Capital city courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1893, May 06, 1893, Image 1

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VOL. 8, NO. 22.
Citizens generally uro being re
quested to sign ii pot It ion addressed to
tlio proper authorities requesting that
C. W. Moshor bo lot oir with u llin pro
vided ho pays ovor in fiisli the sum of
10,000 to relievo the wimts of needy
depositors in the C'apltiil National
bank, and convoys to tlio receiver of
tlio liank at some futtiro t lino 81."iO,0X)
to fmt her lndoinnify depositors. Tlio
ploa of the depositors, or of those Inter
ested in tlio mutter of securing signa
tures, to tlio oirout that it will lio im
possible to punish Moshor anyway and
that ho cannot bo compelled to hand
over tlio money by legal process, and
that the only way to obtain anything
like a satisfactory settlement is on the
basis embodied in the petit ion, appeals
with some force to the average citizen,
and a great many people liuvo signed.
"I am opposed to any scheme of this
kind," remarked ono business man to
whom tlio petition was presented. "Of
course I would like to see tlio deposit
ors get their money, but 1 would also
like tosee Monitor punished to the full
extent of the law, and I believe tlierois
a design to permit Moshor to escape
without paying the money. If the law
is worth anything at all Mr. Moshor
ought to be compelled to disgorge
8100,000, or whatever sum may bo nec
essary to pay depositors, and 1 believe
ho can lay his hands on the money
without serious trouble, and in addi
tion sillier the penalty of imprison
ment." This romark probably voices tlio sen
timents of a largo class of people.
Apropos of this petition I ran across
ono person who was quite emphatic in
his denunciation of the attempt to
stave oil' tho prosecution of the bank
wrecker. According to this authority
Mr. Moshor does not intend to pay tho
$100,000 in cash but in securities. In
other words, said my informant, "Mosh
or expects to go free and in return
theiefor saddle a law suit onthebank."
It seems that immediately after tho
failure of tho Capital National bank
certain stock in tlio Lincoln gas com
pany, tho Farmers' and Merchants'
Insurance company, and the Western
Manufacturing company, alleged to bo
the property of Moshor, and amounting
to a sum quite as huge as tho amount
named in tlio petition, was attached by
certain creditors of tho bank. These
attached securities are the material
with which tho groat Lincoln financier
purposes to meet the claims of deposit.
ors at least such is the theory ad
vanced by one who ought to know
something about tho matter. As tho
ownership and title to these stocks aie
in litigation it will readily bo seen that
the tiansfe'r of the "securities" to the
bank would in reality be the transfer
of a law suit.
Tho query naturally arises, why did
not the bank oMuniner gather in these
securities himself as soon as tho bank
failed, for the benellt of tho innocent
Notwitstnnding all that has been
said and done, there are still not a few
people who have implicit faith in the
various promises which have been held
out; faith that Mr. Moshor Is acting in
good faith; that ho will promptly pay
over the 61 W,000 in real nionoy, and t hat
every depositor will bo paid in full, pro
vided the accused Is let oil' with a lino.
In the nieautinietho ex-bank president
is in Omaha, extracting as much enjoy
ment out of life as can bo obtained in
that particular locality. Ho is under
surveillance but is allowed thofico-
doin of tho city, and ho takes it. A
great many Lincoln people have talked
with him during tho past ten days.
" I don't believe anybody can ever bo
convicted of anything in Lincoln, pro
vided tho person accused has money
or Inlluonce." Thus spoken gentle
man who has lived in tho city twenty
two years. Ho continued, "Thoro have
been a good many mui dor trials in Lin
coln during my residence here, but
has anybody over been hung? X; and
I don't think there ever will bo. Look
Into tho state penitentiary. Is there
any ono eonllnod there who has either
money or inlluonce? If theie is I am
not aware of it." The speaker possi
bly had a touch of tho grip, which
would account for his rather gloomy
view of things. It certainly cannot bo
true that the law Is powerless In eases
where the defence Is backed with moll
(y. Can 11?
More than one petition has been go
ing tho rounds this week. For Instance,
there is one that is beingquiotlycircu
latcd among business men addiessed
to tho excise board, praying that the
saloons be allowed to remain open un
til 112 o'clock. Are you in favor of
midnight saloons? If so you will have
no dllllciilty in (hiding an opportunity
to add your name to the list. As the
matter has been kept very (pilot, no
protest has thus far been prepared, at
least none has been heard of up to date.
A Lincoln lady, whoso literary woik,
under an assumed name, has already
received favorable recognition, will in
a few days bring out u juvenile story '
over her own signature. "For Mam
sio's sake; tlio Story of a Hoy's Ambl I
lion, ny irs. .i. j'. iMiiuie, is now in
press, and will be'issued, almost Inline
diately. Mrs. Maulo's charming book is
designed for boys. It isa touching story
for boy's bravery and devotion and will
bo found an attractive volume. It will
bo on exhibition in tho woinens' de
partment of the Nebraska building
and also in the women's department at
tlio Worlds' fair.
Dave Kowc, the ox-manager of the
Lincoln base ball club, made a profita
ble visit to Lincoln this week. Ho was
only hero a few days but he picked up
the neat little sum of $2,000 and trim
mine's. It will bo remembered that two
years ago F. W. Little, of the Lincoln
street railway company and Dave Howe
joined hands in a laudable endeavor
to secure a good ball club in this city.
Dave did the rustling and Little he
paid the bills. After a while the Ilium
cial backer got tired and (Hilt. Where
upon Howe brought suit against him
for salary for himself and other mem
bers of tho club. This week the case
was settled by tho payment of a sum
nearly equal to i?-,"00. It is under
stood that tlio money will bo used to '
take up some outstanding notes held i
by a leading bank, about the last re
maining relics of Lincoln' base ball
The Iowa state baud has for some
years been a valuable advertisement
the of Hawkoye state. It is really a su
perior organization and its services
are constantly In demand, not only in
DesMoluos and Iowa, but in adjacent
states. Believing that a similar organ
ization could be prolltably maintained
in this city a number of well known
business men interested themselves in
a scheme to form a llrst class band ,.u,,0I.t,.,i j,, ),au, ,,, m,i l Xe
and for some weeks they have given .ska City last lull, when.Iiidge Allen
the project a vast amount ol earnest w Field was nominated for congiess.
thought and hard work, with the final JmioSainuel Chapman, of Cass county
result that on Monday of this week ur- as i.'i,'s principal opponent, and up
tides of incorporation oft lie Nebraska t the very eve of the convention it
state band were tiled with thesecro- looked as though therewould boa bitter
Jury of state and the county clerk, nj,, .t the last minute, however,
Theotllcers are: President, A. C.ZIe- ov,(rything was ariange.l beautifully,
mer; vice-president, VA. A. Church; ,ju,K0 chapman withdrew from the
secietary and manager, L. Wessel jr.; r,lt.0, tuitl he placed Field in nominat ion
musical director, HarryT. Irvine. Tlio j,, u particularly happy speech. It was
director, Mr. Irvine, who has catered un,j(1.st0,i t,t Chapman's friends
to the best class of patronage i" i r,)nilP,i a deal with the Field's backers
Omaha and Lincoln for many years, i w,t,u,,y tho latter pledged their sup
aiid who is widely recognized as an ex-1 l)()t to Chapman as a candidate tor the
ceedingly talented aitist, has siir-1 ,.,,, ,(.m.i, i lh'.Klin consideration
rounded himself with twenty-live care-1 ((, j,js ttthdiawal from the congiess
tully selected musicians, and full re-1 1((ml nKiit, and now there is some spec
hearsals liavo been held regularly for umtion as to how much weight this id
some weeks past. Klaborate uniforms l(,K(l(, ,,,,, ulu lllV0 j,, i)rjKiI1K chap
cosiuiK iiiioiii c-'i-"'. iiii in-i'ii in ui'i i-ii
and will be received in a few days. The
instruments are of the finest niakoand
the equipment will be on a par with
that of any like organization in the
country. The llrst concert will proba
bly be given about May 10. It is tho in
tention to furnish only music of the
highest grade, and it is believed that
the baud, which is backed by ample
capital, will be warmly supported by
tho people of Lincoln and the state.
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The need ol sucli an institution mis
been felt for years.
The llrst week of the impeachment
trial lias been unexpectedly devoid of
sensational points, and t ho proceedings
before tho supremo com t haveawaken-
(Conti)iunl on Fumth I'tujf.)
Nebraska politicians are generally
content to address themselves to the
alTali's of the present, and let the future
take care of Itself, know lug that they
will bo ready for the emergency when
t lie time conies. Ilonoo.nllhnugh theie
Is to be a state elect ion this fall, abso
lately no Interest has thus far been
manifested In t lie mat t op. The term of
Samuel Maxwell, judge of the supremo
couit, expires this year, and his sue
cesser will be elected in November.
Tho olllco is an important one, but
there is no scramble yet, and there
probably will not be any excitement
over tho nomination. Judge Maxwell
is, of course, a candidate forte-election
and he has a large following, particu
larly among the republicans who in
dine toward the Independent party.
FANNY IM iLNl'lJit'l'
costume as Ciiotitra, latest sucirss.
Some of his opponents urge that he is
too did for re-elect Inn for a term of six
years ; and a number of so-called
"straight" republicans are against him
on general principles.
Koine people are curious to know the
outcome of the deal that was made, or
man to the trout. Just now it looks as
though Chapman would lie Maxwell's
principal competitor. The democrats
have thus far said nothing.
Tho democrats have been doing some
scheming in another direction, how resentatives two ycais ago, and one of Oeorge .1. Woods was elected to the lelt 1 hursday with Ills tamily tor Cin
over. and they are looking ahead not the blight particular stars of the last i'muil; betook the oath and his seal cinuati, where he will engage in the
to this bill, Imt to a year from this tail, session, was in town long enough this I i the chamber and then he got sick. ' piacticeof his piotessiou. Jacob Mah
The triends of Congressman Hryant weoktoinfoiiuaCouiimi repieseiitative Oeorge isn't the llrst man made sick by lor and his interesting family arrived
have always boon particularly wide that "there ain't no truth in the rumor j thocitycouncil; but hehasastroiigcon Monday from St. Louis, and are qitar
awake, and they have never been more that I'm l-oIiil.' to make mv home in i "dilution and his chances tor recovery teiek at Hotel Lincoln. As usual, Mr.
active than they are right now.
Hopulilicans have not given a
thought to tho campaign of I MM. It is
too far oil, and tlio benellt of the pas-
sago ol tho maximum freight rate bill
and the Impeachment proceedings
against the state ofllcors, and other
things "too numerous to mention" are
too uncertain admit ofanyclose figuring
(tn political developments ovor a year
111 the fut mo. Hut the democrats, at
least tho Hryaii wing of tho democracy,
are coulldeut, and they have llxed up a
beautiful scheme.
Mr. Hryaii will not be a candidate
for congress again. He will aim higher.
At the proper time ho will announce
himself as a candidate for governor,
and he will make the light of his life
to secure the nomination and election,
Mr. Hryun's experience with fusion has
thus farbeeusucc(ssul,aud howlllcon
tliiuotnrolyupou Independent support.
The scheme, as it has been arranged
by leading Hryaii democrats anil hide
pendents, Is to nominate a full fusion
state ticket next year, with Hryaii the
candidate for goveriioraud a good level
headed Independent the candidate for
lieutenant-governor, the balaucoof the
ofllces to bo given alternately to the
democrats and populists.
Then when the ticket has been
elected, Mr. Hryaii will go after a seat
in the United States senate, tho seat
now occupied by Charles F. Mauder
son, whoso successor will bo elected by
the next legislature. If successful ho
will lesign the governorship, and the
Independent lieutenant governor will
step into the executive olllco.
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r.M Walsii, oi uiiialia, who lias spent
moi e or less time ill Lincoln during the
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m-i minium ij ill mis iiij in ciiiiiKU in
he olllco of the National Life ins,,.-
mice company. The Hankers Huildiiig
and Loan association of Omaha, has
seemed the services of Mr. Forsyth as
local representative. J. T. Mallalieii,
superintendent of the industrial school
it Kearney, was in Hie city this week.
Mr. Mallalieii is disposed to be some
what disappointed at the action
of till" legislature in cutting down
the appropriation for his institu
tion, inasmuch as he lias always taken
particular care to ask tor only just
what was needed. "The money allowed
us by tho legislature will run the in
st it ut ion just fourteen mouths," he
said, "ami I can't see but Hint the
school will have to be shut up at the
expiration of that time unless tlioie
should bo a special session in the
meantime." Sam l.ldcr, of Clay
i ,.,, ,, ty, speaker of the House of Hep-
Lincoln." Mr. Hitler's emphatic denial
of this rumor that was current two or
three months ago, will no doubt cause
n deep wave of regret to roll over the
t.n y.
Miss Anna Dick, Modiste, cor. Uth
and P sts., over Lincoln Saving bank,
lion. A I'J. Cady, chairman of the re
publican state central committee, wuh
in the city this week. It Is no secret,
by the way, that the relations between
Mr. Cady and some of tho most proud
nent members of tho party, or perhaps
It would hoqultoas proper losay, some
of t he most exalted olllco holders of I lie
party lu this stale mount conspicuous
ly cordial. It was observed by a mini
Iter of people that Mr. Cady was not
in t his city once din lug t he out ire sos
siou of the legislature, when the put t y
was In such peril and ovoryl hlng scorn
ed doomed to everlasting distress. It
was also noted that thochalrmaii visit
ed Lincoln a few days alter adjourn
incut. Republicans know that Chair
man Cady and .Secretary Tom Cooke
performed marvelous work hi last fall's
campaign, and that tho splendid re
sults obtained, so far as the state tick
et Is concerned, weio due In no small
measure to the skillful management
and untiring energy of these two liide
fat Igable workers. The vote cast for
Mr. Cioiiuso ami the entire state tick
et was obtained by effective manage
meut. Tho ticket was a strong one, but
without Cady and Cooke It would not
have been idoded. After election the
chairman and secretary mid the whole
committee in fact were absolutely Ig
nored by some of the powers that he.
In the attempted organization of tho
legislature the committee and Its olll
co is were distinctly turned down.
These men, who have had years of ex
perience in politics, wore put aside and
the Important work of organization was
placed In the bands of moil who in
many instances wore comparative nov
ices in practical politics. The result
was as might have been expected.
Then when It came to filling (he vari
ous posts at the disposal of the state
ofllccrs, the cliairmanaiid the commit
tee received the same kind of treat
ment. Mr. Cady was particularly care
ful in the inattorol' endorsements, rec
ommending only a very few persons,
and the applicants so endorsed were,
with scarcely an exception, unsiiccess
fill. In fact,siucotheelectlouthochalr
maii and the committee have been
supposed to bo dead. Ami theie aio
other leasons why things are not as
pleasant as t hey might lie. Mr. Cady
Is one of the most olllciout campaign
managers the republican party has had
and ho has a record to bo proud of.
Messrs. C. L. Hurr and V. K. Clarke
took advantage of the pleasant day
i Tuesday to take a sixty-live mile drive
i in the country. They left Lincoln at
o .m. and drove to (iermantowii, a (lis.
tance of twenty-throe miles, thence to
j Cent re vi lie and then home again, i each
iug Lincoln at (! r M.,and they weie not
' pailiciilaily tiled, either, diaries
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''"H Mayer, ot New Vork. The doe-
tor is surgeon to the tluoat deiiait i
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iiiiuil oft In. New York Kvi.iiiiiM.'.iip lii
I ry, and is also a ...ember of the
American Academy ol .Medicine. How
V.V. Lasby, the pastor of St. Paul's
Methodist Kpiscopal Chinch, has been
appointed a member of the council on
i eligious congi esses, in connect ion w it I.
the World's Columbian Imposition. i
F. F. House, ot Omaha, was in tho
K. It. dicer, of Kearney, known to 'Hy this week on business connected
thousands ol people all over the state with the litigation between himself and
as "Hob,"lias been in the city this week Sior A. McClay, In icgard to the Lin
attending the impeachment trial at the ''"bi Normal University. Mr. House is
capitol ami looking alter private busi now president of the Omaha Husiness
ness interests. Hob's friends were do College. F.lder Howe is in the western
sirousof having him appointed to his part of the state. Professor Fling, of
old place at the head ol the Nebraska i the State Cniveisity, will olllciato in
Columbian Commission, but Ooven.or the penitentiary chapel, tomorrow
Crounse ie appointed Mr. (iariieau, morning The professor will talk to
and Hob is not lluding fault, lireer is
heavily interest eil in La Potto, Texas,
and spends a portion of time at the in-
dpient metropolis ot the South.
are good. Lieut. do. i om .Majors,
who recently let timed from an excur
sion out west, called by some uewspa
pors a "junketing trip," was in the city
this week.
F.dward Pogite, who has been assist
ant cashier of the Columbia National
bank In which position ho made hosts
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in menus ami won an oiiviiioie nusi
ness reputation, left Lincoln Wednes
day evening for Denver where he has
accepted a responsible position with
Harris llros. A Co,, the grain llrm.
Mr. I'oguo'M place lu the batik will be
taken by Joseph Digger, who has boon
with Hie hint it lit Ion since It. started.
Phillips Andres, who succeeded John
Jenkins lu the state bureau or labor
ami Industrial statistics, gave way to
a republican appointee this week, ami
will hereafter represent the Krug
Drawing company in this state, (lov.
Crounse's appointee, Mr. Frlon, is u
newspaper mini from South Omaha.
Mrs. Packard of St. Paul will bo em
ployed as clerk.
Frank Woods, the successful orator
or the Colorado State Oratorical con
test, slopped lu Lincoln this week en
route to Columbus, Ohio,, whore the
Inter-state contest, was hold. Mr.
Woods Is well known in this city. He
was a student at the State University
last year. Fred C. Howe has taken
charge of the Lincoln olllco of the Pa
cille Mutual Life Insurance company.
Ho has boon appointed district imiiia
gor with the South Platte portion of
the state for territory. Mr. Howe has
been in the employ of the state for
four years, as secretary of the state
banking board and deputy state an
dilor, and he has friends lu all parts
of tho state. He has the necessary
qualifications for success lu his now
field, ami his association with the Pa
cillc Mutual is sure to prove profitable
to the company ami himself. Among
the uncrowned kings Dave Howe stands
out with a prominence that If not con
spicuous is at least distinct. Two or
three yi;nrs ago Dave was the crowuless
king of base ball In tills part of the
country. At present ho is making
more money and achieving less glory
as the traveling representative of a
Chicago liquor house. Tho ex-base
ball magnate was in the city this week
on business which is referred to else
where, ami he said among other things;
"Yes, base ball is deail in this section,
but in Chicago and the east there
seems to be an unusual Interest lu the
spoil. I believe the big associations
will have a profitable season."
M. A. Hrown, the dapper editor of the
Kearney Hub, was in town this week
doing some figuring on printing con
tracts. Mr. Hrown pi eseuts a cheerful
aspect ; but It will bo years before ho
recovers from tho disappointment oc
casioned by the failure of A. S. Pad
dock to Induce the last legislature to
re elect A. S. Paddock United States
senator. Tlio Kearney editor will
never bo fully convinced that thocoun
try is safe while Paddock is out of the
senate. T. S. Allen who has had oneor
two narrow escapes from olllco, being
saved only by the inadequacy of dem
ocratic votes, had another escape this
k. This time it was from a railroad
wreck, on the Missouri Pacific near
Nebraska City. The train and a cow
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together, ami tlio latter was
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tiack, over a trestle, and down twenty
teet into the mud. The engine and
Mr. Allen, who was somewhere in tho
neighborhood, escaped uninjured.
the convicts on church history.
W. (1. Durrell, the attorney, who has
resided 111 this city for several years,
.Mauler is Doing wen received ny tlio
people ot Lincoln, and his classes,
which as yet are not fully formed, are
very large and still increasing, it has
been three years since his last visit, and
Mr. Mahler expresses great surprise at
the improvement Lincoln has under
gone since then.
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