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Saturday Morning Couriet
VOLUME 8, NO. 40.
WNGOLN, NUBRA8KA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1893.
PRIGH FIVB GENT4
Wasiii.ioton, Sept. 5, 181)3. Special
2ouini.it Correspondence. Tho Breck
inridge family Is one of the most fam
ous in tho south. Ita blood flows
through tho veins of an oxtcnsWo untl
more or less prominent connection in
-several states. Tho suit of Miss Pollard
for seduction and breach of promise
therefore caused n profound nnd wide
spread sensation, tyon tiro discussing
what effect it will hnvo on Breckin
Tho founder of the Kentucky fnmily
-was John Breckinridge, a scholar, a
lawyer and a statesman, who was
Jefferson's attorney-general, n United
States Benatpr, tho anther of the Ken
tucky resohYtiSh'B'of '1798, and who did
more, perhaps,,than ahytlnoolsc to frama
tho fundamental and statuto laws of
tho state. His ancestors had been
FrcsbyterianB under Cromwell.
W. C. P. Breckinridgo became a
colonel in tho confederate army, and
has represented the famous Lexington
district in congress for several successive
terms. Many of tho family have been
clergymen. Robert J. Breckinridgo was
the most distinguished dlvlnohis stato
has produced. He was a student, a
man of strong and inflexible convictions,
a controversialist, leurnoil, logical, un
sparing, bigoted and bitter.
John C. Breckinridge, though mag
netic and emotional, was not affection
ate. Whon the confederacy fell bo es
caped from the coast of Florida in a
small .vessel, remained several years in
Europe, and)1" it 'is sa'Ulf on" his return
met his wife .by accident on the .streets
under patnruiana patnetic conditions,'
the lady, forgetful or indifferent to the
spot and surroundings,! rushed to his
arms, seeking an embrace under a per
, tatifjaatusal and piper,lmp,ulef
"Madam," he is reported to have said,
"let'u not' have a scone oh the Btreet."
The incident mayhavo been exaggera
ted by, report, but' it is illustrative of
the cold care which Breckinridge al
ways displayed for a dignified appear
anco before tho public.
speaker at Aincricus: "If you want to see
tho speaker at his wst you
should see him a his homo.
Ho has Just moved into his new house
across tho street from tho largo and
roomy ono-Btory house in which ho hud
lived almost from boyhood. There is
nothing magnillcent about his t ow
homo, but its architecture Is ncut und
pretty, nnd, above all things, it is largo,
airy, and comfortable. It covers a great
deal of ground, but it is only two stories
and a half high. Tho rooms arc large,
tho windows numerous nnd tho interior
arrangement perfect for comfort. On
tho tlrst floor is a largo hall only divided
from tho parlor, a room of about '20x20,
by folding doors. In tho renr of tho
parlor is n largo dinihg room with a
bow window, nnd in tho rear of that tho
storeroom, pantry, and kitchen. On tho
other sido of tho house is tho suit of
rootnB used by tho speaker and his wife.
His library is a groat front room on tho
Bccond floo,. whore, there uro nlBO,thrco,
largo bedchambers nnd bathrooms
Tho speaker Bpenda.all, his, time, except
about an hour each morning, when ho
walkB down-town, in his library or upon
tho great veranda 'which runs all nround
tho houBo. In the evening his homo is
tho resort of all tho young peoplo of
Americus. They gather there to danco
and sing nnd hnvo a good time generally.
While tho speaker neither sings nor
dances ho enjoys tho fun as much as
any ono Ho is very fond of young
people and of children especially, nnd
thoy nro invariubly fond of him. But
tho fnct Ib ovorylMxly in Americus likes
him and feels at homo In his home.
Apparently, ho ifl tho hupplest man in
the world, and tho best beloved when In
tho midst of his own townspeople."
The Journal undoubtedly meant well
when it printed tho alleged portrait of
Miss Tuttlo and MIhh Lllllbrldgo nnd
Miss Gaylord last Sunday. It is to bo
regretted that tho kind intention was
followed by a performance which rather
Kitvo tho impression that tho Jouvtial
was purHHely casting a blight uKn tho
future of tho threo young ladles. Tho
Journal' artist? may, bo fairly successful
in chalk pinto representations of meat
blocks and dry good hoxes;.hut whon it
comes to tho human fnco divine, ho (or
she) has a few things yet to learn. Tho
young ladles nro quite amiably difloscd,
however, and they will inrotwbly tako
tho kind intention for tho deed, nnd let
it go at that.
sketch is overdrawn, but thousands of
editors all over tho country will lift up
their right hands to testify that they
are personally acquainted with tho
"Yes, the theatrical business iis ii
whiiltU very peculiar and hazardous
ono" Mid Frank Ilttrnt, who Is in the
city in tho interests of tho iopular
success "Olo Oleson," which comes to the
Lansing Thursday September 14.
"There aro so many elements to cater to
thai it puxilea tho most experienced.
Wo nit only havo the person who goes
crazy Wcr farce comedy, but wo have
the liilinlrers of tragedy and tho trnglu
orator and tho npplauder of tho
melodrama and other plays of serious
nature. Did you over observo tho
fact tkt each city, vlllago and hamlet
throughout tho country embraces in Kb
population that antiquated class who
There ought to be boiiio way to
el llttlo boys who' Haven't any lei
111 II I
It remains to be seen what effect tho
uit will have on Breckinridgo's politi
cal fortunes. Everything depends upon
tho nature of the facts disclosed. Tho
sentiment in the district is hesitating,
and already somewhat divided. If it
appears in tho trial that he took ad
vantage of a school girl and an orphan;
that his purpose was premeditated and
craftily carried out, and that he re
fused to mako the return he promised,
he will never go back to congress,
should he escape with his lite. It is
believed that whon Mias Pollard is
placed on tho stand her testimony will
near neavuy on mo ueienuani. onouB u
woman of tact, of sensibility and un
common intelligence. The scene v will
not be without dramatic features and
effects. With her knowledge oMife, her
self -poise, her power of expression and
zeal for vengeanco, she will play a thril
ling part. The ago v of chivalry is not'
gone from Kentucky. Much is forgiven
for faults which aro devoid of delibera
tion and downright teachery. Tho
excesses of suddenvimpulso aro tolerated
or condemned without violence. It is
mallco prepenso that constitutes crimo,
the deliberate deviltry of Tarquin rather
than tho weak infatuation of Antony.
Tho fact that Breckinridge has sympa
thised with tho more rigid element of
tho Presbyterian church that preaches
proscription for potty offenses, 'und has
delivered somi-clcrlcal discourses beforo
religious bodie,4will.ulonato.tho sympa
thies of a largo class who admiro frank
ness and confession und hate, hypocrisy.
Tho hypocrite in Kentucky moves
smoothly, and finds strong backing
among tho brotherhood until his secret
sins aro ofliciully proclaimed. Then the
fraternity nro tho first to stone him, and
sinners exult in his Buffering, It is
sometimes necessary to have u scape
goat and a sacrifice to perish vicariously
and help furthor concealment. Tho dis
closure of Taulbeo's fault would not
havo seriously affected his fortunes but
for tho fnct that he had used tho prayer
meeting for political purposes und had
preuclicd ills way to congress.
Speaker Crisp's wife is so much of un
invalid from rheumatism that full share
in Washington' social world Ib denied
her. So, like Mrs. McKinloy, her whole
life is her husband's, und all his private
hours v re hers. At homo Speaker Crisp
is a citizen of Americus. Oa., A Georgiu
friend of his says, after (siting tho
Threo hundred thousand dollars in
undistributed prize money still remains
in' tho treasury' awaiting "claims by
sailors to whom it belongs. Uncle Sam
merolj-holds this sum as the. left-over
iDaianco. ot a trust tunu. unnappuy,
those to whom it is owing are mostly
dead and will never ask for their shares.
Thoir boneB have boon scattered by
shipwrecks all over the world. Though
thonatnes ,ot ali of them are written in
the government's books, with tho
amount in dollars and cents duo to each,
it is only- occasionally nowadays that
applications are made for awards ot
cash from this deposit of treasure.
Eventually nearly all of it will bo turned
over by congress to some other purposo
for lack of claimants.
This money represents a purt of tho
great sum derived from the sale of
captured vessels during tho rebellion.
Nearly all of these craft were blockade
rurners, and of the latter nine-tenths
wore owned in Great Britain. Some ot
tho finest stoaaiors over built were used
by Englishmen for running the union
blockade during the war. British naval
officers got leave of absence, during
which they commanded blockado-run-nors.
Blockade-running is a vory
peculiar business. There is no penalty
forjtundcr international luw except the
confiscation of tho ship and her cargo.'
Tho people on board of her aro treated
in all other respects as it they were
transacting a legitimate mercantile busi
ness, At tho earliest opportunity thoy
are let go in peaco.
pel llttlo boys who haven't any legs a
wear legs when legs aro presented to
them. The refusal of Johnny Hicks to
adjust himself to tho artificial legs pro
vided through tho kind hearted zeal of
Mrs. Gibbs, leaves that estlmablo lady
with a pair of limbs on her hands that
aro of no possiblo use to hor or any
body clso, und places hor in' un em
barrassing position generally. What
to dn with Johnny Hicks' legs may be
como u very formidable problem, and
tho sympathy of tho ontiro community
ought to go out to Mrs. Gibbs. Johnny
Hicks Ib probably the tlrst individual (in
record who has, to uso u shockingly
vulgar phrase, "pulled his own legs."
It is Bald' that tho city authorities
will not provide any additional police
men during the fair, which moans a
virtual surrender of tho town to the
thugs who always swoop down on
Lincoln nt)the,openingxoLtho,fair. ,
By the way, some people aro anxious
to know whethor tho mayor and tho
excise board will mako any effort to
suppress- the wholesale gambling that
invariably accompanies the fair. It is
to be hoped that thero will not bo a
repetition of last year's scandal.
Dr. Ah Sam did not proposo to allow
any Chinese wall to bo built around his
matrimonial inclinations. i
Many peoplo will tako issue with
Chancellor Canfleld on his position with
reference to his declination to Bcrvo us
president of tho Y- M. C. A. With a
first class secretary it would not be at
all necessary for Mr. Canflold to givo us
much timo to the association as ho in
dicated in his letter. Ho could do tho
Y. M. 0. A. a great deal of good by
accepting the presidency, and without
interfering Boriously with his duties at
tho state university.
P" w hl
' Hi KL
('. Y. Long publicly announced his
candidacy tor tho republican nomina
tion for counly judge this week. Mr.
Long might just as well havo announ
ced his candidacy for governor of
Nebraska or president of the United
States. Ho stands just as much show
for cither of tho latter places as ho does
for the nomination for county Judge.
Republicans, whatever opinion thoy
may havo ot Judge Lansing, aro pretty
nearly unanimous in condemnation of
tho peculiar conduct of Long In seeking
to advanco tho Interests of his own can.
didacy by making serious charges
against his principal, while ho con
tinuod to hold the ofllco ot deputy.
Long made a big mlstako and Judge
Lansing did tho pro'wr thing in tiring
his scheming deputy.
tho past two years, and of whom1 the
public and apparently, tho third party,
are heartily tired, ""'
Maxwell received very cold treatment
from tho party that ho has so potato
tently catered to,
Thero woro too many Edgertona, and
Sttrcklers in tho Independent state
convention for tho healthy developtnent
ot tho Maxwell boom. Thero aro'ao
many candidates for office within tM',,
third party that tho outsider who Maw V&v
to It lor lie n s llkolv to lie iHnatnxilalM. i -.-
The hyiocrtcal fraud and chs- iK
back door tolitlciana who afflict the
Indo'MMulent party to such an alarming
extent, wero well represented at thin
week's convention;)! but they were1 re
pressed Bo'mohow. They were Not
allowed to havo undisputed sway. I
FASHIONS FOR MEN.
I Olb Olson.
on 1 would overlook their .religious
scruples 'in order to attond the per
formance of "Undo Tom's Cabin" and
"Eust'Lynno;" theso aro among tlio
people who go to tho menagorlo in order
to see the, circus. No doubt a hundred
audoee reasons could be quoted why
certain, play are not successful, but the
abo, honljrone of taem?aad , itertalnly
an important factor in the production of a
new piece. A fow year ago Denman
Thomson brought out the Old Home
stead. Ho gave tho public what thoy
wanted nnd his efforts havo been crowned
with success and tho same can be said
since the origin of tho dialect comedy
"Olo Olson." A new character was
placed upon tho stage and was mndo to
speak in a now dialect nover before
heard in tho theatre. This strange
fellow with his facinating manners and
odd, talk was a decided novelty and tho
public flocked to soo him and thoy havo
been doing so ever sinco despito tho
fact that hard times havo prevailed
throughout tho land."
A SPLENDID EXHIBIT.
Tho silver question crops up in
place in Washington nowadays.
At one ot the city clubs the other even
ing, they wero discussing certain con
gressmen who hud been proposed for
membership. A prominent democrat
whoso faith in frco coinage has been
repeatedly forced upon tho attontion of
tho senate, was stoutly pleading tho
causo of his associates at tho Capitol
against tho arguments ot somo of tho
othors prescntjwho thought that public
men' woro not a 'particularly desirable
element to bring into a club in greut
"Tho members ot congress today," ho
urged, "would measure up pretty well
beside any other special class you can
mention. No compuny of men iib largo
us that will bo found porfect. Even tho
twolvo upostlos woro not without
blackguard, you know."
"And plcuso tako notice," retorted
his leading antagonist," that Judas was
a silver man."
'"Ho was at one time,'' answered 'tho
congressman, blandly, "but I will
troublo you to notice that tho tlrst thing
ho did after his grcut Crimo was to de
monetize tho thirty pieces which had
boon woighod out to him."
"Granted," was tho promptVeHponso,
"but once more let mo draw jour at
tention to tho fact that, as noon as ho
hud done so, his old impulse as a silver
man cumo buck u-on him with such
forco that ho succumbed to a paroxysm
of romorso und went and hanged him.
Tho discussion onded ut this oint.
Somo supposed friends of a newspaper
have peculiar ideas as to what kind of
items o paper requires. Once upon a
tlnVo'a.gQntlomttncamo into the sanctum
of a Texas paper and said to tho editor:
, "Look here, you miss a heap of live.
items. I'm on tho streets all day. I'll
como up every once in a while and post
"All right, fetch on your items, but
remember we want news."
Next day ho camo up, beaming all
over. "I'vo got a llvo item for you.
You know thut infernal bow-legged
gorilla of a brother-in-law of mine, who
was in business hero with mo?"
"I beliovo I remember such n person,"
said tho editor, wearily.
"Well, I'vo just got news from No
brasku, whero ho is living, thut ho is
going to run for tho legislature. Now,
just givo him u blast. Lift him out ot
his boots. Don't spuro him on my ac
count." Tho editor shook his head und the
news gatherer retired.
Noxt day ho cumo up ugain. "My
llttlo item was crowded out. At least I
didn't seo it in the paper. I brought
you somo more news," und lie bunded
in un item ulout u cut us follows:
"A remarkable animal Tho family
cut of our worthy und distinguished fob
low-townsman Smith, who koops tho
boss grocery storo on Ward No. 13 (bot
tled boor ulwuys on tap), yesterday
bocumo the mother ot llvo sininilurlv
marked kittens. This is not tho tlrst '
timo this unheard-of event has taken
pluce. Wo understand Mr. Smith is be
ing favorably spoken of as u candidate
for Alderman. Ho soils moro sugar for
a' dollar than nny grocor in town, nnd is
u generous, whole-souled follow."
Tho editor groans in his spirit us he
lights a cigar with tho effort. It is not
long before ho hears thut Smith is going
around saying t) e editor is u chimin
and is not indeu.leiit
tho pul Ik: c i-.
Many ..i.h will
A OUplwy Tliitt Iatereti Everybody Now
The state fair docs not properly
open until Monday und tho crowd will
not put in its appearance, to any very
great extent until Tuesday; but there
Ib a splendid exhibit in this city that is
already open to, ( tho public nnd it is
dully attracting upprcciutho crowds,
And when tho fair opens this other ex
hibit will be found" to bo one ofrthe
most popular places in thocity, H$
for residents 'of Lincoln nnd vlsltois
from out of tho city. Tho shipments of
nowfall goods just received by H. R.
Krug ic Co., 1109 O street, embracing
u most attractive lino of ull tho latest
novelties in dry goods uro what makes
that storo a popular resort ono thut
bus many cogent attractions for tho
ludles particularly. Mr. Krug's bujers
huvo done their duty well, us any visitor
to tho storo can testify. What will
doubtless lirst attract attention is the
Imposing array of new dress goods now
gracing Krug ifc Co's counters. Tho
now patterns nro in many instances pur
ticulurly tasty, nnd thero uro some
striking novelties. If joucanuse any
thing In tho drees goods line jou can
obtain it at Krug's ut most reasonable
prices. And what Is true ot dross goods
is true of silks. Thero is a beautiful
lino of silks on exhibition. Tho designs
are attractive, tho material of tho finest ,
and tho prices uro such thut tho goods
will go rapidly. Cold weather isn't vory
far off, although wo have been swelter
ing tho lust few duB. In cloaks und
capes Krug's hnvo everything thut is
newest and best. In dry goods gener
ally II. II. Krug it Co., cun show you
uiiythlng thut may bo desired. Their
storo is ono ot tho chief attractions of
tho city ut present.
Tho'onrly buyer catches tho bargain
in much tho sumo manner that tho
early bird catches tho worm. At uny
into tho curly visitors to Krug & Co's
enough to suit big store nro sifro of finding much to
please und profit them. The stock 'com
say thut this prises everything in tho dry goods line.
Tho opiositioii to Lansing may und
doubtless will mako itself felt, but
it will not avail, Ho will bo renominated.
Long's conduct was too much like
treachery to admit ot his being a popular
The last timo Mnxey Cobb appeared
beforo tho republican convention of
Lancaster county four jenrs ago, ho
had ii pretty tough timo ot it. This
timo it is probable thut ho will havo a
walkover. Thoro nro no other important
candidates for treasurer.
W. B. Taylor is nursing an incipient
candidacy for county commissioner in
tho Fifth ward.
James Helton would not object to tho
republican nomination for coroner. In
fact ho would bo distinctly pleased
should thero appear to be a general
fooling that this place ought to be given
to him. Hoaton's ' candidacy, by the
way, call to mlml thft., thatdB
Douglas county it 'tias "1Been'tMf' almost
invariable practice to put an undertaker
in tho coroner's ofllco, whilo in Lancaster
this job ha been given to a physician,
Heaton is bucking against precedent.
Precedents are sometimes overturned.
In tho Third ward things aro in
an interesting condition, with John
Fawell and Bedford a chief cooks.
Tho ambition of each of these gentlemen
to become registor of deeds has many
supporters. In all probability a repre
sentative delegation will lie named by
caucus, and tho two candidates will then
have to rustlo among the delegates.
Oppenholmer will havo some strong sup
port for justico of tho peace. -
L. P. Gould is quito euro of the sup
port ot tho Sixth ward for justice of tho
peace, and thero aro peoplo willing to
bet that ho will bo nominated. Gould
Ib an able young attornoy and ho Is well
LungdjurulrHoagland aro keeping
things stirring in the Second ward,
0. E, Aloxandor Ib working very hard
'-for constable. John LlndlofT is contest
ing matters with him.'
Griffith's frionds in the Fourth ward
and clsowhoro think ho has a very fuir
chunco ot success. It will bo ono of
theso threo: Hnrrup, Griffith, Fuwcll.
Douglas Is making an eurnest cunvnss.
At this writing Trompon appears to bo
in the leud for sheriff.
It looks now us though there will be
the Fifth wind things uro in u
somewhat chaotic condition. Tho
indications are that tho delegation to
tho county convention will bo favorable
to McArthur for county clerk, Mc
Gruw for county commissioner, nnd
Otto for sheriff,
Very stylish cloths for full and Winter
will bo tho medium grays on tho pep'per-nnd-snlt
Fancy colored handkerchief may' be
used now, but not In tho fine grades.
White Is tho most genteel.
Extremists aro making a vain effort
to introduco "barn-door" trousers. Avoid
them, for thoy are hi extremely bad
Word come from London and Now
York of tho onward march of tho alllc
hat. The fall block for young men Is
Avoid shirts that huvo white bodies
and colored bosoms und cuff. Tfciey
aro not In good taste and belong to the
Tho pearl-color Alpine hat may' be
worn n6w, and it is barely poasiblo'taat
it will run through tho winter. Tney
woro quito popular in the east last
Tho frock coat is not becoming.1 to
short men, though tho arbiters of faiotoa
havo sent forth the edict that none otaet
hall bo worn by men who want to be in
. Tho fall stif ,h i eMtliUfpirU,
nape are uisuaguHwea ioan.'.jpn
away your straw and get a black Ijat.
Tho brown hat may be worn'by men
whom it become.
Rod neckwoar Is coming to tho, front
with remarkablo rapidity. , ,,Fofl he
present probably the most desirable, la
that which has a dainty red rlgur,w,ith
a black or somo dark back ground.
Pique bosom are coming. ia'fahw It ,
ia a disputable question whether' they
will find general favor or not. WhaasVer
you do uvoid the gorgeous' Unwary
effects. The plain stripe i HMBnaMjr.(,
tno neatest, it you uon i WMf4wpaavu
bosom in evening dress, get Uawi)taMi
only a alight work down the froatof .taa"
Death of David Newman.
The circumstance surrounding the
death ot Mr. David Newman were par
ticularly distreasing, and worked 'ad
ditional hardship upon the bereaved
family. Mr. Nowman was one of Lin
coln's pioneers, nnd was one of ' the
city' most respected citizens.
The funeral will take placo at .1
o'clock this afternoon from tho family
residence on L street. Dr. Lasby will
conduct the services at the house. The
remains will to taken to the St. Paul
M. E. church and thonce convoyed' to
Wyuka cemetery. Tho burial service
will bo conducted by the Knight
Gran Ensign is, however, making a
determined cunvnss tor sheriff, nnd his
adherents number somo of tho most in
fluential politicians und citizens ot the
Judgo llolcomb, who was nominated
for supremo judge by the independents,
is u modest gentleman who bus managed
with pronounced success to hold him
self aloof from public view. Nobody
over heard of him beforo this week.
But ho seems to bo u reputable citizen
und there is no queqtjun but thut he is a
big improvement over Joe Edgorton ot
South Omuhu n.mj.y. O. Strickler, and
others of thut ilk who huvo worked the
lndoeiident party so industriously tor
You Will lie Well Treated.
Visitors to tho storo ot McinzorA
Swearingen, on Fourteenth street, near
O, will bo warmly received and well
treuted, und they will bo shown u com
plete stock of furniture, curpcts, cur
tuins, stoves,, household goods, etc., in
fuct anything und everything in the
house furnishing line. They inuko a
specialty ofdow prices und they will Bell
to you on easy teams.
"It' funny," until a grnro old man, '
"About llio doctor' trado j
I noTcr know ono of timo cliu ;
Who'd tnkn tlio )1IU ho made. I
Thou thortt'i tho undertaker '
For tho hlKKOnt wud ot ulf u
I don't t'Mtoou could Kot litm ' Oj
To undcrtnko litmnoU." ' -Ji
The Literary (ilrl. ! U
Old in hammock
KondlnK book. ;
Man comes by and '.j
Take a look, t
(llrl U amloin j
That tho man t t
Thinks llio' built on ' . 1
llookiih plan. ' irij
lln from lkuton i
Andtheual J !
Thlnka he' Intel. :
Lectuil.,, . x . 'j
Man utepj'upj'ad- "j
Mlron lierirowBi I. i ,,
Set tho book la , ,r ( t.-j
Upjldo down. ... '
Something, good. "Whlto LVFlour"
$1.40 per suck. Miller & Gifftmh