Saturday morning courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1893-1894, December 02, 1893, Image 1

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Saturday Morning Courier
VOLUME 8, NO. 52.
In Lincoln iih elsewhere, oho bourn
daily llio query, How long will the hard
tiiuuH hurt; how loii); will it take tho
country to got over the iIToi:t of tho
A general commercial and lliuineinl
punlu wuh experienced in thin county in
18.'17, from the offootH of which the
country did not revive until nine yenrH
later, when the change wiih brcmlit
about hy the Mexican war. The govern
tiiont confiscated tho IIiich of Mexico and
Toxiih, IsHllCll itn notes, and IioiuIh, and
a period of iullation followed, that wiih
trtopped in ) 857 I y tlio banking Iiiwh,
and then caiuo another panic. From
thin tiiuu on until tlio war broke out
there wiih groat uncertainty in the com
mercial and tluaiicial Held. The war
brought groat activity in business, and
the good tiiucH lasted till lHT.'l, when
there wiih another Herioim panic, which
drugged itH weary length along till 1877.
During one week in March 1877 HtockH
tumbled down from 10 to .'Hi poiutH; but
that wiih tho end of it. A recovery,
jdow it 1h true, followed; hut Huh
culminated in a grand hurrah, that wiih
only Btoppcd by tho assassin Uiiitoau's
bullet on Saturday, July 'J, 1831. The
foundation had been laid for another
panic, which took plneo in May 1881.
Tho CyniB W. Field panics of 1877, and
the Hating panicHof 181)0 uro too frenh in
memory to need Hpccial comment. The
present acute depression Iiiih already
lanted mx montliH. How much longer
will it continue? ThiH iw not an easy
question to aiiBvver.
Perhaps tho opinion of Isidoro Worm.
Her, a leading New York authority on
financial mutters, in an good hh any.
He suy-H that last Hiimmor'H decline in
BtocltH and the general prostration in
buBincFB were duo to the fears of moiiied
men that the dollars which they owned
would bo cut in two by tho descent ol
tho Unitei1""StatoH to a silver basiH.
That evil htm been averted, and we are
faco to face with other conditions.
Confidence in tho dollar has loturned.
and hourded money has been released,
until 'the evidences ol indebtedness in
tho form of clearing house coi-tillcutcs
have been retired and wu have the
present. glut of unemployed funds. The
American people do not bury- their
money; they want iuteiest. Now that
confidence in tho stability of tho dollar
is restored, they are beginning to seek
channels for investment. Prosperity is
not a matter of forty-eight hours, but ol
weeks and months; but already it is im
possible to get hloctts of undoubted
bonds or stocks. The invoHtmont move
ment will grow and reach each other's
issues of bonds and stocks. I Setter
than all, manufacturers will resume,
and business in geneial will become
good. With fair legislation, our im
proved machinery and our American
push, we shall, as a nation, within a
year, lie in a more prosperous condition
than ever. Our recuperative powers are
tho greatest of any nation's. Looking
at tho general situation in this way, he
does not caio what fluctuations there
may bo in the stock exchange, which
often represents, for weekn at a time,
simply tho operations of professional
traders. Ultimate prosperity, and that
within a year, is seen as clearly (many
one could wish.
It is a fact generally iicngni.od by
tho hankers and business men of the
state that the Omaha banks invariably
take all they can get and ask for more.
Last Sunday's Omaha lite contained
tho following:
Omaha bankeis have been commen
ting considerably of Into upon the iccent
withdrawal from the national banks ol
tho city of state funds. It is claimed
by them that Omaha has not had a fan
proportion of tho state's money, and
now the amount of state funds on
deposit hero is less than at any lime
previous. One hanker says it does
probal ly not exceed S.'iO.OM).
This sudden taking of tho funds in
iiuestioii from Omaha and South Omaha
has, it is said, worked iiiinous inconven
ience to one or two hanks, and was done
at a time, too, when there was no good
causo for it, because tho state treasury
had just been replenished by tho re
mittance or taxes from the several
counties. Tho action is legarded as
only a part of tho discrimination which,
some of tho bankers say, has been
habitually practiced by tho authorities
against the banking institutions of
Douglas county and in favor of those of
Lincoln, Lancaster county. It is
claimed that tho Omaha banks, being
more heavily capitalized and having
more ciedit than any other like concerns
in tho state, are entitled to greater con
sideration ut tho hands of the state
treasurer and other olllcials having
some authority in tho management of
the state's lluances.
A leading banker in this city to
whom tho statement was shown laughed
at tho idea of tho Omaha banks being
discriminated against in favor of the
Lincoln Imukn. "Why," ho said, "every
body knows that tho Omaha banks
have been specially favored by succes
sive state treasureis for several jours
past. The bulk of the .state money is
ulwayH placed in Omaha. 1 will ven
ture to say that not one sixth of the
money loaned out hy State Treasurer
Hartley is deposited in Lincoln. Omaha
not only has moie of this money than
Lincoln; bit it has much more than its
proportionate share. There has bi-en
no slate money taken out of the Omaha
bunks and placed in this cily. The
only money that has been withdrawn
Iiiih been used to pay warrants, and
Lincoln lias had to pay these warrants
as well as Omaha. It's a cold day when
Omaha banks ate discriminated against,
or when they lose any advantage."
Probably few people have stopped to
consider the proportions of LincnlnY
llnaucial operations with tho east, and
not very many, outside of the few whose
business is such as to make them ac
quainted with the facts, will at I Irs I
credit the statement that considerably
more than 81,000 goes out of Lincoln
every day to pay iiitoivst on mortgages
and other securities held in the east.
Tin: Couitiut has gone to some trou
hie to obtain accurate information on
this point, and the estimate of 81,(HH)a
day is conservative. Ah near as can la
learned theie is fully It") .000.000 of east
cm money in this city in the form ol
loans on ical estate. This means an
annual outlay for interest of S.'!iH).(H)0.
Interest on bonds, etc. will easily bring
up this ligiiio to over $ :iil),(XX).
Tlio bulk of this money comes fiom
Philadelphia and Hartford, There u
considerably more than 81,000,000 ol
Quaker City nionoy in Lincoln real es
tate loans. The Penu Mutual
Life Insurance company sends a goon
leal of money to Lincoln and theio it
rlfiO.OOO lJicxcl money hunt. It ih es
timated that tho Northwestern Mutual
Life Insurance company has consider
.ibly over WOO.000 in this city. Tin
Xatioual Life of Vermont, and the In
durance company of North America an
large loaneis. There is very little New
York money hereon this class of securi
lies, insurance companies and saving
oailks being prohibited by state law
from loaning money on real estate out
side of the state.
In ordinary times much more money
comes into Lincoln in the shape of pi in
cipal than goes out in tlio shape of in
terest; consequently when there is ai.
almost total cessation in loans, with V
demand for the prompt pay mentor in
teiest, it can readily lie seen that there
has lieen an immense strain in the lasi
six mouths. Since June there have boon
practically no now loans; but most loam
exphing have been renewed. As to the
payment of interest Mr. McDonald oi
the Clark it Leonard Investment coin
pany, a concern that handles a very
large percentage of the loan business in
this city, said: "In view or the appar
out scarcity or money and tho general
complaint of hard times, it is really sur
prising how promptly the iuteiest on
loans is paid. It is of course not in
easy to make collections as when timo
in o good; but borrowers on the whole
aie meeting their obligations hcttci
than one would expect." Mr. McDon
ald thinks that notwithstanding (In
flict that money is now a glut on tin
eastern market, the etrect of the pre
vailing depiesHion will be to make a
slight increase in the rate of interest.
Several companies hate already made a
demand for higher rates.
There is another flow of Lincoln
money to the east. The most conserva
live estimate places the amount ol
money that goes east annually to pay
discounts or interest on commeicial
paper, at from Slltt.OOO to 8150,000 Thh
added to the other amount makes a total
annual outgo Ha- interest or SloO.Otll) to
More Lincoln commeicial paper hat
been floated in New York in the I, si
two weeks, by the way, than in the en
tire six months previous, and Lincoln
linns have been able to secure accom
modations at a low rate of interest. One
huge concern has had no dilllculty in
obtaining money in large amounts for .',
and (! per cent.
It isn't an easy matter to see just
where this 81,000 and more comes from
A little figuring, however, will trace n
good deal of it back to Neluaska hogf
and corn,
Mr. McDonald gives it as his opinion
that theio will bo a very material inflow
of eastern people into Nebraska com
mencing early next spring, and this
opinion is also expressed by railroad of
tlcialsandotheis who make a study of
such things. It him been lemarked that
there Iiiih generally been a boom in the
weHt following a business depression,
and tho indications point to a rapid ad
van co in Lincoln and Nebraska next
It was standing under the shadow of n
thorn tree hy the edge of tin Indian riv
er that gray stone which Is tho subject
or my story. The country is very full
of such marks and memorials. Somo
times they are conical manses painted
red, with another flat Mono plnced ho
'oro them, upon which trivial offerings
of flowers, fruit or lice may ho laid.
Sometimes they areearefiilly sculptured
stones, hearing the sign which ihnwi
that u "suti," or Hindoo widow, has In
days past immolated In rsolf on the sa
cred Hjiot. Sometimes it Is merely an
odd shaped bowlder which has struck
tho pious imagination of homo peasant
or village priest, ami ho has daubed a
patch of yellow or vermilion paint upon
It, uftcr which the local deity U sup
posed to reside theie, ami everybody
flings a little pehhlo in front of it or ties
a strip of cloth upon the branches of tho
trco overhead.
Dut this little monument was very
special, established in tho patch of aca
cias and long reeds hy tho river's hank,
and having curved upon its faco tho nidi
picture of a "chatty," or common wa
ter pot, with, underneath that, n wom
an's name. Above it, among tho littlo
golden balls of blossom which grow
upon tho babul houghs, were fluttering
numberless strips of cotton and gout's
hair stuff of all colors, and tho faded
flowers and stones lying in front proved
that it was a popular Hiirlno, which no
native of tho district passed without
some small token of respect or pity.
Tho Indian rivers often appear very
beuutiful especially where they run, as
this grcut stream did, through wild
country, embroidering their path across
tho Minburned plains witli a double rib
bon of verdure. From far off the trav
eler or sportsmuii discerns these two
strips of green trees und bushes, and
coming closer the shining channel will
ho full of refreshment and interest to
his eyes. Littlo or no tralllc disturbs
that placid waterway, which, indeed,
very frequently is hut n chain of isolated
pools. Ahovo them may be seen every
where hovering thu muchi-hagli or "fish
tiger," n black and white kingfisher that
hangs motionlcssly poised over tho rip
ples, and then suddenly plunges like a
stono into them to bcizo somo gliding
In tho deep parts the big mali-sccr
sucks and grunts. On tho shallows will
bo standing knee deep tho great gray
cranes with bcarlet heads, and near to
them flocks of pretty wliilo egrets or
paddy birds, wliilo flights of duck ami
teal whistlo up ami down tho channel,
and painted grouse kettle suddenly ua
the handy margin in largo" coveys to
drink. If it bo near n village tho dhobee,
wusherniun of tho community, will be
heating "sariB" und "cliolis" upon a lint
rock by thu nearest pool, and in some
quiet nook a fisherman will be flinging
his circular net into the water in catch
tho littlo fry called 'havildur and ten,"
which are dried afterward in the miii
ftnd make u good relish.
There is no regular ferry ut such
points. Should you want to go across
singly, you must swim over with yoni
horse or do us tho natives do. They
stuff up tho month of a chatty an earth
nwaro water pot with grass, and plac
ing it under tlio chin embrace the vessel,
wliich supports them well out of th
water, wliilo with their legs and fettthoy
propel themselves to the farther shore.
Or you may hold the chatty under one
nrm und swim with tho other, putting
ynurclotlies jn a bundle upon your head.
Uy this means also th Indian fishermen
spread nets right aeio.v. the stream and
traverse it at all times with ease and se
curity. It was one of then, indeed, who ex
plained the meaning of tho old gray
itono by the bank of tho river, sprinkled
with those golden halls from tlio bubu)
tree, and standing, so lonely, with
Solini" cut upor it and the picture ol
Mat wiitenml V "'it u tint Uutish luboior
rests tor Iocs: m i n of tho day, or
offer a spell r.f haul work, his first 'idea
Is to drink, 1 y tn Indian peasant has n
different hahii. At the hour of repose
his custom is to disengage from his tur
ban ami loin cloth a small bag hko n
"housewife," with partitions, tied by a
string. This ho unrolls deliberately, and
theio aro been u layer of green leaves
from tho pepper vine, a lump of lime,
two or three nuts of tho avocupalui, a
lew cloves and an iron implement some
thing liko a nut crucKer.
With this ho breaks off somo frag
ments tf tho aromatic nut, mingles them
with n little of tho lime, luys both in the
hollow of a icpjicr haf, which ho folds
over and pits with u clove, putting tho
wholo medley into his mouth and iov
ously chewing it. That is tho pan soo
pari, or "e.cellent leaf" tlio hotel
which soothih half Abia with its hot,
astringent taste, and is no doubt an ad
mirable stomachic and febrifuge, though
it blackens tlio teeth and turns tho sa
livu blood red. Unrolling his hotel case
and making huntelf a quid, tho villugo
fisherman explained tho gray stono und
its inscription:
"Sohnl Protectors of tho Poorl was
girl of this gaum; oh, only n common
low custo girl, but beautiful to seoustho
bluo lotus is when tho blossom first
opens. It ia now very long ago sinco
tho tiling happened about which tho
Presences ask, but anybody will tell
them still, .1 lining tho wliilo hniieil men
Of those who saw her face, that it uit.s
fair us Kutlim's or as any of tin- Milk
maids of Krishna. Her father was a
lierdsnuin, owning many sheepiind goats,
which ho grazed along this haul., and
Bohnl's business, after slut became big
enough, was to drive tlieinout to pastuio
in this jungle, which business she did
for in.iny dry and rainy seasons until she
was well grown.
'riome. aes It would bu hy day and
tolncllims by night that she wandered
rluiig the river, and once, iilouo with her
ilck, she heard tho bausiili vuryaweutly
.illiyed upon and saw a young shepherd
infmcd LuMiifnti, who was playing it,
tlit win a very good looking lad, they all
tell, and skilled beyond measure upon his
pipe, so tlio thing fell out easily that
tlloy became violently enaiiiored of each
other, but kept the matter hlddon.froin
nil for other reasons and because Luxi
man's people, who lived on tlio farther
side of the liver, were no friends of tin
herdsman, Solon's father, hut Hut con
Moreover, Solini hnd been iccieth
promised by her futher to Govindii, th
souciir of tho district, who was a mm
growing old, and u wicked mid cruel
mail, always taking advantage of the
poverty of our j.eoplo to lend them
money at hard interest, and then, when
they could not pay and tho time came
round, to get their fields and cattle ami
implements and silver ornaments away
from them so that they becumo his
slaves. Tho Suhehs, of their wisdom,
will know very well what sort of folk
these bloodsuckers of marwarries he. It
is better to put your hand into the hole
where u cobra is sleeping than to dip it
Into tho money bilg of tho soucar. The
seasons had been bad, und Sohni's father
notwithstanding bin ewes and she gnats,
had fallen into debt with Govindii yearr
back nntl could not cloar it off. So had
he been led unwillingly to promise hi?
child to the money lender. Dut this
was not known to Solini nor to Luxiin. u
"If you had seen them together, fJhur
Ihpurwar, you would have cried. 'It i
surely Krishna with ono of the Qopis'
sho was so comely and erect and slender
and ho so handsome, playing his buusull,
and so loving. Tlio jungle deer does nut
tread lighter than Soli n I pacing before
her, goats, nor tho palm treo stand
strnigliter than ehe with her milkpot
upon her protty-hend. But it was m
much us the Iifo of Luxlmnii was worth
for him to bo scon upon this side of the
river, where so many enemies were.
Therefore, in order they might meet.
Solini, who was strong and skillful ns n
Hruhmuny duck in the water, would
many ami iminy a timo at night swim
over to her chosen lover.
"Tho river, us tlio Presences perceive.
Is very broad hereabouts, and when the
Hoods descend nay, Indeed, for weeks
and weeks ut u timo no swimmer could
of Ids own strength breast that current
uml safely pass over. Dut Solini was
wont to keep in this thicket of thorns
and reeds hero a largo bluck chatty of
baked clay, and when tho gods fuvored
sho would stop tho mouth of it with
grasses, and placing it beneath her
breasts sho would boldly swim over the
water, carrying her earl and choli dry up
on her head, und Liiximuu would singand
piny to her, and sho muko liiui good love
cheer until such timo as tho 'wolf's tall
;umo into tho sky nud tho first crow sail
ed across tlio dark fields. Then thogoat
girl, happy in her heurt and well con
tented, took tho chatty in her arms again
and silently swam back to her charge,
none knowing of their mutual comfort
und joy.
"Now, this thing went on for ninny
moons, and their happiness made Liixi
muu and Solini somewhat too bold 1
deem. Wo villagers ure uccustomed to
6ay thnt 'tho stars keep secrets, but the
sun tells all it sees,' and tho goat girl, it
seems, was ofttimes urged by her Indian
boy to linger longer than wns prudent,
wliilo tho sky whitened. Also it has been
noted that no good fortune very long
endures either in lovo or in fishing, or
in any earthly matter nay, perhaps it
might have been that they neglected in
their pleasure to make dint offerings to
the gods. It was afterward told, indeed,
by- Luximnn that his beautiful compan
ion informed him the nlaka her fore
head spangle had fallen off one morn
ing, which should surely have warned
her of approaching misfortune, ami he
himself, it is relattd, ilieniued he saw
two elephants fighting without their
mahouts, which, us everybody is aware,
always signifies death.
"Ho all this as it may. one happy
night Solini had tarried with her young
lover overlong, and the In-lit of dav
was shining too broad upon tho lace of
tho river us she ssvain homeward. That
morning tho ovil hearted Uovinda, who
had become already somewhat siispi
clous, was abroad vorv early U note the
rrops of ragi which h lu.d brought Into
his power from the villagers by usury,
and walking under cover of this grovu
ho spied a woman swimming upon u
chatty from tho fnrtlu r lank and pres
ently perce.ved it was no other than tho
girl ho had secietly bought from the
herdsman. If he was jealous his
angry heart burned fiercer than ever us
ho watched from his hiding place tho
lovely goat girl step, bare of all her gar
ments, from the water, her beauteous
limbs shining, smooth and rounded,
in tlio ino.'iiiiig sun, ai I her t-th of
poail gleaming white between her little
rosy lips, n- she si died to think of Liui
man's bygi 1 1- fondness,
"Tho wicked old Govlnda observed her
hide tho chatty away in tho reeds and
press tho water from her sides mid hue'.:
- - . ..... .
with dry grasi. while all hastily she un
fnsteiied lei clothing and wound her
purple sari i-oiiud her withstand over her
head, having first lied on her choll of
orungo and gieeu. Afterward slut
tripped up the bunk and away to the
fold not thinking when Oovinda ufler
ward passed her in tho fields and made
her 'lliinil rami' ami fair salutations
that ho had already devised u devilish
plot to ciiiihu her to die.
"What did that gray fox contrlvo, do
you ask, asylum of excellence? Ho went
forthwith on his pony to tho potter's
shop of tho neighboring village, ami there
ho bought a black chatty of exactly such
ft rIko and make as that with which Sohnl
had swain the river, hut unbaked, and
tho clay only set by tho sun. This ho
took with him at nightfall and came
with it into the littlo grove hero, where
tho goat girl had concealed her swim
ming pot. That pot ho broke into inaiiy
pleccs ami Hung them nil fur into tint
stream, putting in its place tho unbaked
chatty, which looked liko tho other, es
pecially in tho gloom, for always of
course It was after nightfall that the
goat girl crossed over to Luxlmaii."
"That night ami thu next night there
was n feast in this village, and Solini
must take her part with tho household,
so sho could not go over tho water. Ami
tho noxt day a flood cuuio down, strong
and sudden, from tlio hills, so that the
river became greatly swollen and peril
ous, nor did, any of tho fishermen venture
forth with their spreaduots in such yel
low twisting eddies as were running
DutSohni's heart was too full of love M
huvo in it any room for proper fear, and
when sho heard that evening, coming
across tho current, tho faint souid of hei
Indian boy's Mute she know it was the
signal of lilsl'ond impatieucofortho com
fort of her hands and thu blessings of her
mouth, and the waited until the moon
was down and then set forth for hei
"In its old hiding place she found as
abo thought her black chatty. She
drew it forth ami filled tho narrow muz
do with grass, and placing it under her
nuked bosom committed herself, witli a
littlo terror at tint durk flowing waters.
to tho quick current. Aguiu ut this mo
ment she heard the soft notes of Luxi
man's bnnsuli. Ho was awaiting her in
tho safe und warm jungle und would ho
doubly loving to her for her courngo in
"Dut, O Shivu! what is this which is
befalling? Tho water flows into tho
vessel. It fills. It sinks under her! Tlio
false sides of tho chatty unbaked and
softening quickly in tlio strong stream
yield, melt, fall in between her hands
Tho accursed client fulls hurt She knows
what has been done and lets the deceit
ful pot go before its growing weight pulls
her under the chill waves of tlio river
tho half of which sho bus not yet swum
over. Then unseen by her lover, tin
helped by any pitying star, sho struggles
steadfastly and bravely not to die.
"Many times sho rises bravely from
tho whirlpools wliich drag her feet down
and cries to Liixiuiau, who, to save his
junglo dove, would huvo breasted the
liver of Ahipatrii, which flows through
hell, if he only knew uml could have
seen. Ho does not know and cannot set1
and bo, deprived of thosustuiniiigchiitty.
her young strength yields, tho yellow
currant bolls again and again between
her gasping lips, her long brown arms
beut the stream with feebler strokes
and at last, naming her lover's mime
her beautiful head went tinder, and only
a dark hand was seen ahovo tho river as
it whirled uwiiv tho dead body of beau
tiful Sohui.
"Next duy, when tho light wns strong
upon the stream and its swollen tide had
somewhat fallen, they found the corpe
of the goat girl upon the tuil of yonder
Biindflnt, when- the cranes uro fishing
Her funereal pile was reared near to
where this stone stands, and tho village
people raised l Ho stone and had the
black chatty carved upon it as a memori
al for times to come, and because they
compassionated Solini and hated the
cruel uml avaricious Soucar Ooviudu.''
Sir Edwin Arnold.
VtVutmlnttrr Alibey.
Rev. Dr. Charles Cox read a paper at
tho sixteenth annual meeting of tho So
ciety For tho Protection of Ancient
Duildings, In winch, ufter reciting a
number of historic incidents associated
with tho edifice, he said it was estimated
that room could be found for tho burial
of 05 morn persons at tho outsido within
tho abbey. Tie reforo, ut tlio moro cure
fully ordered rate of recent interments,
it looked as if no pressing care for ad
ditional space might arise for another
century. Tho walls, however, were so
crowded that no part of them wus avail
ablo for a single statue. If u placo for
really national monumental inscriptions
wus required, it would huvo to bo sub
ject to some such regulations as govern
tlio national portrait gallery, where it
was a standing rule that persons repre
sented uml reciived should bo dead not
less than 10 years, sons to guard against
newspaper fame, and undue influence.
Loudon Times.
Mii. Wickwiro I'd just like to know
what kept you out so lute lust night; in
deed I would.
Mr. Wickwiro My dearthis is an era
of returning confidence, und you ought
not to delay it hy getting such ideas in
rour iiuii'l -Indianapolis Journal.
Host grades of Scranton and Lacka
wanna haul coal at the Whitchrcast
1 in: CotMiii.ii Iiiih tiled to rollow the
Imihii hull Hllualloii for tho last two or
Ihiee monlliH, and II him lecorded thu
rise and fall or Lincoln'H Inloiest In the
PN'lHwiil r gaiiiullun of tho western
league. Heveial tiuicH it seemed certain
jhiil Lincoln would ho in tho league;
hul at ludlamipollH, iih Hlaled in lust
weeks Ciiuiiii.ii, Lincoln received tin
H'l''l mm. Then It appeared to hn dell
I'lh'ly Hollled that then, would bo no
"' IhiII in IIiIh city next season; hut
now, when tho Hiibjecl Iiiih been pruc-
I fully dismissed, ,ch tho Information
Ihut il h very pmhahln that w wj
huvo a ball dull uftcr all, ni.,1 that yn,
league!'11 '"' '" " f",'"",lly ,,r''l!""l
Col. Illckey grabbed a Cou.uwi repro
Kcnlullvo 'ti'r.liiy and held him like
"", "":'!"". ""I"t Willi , glittering
'O.'.wl.ile In, talked of tho fufuro of h2
I"1 " !-! flljn "Lincoln will hale
Iih cIhsh base ball," ho said, "and will
"," '" " wt,H,,r Iw'KUu that will ho
Hl.ongei- orgiinlutlon than tho ono two
'"ih "go. Omaha, St. Joo, Topeka,
"w league, uml (hero aro eight good
eill' now walling loco , iLK
Ih'He cKIch Ih piepared to hire flrHt-clusH
I'I"th, mid tho cluliH ought fo play Just
l'i ih, I not better. There l K?Z
;;;irii,ior,.Htii,l,Hoi,,,ii in u tt ti.
Lilies,,,,,, hit Heason Ih, I think, sure to
;;'';'-'''';. Wo will hv a meeting
' "' H'r future, nnil prohrhly H defh
;'.;.K....IZ..tionwll. bnoffecfed w,l
Ihnn IIiIh month."
Tho announcement recently received
0 tho chancellor of tho state university
en- win ,,K UlH, ht,C" "X,C",,"1
J i ill he particularly gratifying to
!. i.M'...l,..rH r , hatlnlionwhoLve
ll. IilKlu-Hl rega.,1 for tho Hentenunt
"'' -I'li" WendH generally. Lieutona
I Crslllllir lu im,, it 1
. . " 'V ""l'-miouillliy ,, r J
"'Ht popular olllcerH over nlallone,! at
he UnlterHily, ,, ,, ,,,
,,l KK'ul zeal, nd ,, ,,,
"''I.Mlirec.loi, h battalion him reached
Hi.l..,fpr,c,,.11Cy,,I IllimilrytHL.tuH
w,r ,'",r"r" lll. HiH timo ,uh
"i the mihlnry department ut tho state
"''.verHity, an.l although strict disci
;;1,,""''' ' Ih very popular with the
'0H.Wll,,.,HllllU,,H,,fc.l. Tho
Ilfiilfiiiint'H origin,,! detail for
'''. Y'ldH. and his I,,,-,,, H(MlI(, llllVp
'"'' I" September, f). u w, ,
"iiiiiih until September !).-,. Under,,
"7 "'"' ;f the depart,,,,,,,. ,lt.ri,,nor
details Hindi,,,- to PerHhing's will l. fr
f"iir jean instead (,f ti,r,,()
dramatic criticism in t,j Khy ttQ
'i.H.nnnlly ,e!ieved by tttthh ,lf ,
MhKoneo. has for the mmt mrl ,)(c)
dreary wHte of diluted mediocrity. The
men win have presumed to enticise, in
' mn instances, 1(,v b, ,,
grotcM,,,,. conception ,,f (1() lllrIOHtt
..d ,e,de,,lH of the drama. They have
.rien placed Modjeska and Curium, ,,
he same level of conHideration. and
"""Kl'l to h,r upon the art of
that would have been appropriated
sTuged in 1, consideration of tlio beau
t.''Hofbovofsoap, orin u discussion
as to lh best way to .,. w ar,H T,
drama to these ,,. ttm ,.,, 1WV1,(,
tin' mil. of Aristaichushasbeen n plat
r.n ' lt of men and women
f'u.ning o it. Tlll., mvo mUHl 'thii
l-'iint on the wo,c'h &.,. ,! ,,, ,.,
"f the men's clothes; but they have not
"'' t'"7''ldlelicH or the plays, and the
','" ,,r ,h" II'Jth. In Hlmrt most of
'" dramatic critics haw- been
to a considerable ,.M,.t wood,.,, ,,..
Some monlliH ago,,
new cil. cone Toby H,.x, Kt.Mhmm
who is known and respected as a pm
f.-siomd man. Toby Hex's methods a.e
so far iih Lincoln is concerned, unique.
Theie ,s a strong personal flavor in his
citicsms. ami they a,,, wyH interest
ing. Pei Imps the leader' does not
always agree wuh the reviewer, but ho
cannot ehuigo the latter with dense
igiioiunce.', Toby has seen something of
the stage, and he has more than a
passing ac.uainl.ince with his subject,
The c,, hasn't critic, ,,,j tm,
Jiirmil'n theatiicitl export may. if ho
lues long enough, improve.
'ContiHuvtf on Third l'ayv.)
RAN! 1