The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, May 17, 1902, Page 11, Image 11

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Grit and determination are plain
ly evidenced in the face of Miss
Genevieve G. Haines, whose photo
graph appears above. That her
acts do not belie her appearance is
evidenced by the fact that Miss
Haines, unable to And a manager
ready to stage her play "Hearts
Aflame," in the manner she de
sires, has leased a big New York
theatre, hired her own company
and will run her own production.
The play is said to be an exceed
ingly clever piece of work.
71 Wheelman's
Meanness is inborn in some people.
Especially is it in drivers. Pedestrians
might not notice it so much. Wheel
men do. Especially do those who take
occasion to ride on tne asphalt streets
on hot days.
It is because the drivers insist on
taking that dry strip in the center of
the street. There is always such a
strip. When the street sprinklers on a
breezy day, or most any day for that
matter, travel up and down the streets,
they purposely leave In the center u
narrow stretch of dry pavement. This
is done for the benefit of the wheel
men. To go on either side of 'it means
to ride through water. It would not
be so bad on brick pavement but on
the asphalt It drains slowly and is
whipped up in the rear of a rapidly
moving wheel In a continuous stream
that besmears both the rider's clothes
and his machine.
All he asks is to have this strip In
peace. It is generally wide enough for
two of his kind to pass. When a buggy
or wagon or dray or van gets astride
it, there is nothing left for the wheel
rider to do but get out of the way or
be mixed and mangled and jumbied
with the remains of his bicycler
Every bit of this the drivers seem
to realize. No law compels them to
keep oft the dry course. Therefore
they don't do It. The bicycle man is
not at all likely to jam off one of-his
wheels In retaliation, so he sticks to
his course. He sticks to it if he is on
it and gets on it if he not already
Here is a wheelman a little late who
wants to make up a few minutes. He
is not violating anybody's code in
throwing on a little steam. Down the
strip he goes. Malice, however, ap
proaches not very far ahead of him.
Embodied in the llesh, bones and the
old clothes of a driver it looms up only
too suddenly right ahead. Doubtless
the vision is Jogging along in an old
truck wagon of some pattern. At any
rate. the .man good in. keeping
to the center. What good can he ac
complish In appropriating a couple of
feet of dry track when his wagon
wheels, one at least, must glide
through the water on one side? None
at all. Water doesn't hurt the wagon
Sometimes he will pretend not p see
you. Again he will met your mutely the man will express himself audibly "It Is queer," says a New York cler
nppeallng eyes with a glitter of amuse- to her in the emphatic way he some- gyman. "whnt a liking young students
p ment. At any rate you hardly have times does. Both on the watered pave- have for long words and Tatln quotn
the time to slow up when out Into the ments and on the roads she Is much tlons, and whac a dread possesses them
wet you slide, the wheel whipping n Inclined to brace her head high and of appearing conventional. I once knew
ile1 dirty stream up your coat tails. ride recklessly on, regardless of the promising candidate who was given
Maybe somebody will attempt to de- little room the wheelman needs or charge of a funeral In the absence of
fend the drivers on the ground that would care to occupy. Certain" It is the pnstor of the church. He knew it
they really possess a sense of humor that she would be shocked extremely was customary for the minister to nn
and that this Is simply their style of should she hear the words that are nounce after the sermon that those
gaiety. You can't make a bicycle rider sometimes emitted by the man on the who wished should step up to view the
believe It. In fact it Is hardly safe to bike after she has passed outside the remains, but he thought this was too
mention such a defense to this creat- bounds of henrlng. hackneyed a phrase and he said In
ure. Helpless as he Is to defend him- No reason on earth exists why stead: "The congregation will Tiow
self awheel, he is generally capable of wheelmen should not be permitted to pass around the bier." Kansas City
doing some damage when not mounted. have the dry strip without molestn- Star.
"Sit 4 -v
And If anything will provoke him to It tlon. And there Is no excuse on the w i ..
It Is the malicious selfishness of some earth, above the earth or in the re- "Colonel." she asked, addressing the
of these drivers. gions under It why people should not en'''"1 Kentucklan. "have you read
Female charioteers are sometimes know that a man with a bicycle has about the water cure In the Phlllp-
just as blameworthy as their brother as much right on the roads In pa'ss- P'ny8?"
t. , ,., ... . .... . . . I have, my deah young lady." he re
autocrats of the road. It Is difficult to Ing as any man with his larger ve- pUvil wUh imoHt overpowering emo-
guess what inspires them. What would hide, be It buggy or wagon. If there tlon, "and I am nble to realize at last
It be gallant to guess? Or Is. a female were any question about it at all It lnat wan 1 what one of your Nohthern
driver of that class entitled to a' gal- should be settled with the answer that genehals said It was." Chicago Uec-
lant guess? Perhaps she doesn't know f .J drlv?" the p,ke on"-HeraW- ,v
. " . . , , " should be the man with the wagon "iv- ? v
the first principles of road politeness. or buggy who should be ashamed ot . The Actress Harold: "Dear Miss
Perhaps she thinks that If the man himself for taking up so much room. Angellne, let me whisper to you the
is at all chivalrous he will concede her But tne wheelman breathes no absurd 'old old story!' Angellne: "Aw, come
all tho room .she wint, without" oues- reluest- All he wants is the dry strip ofT! If you want me to listen to that,
all the room she wants without ques on the pavement and enouKn room you.u have to dramatize it and spend
tion or suspicion of bad words under elsewhere to spare him the need of about fifty thousand on a stage set
breath. At lease she is not afraid that running out onto the ruts nnd ridges. ting." Judge.
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