The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, May 17, 1902, Page 4, Image 4

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regularly. An Episcopal bishop In
England held noon-day services and
sent word to the laborers at work on
the cathedral or in Its vicinity, that
they might smoke their after-luncheon
pipes in the cathedral while he
preached to them the word of life.
They came In great numbers-and ltked
It so much that after a while most of
them did not care to smoke while the
services were in progress. But they
could do as they liked, the good bishop
did not care; he was after their souls,
not the tobacco habit. In conversation
with some high churchmen who were
shocked at the desecration of the
cathedral, he told them he thought to
bacco was too small a vice to keep a
man out of heaven.
Many men In Dr. Balcom Shaw's
congregation at the West End Presby-
terlan church of New York told him
they did not come to church because
they had to stay at home and take
care of the babies and let their wives
come to church. His, not to question
the reason; he told them he would see
that the babies were cared for and that
thereafter he should expect them at
Child study, modern child specialists
and the discussions In women's clubs
and elsewhere about what Is bad for
children have setUed the point that it
Is very bad for them as well as for the
grown-up people who wish to listen to
the singing or preaching, to take
young children into crowded auditor
iums where It Is likely all the air that
reaches the children's lungs has been
breathed over and over by adult lungs,
clean and otherwise. So Dr. Shaw
had no intention of asking the recalci
trant members of his flock to bring
their Infants to church with them.
On the contrary he Induced his trus
tees to hire a handsome brown stone
house four stories high, situated In the
midst of the parish. A committee of
bright young women so there every
Sunday morning and take care of the
babies who like it so much that they
cry to go If the weather Is bad and
their "folks" think they would better
stay at home. The creche Is furnished
with tiny chairs and tables, picture
books, blackboards, cradles and cribs.
But what of the young ladles? Do they
not need the ministrations of a pastor?
The plan is a good one. but it seems
to be taken for granted that the girls
do not need to hear sermons. And
doubtless the girls are satisfied, but
Is not one soul ns valuable as another?
The ministers seem to think that it
only they can induce the brothers to
come to church, the souls of the sisters
wandering about In the region between
heaven and hell are of small conse
quence. It is an idea similar to the
Mahometan, the Buddhist and heath
en teaching; that woman does not need
to go to heaven, that she only exists
on earth for the continuation of the
race and that Heaven Is only a place
for creative Intellects such as man alone
possesses. It Is not unlikely that some
of these Hindu women are beginning
to think they ought to have a try at
heaven. If such is the case there are
enough turbaned Hindus to tell them
that such a wish Is unwomanly and If
persisted in will break up that sacred
Institution, the home, or harem, and
smash Hindu civilization all to pieces.
The era of "Me too" In the mouth of
woman is not confined to America. It
is stirring in India, It has mounted to
a breaking wave of sound in England,
anil in the islands of the sea the men
are trying to convince their helpmates
that they were born silly and incompe
tent and It Is sacrellgious and revolu
tionary to question the righteousness
of injustice.
TOtc Hmk Flowers
Every day since Mrs. Roosevelt has
been the mistress of the White house,
she has sent a box of flowers from the
White house conservatory to Mrs. Mc
Kinley at Canton. Mrs. McKlnley has
other flowers, but these from the
White house, which have never failed
to arrive every day, are tokens from a
very kind woman to the widow et the
man who would be president sow if It
had set been for an anarchist's bullet.
Although Mrs. McKlnley has been an
Invalid for years, she enjoyed the oc
casions when she was well enough to
preside at a dinner or reception, and
more than all she enjoyed the honor
.paid her distinguished husband. The
flowers are a survival and reminder of
(hat period of her life.
An average woman might have re
membered the widow of the president
for a week or perhaps for a month or
two. But Mrs. Roosevelt is not an
average woman. She remembers, after
others have forgotten, the loneliness of
the other woman in Canton and sends
her what will cheer her most, flowers
from the White house conservatory.
Social Reverence
There was once a man (and he was
probably a "Frenchman) who gave a
party. While his guests were gamboll
ing in the drawing room he was taken
sick unto death and retired to his
chamber where he died. The friends
and servants who gathered about him
asked him if they should not send the
guests away, but he did not wish to
turn happiness Into grief and it was
not until the next day that the guests
learned that they would never see their
host of the day before again. This
man had respect for happiness, for the
light, easily turned aside footsteps of
joy. He was serene in the hour of
death, and the laughter and conversa
tion that reached the room where he
was saying good-bye to this world did
not disturb him. He was a philosopher
and a rare good fellow. Some people
would call him a pagan. Respect for
their grief is supposed to be one of the
duties we owe to our fellow beings. No
one preaches the respect we owe to
our friends' festival moments, but It is
just as shocking to break up festivities
as It Is to show noisy gayety at a fun
eral, and the most reckless hackman
will not drive across the humblest or
the longest funeral procession.
We have public schools, we have pen
itentiaries and we have asylums for
the insane. It is more needful that
every town should have playgrounds,
where the young and playful can gam
bol like the lambs and the colts. The
little children whose parents live In
blocks have no place to play. Conse
quently they race and tumble about
the down-town alleys and streets. A
woman In Newark, New Jersey, who
lives in a house next to an empty lot
in which the small children of the
neighborhood played games, was an
noyed by the noise they made and
sprinkled red pepper thickly over the
ground. The children breathed it, and,
of course, sneezed violently. They
were too little to know that the little
heaps of red powder on the ground
were made of red pepper. They called
the place "the sneezin lot" and re
turned to their alleys warning any lit
tle strangers of the effect of playing
there. One of the mothers of the chil
dren investigated the "sneezin' lot"
and found the red pepper. The wo
man's husband was a night watchman
and the noisy little children kept him
awake. Every city could keep little
open spaces in the crowded parts of
the town for the use of the children.
The parks are generally at the end of
a long car ride and of little every day
use to young children.
William B. Price Is a son of Dr. and Mrs. A. C. Price, and belongs
to one of the oldest families of Virginia. He was born in Lynchburg,
July 2, 1865. His grandfather's farm adjoined the scene of Lee's actual
surrender at Appomattox court house. Throughout the war his parents
and family remained staunch to the lost cause. During the conflict
their wealth was swallowed up "and they became poor. When peace
was declared the Price family was the first to enter in the work of re
construction, General Price, a connection of the family, being one of the
foremost of the confederates to assist in relieving the distress of the
south and In urging the people to pledge anew their loyalty to the union.
His parents in 1868 removed to Harland courthouse. Ky., where they .
lived until 1882, in which year they emigrated to Brown county, Kan
sas, where they still reside. After securing a public school education Mr.
Price, at the age of nineteen, undertook the publication of a newspaper at
Oneida, Kan. Two years later he' founded the Belvidere Tribune. Both
ventures were financially successful and soon after Mr. Price embarked In
a newspaper venture In Yuma,. Colorado.
Here he became embroiled In the HIH-Wolcott factional fight and
revengeful political enemies succeeded in causing him a severe financial
loss. In 1889 he landed in Lincoln with $25 in cash and a letter of In
troduction to Judge Field written by the father of the latter at Yuma.
He secured a position in the office of J. L. Caldwell, where he read law.
He afterwards supplemented this training with a legal course at Iowa
City, la., where he supported himself by editorial work on the Iowa
City Republican.
Mr. Price served as the private secretary of Lieutenant Governor Moore
after the election of the latter. He became a free silver republican in
1896 and spoke twice a day throughout the campaign. Under State
Auditor John F. Cornell he was insurance deputy. Recently Mr. Price
was appointed by Governor Savage to succeed the late J. Sterling Mor
ton as commissioner at the St. Louis exposition, a recognition by Gov
ernor Savage which Mr. Price prizes highly and as a result of which fie
has been the recipient of profuse congratulations.
Mr. Price has been mentioned by prominent fuslonists as a candi
date for state auditor this fall and the suggestion has received hearty
endorsement from many of his friends throughout the state. Some of
the characteristics that go to make up Mr. Price's personality are
deemed eccentricities by the unknowing and unacquainted, but these are
overshadowt.Ml by the trait of unswerving loyalty to friends, a trait
which in him is strongly exemplified.
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Athletic Photographs
Photographs of Babies
Photographs of Groups
Exterior Views
The Photographer
129 South Eleventh Street
We Invite you
to Call
and sco our Cut Flowers and
Plants in our new location
743 South Thirteenth Street
We make a specialty of furnishing
Floral Decorations for Weddings,
Parties, and Receptions
A complete stock of Plants and
Cut Flowers on hand.
Stackhous & Greer,
Greenhouses 35th and B Streets.
Office 143 South 13th Street.
1 To wear in the kitchen when
1 you use a Gas Stove. We sell
them at cost and they don't
, cost much. We do all the dig-
1 gtng, and connect the Stove
free when bought of us.
Lincoln Gas &
Electric Light Co.
OCces Basement Burr Block.