate betake
themselves to shelter.
There is truly much comfort In a
cot. It is not a pretentious place of
rest but it Is of a yielding character,
carries a downy pillow and the sheets
and coverlets are wholly satisfactory.
On that account the unfortunate man
who can still raise a dime and keep It
from the-magnetic hands of the bar
keeper or other entertainer delights to
expend it in this manner. A night of
good sleep Is a most valuable asset in
the next day's stroll and it Is good
whether the sleeper contemplates an
other stroll or not. It mends the worn
fabric of his being and soothes the
troubled vagaries of his brain. It does
not matter that he is in the company
of many snoring comrades of distress
with no partition, door or lock be
tween. None has much money, 1? more
than enough to pay the night's lodg
ing, and hence none fears to wake and
find his valuables missing. It does not
matter that the room, down in the
basement, smells damp and musty; he
is accustomed to more unpleasant
odors. It does not matter If the rats
come forth and hold noisy carnival
under his couch. They can be com
panionable if he Is awake but the
chances are that he will sleep soundly
through any such racket.
Oae night there wandered down
Nisth street, alone and feeble, an old
man. For many days he had been
without work and his money was ex
hausted. He was not really able to
work anyway and as he slowly toiled
down the street it was with a determ
ination toend his life before morning.
He was bound for the railroad tracks
or Salt Creek or any place that would
favor him in his vague but fixed pur
pose to kill himself. From the win
dows of the mission shone the lights
within and a man was standing out
side. He accosted the tottering,
friendless wanderer and they entered
into conversation. The man discov
ered that his need was a friend, more
than anything else and he had found
one. His purpose to suicide went
glimmering. He entered and was
given work and after a few months he
went away. He is known to be com
paratively contented now.
Drunken men frequently find their
way to the mission. All kinds of men
with a yearning for sleep come in. Sel
dom is any difficulty encountered in
handling men. One time many weeks
ago a drunken man entered and made,
himself very disagreeable. Of course
he wanted a bed but he didn't go
about it in a very suave way.
The end was that he was toted
to the shower bath and made to
suffer the chills of some very cold wa
ter. It served to steady him in good
shaie and he gave no further trouble.
There are men who lodge there as reg
ularly as elockwork. Their garments' are
not of the best by any means and their
countenances tell volumes of trouble
and sadness that has overtaken them.
Thieir wages are poor and they find
friendship and cheap board and lodging
at this place and there they stay. On
an upper floor they rent canvas rooms
for fifty cents a week. A bed in one of
these would be fifteen cents a night for
a single night Ropes are strung across
the room and on them canvas is hung.
Canvas doors give each snug apart
ment an entrance, and inside is a cot,
a box with a candle on It furnished
by the house, and perhaps a chair or
a box for the convenience of the .guest.
It is a most meagre outfit of furnish"
ings, but crude comfort is found there
in. A few small rooms barely a trifle
better furnished are reserved for fam
ilies. They are rented for twenty-five
cents a night or a week. Several
times this winter the charity organ
ization has sent destitute families there
for safekeeping, paying the charges
out of its own funds.
The regular patrons gather in the
lobby of this poverty hotel between
the hours of seven o'clock and nine and
tell hard luck reminescences and talk
of public policies until nature bids
them retire. Then they seek their re
spective cots and dream about them.
In some cities, particularly the larger
ones, "sit up" houses are maintained
for those who cannot afford to spend a
dime for a bed. For the privilege of
sitting on a bench and reclining the
head on the arms, resting on a table,
they pay five cents. Previous to their
preparation for sleep they are given a
bowl of soup on this same nickel. Lin
coln has no element so destitute as
to have to rely on this fare.
Neither has the place a lodging house
where a guest must pay as high as $30
a night. Many a large town has, but
Lincoln has not reached that pitch of
elegance. Think of it, only $1.50! Still
that is large enough to the man who
would be satisfied with a bed at a
dime. In fact it Is as much as some
people earn in a day. Question, does
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it pay to sleep soundly at $1.50 a night,
when sunlight streams in at the win
dow nearly as soon as you strjke the
pillow, or Is it economy to stay awake?
In other words, how can a man get his
money's worth at $1.50 a sleep? The
sunlight does stream in at the window,
daylight at least, for these rooms are
so situated as to face the world. It
makes no difference on what story the
$1.50 guest chobses to take his rest
With finely upholstered furniture,
lounges, easy chairs, brightly polished
dressers, beveled mirrors and soft car
pets these rooms are really as com
fortable as anybody could ask. Each
Is furnished, too, with a bath. Besides,
each of them, in one hotel at least. Is
equipped with a long distance tele
phone. But the best of all is the bed,
with its broad surface and soft, box
mattress. More luxurious comfort
could not be obtained from a room
were the lodging price $100.
Sitting Down Gracefully
"Very few girls,- said the mother,
"know how to sit down gracefully.
You should be deliberate about It."
"I am," returned the girl.
"Nix," said her annoying small
"Yes, I am, too," said the girl.
"Not when you were learning to
skate at the park this morning," in
sisted the small brother.
Thereupon the discussion ended.
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reached by the cars of the Lincoln street railway, being
only 23 minutes' ride from the business center of the citv.
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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The complete stock of
FURNITURE and SILVERWARE
40c to 60c on the Dollar
See Sunday Journal for particulars
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