Capital city courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1893, February 18, 1893, Image 1
rTCHnVul. jrf TWn J. 77 VOL. B. NO. II 1 I 1 11 ptJJJ Tlio moro tlio subject 1m discussed, tho iiidio do people protest nguliist tlio rot u ni of tlio hoopsklrt of mi urtlclo of fashionable foiiilnino attire. There is ii strong movement on foot among some of tlio brainiest woimsn of tho old world to head olT tho efforts of manu suotures to bring tho erinollno again Into use. Those men who mako Ilrst tho goods, thou tho fashions to milt thoin, and still inter tho money out of those fashions, u ro overstepping tho llinltn of human patience in this crino line campaign. Thin hoopsklrt episode furnishes to students an apt lllustru tlon of tho oruulticri of fashion. In most Instance for tho past, two decades tho decrees of fashion havo not Im'oh altogether distasteful. .Many wonnor ful things in tho way of femliiliio ap parel havo been brought forth by tho designers of tho modes that have ox cited endless unfavornlilo criticism, but few of tin in have not possessed more or les beauty, comfort or con venience. There has not been for yours a garment decreed by fashion to be tho proper tiling that has not had its admirers anions those who were destined to wear it and oven among tho hypercritical sterner sox. Hut hero is a garment which no one ad mires and which many of tlio more pronounced among the ladles declare to be absolutely vulgar, which Is brought to us after it has become a ludicrous reminiscence and designers of tho fashions have the unlimited check to ask tho ladies to undergo the mortlllcatlou of wearing it. It looks as if tho designers of fashions havo been enjoying a vacation when they should havo been at work preparing something now and attractive for their follow ers, and aro now forced to fall back on shelf worn Ideas to '..-over up their neglect. There is rank rebellion therefore among their followers, and well tlioro may be. Unless the ladies take a decisive stand at once in oppo sition to this decree the makers of the fashions will bo reviving the chignon soon to keep the crinoline company that ungainly article of headgear vul garly known a score of years since as tho "waterfall." American women should join the movement on foot among the ladies of F.nglund and or ganize to protest against the crinoline. Shore should be an nntl-oriiioliuo club in Lincoln and at once and let It include the umbrellu skirt. Gatowood, tho decidedly fiosh young man who managed the Beatrice state league team during its brief career last year, lias located in St. .Joseph and is organizing a team with tho view of getting into a league which he and Homo of his ilk tire endeavoring to or ganize. Lincoln is ono of tho towns that they have their designing optics upon, but it won't work. Lincoln has undoubtedly had all tho oxpensivo huso ball slio want and it would bo mighty dlfllcult to raise a paltry hun dred dollurs to put n team ut work here, especially such a team as would necessarily bo enrolled in such a league. , If Lincoln ever does Invest again in tho luxury of a Iwiso ball team it will not bo an amateur team. It will bo a hummer or none. No more bum ball is wanted. And wore Lin coln disposed to go Into any amateur ball playing speculation, it would not bo In a league with which Harry Gate wood has anything to do, as ho Is known too well. His llrst act when ho took hold of the Heatrieo team was t Ignore tho salary limit, tho ono chief essential to the success of tho state league, in collecting alxmt him a team of high-salaried whlskoy-gulzlors who bled tho liberal backers of tho Heatrieo team to a finish. It is very likely that tho state university ball team will bo about all that Lincoln will need and want tho coming season. A number of publishers of western high class weeklies meet at Hotel Lin coln Monday evening to perfect an organization for mutual benefit, en titled "Western Association of High Class Weeklies." The papers repre sented are of tho class usually termed "society papers" of which tho CouitlKK Is ono. Tlio general Idea of eastern adveotlsors who send considerable bus iness to western papers is that all weekly publications are alike, making no distinction between tho ordinary crossroad country weekly that caters only to farmer readers and a paper the stylo of the CouitlKK which Is hand somely gotten up especially for city circulation and reaches a ulust, of trade that Is most desirable for nearly all tho largo inhorttsors. This Mate of affairs lias been financially detrimental to tho luttor class of journals, hence tho mooting and Its results. Tho now organization will embrace twenty papers published in all the largo cities between Chicago and Denver and be tween St. Louis and St. Paul, tho plan being to secure tho services of an able representative to look up advertising patronage and other matters In Chi cago (and later on in New York) for the syndicate and the publishers think they will havo little dlllloulty in con vincing advertisers of the merit of their mediums. At tho meeting an executive coin-1 mltteo of three was appointed In whose hands the work done was placed with power to arrange for another meeting March 20th when a pcrmununt organ ization will bo elTeeted and a full sot of olllcers elected. This committee was selected from three states, viz: Hugeno Smith of The Laneo, Topeka, Kas., L. K. LuHurnn of Kvory Saturday, Klgln, 111., and Lou Wessel of the COUJUKK. Lincoln. Nebr.. who decided In i. nil tin, f 'ItftHiirii tiw.iiftlitr mi f It . evening of the date abiive set, at tho Auditorium hotel, when It is hoped a full representation of tho twenty papers will bo present. Letters of regret from several publishers wore read, each commending the idea and offering substantial support. Follow ing Is a partial list of the interested papers: Review, Dos Moines, Chat, Cedar Haplds, Iowa, The Mail. Musca tine. Iowa, Kvorj Suturdaj, Klgln, 111 , OEORQB The Mall-Times, Des Moines, Specta tor, Minneapolis, The Lance. Topokn, Tho Mall, Clinton, Iowa, The Kyo, Hloomington, 111., The Excelsior, Oma ha. Capital City Couiunu, Lincoln, Societio, St. .Toshoph, Mo., Mirror, Wichita, Kas., and several others. Publishers of all high class weeklies in tho territory abovo mentioned are in vited to be present at tho Chicago meeting and take active part in the permanent organization. The manufacturers of Lincoln have shown commendable enterprise in pushing tho movement recently inaug urated looking to the holding of a carnival In this city from the 20th Inst to the i'lth Inclusive. Tho design of tho proposed exposition is to acquaint the people of Lincoln and surrounding townn with tho city's accomplishments and capabilities in the line of manu factured goods. The projectors of this enterprise have every confidence that Lincoln-made goods will not suffer any from bolng brought to the attention and more careful Inspection of Lincoln people, and there Is every reason to believe that such a showing as will be made will awaken consumers of this section of tho state to the advantages to accrue from tlu bestowal of liberal patronage upon home enterprises in preference to thoo which support their employes and pay their taxes in distant cities and states. Tho Ne braska Manufacturers' Association, under the auspices of which this carni val Is to bo given, Is primarily an exponent of the benefits to accrue from patronizing home industry, and It hopes to bo able to show that dealers and consumers can secure as good LINCOLN, NEBRRSKR, SKTURDHY, FEBRURRY 18 goods at as advantageous prices hero I at home as- elsewhere, and that, this being the case, their llrst. allegiance ! Is due to their neighbors and fellow ! ntf lmtu tltik Ittiitt ttltit llkjlul lit iini'lmr the homo taxes and furnish 'employ ment to those who mako up tho com munity. Lincoln consumers liue not recognl."d their duty In this respect with that degree of accuracy that pre vails In many neighboring cities, but It is hoped that the coming exposition will lead to tangible results In the discouragement of a tendency to go away from Home tor wiiat can no pur- chased at as good advantage here. The carnival will be held in the llovey building, -M and 2.' ft North Tenth street, covering three lloors. Lo cal exhibits have been secured sulllclent to till every foot of the available space. Some of the exhibitors will remove their complete manufacturing plants to the carnival hall and the people will bo given an opportunloy to see how much of the work Is done In manufac ttirclmr some of the commonest, articles of trade. The.-o nlants will bo decided i novelties to the public. f course tho exhlbstors will all have their very bust goods displayed In the most at tractive form possible, as all have evinced a determination to excel at any cist. Tno ladles of the Women's Christian Association have joined the LESLIE. Manufacturers' Association and wtil do all in their power to make the af fair profitable and entertaining. Thfy, will look after the decoration of xfio hall, give a creditable entertainment each evening servo refreshments, Am that all aro made welcome and wijll cared for and will receive the protltto devote to the maintenance of thjftr benevolent enterprises. Tuesday, Ijio 21st Inst, has been set apart as schttol children's day, when all pupils of the city schools will bo admitted free- dur ing the day. College students can W cure admission any day at reduced rates. The ladies are preparing a special programme for Washington's birthday. Invitations will bo issued to the people of all nolghloring towns lir.vus show ly be It is iu niimi in iiiiii enjov llio great and some of them will probably peruuiieii 10 iniiKo exiiloits. IV Is Lincoln's llrst effort In this lino luid no pains or expense will bo spared to make It a gratifying success. TllK CouitlKK has frequently directed attention to tho disgraceful condition of tho broad stono walks that traverse the capltol grounds. They have been literally out of sight nil whiter. Dur ing the deiqi snow they were selected by the winds as the most available spots in which to deposit drifts, and as the janitors aro not-apparently Inclined to interfere very persistently with the cou.i-o of nature these drifts were permitted to remain the patronage they have been build all during the cold weather. Finally j '? 1' other cities where the pav a few days since there came a thaw ' ltf brick are a necessity. The Messrs.' and the drifts wore disolvod. This Huckstatf hae exhibited wonderful did not free tho walks, however, but ''""''I!)', enterprise and business tact iu simply made them worse bj converting t,l establishment ahd successful con thorn into walled- up channels, Into Continued oh Page Eight. which the water ran from all over the grounds. For some Inexplicable reason these walks were not built so that water would run off them, and us a coiiseuuence, during tho recent thaw there was two and three Inches of wafer walled up In them along their entire length. They appear to havo been built to catch and hold the water so.thut mp'i might walk iipnn tho adjoining mv.ird T'l -i Pi" water froo again and a skat ug ' :ik f 1 1 m inviting Htrotches and graMful oivo. was tho result. These walks are al ways Hooded in wet weather, and tho present legislature would not be doing anything amiss wore It to provide for dfgglug them up and establishing tlicm above as least low wafer mark. Tlio walks In tho postolllco square aro Injtho snnio disgraceful condition and the grounds In b:ith Instances will show the effects of It whun the grass begins to coniu up. Neither will much nWinblo the public park it Is designed to w. vOn tho 1.7th lust the bids for the construction of tho mammoth Iron Viuduet on West P street, across the mil road tracks, will bo opened and the contract will probably bo let thereon soon afterwards. Here Is a matter hi which citizens cannot manifest too zealous an Interest. They should see It that the council insist t on the ?ivctlon of the very best viaduct ob aiuable. As the railroad companies o bo benefited aro to pay tho cost of building this structure, no trivial Questions of economy need actuate tho on noil in tho selection of the lucky ldder. Of course, In justice to the allroad companies, due regard should si mild to tho matter of ocoiiomv In Lost, but no such care should be exer cised iu securing the lowest bidder as ought to be exercised iu securing the Jicst, most attractive and most durable viaduct. Were the railroads per mitted to let the contract they would doubtless, consulting their own inter mits,, select the one that would cost &y& Mui.,easiw.inoiiey,,4iftfujhe4i viuuucMsonco up ami accepted they are no longer lluauclallv concerned. And It Is for that very Identical reason that the council, looking out for tho city's probable expense hereafter to maintain the same, should select the very best, the cost thereof being a secondary cousidetlition. Let this con tract bo so let that the generations hereafter 10 be charged with the per petual, maintenance of that viaduct shall have the least possible cause for reproaching the memory of tho men who contracted for its erection and perpetuation. Keep iu close touch with your councilman on this matter und see that ho looks after tho city's interests. The ground hog is not alone iu his subterranean refuge this winter, If lion. Joe Hums' solemn assurance may bo relied upon. The Hurlington Hcach company has a pot cinnamon boar that has huntnd a rendezvous below the frost line. When winter canio on a nolo or cave four feet square was dug for him and lined with nice, freshtraw. Into this Bruin crawled when cold weather fastened Its blight ing clutches upon the land and filled tho coul vender's heart with glee. And there that bear has remained all winter, never onco venturing out of his warm retreat. "He has never been outside of that cave," said .Too a day or two since, "during tho whole blessed winter." No ono lias ever scon him since and there lias not Ih'cii a lcur toack pcrceptable in the snow at any time. If we stuck a stick Into tho hole he would grab It and growl, prob ably to assbre us that he was still iu it and alive, but he absolutely declined to show himself. And what Is more ho has not eaten a mouthful nor taken a drink of water since before Thanks giving. We have taken food to him, such as ho was wont to enjoy before, but it remained untouched." It has been suggested that Hruin is doing penance for the sins of his master since the latter was sentenced to tho legisla ture. "Hoforo Thanksgiving" was about tho timo that Joe went astray. One of tho most lamentable tires that has occurred iu Lincoln for years was that In the Huckstalf Hros. immense brick plant on Thursday, entailing a loss of upwards of $100,000, of which less than half is covered by insurance. ITIio calamity throws alsnit 12." men (ait of employment. Its total loss to I the owners can hardly be estimated as j it may seriously Interfere with the economical fulfillment of some of their paving work and may divert much of 1893. Hi DOB Another Invcstlgnd n intuitu h ', seized hold of the leglslnt ire. It will amount to nothing and will neithui prove that b.'lbery has or has not been attempted In the election of United Sta'es senator. Certain it Is that if , and bribery was attempted It was not , successful unless It can be claimed that democrats were bribed to vote for , .,, ,l . ..I Judge Allen. It Is suspected that cor-, naln promises were made them con- corning threatened legislation against the Omaha s nek yards, and if theses. slon closes without- some pretty strln - gent legislation concerning that lin - portant interest, It may be Inkon in confirmatory of such suspicion. Mean - time some of the republican members are beginning to think that, the stock yards need regulating somewhat, und that legislative faction may see lit to precipitate what may be presumed to have silenced from the populists. I here a good many conservative i K(. pie who do not as a rule favor placing any radical restrictions upon such great enterprises as the stock yards who are inclined to resent the audacity of such corporation In sending Its own man agordown to the legislature. If any thing Is calculated t i lend to the plac ing of damaging restrictions upon such an enterprise it is such an undue exhi bition of zeal to prevent Its regulation. The sense of justice and liberality that usually actuates the people--in fact, always may be relied upon to work no severe injustice, and when a corpoui t ion sends down one of its own members to trade away the interests of the peo ple In other important matters the people will sooner or later make up their minds that they will not stand it. A day of reckoning must c unu sooner or later for such, Meantime let the promising Investi gation go on. If tlnra has been, an political parties n id nil iimhMdnul members thereof that tlio facts be made known and the guilty parties mi T lUtl-llllirnilt 1i iillMMnil ! fli.it mini ,", "'f "'"' """ "'" "'V' positions of resiM.nslblllty. The leg's- ''or ,l10 """iKiiratioii of Cleveland latere shou'.d adopt strenuous mens- ''",(1 Stevenson at Washington on March ares to cleanse Itself with the nauseat- N'-1' WH"" tickets reading via Hal ing suspicion that always clings around "lninronnd Ohio railroad, "Tho .Pie it. It Is as much as almost any mans I ',,,Ml" Houte," will bo placed on sale reputation Is worth to bo associated !,lt lho ,i,,kot omVort of principal rall with the legislature and yet no one!'!MU,H ,,f tho WCrtt ,lH woU ,w ,lt t"" will Intimate, or even suspect, that tno ll('k,,t " "' ,,f " "'iltlmoro.undOhio largo majority of members are not !"!" I ho faro from Chicago will honest. H.it the odor of tlm dishoii- '' ,7,f'" U)V tho muml tr,P- 'I'lieso esty of one or two, or an Insignificant j ,l,',", ' wU1 m m,m1 from i''ol'i"'y -Hth proportion, will cling to and cast ,,..! -Mai-ch .'lHnelnslvii and wIUImj valid proach upon all. Honest members ; for rctyl J'-"-" '-.. ltl' March 9th In- i.imiint iitTiii'il t. ....f i,. I, ,. , ..'',.. ..' suspicion and owe to tuenuehus to ferret out corruption and Its agents wherever they may lie found and shame and disgrace may fall. Tl.o republicans of Ijincaster county have confidence In the Integrity of their representing es and fear nothing from a rigid investigation. If there is any reason for them to fear the would llko to know It as a safeguard for use iu future elections. Commissioner General Garucau, of the world's fair commission, has made a report of the tlnances of the concern. It shows that n'l.OOO of tho WO.tXH) aji preprinted two years since has been ex pended, while it is apparent to all that tho work has barely liegun. Alxiut $18,000 of tho expenditures wore for salaries and expenses. Mr. Garncau's own expense bills show that, while ho i was always awake on salary day, ho I was nevertheless a great sleeor. It Is hinted that Mr. Gale, who is tho secre tary of the commissioner, could, If called upon by tho world's fair com uiitte of the legislature, throw some Interesting llghtupon the character of tho oxiKMidltores which that committee . ought to have liefore making up an es - timato of tho world's fair legislation proposed. Mr. Galo is only waiting to , l)e asked to make this showin. i 1.HJ1SI.ATIVK COSSlt'. If any proof wore necessary to show that there is a woeful lack of statemau ship in the present legislative body, the miserably ioor game of penny ante played recently by Representative Slieridnn, of Red Willow, will carry conviction. Were the muinliors alive to tho exigencies of the occasion they would see to it that no man betrays thuiu by allowing himself to bo buncoed. It is only natural that the gentleman who was contldenccd should deny it. but It will not avail him. The evidence of a fellow-sufferer nails hint, and It is continued by a truthful MiUtician. It is said that the sharks have been har pooning Shoiidun right along, and that ho has evinced more piit than dlscru ment or dlscreetlou. While the legislature Is investiga lug it might got iu a little job on the PRICE RIVE C6NTS I side liv iiki'iii'l'iliiltur wliiif Mi.. V..I. ....... kn building on tlio C.'uuinhliiu oxposl t.on gruuniit really u.ist and mako it lucid statement to tho people as to what has really become of tho ."i(),000 appropriated two years slnou for tho NVirail:.! oxhtYt. They might also report lint, h.i 1 tho appropriation I Iron ton Union a. much, It would all I have been spent by this time and , probably to no moro tangible effect. i Tint U'fll'tf llf l.jw.iiimf Itur Mi., .jfii4i.ru v, , ,, 0imtlintl,Mml amendments Is likely to prove an expensive pastime. ...... .... ..v...... .... l rutin. 1,1111 II I 111 IIIIIU- fm. , llUoII,lulK.0 f the county .),.,, (f , lljt colloH , t, J ;M,lltt)i Iimntf wh t,(J )mnf, lM, ( imw ,)f ,,,. n.MMJClVi, mtleH, will lll(me fcrr0K.u ft iin,wIM, ,. ' Ali probably the .inly result will bo : (o t!iiipluiHt.o tho lotuiiiH im heretofore ' mr.di!. i no matter or compensation and mile- The city has ls-eu lonesome for tho past week, owing to the absence of tho legislators at their homes. Tlio Lab caster county dolu&.itlnn oug.Tt lb prii cure tho passage of a measure doolnr- dug Hint fifteen minutes alisence from i ue cuy uuriiig tne session tortoltH ones seat. This thing of prolonging" tno ses sion by recesses Is Inflicting needless expense upon the lobby. The members, having enjoyed a week's vacation after the tedium and ' strain of the long senatorial struggle, may ho expected to do soinospiightllcr work iu the making of good laws henceforth. , Some of the special watchmen, who are paid by the state for playing high live, ought to get Sheiidiin out and drill him. IIoimI'm Vim-, in saying that Hood's Sarsaparllla cures, Its proprietors make no idle or extravagant claim. Statoinuuts from ' thojsuiiilH of reliable people of what Hood's Sarsaparllla has done for them, conclusively prove the fact HOODS Sarsaparllla CUHKS. H'mmIVj Pills n -t especially upon tho li'vi") iyi.t."om.. torpidity to Its natural dnvlr , e ire constipation and assist digestion. f :liriltiit.-lullH, lnu.iK.irnlli.il. CI11S1W' The Halt Im -ro ard Ohio Is tho short est r nit" to Washington from nearly all points west. Its trains are vcstl- bulcd from end to end and carry Pul niau sleeping cars. No railroad In America is better equipiied than the H. ii O. to transport with dispatch, safety and comfort tho large crowd which will visit Washing ton to witness the Inauguration cere monies. It long experience in trans jsirtlng crowds to former inaugurations G. A. H. encampments, Knights' Tem plar Conclaves and similar gatherings on an extensive scale, will prove most valuable In arranging for the coining inauguration. For more dotuiled Information as to rates, time of trains, etc., apply to L. S. Allen, Asst. (Son! Passenger agent, The Hookory, Chicago, or O. P. Mc C'arty, Asst Cenl Passenger ugent, Cincinnati, O. 2-18-2t l.nw IUtr to riorhlu uiul the Soutli-aitt. The H k M is now selling round trip tickets at very low rates to Jackson ville, St. Augustine, Tumpu, Suther land, Fla., Ashvlllo, N. C, Hlnnlng hain and Mobile, Ala., Charlestown, S. C, Augusta and Savannah, Gu,, and other points In the south.east, good for . ) , ' eturn until Juno 1st, 1803. Persons contemplating a trip south will find it to their advantage to call at cither H & M depot or city olllcc, cor. O and 10th street, whore full Information as to routes, rates, etc., will be furnished. Beautiful souvenir spoons are now being given to now biibs-erlbors to tho , Cot'HtKlt. Present subscribers may also secure one of those hand&omo pre miums by paying a year in advance and arrears, If any. These aro not cheap i trashy spoons,, but just the same as jewelers sell for W or more, ! Rand MeNally & Co., lt0 Adams St,, I Chicago, 111., desire a local manager to I take the management of the sale of ' their new Universal Atlas. Any one i desiring a pleasant and profitable Hsl Hon would do well to write them. W. A. Co'tUuTCo. hnvojust uddod the largest and finest Hue of fancy groceries to be found lu the city. Re- I member this when buying your holiday ' upply.