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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (July 26, 1902)
STUDY AND PRACTICE
EDITED BY SARAH B. HARRIS
The subjoined two stories by a little
i;irl or twelve have the characteristics
of simplicity, directness and exclusive
devotion to the narrative. Little boys
love to bother little girls and the little
girls are obviously disappointed when
they go to school or return from It un
less they have had an encounter with
a little boy whom they regard as their
enemy. The slate of opposition and
sometimes of warfare which exists In
childhood between the individuals of
opposite sexes diversifies the social life
of youth. Without It childhood is dull.
The bad little boy, the first crisis in
whose history is related by this little
girl, who was apparently one of the
little girls who lost her skipping rope
and hat-pins to the girl-hater, Is a
good example. But Nemesis arrived In
the shape of the new girl and the boy
fell to the level of the other boys who
had honored him for not exhibiting
evidences of softness or any sentiment
whatever. Both stories bear evidences
of the power to store evanescent Im
pressions for future use.
HIS FIRST LOVE. .
Frank Hardy who went to First
Washington School was greatly hon
ored by all the boys of that school for
his hardheartedness. He could catch
up a girl's jumping rope and then have
a glorious Tug-of-war from which he
appeared victorious, his cheeks red and
his hair ruffled.
He would take hat-pins and return
them, when the owner had forgotten
they were gone, as for balls, If you
lost one, why you'd know where to
look for It. He hated girls.
One day a new girl came to Wash
ington school. She was pretty and
All the boys stared at her, yes, even
Frank Hardy. He felt very queer
On the way home from school she
walked right In front of him and the
back of her bobbing curls seemed to
say, "Come, walk with me."
He wanted to go right up to her and
say something. He started but soon
stopped for what would he say?
That afternoon he was playing in
one of his favorite haunts when the
shadow of a large hat told him he was
not alone. He looked up. There was
the new girl. "You took my rope,"
she said, "I want it." He stammered
out something about his not knowing
it was hers and went to get it.
That was how it came about that
the boys of the First Washington
School were astounded at seeing Frank
Hardy and Her walking to school the
next day. That was his first love.
A WET STORY.
By Jessie Harris.
We were spending the day in Hast
ings on the Mississippi.
George had on a new suit, very up-to-date.
We have a dog. The pet of the
household. He Is a fine, white, pedi
greed bull terrier, a little fat, but
We were standing on the banks of
the Mississippi when George remarked
smartly "I better throw the dog in.
"O, no," said we. But already the dog
was being carried out on the swift cur
rent of the Mississippi.
Every one who has seen or been on
the Mississippi knows something ol
the strength of the current.
Imagine a dog who had never so
much as smelled a pond being given
his first swimming lesson in the Mis
He was going down and out so rap
Idly that we all forgot our senses. Sis
ter screamed and I ran away scream
ing for help. George ran along the
shore callng to Topper and Topper
tried to come in but couldn't. So
George in all his fine clothes, not even
stopping to take off his coat went
splashing In. He took hold of Topper's
collar and pulled him out.
Both of them looked like drowned
rats when they came out.
George's trousers wrapped them
seles tightly around1 his legs, and sent
streams of cold water into his shoes.
At every step the trouser legs flapped
up and sent more water into his shoes.
. Sister dropped on the rocks and very
nearly went Into histericks. Topper
came and rubbed up against us, and
then we started for the hotel.
Mama laughed, but George didn't,
for that was his only suit there and
he had to lay all day In his nightshirt
while his clothes dried in the laundry.
George will never throw another dog
into the Mississippi.
Never be the one to begin boasting.
The second In such a contest always
comes out ahead. Town Topics.
The Police Judge and Hk Tribulation
Not even a fourth-class postmaster
in a rural community encounters the
trials of a police Judge In the city of
In the first place. If such an official
does not have a small regiment of
friends he cannot be elected. After the
election some of them can not be made
to understand that there Is a radical
difference between the ordinary course
of friendship and the devious paths of
law and precedent. For all offenders
must be treated alike. This sometimes
makes the acquaintances of the police
judge look askance and think he is a
Of course the number of small poli
ticians who think they have a pull are
countless. Some denizen of the 'steenth
ward gets pulled for excessive and ex
hlllrated conviviality. He Is arrested.
He telephones for the politician. The
latter arrives on the scene. Be it day
or night, Sabbath or holiday, the po
lice judge Is hunted up no matter where
he may be. Generally a bond has to
be given. Sometimes the politician re
fuses and tries to talk the case out of
the judge's mind. Then the latter.must
Holidays are prolonged periods of- an
noyance. Friends of imprisoned parties
troop up all day long between the
hours of 9 and 4 o'clock. All this comes
in to vary the anything but pleasurable
routine of court work where the walls
of small offenders against the ordi
nances of the municipality arise in
If a man gets fined he generally
kicks. If he doesn't meet with a sen
tence the other fellow kicks. It is only
the perpetual rounder that views the
court merely as a bad piece of ill luck.
"Getting the judge up" is one of the
most annoying things In connection
with the duties of the office. A gang of
frisky sports are brought in by the
police. They imagine that the disgrace
of the whole thing lies In the fact of
being locked up. Of course there Is
no ignominy attached to a simple ar
rest and a fine. Acting on this strange
theory they call the police judge up by
telephone and ask him to come to the
station and hold a special session of
the court. He must dress, come to" the
station and while away an hour in fix
ing up things or else the gang will
curse him loudly and deeply forever
They never Imagine that the Illicit
doings of the gang has anything to do
with their plight. It is always the po
lice judge who Is blamed for not being
Neighborhood rows tax the patience
of a police judge almost beyond human
endurance. Without the shadow of a
cause, without any legal grievance,
people hire lawyers, rush Into court and
smother the police judge with irreve-
THE GAME OF THE MILLIONAIRES
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ship contest. All the leading millionaire polo players of America will enter this big annual event. Competi
tion Is keenamong the players and some splendid polo playing Is expected. Among those who will play are the
HSoulds, the "Waterburys. R. L. Agassez, John J". Cowdln and Robert Collier, jr.
lant evidence just to "even up things."
Such cases the police judge usually dis
misses with a general roast on every
Artistically tempered men. with a
love of Immunity from care, should not
too earnestly seek after the position of
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