Saturday morning courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1893-1894, November 25, 1893, Image 1

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Saturday Morning Courier.
VOLUME 8, NO. 5l.
Tho nutlunnl llnnnces lutvo now boon
permanently put on it pod ml basis, nmt
considering our unequalled resources,
wo ought to enter upon it prosperous
orn. There appear to bo no breakers
ahead to ciuibo another setback of lut
portnnco for many years to come.
Business men can safely commence to
vonturo operations on an extended
Bcnlo, bnsod on good judgement, with
out npprohonnion of being overtaken by
iltBiiBter. Tlio only way, therefore, If for
ovorybody to put hit hands to tho rope
and give a long pull, a Htrong pH. "d
pull altogether, and good times will re
milt. While tho general situation doeH
not Bhow any pronounced change as
yot, thcro is, nevertheless, a relaxation
of tho sovoro tcnBlon under which buni
ncBH men have been laboring, and iib wiJ
got farthor from tho ciiubo of our recent
depression, tho wheels of business will
finally settlo into their normal rutfi, and
confidence will usurp tho place of
timidity and gather force legitimately.
Tho commercial iilTuirH of tho country
are sound. It ifl dilllcult to shako off
tho Bpell of depression, but wo shall
soon reason with clearer judgement, and
this will bo followed by mora sensible
action. Tho security markets continue
to bo easily influenced, but a stronger
class of buyors should now appear on
ovory decline. Prices aro now likely to
bo governed by the financial condition
of tho individual properties rather than
by those broader factors which, at
times, act as lovers upon tho whole
world's commercial and linnuciul
Tho cold weather of tho past week or
ton dayB, whilo not materially affecting
somo lines, has been nn appreciable
stimulus to a numbor of branches, and
ua a result of this and other causes, there
la an improvement in tho voltuno of
business transacted; in boiuo instances
tho improvement is very markctl? Tho'
Bales of coal in Lincoln to Decombor 1,
will bo larger than last year's sales up
tot tho saino timo. Dry goods, clothing,
boots and shoes, hats and allied lines,
aro livelier than they have boon since
early fall. Salos aro not what thoy
Bhould bo; but thoro is a gradual im
provement that is generally encouraging.
Peoplo aro probably harder tip today
than at any time sinco tho commence,
incut of tho business troubles. There
has been n constant strain for months
in tho direction of liquidation. Strouu
ous efforts huvo been made to discharge
obligations, and wipo out small debts,
and cltizons of Lincoln aro freer from
debt now than they havo boon for years.
Practically no money has been made
during this time, and the result Is that
while peoplo aro generally quite freo from
debt, thoy aro hnrd-up. This is not by
any moans a discouraging sign. When
business ouco opens up again, as it is
suro to do in tho near future, those who
havo woathorod tho storm will bo in
good condition. Thoy will havo learned
to economize and sail close to shore.
marked a prominent dealer to a
CouttiKit representative tho other day.
"A dollar In our linn will go a good deal
further now than It would a year ago.
Every store In this city is selling goods
at a low figure."
Tho various educational institutions
aro feeling tho effect of tho general
depression, though not in such a
marked degree as might bo Biipposed.
At the state university tho attendance
does not vary materially from that of
last year. There is a slight decrease at
tho normal colleges and denominational
schools, but at the latter, particularly
there aro constant additions, and it is
expected that with tho beginning of tho
January terms there will quite as many
students enrolled as last your. There are
altogether about .'1,(KX) students in this
city from abroad, each one of whom
must necessarily spend from $.'1.50 to !?5
jicr week.
Will there tie any holiday trade? is a
question frequently asked. Thoro will
most unquestionably bo a considerable
amount of extra buying on account of
tho holidays, but of course tho volume
of business will not bo nearly so largo as
iiH.ual. Somo dealers look forward to
December business with a good deal of
confidence, and fully expect rushing
business before December Is far ad
vanced. .Merchants havo been careful
in tho matter of purchases, and there
will bo no big stocks left over.
Hho ciiinu from tlio homo nf Hut blnl
From tholtelil unci tlio wootlml dell ;
Came tuUjlowu with its hearts of stunn,
To tho Slash town nml fell.
Slio wept an shu thotmht of tlio luckless iliiy
Tlmt slio left her homo nfar;
As slio thoiiKht of thn nlrl ttho was Iwforo
Slio stuppoil Imckwnnls oil n cur.
Tho hiicrctl Convert.
Mr. Lamprecht, who was down for
two violin solos at last Sunday's sacred
concert was unable, owing to sickness,
to bo present, but will bo heard tomor
row evening, mid his work will certainly
meet with a full share of approval. IIo
Is an artist in every bciibo of tho word, a
graduate of ono of, thytoiioUd c()ii-peryutorleiiiii'Eu'Mpe;'itjPiWul(l
expression, "fairly makes tlio old Julillo
talk." Tho band will present a program
embracing a bevy of popular airs, which
is done in reply to frequent requests for
lighter music, and the entertainment
will bo even more enjoyable than those
heretofore rendered, lomorrows con
cert will bo a night for tho masses, and
tho management is in hopes of having
tho houso packed. For that occasion
(Sunday i!(Hk) ladies accompanied by a
gentleman holding a .'15 cent paid ticket
will bo admitted freo or two ladies will
bo admitted to reserve seats on one .15
cent ticket. The sale of seats is now
open at tho Lansing.
Tho recent exit from this city of .llm
Hood, tho whilom proprietor of Hood's
saloon, well, if not favorably known to
most citizens of Liucom', recalls the fact
that C. W. Moshor, ultimo business in
torests extended in many peoulhrdlrec
tions, was not above owning a saloon.
Moshor had an interest In Hood's for
somo time, and unllko the banker in
Frank Stockton's novel who owned a
restaurant, ho was not particularly
anxious to conceal tho fact.
Tho new morning newspaper in Omaha
Is still in embryo. Members of tho re
publican state central committee and
others who tiro interested in the project
havo hold numerous Informal confer
ences, but nothing definite has been
done as yot. About twenty members of
tho central committeo were in tho city
this week in attendance upon the jublleo
meeting Monday night, and tlio subject
was discussed nt some length prior to
their departure. Some quiet canvassing
is now being done in different parts of
tho state with a view to ascortaing what
sort ot encouragement there Is for a
now republican paper. Thoro will bo
no further attempt to get matters Into
shape until after Thanksgiving. If
thoro is anything in the scheme it will
develop shortly after tho first of tho
Leading republicans whoaro agitating
the establishment of a now paper in
Omaha, havo como to tho conclusion
that tho most feasible plan is to secure
a guarantee ot a certain number ot sub
scriptions in advance, and then consider
propositions that may bo made by iiowb
paper men. Ono enthusiastic member
of tho committee thinks that it will bo
an easy matter to secure 5,000 or 0,000
subscribers to tho newspaper, and got
tho money in advance.
Tho modern tendency toward concen
tratiou nnucontraIizatIon( and the rapid.
dovolopine"nT"in tho"" BystomB'df trans
portation and communication, aro bound
to affect tho newspaper business in tho
near future.
wnoso imagination is in a neaiuiy suite
of development.
It Id stated liM)ii reliable authority
that both of tho Omaha nowspapeis
havo ordered typesetting machines for
delivery .lantiary 1. As one of these
machines does tho work of three or
four men, there will bo a number of
printers thrown out of employment If
tho chlhgo Is made. Tho Journal in
this city, has been considering tho
subject of type-setting machines for a
year or so; but it will probably not
make lip Kh mind short of a decade.
Monday afternoon the Ctll appeared
in a new dress of typo and with notice
ablo improvements in tho different de
partments. It seems that tho painting
or thojfront or tho Call building did not
mark J tho completion of the reform
movement which the now management
ot thai paper recently inaugurated with
a flourish of trumpets. Tho spirit or
rejuvenation is getting in its work all
aiounjl, and the Cull people aro at last
up anil doing, Thoy havo made a most
crcdlt&hlo start, and there is poiiio as
surance that tho good work will go on.
Is going to bo a very pretty eon-
kitween the Call and News tor
city I
supremacy in tho evening field hi this
the next twelve months, and It Is
lossiblo that the readers of these
papori will, for some time at least, got
their lu
A jo
11 money's worth.
"Twenty four jeam ago, when I was
in tho United SIiiIoh sonnW," remarked
ox-Governor Thayer to a Cmntiiiii
representative yesterday. "I was up
pioached by Oliver 1. Morton, who
asked mo to go with him to tho presi
dent and recommend tho appointment
of a certain young man to tho ollleo ot
United States district judge In Indiana.
I complied with tho tequest; tho ap
pointment was made, and i subse
quently assisted Mr. Morton In securing
this man's coutlrmatlon by tho senate.
Tho appointee was Walter Q. Groshum,
and If (hid over forgives mo for helping
to send this man upon a political career,
which is now crowned with Infamy, I
will never bo ablo to forgive myself."
1th Itt'Hotm't'H mill I'mHUIr Open In tlio
Public Tlio CliiilH-t'llni-'H Ilivltiitlon,
Tho university extends a cordial in
vitation to all citizens of Nebraska who
desire to pursue a general course of
reading or to conduct special investiga
tions, to connect, themselves with th
university or to correspond with tho
members of tho faculty who aro in
charge of such studies. Suggestions as
to authorities, arrangements of topics,
prices of books, etc., will bo gladly
given. Those who may bo ablo to
pursue such special work at tho univer
sity will have tho advantage of lectures,
libraries and laboratories.
All who aro seeking spocial informa
tion or self-culturo, and tho highest
lines of citi.on life and influence, ought
to reel that by tho generosity or tho
state, advice and information are freely
placed at their command.
Supervision by correspondence will bo
cheerfully given to the work of reading
1 circles and similarasBoclationsforstudy;
and an occasional visit from somo mem
ber of tho faculty, when desired by
such associations, can bo secured on ap
plication. Tho university is especially desirous
of ontering into correspondence with
those who aro willing to do something
in tho way of collecting tho facts of
local history. Thoro is hardly an
event so minute or an individual so un
important tiR not to bo worthy of recog-
nition In this connection. Wo desire to
havo at tho state university a complete
record of doings of Nebraska men and
women in connection with tho founding
tho disposition of last season's crop is hind upbuilding of this commonwealth.
That there should bo ono or more fail
ures in Lincoln at this time is not at all
surprising. Indeed it has often been re
marked that it is strange that thoro
Bhould havo been so fow suspensions.
Tho coucorns that havo failed havo boon
houses that havo not been in good con
dition for boiuo timo past, and their
collapBO is not nltogother duo to tho
prcsont hard times. With business on
tho up grade, as it now is, it is not
thought that their will bo much more
serious trouble of this kind.
Tho fact that tho banks in Now York
and Chicago aro piling up thoir resorvos
to ulmost appalling llgures is taken by
many as an indication that business will
continue to bo dull; of course, it tho
money of tho country is permanently
hoarded in ono or two cities, tho effect
will 1)0 most depressing; but it is not
thought that tho policy will bo long per
sisted in. Up to this timo only a.small
portion of tho crop ot tho country has
boon moved; but it is beginning to move
now, and this is scattering tho money.
In Nebraska particularly, tho effect or
A trio ot newspaper men in this
city were discussing tho subject of tho
future of Nebraska newspapers tho other
day, and ono of them, a man of experi
ence and observation, said: "I think
that tho morning papers of Omaha and
Lincoln, considered as general news
papers, havo reached thoir piimo. You
know and every newspaper, man knows
to what extent the Chicago papers aro
cutting into the lice and World-Herald
in Omaha and thu State Journal in this'
city. Tho fact that tho Chicago' papers
which in my opinion aro the best In tho
country, can bo delivered in Omaha and
Lincoln at suppor timo or a lit t lu later,
bus given them an immense sale that
has boon appreciably felt by the big
dailies in this state. Tho Nebraskan
nowadays who wants to keep ubreasl ot
tho times, and who has sulllcient loisuro
to keep himself well posted on tho news
ot tho world, is not content to depend
upon tho Journal or eithor of tho
Omaha papers; ho takes ono of these
papers for his local news, and buys one
or more Chicago papers for his general
information. Hearing thobo things In
mind I am positive that tho time will
come whon tho big daily papers in
Omaha and Lincoln will bo Issued as
supplements to the Chicago papers, and
that it will not bu a great many years
before this will como to pass, either."
"Tho Ike and World-Herald and Jour
mi or their succesBorsin tho newspaper
field will contain nn general telegraphic
news at all; they will limit themselves to
news happenings in their own town and
tho state or In.modinto vicinity. Elec
tricity will in a few yea's have made
such heudvny that tho time between
Chicago and Omaha will bo reduced to
at least five hours, ami possibly to con
siderably less. Tho Chicago paporsor
rather tho outside edition, will leave tho
Windy City at two or threo o'clock in
tlio morning, and got to Nebraska to be
folded with our own dally pipers and
delivered in ample time for the break
fast table."
ood story is going tlio rounds
against tho members of tho legal pro
fession. A man rambling among tho
tombs in a certain city was struck with
tho lnM:rlption,"A lawyer and an honest
man." IIo was lost in thought, and
whon run upon by a follow hayseed who,
noticing his abstraction, asked If ho had
found' the grave of a dear friend or rela
tive, wild: "No, but I am wondering
why thoy camo to bury these two fob
lows iii tho same gravo." Omaha Ex
celsior. There aro people in Lincoln today
who aro uncertain as to where thoy will
rest their weary bones tonight; whether
In a hospitable shelter, with warmth
"ami 3nm fort, or in a cold and cheerless
hovii, where misery is tho only furni
tureJthoy know not. And many will
doubtless go to bed hungry. Lack of
work-in bo many Instances, Is speedily
followed by a lack of food, and actual
suffering. This winter is going to bo
tho hardest winter over experienced by
poor peoplo, and there will necessarily
lie much suffering. Somebody suggests
In the Call that soup Iioubch bo estab
lished. This is an excellent idea, and it
is to bo hoped that some one will act on
tho suggestion.
beuinuini! to bo manifest. Money is
being realizod by the farmers, who aro
paying thoir debts at tho country stores
and discharging their obligations at the
country banks, and these latter are in
turn meeting their obligations in this
city und olBowhoro, putting monoy into
"Dry goods
sold in Lincoln as
ure now belug
cheap as
Jamth II. Canfiki.I), Chancellor.
Fine now lino of business suitings
from 625 to&lOin Scotch and homespuns
Jcckoll HroH., lit) north Thirteenth
street, near Lansing theatre.
When a quarter will buy a good io
sorved seat at tho Lansing theatre Sun
day evening to hear the Nebraska stato
band in grand concert, there's no excuse
for loafing tho streets or going to ques
tionable places.
"This system will obtain in all parts
of tho country. Thoro will bo a few
cities liku Hoston, Now York, Chicago
and San Francisco, from wldeh big gen
oral newspapers will bo issued. Tho
papers elsowhore will bo moroly local
in character and thoy will probably bo
quite as influential as now. Ceutraliza
tion i
Thoro were 507 students registered at
the university from Lancaster county,
The' recent fire at the penitentiary
recalls. the fact that tho state carries no
insurance, and, by tho way, tho state
saved a great deal of money whon it
stopped paying premiums on insurance.
About50,000 or tho people's money was
paid out annually for this purpose, and
in five years there has been a saving ot
$'.250,000. Tho loss on tho building at
tho cn was only about 85.000, and there
havo been no other serious losses at any
of the state institutions.
Thn University of Nebraska Iiiib is
sued its annual catalogue of students.
Tho catalogue shows that students weio
In attendance last year from Nebraska,
South (Dakota, Illinois, Wyoming, In
diana, jN'ow York, Iowa, Pennsylvania,
Michigan, England, Kansas, Out ario.Mis
sour!, Ohio, Connecticut, Oregon, Utah,
Montana, Arkansas, Idaho, Colorado,
Wisconsin, North Dakota and Germany.
Lincoln juries have made peoplo dis-
gustcdjwith tho jury system. They aro
gomvnlly composed, for tho major part
of tho riff-raff and bob-tall ot tho city's
population, men who aro anxious to
servo for tho paltry remuneration thoro
is in itand who are as purchasable as
sugar or potatoes. Tho average Lin
coln juror has about as clear an idea ot
justice as ho has ot Sanskrit, und is as
innocent or conscience as a marble
hitching post is of whiskers. Ho is for
sale, and ho is so cheap that anybody
can buy him. And all this is largely
tho fault of tho better class of citizens,
those who complain so bitterly of tho
evils of tho system. A largo number of
reputable business men anil good
citizens wore recently drawn on tho
district court panel, and to their
discredit bo it said, they adopted every
subterfuge to secure a discharge. Tlio
tramps and scallywags wore glad to
horvo, und the result has been that in
most of tho cases tried in tho last two
or three weeks, tho bum element has
dominated tho jury. It decent men
won't servo on tho jury, it is of course i
impossible to effect any improvement
us iniitioutiai as now. Ceutraliza- impossible to eiieci any improveme
s going to strike tho newspaper ,Tll f!llllt 1h witltho ,1'eojile who in
,uu .,.ntia',,i t,,..,. i .i i on be ng excused, and who will clie
jbb, and it is going to revolutionize fuy , ucvvlry ,n on,pr to v,
Which goes to show that thoro Is at
leaBt one newspupor mun in this city
(Confiniicii oh Third Paac)
General Thayer Is an intensely patrlo
tic man, and ho Is tilled with republi
can sentiment. Americanism has In
him a most fervent disciple. Tho
Hawaii incident naturally arouses his
indignation to a high pitch. Tho ex
governor Is at all times plain spoken and
tho objects of his wrath and Indignation
hero In Nebraska have often iccoiled
under his scathing rebukes. In
speaking of the course of Cleveland and
his cabinet, in reference to the do
throned queen of Hawaii ho found it no
easy matter to find words strong
enough to express his disgust and in
dignation. "Of course," ho said, "President
Cleveland is tho rcsiiouBlhln party in
tho miserable attempt to overthrow a
republican form of government in
Hawaii and re-instate tho dethroned
queen, Lllluokalanl, and I am scarcely
ablo to find terms that will adequately
voice my feelings In tho matter. Tho
courso of tho administration is un
American, tin-patriotic, uu-republlcau; it
Is subversive of the constitution of tho
United States, and contrary to tho ten
dency of American sentiment. Tho
ministers and navies of this country are
bound by ovory tradition and prece
dent to foster, sustain, strengthen and
develop American influences wherever
they may bo found, and especially to
encourage the growth of republican
sentiment in tho countries of tho new
world. Tho power of this country
must instinctively bo arrayed on tho
side of those who aro peeking to obtain
freedom by overthiowing a hateful
monarchy, when this government takes
any action at all. Wo aro bound to tho
policy of a republican form of govern.
incut, and every president ot this
country, ovory minister, every ofllcor
charged with authority, is held by
history and the American idea to a
policy directly contrary to that now
advocated by Mr. Cleveland and his
cabinet, and which may result in blood
shed, in which event it would not bo
surprising if there wore a popular out
break in this country."
"There can bo no doubt but that tho
courso pursued by Mr. Cleveland was
actuated, to a very considerable extent,
by a desire to disciedit the policy of tho
Harrison administration, and I am in
clined to place a very largo sharo of tho
blame on this traitor, Gresham, whom 1
regard with unspeakable contempt and
"Gresham, after his appointment to
the federal judgeship in Indiana, con
tinued to hold ollleo under republican
government until ho went into Clove
laud's cabinet. Ho turned his back on
tho republican party and became a
democrat because ho was uiiabln to
secure tho Indiana delegation to the
national convention, and ho has never
forgiven Harrison for defeating him.
The Hawaii affair was to him an oppor
tunity to stab Harrison, and to this end
lie has violated tho constitution,
trampled American sentiment under
toot, and stamped hlmseir an infamous
traitor. His letter is a weak, exparto
statement or trumped up evidence, un
dignllled and unstatesmaulike, and
Blount's report Is of the samo tenor.
There is no scintilla of right or justice
in tho position which Greshitin and the
president have taken. Tho only animus
is to detract from tho credit won by
President Harrison. It has proven to
be n tremendous Itoomerang. I regard
Cleveland's course in tho Hawaii matter
not only as an offense that ought to securo
his impeachment, but as a monumental
political blunder. Between tho growing
protection sentiment and tho indigna
tion of tho peoplo over the administra
tion's slap at tho principle of ropubli
canlsm and espousal of tho cause of a
wretched monarchical system, Mr.
Cleveland ami tho democratic party aro
doomed to certain disaster at the noxt
presidential election,"
Tho democrat lu congressman from
Nebraska, Mr, llryau, and thn populist
United States senator, Mr. Allen, seem
to bo HtilTorlng a like misfortune. Tho
democratic party lias not only gone
back on Mr. Ilryan, but It appears to be
very sour on A lion, whoso election to
the somite wan, as every ono knows,
made possible by its "Influence." Ex.
Congressman John A. Mc3hano In
quoted by the Washington correnpou.
dent of the Journal iih saylngi
"William Paxtou and myself made
Senator Allen, and we havo boon on
our knooH over since praying for forglvo.
ness." Tho World-Herald with a
delightful appearance of Innocence re
marks: "It would Interest a grout
many people In thlsHtato If Mr. Me.
Hhauo would explain tho modus
operandi of tho inaiiufactiiro of United
States lumiitora whereby 'William Pax-
ton and myself aro enabled to turn out
a senator upon a moment's notice
Neither Mr. Psxton nor Mr. McShane
were members of the legislature which
elected Senator Allen. Tho people of
this state would be Interested in having
Mr. McShane explain this deep, durk
secret which has been burning a holo in
the lining of his coat for ho long a
period of time." Tho peoplo of Ne
braska would not be particularly in
terested in Doing lnrormed or some
thing thoy already know all about.
Tho democrats were masters of the
situation in the last senatorial election,
and It is a notorious fact tlmt tho
democratic members wero but checkers
that wero moved at will by wealthy and
influential democrats on tho outnido.
Mr. Paxton and Mr. McShane huvo in
their timo purchased a good many
things Including hogs, public ofiicea,
politicians and newspapers, und thoro in
nothing surprising in Mr. McSliuno'n
ingenuous declaration that ho and Mr.
Paxton "made" Senator Allen. If tho
two gentlemen havo, iih tho ex-congrenn-man
assorts, boon on thoir kneen ever
since Aliens election thoir trouBorn
must be horribly baggy by thin timo,
and to a great many peoplo it would
seem to bo far more Important for Mr.
McShane and Mr. Paxton to ariso and
got a now outfit of trousers, than to ox
plain something that doesn't need ex
plaining. Thoro 1b no need for tho
gentlemen to remain longer on thoir
knees. In making Allen senator thoy
committed an offense that would not bo
expiated by a century spent on their
knees. It is dilllcult to seo how any
body who had anything to do with tho
election of Allen could over bono for
forgiveness. In the meantlmo we road
in tho newspapers that Messrs. Ilryan
and Allen aro fast friends, Tho props
huvirg boon knocked from undor these
distinguished gentlemen they are sus
taining themselves by holding on to
each other.
It looks now as though Tom Majors
will havo tho biggest kind of a job on
his hands in his candidacy for tho re
publican 'nomination for governor next
year. Tho machinery of tho party, bo
far as tho make up ot tho republican
stato central committee in concerned, in
not favorablo to Majors' candidacy, und
of course tho Hosowator element is most
heartily opinmcd to tho lieutenant-governor.
It is said, by tho way, that
Hroneli will attempt to secure the
Omaha delegation.
Tho republican stato central commit
tee will, for tho present at least, retain
the rooms at tho Lincoln hotel.
Times must indeed bo hard whon a
congressman Is compelled to jump his
board bill.
Hrad Slaughter, who has not fully
recovered from tho effect of tho cam
paign's hard work, has gone to his homo
in Fullertou and will not return to
Lincoln until after Thanksgiving day.
In the meantime Tom Cooko is holding
out the latch string at republican head
quarters. It is understood that A. H. Weir has
with visible reluctance, retired his am
bition to secure tho independent nomi
nation for governor. Tho mayor has
not wholly give up tho Idea; but he is
waiting until the signs of the times aro
more propitious.
Somebody has started a foolish report
to tho effect that Chairman Sluughtor
Is an aspirant for tho position of state
librarian and clerk of thoBupromecourt,
tho placo bo ably and satisfactorily Hilled
by D. A. Campbell, and tho talk huseveu
gone bo far in ono iustunceuB to insinuate
that Mr. Campbell may be forced to rotiro
in Mr. Slaughter's favor. Thin is all
nonsense. Mr. olaughtor has no such
idea. Ho is not a candidate for Camp
bell's position, und tho latter is secure
in his place. Mr. Campbell is ono of
tho most competent and generally satis
factory olllclttlBiu the service ot the state.
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