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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 6, 1902)
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"We still sell a great many folding
beds," remarked a furniture dealer to
a Courier representative the other day,
"but they are all of one kind, the ones
that have to be folded and shut up by
force. Th2 beds that fold In the mid
dle are perfectly safe. There was a
time, when one could really get some
excitement out of a folding-bed, but
that time has gone by. Th4 old fash
ioned kind used to have secret springs
of emotion or cramps, and would shut
up on the impulse of the moment But
those kind are as dead as the many
people who were caught in them. They
are no longer manufactured, and if
there are any accidents now-a-day. it
is because the families who use them
would rather stand the price of a
funeral than pay for a new bed. The
beds that caused so much trouble in
the old days were so exactly balanced,
that If a person put his watch under
his pillow, or even if his head was a
trWe swelled, the bed would Just na
turally turn up his toes for him. Peo
ple who Insist in sleeping In this risky
kind of a bed would be safe, and more
apt to live long. If they would lie with
their head at the foot of the bed. That
is, at what seems like the foot, when
the bed is down. Then if the bed
should take a notion to shut up in the
middle of the night, people would stand,
a fair show of escaping alive.
"It it wasn't for the women, we
wouldn't be able to sell so many fold
irg beds, but they like them, because
they don't take up any room. Men
don't want them, they would rather do
themselves up In a neat zig-xag, and
sleep on a sofa, than to go to the trou
ble of getting them ready." . ,
"Humph!" says a girl bachelor, "they
are Just the thing. A little manage
ment Is all that is necessary. The bed,
of course, is a book-case or some
thing equally rdicreet.jThe, little iron
washstand can bVshurup In a closet.--Tou
can stuff your combs, brushes, and
other toilet accessories Into the bureau
drawer, and presto! no one would
dream that this room was a bed room."
A boarding house landlady says, on
behalf of the foJding bed: "They are a.
boon to mankind, the boarding bouse
parlor carpet lasts twice as long as
it used to. Our large rooms are all
taken by married people. They have
folding beds, and thus receive their vis
itors in their own rooms. Only la our
hall bedrooms, which are occupied by
young men, do we put open beds. We
really wouldn't know what to do in. a
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Viola Allen, the famous actress, will take the leading part in the
dramatization of Hall Calne's "Eternal City." Miss Allen has just re
turned from Rome, where she went to study local color. The new play
will be in many respects the most wonderful production ever seen on a
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punch you full of holes," replied the
man who had the shoes on.
The next minute he received a punch
on the cheek and the fellow who had
done the punching ran out. The man
with the new shoes ran after him.
shouting. They disappeared around the
The owner of the store waited half
an hour and then called his wife from
their fepartments in the rear. "Becky,"
he said. "I tlnk mebe dot man is a
"Swindler," repeated Becky, "vhy, I
heard you say his mother vere a cus
tlmer." "Ach, dot vere only a business lie.
but it cost me J2. Der next man vill
only get one shoe to try on before he
pays, cash down. Dot's der new rule;
DRS.WENTE & HUMPHREY
OFFICE, ROOMS 38, 27, 1, BROWNELLL
137 South EleTenth Street.
Telephone, Office, 630.
DR. BXNJ. F. BAILEY,
At m,I to 4, aad Saacays, U to 1 . m.
DR. MAY L.TLANAGAN,
RMMemot.M18o.Uta. Tel Mw.
M. B. Ketchum, M D., Phar.D.
Practice limited to EYE, EAR, NOSE.
THROAT, CATARRH, AND FITTING
SPECTACLES. Phone 848.
Hours, 9 to 5; Sunday, 1 to 2:30.
Rooms 313-314 Third Floor Richards
Block, Lincoln, Neb.
J. B. HAGGARD, M. D.,
Office. 1100 O street Rooms 212, 213, 214,
Richards Block; Telephone 535.
Residence. 1310 G street; Telephone K984
OrWfvM. Poyntee, M. D.
SURGEON : : : : :
Phones: Residence, L825; Office, L1021.
1222 O STREET
boarding house If it wasn't for folding
All the women interviewed on this
subject said that If they lived, so to
speak, in marble halls, they wouldn't
have anything to do. with folding beds,
but as long as they had 'to live in hall
We were about to say Bargain, but that
much abused' word" "will hardly suit" We
have a special lot of Haviland China Plates,
with Cups and Saucers to match, decorated
in Empire, Louis XVI. , and other designs,
that are on sale at 25c a plate, or 25c for a
cup and saucer. Every piece is perfect,
and the price is right
RUDGE & GUENZEL CO.
bedrooms they had to choose between
evils. Said one of them:
"I've no use for the patent, pesky
things. Did you ever hear about the
invaluable patent arrangement, which
could either be an ironing board or a
settee, or a step ladder? It was an or
nery sort of thing. At night when
the cook and her young man were sit
ting upon it in Its role of settee, it
would have a convulsion at the most
tender crisis, and turn -into a step lad
' der. And when the maid would be
doing shirt bosoms on It, in its capaci
ty of ironing board. It would repeat
the transformation Into a step lad
der to the exceeding detriment of the
shirts. Likewise when It was a step
ladder, and some one had mounted to
the top, it would Invariably turn into
an ironing board."
People who want to -conomlze space
use them, but other people let them
PROUD OF HER
Anecdotes from Anywhere
The proprietor of a little shoe store
on tHe East Side, says the Kansas City
Star, was alone in his place recently
when a short, stout young man walked
in and asked to look at a pair of shoes.
He had tried on a number of shoes
when the shoe dealer looked at him
"Ve alvays deal square mit people
like you. I am acquainted with- your
mother. She alvays gets her shoes
here, und dot is vhy you can have dot
pair for $2."
The man laced up the shoes and was
about to tie the shoestrings when an
other young fellow came In.
"You stiff," he growled to the cus
tomer, "why did you Insult my sis
ter?" "You go back to that place and I'll
like every other lady who owns one.
For durability and quality of tone, action,
and general excellence, it is warranted the
equal of any Piano that is now or ever has
been. - Put aside your old name prejudices
and take a look at it at the warerooms of the
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