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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (May 3, 1902)
Colorado again he Mill say things that
can not be bo readily disproved by a
day's canvass among the best women
of. Denver or by the records of city
A recent correspondent of the New
York Sun complains that neither her
forty-five years nor her consistent ma
tronly dignity preserves her from In
solent attempts to flirt with her on the
part of young men who patrol the
"When a woman who is neither young
nor beautiful and whose conduct is in
conspicuous can not pass along the
streets unmolested by the attempts of
well-dressed loafers to attract her at
tention. It is time that the police ar
rested this trifling but most unpleasant
kind of nuisance. The masher type
loafs on the street corners of Lincoln,
and some of the tobacconists have put
out iron settees which ore infested in
pleasant weather by young loafers.
Lincoln is supposed to be a busy place,
but the number of men who are al
lowed to obstruct the sidewalks, from
day to day and from season to season
is not an evidence of prosperity.
Lounging over the radiators In the
foyer of the postofflce, leaning against
the Iron fence of the square, by dozens
around the bank corners, this obnox
ious class is allowed to amuse itself
by making unpleasant remarks about
and to the women who pass by.
The city masher Is in fear of the
police who asks nothing better than to
haul him to gaol. The detestable Lin
coln masher is not afraid of anybody.
If he choose to stand all day long In
one spot and cough and leer at every
woman who passes, there Is not a po
liceman In Lincoln who will interfere
with him and ask him to move on. If
the few policemen who apparently have
nothing to do would undertake the sup
pression of this Increasing nuisance,
the streets of Lincoln, for whose pav
ing and orderly maintenance women as
well as men are taxed, might be made
passable for Jhem.
Those who believe that the world Is
growing better can not reconcile their
belief with the unrebuked presence of
mashers at present with the condition
of England in the time of Arthur when
a woman could pass from one corner
of the kingdom to another without be
ing spoken to or annoyed in any way.
THE WEEK'S REVIEW
The Hall in the Grove met last Fri
day with Dr. Ruth Wood. Mrs. Dann
read a paper on "Dialects In American
Literature." Mrs. Wood talked on "The
SIstlne Chapel." A reminiscence meet
ing was held yesterday with Mrs.
A. M. Davis, to which all former
members, both men and women, were
The Woman's club closed a very suc
cessful season with a meeting held.
Monday afternoon, at the university
gymnasium. An exhibition drill by the
young ladles of the physical training
department, under the direction of
Miss Barr, was the attraction. Indian
club drill, Swedish gymnastics and
dances and relay games were given.
The club adjourned until October.
The Belmont Woman's club met this
-week to continue the study of the
negro problem which the members
have been pursuing for a few weeks.
The next meeting will be held at the
home of Mrs. Henry Hartley, when
the members will have an opportunity
of seeing- the large collection of curios
which Miss Hartley brought from
Japan and the Philippines. In four
weeks Mrs. P. M. Hall will give an
illustrated lecture on the Paris expo
sition, before the club at the Butler
Sorosls met on Tuesday with Mrs.
E. T. Hartley at Grand View. Mrs. E.
R. Guthrie was the leader and gave as
her subject "My Black Jtflnorca.".-The
talk was on chickens and was humor
ous and interesting, as well as practi
cal. Mrs. Hartley had planned to take
her guests for a visit to the apple
orchards where a hundred acres of
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Orlando W. Webster, one of the veteran business men of Lincoln, was
born in Richland county. Ohio, In 1857. After serving almost two years In
the Union army he went to Wisconsin, but finally landed In Nebraska, es
tablishing a shoe business in Lincoln in 1870.
Mr. Webster first sold shoes on the south side of government square but
afterwards moved farther down O street. At present he Is a member of
the firm of Webster & Rogers doing business at 1043 O street. For twenty
four years Mr. Webster has occupied the present location and is perhaps
one of the most widely known merchants In the city.
In politics Mr. Webster has always been an active republican. For
three years, 1878 to 1881, he was president of the Lincoln board of educa
tion. He was eight years a member of the city council and twice unani
mously chosen president of that body. During his membership he was
seven years chairman of the finance committee.
He helped untangle several tough problems in the municipal finances
and during his term of office a million dollars of city indebtedness was re
funded at a lower rate of interest.
Friends of Mr. Webster have urged his candidacy for a member of the
legislature and he has at last consented to make the race.
Besides his business interests In Lincoln Mr. Webster owns a ranch In
bloom make a flower show not to be
equaled Indoors, but the rain prevent
ed her from carrying out this part of
the program. Light refreshments were
served. The attendance was unusually
i -rrominentiy mentioned for the
I presidency of the National Federa-
I tion of Woman's Clubs.
The Matinee Musicale season will
close with a reception to be given next
Monday to all the members of the
club by the retiring president, Mrs. D.
M. Butler, who will be assisted In re
ceiving by Mrs. E. H. Barbour, the
new president. A short program will
be given, consisting of a ".Flower
Cycle." written for a ladles' quartet,
by Arthur Foote. This is a new work
and the music is remarkably beauti
ful. It will be sung by Mrs. R. A.
Holyoke, first soprano; Mrs. Joseph
Grainger, second soprano; Mrs. A. S.
Raymond, first alto; Mrs. E. Lewis
Baker, second alto.
The cycle consists of six songs; they
"The Foxglove" (solo) Mrs. Holyoke.
"The Meadow Rue."
"The Columbine" (duet) Mrs. Hol
yoke and Mrs. Baker.
"The Cardinal Flower."
Mrs. P. V. M. Raymond at the piano.
All members of the club are urged to
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The humane and generous action
of Boer Commandant Delarey in
releasing General Lord Methuen is
likely to meet with reciprocity by
Lord Kitchener in the case of
Commandant Kritzlnger, who, pre
vious to Methuen's defeat, could
look forward to no other fate than
of. being shot as a rebel. It is be
lieved that the British authorities
will certainly assume a less rigor- .
OU8 course in view of recent clr-
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