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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (April 12, 1902)
end In the effort to make a readable
magazine article that may be of use to
some other poor but honest young man,
they leave out the kernel, the crux, the
open sesame, and the seeker is as un
certain of the route to success as he
was before he read the directions. That
the directions are not essential is indi
cated by the truth that they do not
agree regarding the methods, and be
cause this man and that one has suc
ceeded although he failed to follow the
General Grant and the great captains
of industry succeeded because, in the
first place, they conquered themselves.
They had inspirations, lightning flash
es, insight into the heart of things.
Instead of communicating their illum
ination and vulgarizing it they stored
it and gradually it became one body
with the other illumined thoughts, and
behold a campaign or a great commer
cial reorganization! There are men,
and women, too, who are like un
matched car wheels. They make the
car wobble and a slight obstruction
throws it off the track. The people
with the wobbly wheels do not know
the reason for their eccentric move
ments and they ascribe It to genius.
They always hove a scheme which
they think is going to make them
rich, and they babble about it to their
acquaintances. The scheme is uncon
nected with their actual means of earn
ing a livelihood. It Is futile and It Is
abandoned for another of the same
kind very soon. These people die eith
er in the poor-house or In the hand
some house of a silent relative.
General Miles talks too much. He
rates his opinions as valuable public
property. In his youth he may have
had illuminated messages, but youth
has fled far down the past and left him
talking, He is vain and he relates his
valorous deeds to all who will listen;
but the good-natured listeners are get
ting fewer and the president and sec
retary of war are tired. It is certain
that because In his youth Miles al
lowed himself to tell his adventures
over and over again with Illustrations,
that now he must prematurely Join the
futile crowd of old soldiers who criti
cise the army, the administration,
modern times, and their tendencies, and
talk about the halcyon times of forty
General Grant gave himself time to
think. If a man talks all the time he
does not leave any moments for his
good angel to communicate inspiration,
and besides he gets the name of a bab
bler, and a president or a governor
does not appoint a chatterbox to a
place of honor and responsibility. The
men who have made great combina
tions in this and the just passed cen
tury are men of determined silences
that they break only when the time Is
ripe for a communication. All the es
says which purport to point the way
to success might be condensed into
The constituents of the senators and
congressmen desire that the promises
made Cuba by the United States be
fulfilled. The president also earnestly
wishes congress to do right by Cuba.
But a few beet sugar manufacturers
are on the spot and they have been
able, so far, to defeat the people, the
press and the president. We have de
prived Cuba of her European market
and deny her access to ours. It is a
Yet General Miles proposes that an
American escort for a dozen Cubans
be sent to the Philippines in order that
the Cubans may tell the Filipinos all
about the blessings of American rule
and how the congress composed of rep
resentatives from the different states
of this country keeps a president's and
a commission's promises to a conquered
country. That would settle It. There
would be guerilla fighting In Luzon till
the milennlum In American politics.
It Is grand to be free and to be nom
inally represented by a man elected by
the uncoerced vote of a wild and woolly
people; but once a man is in congress
the wires seem to be cut betwen him
and his conscience, between him and
his constituents, and there seem to be
any number of private wires between
Mm and beet-sugar manufacturers and
olcosaargerine makers and other unc
teows and oily magnates.
THE WEEK'S REVIEW
Mr. Albert Watklns entertained the
Round Table at dinner Monday even
ing. After dinner Mr. E. E. Brown
discussed the ship subsidy bill.
Mesdames Butler and McClure enter
tained the W. R. P. C. club lost Fri
day. Mrs. Eller and Mrs. Houston
read papers. Misses Kempton, Rath
bone, Grace and Leah McClure played
piano solos. A luncheon was served
in three courses.
Deborah Avery chapter Daughters of
the American Revolution met lost Fri
day with Mrs. William Green, 2501 R
street. Mrs H. C. Bross read a paper
on the Huguenots and their settlement
In the colonies. The chapter will con
tribute ten dollars to the fund for the
Carnegie tablet .
The Children of the American Revo
lution met Saturday afternoon with
Mrs. J. L. Kellogg to reorganize the
Elizabeth Zanes chapter. Miss Gladys
Henry will supervise the work. Offi
cers elected were Miss Minnie Swezey,
secretary; Mr. Joe Orcutt, treasurer,
"and Miss Mattie Woodard, registrar.
Monthly meetings will be held.
The home department bf the Wom
an's club met Wednesday morning.
The servant girl question was the sub
ject. Mrs. W. A. Green was leader and
spoke of the subject from a scientific
standpoint, also giving a history of the
trials and perplexities caused by this
much discussed question. Mrs. C. F.
Ladd spoke from the standpoint of the
mistress, and Mrs. A. W. Field from
that of the maid.
The city Improvement society met
Thursday morning. Little business of
Importance came up. Mr. Hagenow
offered the society the privilege of sell
ing ice cream at the out door band con
certs this summer and it was accepted.
Plans for enforcing order and quiet at
the concerts were discussed. Mrs.
Clarence M. Chase was appointed to
represent the society at the meeting
of the national municipal league to be
held in Boston in May.
Word has been received from the
chairman of the hotel committee of
Los Angeles that the Nebraska dele
gates can secure headquarters at the
Abbottsford Inn, one half block from
convention hall, for two dollars per
day. An immediate acceptance is re
quired. All wishing to take advantage
of the location are requested to notify
the state corresponding secretary. 516
North Twenty-third street, Omaha, at
The entire cost of a three weeks' trip
Is estimated at from $100 to $125. The
cost can be further reduced by two
occupying one berth and by carrying
luncheon. The tourist cars provide
conveniences for making tea and cof
fee. The second official train leaves
Omaha via the Burlington to Kansas
City, April 27 at 10:30 p. m., thence
over the Santa Fe limited direct to Los
Angeles, arriving there at noon April
30. This train is made up of. Pullman
Palace cars only and meals are served
on the dining car. A railroad repre
sentative will accompany each train
from Kansas City to look after the
comfort of delegates and their friends.
Further information can be obtained
by writing the state corresponding sec
retary at the above address.
The members of the Matinee Musl
cale who were present at the club
meeting Monday afternoon were de
lighted with the program of "Patrician
and Plebeian Music," which was pre
sented by the first division. Miss Smith
and Mrs. A. S. Raymond, leaders. The
numbers described as patrician were
familiar favorites, the plebeian were
melodious and pleasing. The two stu
dent members who appeared possess
good voices which considering their
experience were used effectively. The
Aria, "Robert o tu che adoro," (Meyer
beer). Miss Raymond.
Ballade Op. 47, (Chopin), Miss Syford.
Recitative and Aria, "With Verdure
Clad," (Haydn), Mrs. Mark Woods.
Trie Op. 5 In C minor. (Arthur Foote),
Allegro con brio; adagio molto; allegro
mol to. Violin, Miss Ensign; cello, Miss
Eiche; piano. Miss Haywood.
Folk songs, (a). "Polly and I," old
English, (Wakefield); (b), A Romany
Spring Song, (Harrocks), Miss Elsie Fa
(a), A Shepherd's Tale, (Nevin); (b).
Lullaby, (Coverly); (c), Haschemann,
(Schumann), Miss Hagenow.
Songs (a), My Laddie, (Neidllnger); (b)
Loch Lomond, (Arthur Foote); (c), Meg
Merriles, (Margaret Long), Miss Maude
Songs-i), My Laddie, (Neldllngir); (b)
Shougie Shoo My Bairnie, (Henschel),
March Grotesque, (Slndlng), Mrs. Will
Accompanists Mrs. P. V. M. Raymond
and Miss Smith.
Mrs. Butler, the president, announced
that an open meeting to which the
public is Invited will be held Monday,
April twenty-first, at the university
chapel. The last meeting of the year
will occur Monday, May fifth, at Walsh
hall, when a special program will be
given. After the program the follow
ing officers for the ensuing year were
elected: Pnr nnmlHpnr Mm Tnhn TJ
Wright; vice president Mrs. "K.rtOClH
Ward; recording secretary, Mrs. Ross
Curtice; corresponding secretary, Mrs.
E. Lewis Baker; treasurer, Mrs. J. W.
Winger; librarian, Miss Eleanor Ray
mond; auditor, Mrs. D. M. Butler.
Ping How old is your wife?
Pong 1 can't tell you exactly, but I
know she Isn't as old as I was when I
was her age.
H. W. BR0WN
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and see our Cat Flowers and
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143 South Thirteenth Street
We make a specialty of furnishing
Floral Decorations for Weddings,
Parties, and Receptions.
A complete stock of Plants and
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w IS SAFEST
Woman's faith in the man she loves
was never better evidenced than in the
case of Mrs. Albert T. Patrick, who
married the notorious New York law
yer after he had been condemned to
die for the murder of Millionaire Rice.
As the wife of the condemned man.
Mrs. Patrick will be allowed to tfslt
him daily, until the end. She is con
fident of his innocence and acquittal
after a new trial.
To wear in the kitchen when
you use a Gas Stove. We sell
them at cost and they don't
cost much. We do all the dig
ging, and connect the Stove
t free when bought of us.
Lincoln Gas &
Electric Light Co.
OCces Basement Burr Block.
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