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COURIER PUBLISHING 60.
W. Morton Smith,
RmIavm OWcn lll N HI root.
TKRMt OP tUMORIRTIONt
Tas Cuurim, ons ywtf In nitrsnm W M
Thi Ciiurlcr run H Kmind Ml
Hotel Lincoln News Stand.
Windsor Hotel Now Stand.
Capital Hotel News Stand.
Red Dude OigRr Store, 1020 O St.
Ed. Young, 1207 O St.
Clsson, Fletcher' Co., 1190 O St.
Moore's News Stand, 118 So. 11th St.
Courikh Office, 11.14 N St.
Archie Enslgn,2l7 So 11th St.
TO WHAT 1CXTKNT AHK THK "WOK"
For r month or more, and up to a few
days ago, the World Herald In Omaha
pursuod a polloy that put a premium on
begging, and invited mendicancy.
The World Herald' much heralded
and greatly aeiiaational relief bureau
waa not a good thing. It dispensed a
kind of indiscriminate, helter-skelter
charily, that (a moat demoralising in Ita
tendency. Probably three-fourths of the
people who clamored for relief at the
bureau were utterly undeserving. Many
deserving cases were not reached.
Had the bureau been kept open a
month longer Omaha would have been
overrun with so-called paupers.
Aa a matter of fact there ought not to
)e any pauperism in Omaha or Lincoln,
oven In these dull times. Through
sickness or accident poverty and suffer
ing are often entailed, and there'wlll al
ways be -cases of this kind to be re
lieved. But the great part of the class yclept
the "sufferers" are deserving of scant
It the able bodied men who are so
eagerly soliciting contributions would
display half aa much energy In looking
for work they would And It and with
it the means of livelihood.
The number of unemployed in Lin
coln is not large, ami even in the dull.
sat Unas there is enough work to be
done in a city of' Lincoln's sine WJur,
Jam aosM oeeupatlon and compensation
for all that are willing to to work, and
are not particular aa to the kind of labor
Only a week or two ago a gentleman
approached the company of idlers al
ways to be found at Tenth and O
streets, ami tried In vain to get someone
of these gentlemen of leisure to distri
bute a handful of circulars for seventy
Ave cents. Nobody wanted the money.
All tail .week the sidewalks have been
covered with snow. Fifty men could
have found, profitable employment for
aeerlyHhe entire week shoveling snow
from the walks la front of private real
dsaoss. Did any of the unemployed try
thtaT Not so far aa we are able to
One family In this city under our lav
mesHats observation, has drawn on the
oharlty fund all winter, when ita head
has had money of his own in thebenk.
Another fsjal)y,'aot in very serious
straits okaer, worked the no coal scheme
so effectively that one firm received la
oae day no less than four orders from
different parsons for a tea af coal eaoa
to be delivered at the residence of these
Buea instances as these, aad there
are many of them, go far toward re
pressing the sympathy one naturally feels
tor the poor aad unfortunate.
To oae deserving case there are ten
that are fraudulent.'
l- That .there should be any actual pov
erty or Idleness ia this esaatry k almost
paradoxical. With milHena of acres of
fertile land waiting to he tilled, with
farmers unable to obtain necessary help,
while the productive power of the earth
has scarcely begun to be utilised, it is
unreasonable that the cry of no work
and poverty should be heard In the
land, -There is work and competence
for millions oa the untitled American
seres; but men turn their backs oa op
r portunity aad hasten to the centers of
' population.where finding no demand for
labor, they ery aloud for relief.
MUM MB A MKJMLICAN.
About this Mate two years ago there
saaaa 'talk ia repubtioaa ekeies
tateugaeat the state about the import
aaes of ooaceatreHag efforts oa the, leg
Watfve tleket, to the end that arepub
Hoaa legislature night be elected, and a
reMibUeaa sent to the United States
The state central committee did make
tt, - . ...
aa attempt to- sjbwrc -tae election of a
-?iv. lu . UtaLd.t.. .. th. ...
i sTBsflimBBaasBj mBsmjaBSBSBsvanvo. frnsj isrvisf vvevav
., aet pikfeaieat so operation, aad the legls-
wasneaoesortpt. itieteeted a
Unfed , States senator, to
of ta state.'
Hew taste Is to be another United
sleeted at the nwtne ass
oae of tto swats abend?
AUmuH lea matter of sa-
a eas eresst sad wet
faro of tho state tliRt h reputable rnpub.
llcan lw selected for tho other senator
ship. And republicans cannot Itogln too
early to prepare to put through a
straight republican legislatlvn uckoi hi
every county In tho state.
Tho successor to Bonator Mnndowm
must lo it republlcnn.
A COMI'KOMIHK Al'l'OINTMKNT.
Mr. J. 11. IlHrloy Is an estimable gen
tleman, and a level headed, practical,
successful, business man. Ho will make
an excellent Kiatinastor, and Tun
CouuiKit congratulates both Mr. Harloy
and tho people of the city of Lincoln on
It has come to pass that tho selection
of a postmaster is essentially n question
of politics, and it is, therefore, meet and
proper to consider tho political aspects
of Mr. Harloy's appointment.
A consideration of tho facts Involved
does not mako It apparent that Con
gressman liryan has strengthened him
self, or that hie party, at tho present
tlmo somewhat conspicuously fruitful
of factional strlfo, Is In any bettor con
dition than It was before the iipjxtlnt
mont was made.
Mr. Harloy's appointment Is culled a
compromlso appointment. Llko many
so called compromises It Is inoro of an
Irritant than an allayer of feeling and
Mr. Bryan has repeatedly assorted
that ho would standby Major Calhoun
until tho ory end, that ho would, us tho
expression goes, "die with hint.' And
Major Calhoun and his frionds exacted
him to keep his word. Mr. liryan did
not do as ho promised. When ho was
Informed that Calhoun could not bo up
pointed ho does not die with his man; but
immediately bobs up seronly with a now
candidate to rocommond. Major Cal
houn and his frionds, who had bo much
to expect of Congressman liryan, cer
tainly havo no reason to le enthusias
tically grateful for tho appointment of
There was nothing In tho appolntntont,
or tho manner in which it was ntado, to
causoany joyful manifestation on tho
part of Mr. Huff or Mr. Whltmoro, or
Mr. Oppenheimer or any of tho other
candidates. These gontlomon can see
nothing that looks like a compromlso in
the appointment of Mr. Harloy.
And then again there Is tho cry that
has already been heard In the land, from'
the democratic aldo of tho fence, that
under the new regime a genuine, old
time, dyed-in-the-wool democrat has no
show, that the pluma drop into the
palma of the mugwumps, or men whose
democraoy is of comparatively recent
There are a good many democrats in
Lancaster county, men ' who wore
democrats long before they wore old
enough to vote, who have leggod and
pulled and hauled for tho sake of tho
party, in season and out of season, carry
ing the banner always, and over whoop
ing it up for the party, who are far front
the state of sublime happiness as thoy
contemplate tho spectacle of a demo
cratic administration deliberately be
stowing one of the very choicest gifts
within its power on a man who does not
have to look very far back to see his
own conversion to tho democracy, n now
comer, aa it were, No, tho old liners are
not tickled to death over Mr. Harloy's
In fact, from a political standpoint,
we are unable to see what element of
the party is pleased. There are no sore
places covered up, no breaches filled, no
strife stilled; and if Mr, Bryan has
strengthened his cause in any way we
are unable to see it.
But, of course, the city of Lincoln has
nothing to do with factional differences
of any party. Only It Is interesting to
Mr, Harley ia all right. He is a lucky
man, and ho Is to be congratulated.
MUNICH' A.I. HKrOHM.
Thk Courier is glad to see there
is a movement in this city that indicates
that the people of Lincoln havo finally
dkwoyered that there is such a thing as
a city government, and that all things
therewith connected are not as they
It's a good sign when citisens begin to
look into the v acta of city officials, and
discuss among themselves, tho various
questions of public imimrtunce before
"if there is inefficiency in any of tho
bodies clothed with power in this city,
or in any of the important offices, or if
the public money is being expended
needlessly or uselessly, it js the fault of
Every year the newspapers, even those
whose partisanship is strongest, urge tho
political parties and the people to name
as candidates for public office men who
are something more than two by tour
polHieians; bat talk and sentiment of
this kind are usually altout aa effective
as harking at the moon.
When the nominating conventions
come around the citisens, the men who
protest and write letters to,the news
papers between times, stay at home, not
because they can't get into the conven
tions, but because they do not make the
effort; and the small bore politicians
have everything their own way,
We believe, however, that there is a
stronger feeling in favor of municipal
reform just bow than there has been for
yean. Certainly there was never great
er oooasioa for a movement of this sort.
Privets taeiaess' affairs have, during the
past ycurf been readjusted on all sides. '
Business depression has made curtail
uiuiit pocessury, and economy has been
practiced oorywhore. But tho men
who I'.iivo been managing city affairs
have uiiido no change In their manner of
doing business. Money is being Voted
away mid tuxes uro being increased just
tho sutne. The time has come when
there is an urgent necessity for prompt
and effective action. But what will bo
done? Will tho feeling which has been
aroused orystalizo Into dotinlto nut Ion?
Will tho protest he anything more than
it protest? Will the demand for letter
govorntuont and lower tuxes lie kept up,
ra-Jnforccd by active work, until tho end
sought for has been reached, or will it
gradually lose Its strength, and in it few
months cease to exist?
The city council is the most int)ort
unt branch of tho city government.
Seven councllnion are to bo elected this
Bpring. Will thlri sentiment itiat la now
mi palpable have any ofToct on this elec
tion? These uro questions that Thk
Couiiikh would llko to see answored.
Tho republican party has It in its
power to perform a vuluublo public ser
vice and itt tho sumo tlmo add greatly to
its credit by making proper recognition
of tho existing public sontlmont by
nominating for the council men who
may bo depended uinm to bo trtlo to
thomsolves and tho people, and who
would manago the affaire of the city in
tho sumo careful, economical manner
that they inunugo thoir own business
competent, honest men.
Will tho party do this? If not, why
IINIVKltNlTY OF NKHHAHKA.
That western energy is solely confined
to tho building up of material things,
to traffic in dirt and hogs and corn and
brick and mortar, to tho amassing of
dollars; that It is impossible to accom
plish in this atmosphere of new earth
and active commerce tho finer things
that appeal to tho mind rather than to
tho pockot-lKxik, uro most strongly re
futed by tho wonderful dovelopmont of
the University of Nebraska which this
week celebrated it twenty-fifth anniver
sary. Tho university, only twonty-tlvo yonrB
old, has achiovod an eminence in the
educational world that must bo particu
larly gratifying to the pooplo of this
state. It haa grown with tho buslnoss in
terests of tho community,and its success
is quito an marked as tho success which
has followed any business venture, or
Established on a broad, libera) basis,
it has doveloped along liberal linos, and
more especially within tho past two or
throe years, since Professor Canfiold haa
had tho executive management of the
institution, it has expanded and grown
in a manner truly remarkable.
Chancellor Cantleld is an extraordi
Ho is an enthusiast without being a
crank. Ho is a man of great ambition,
and his ambition follows many different
lines; yot he is ablo to concentrato his
ability and atrongth, to a very consider
able degree, in ono channel, tho upbuild
ing of tho university. Ho is a scholar
and at the samo tlmo has practical ideas
on business subjects a very unusual
combination. With a careful regard for
tho proper development of 'the purely
acadomic Interests of the Institution, he
haa grasped the business affairs of hia
great charge, and has pushed ahead and
elevatod tho university in alj its phases,
at the same time.
There ia something of a personal
triumph in the record of advancement
in the University of Nebraska which
waa this week so forcibly borne home
to every cltlsen of Lincoln, and we but
voice the sentiment of .the people when
wo congratulate the chancellor on, the
success which has crowned his work.
Nebraska is going to bo known abroad
tor something else besides its corn and
hogs; it is going to bo known as tho seat
of a groat university, and for Its progres
sive spirit in education, its Intellectual
activity, both of which may bo at
tributed in a largo measure, to the Influ
ence of tho University of Nebraska.
Is Cleveland a success? This Is a
question that is asked in Donahoo's
Magaxino, and several thousand words
uro wasted In tho reply. It can bo an
swered In u very few words. Cleveland
is the biggest failure in tho white house
since tho dajs of Johnson. Ushered in
to office with brighter prospects und
under more favorable auspices than
have ever been the fortune of any presi
dent in fifty years, he haa been a bilght
and a blunderer. He has seen prosper
ity give place to distress, when he could
have prevented the change. He has'fal
teredand delayed and fooled and quib-
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Uat4 ia MUtioai of Honwt 40 Yer ttte SUnd
bled while tho nation wus In tho throes
of despair. Ho has had nothing to offer
to relieve tho suffering, and he holds out
no hoo for tho future,. 116 has pur
sued a iolcy of infamy toward Hawaii,
and ho has procd himself to bo Incont
inent and disloyal to American inter
ests. Ho Is a failure, a stupendous fail
ure, and It will be a guod thing for
tho country when ho stops down and
out. Ills ono redoemlng quality is that
ho is not tho crank on the money ques
tion thut so many members of his party
are. Had ho boon, tho nation that oven
now is bankrupt, would bo in a much
morn hopeless condition than it now is.
Mr. ANNtMho Journal Washington
correspondent, who doesn't bolievo in
tho McKinloy bodm, ought to have been
at Columbus, O., Tuesday. By tho way,
tho coming president delivered a rathor
spirited speech Tuesday night. Gov
ernor McKinloy finds many anomalies
in tho present condition of affairs.
"While congress is ongagod In reducing
tho revenues, Cleveland's administration,
of tho samo political fulth as congress,
is increasing tho revenues by what it
calls 'temporary loans,'" said McKinloy.
"Congress is professedly reducing tho
taxation to relievo tho people of bur
dens, and Cleveland Is adding to their
burdens by fastoning upon them n
Imnded debt of GO,000,000.'' Tho gov
ernor continued: "Every varioty of
property has sunk in value since tho
party of tariff reform entered upon its
possession of tho government. Every
manufacturing plant, overy stock and
Irand, from tho government to a munici
pal Imnd, has folt tho depreciating In
fluence of f roe trade. The pooplo want
a chango and thoy v-ant it v bad. Thoy
want it sooner than they ever dreamed
thoy would want it; they aro tired of
this tariff-tinkering, bond-issuing, debt
Increasing, troasury-dopleting, business
paralyzing, wago-roducing, ueon-restor-ing
administration. Thoy disapprove of
overy part of this program and thoy
would not stand it twenty-four hours if
thoy had an opportunity to cancel tho
agency between themselves and tho gen
tlemen in chargo of the government. It
is a case of landlord with a bad tenant
whoso lease haa somo tlmo yot to run,
with no provision for forfeiture."
It Ib Bald to bo a fact, and wo are
convinced on this point, that the snow
haa not' to tills day boon shoveled off tho
sidewalk in front of tho residences of
some of tho men who take an hour's
course in physical exorcise at the Y. M.
O. A. building duily. If a boll had boon
tied around tho neck of every able bod
ted citlzon who left the snow on his
sidewalk undisturbed this week, there
would have been such a jangling that
the racket would havo been heard from
Oklahoma to Wyoming. But thero
would not have been half enough bells
to go around.
Thk recent discussion of tho city's
finances haa made it clearly apparent
that the one subject of supreme import
ance before tho people of Lincoln is
economy in municipal expenditures and
a reduction of taxation. And this
matter should not be lost sight of when
it comes to nominating and electing
councilman thia spring. We want coun
oilmen who will keep down the city's
W: aro forced to admire the nerve of
the men in New York who have endeav
ored to preach free trade to the thous
ands of unemployed operatives. Soon
we shall hear of some one attempting to
harangue tho hungry multitude on the
pleasures of fasting.
It is in accordance with the eternal
fitness of things that Congressman Wil
son, author of tho Wilson bill, should,
after having made a very large portion
of the public ill, bo himself taken sick.
Some republicans ho were never
able to break into office through their
own party have been kindly cared for
by this administration.
Tiikrk is a happy day coming when
tho daily newspapers will devote more
spaco to nowa and less to coupons.
Rayal Baby" Port Wise.
If you are reduced ia vitality or strength
by illness or say other cause, we reconv
awodthe use of this Old Port Wine, the
ery blood of the grape. A grand toale
for aursuif mothers, and those reduced
by watting disease. It creates strength ;
improves the appetite ; nature's own rem-edyr-SKtch
preferable to drugs i guaraav
teed absolutely pure and over five yean
of age. Yousg wine ordinarily sold is aet
fit to use. Insl$ oa having this standard
brand, it costs no more, fit in quart bottles,
pints Wets. Royal Wine Co, For sale by
11th and O Sta.
Honors World's Fair.
gaaW. - .Ms) Aamkali No Anas.
.Op the open piano the cat
kitty came back. Now put on
the housetop she plays as she
sings, for her system is padded with violin strings.
Cats are tough, and they'll stand a whole lot of bad
usage. Boys with any life in them give clothing dard
We make boy s clothing up tough; sew 'em double with silk
thread, and guarantee them to stand rough treatment. They're In
style too. Children's department second floor.
1.1 HoUtl Htnrr.
The Best Hum p.
IK I) SM.
Will furnish you 12 Cabinet Photographs at $3 per dozen. All
work finished promptly and artistically.
1026 O STREET..
e. c ht bhnkrupt si still in progress;
RgAD! OUR BARGAINS READ!
ODDS AND ENDS OF THE GREAT BANKRUPT STOCK.
Choice of an immense line at
Choice of entiro lot of Fancy
7c a yard.
Brand "Fruit of tho Loom"
8c a yard.
10 yards to one customer.
Slightly damaged, Slightly soiled,
Ladles' and Children's Woolen Mit
tens at 12K. 10, 25' and 15c.
15c, 20c and 25c.
To Close Out.
Brocaded Silks, fancy weaves' run
ning from 5 to 20 yards in n piece, all go
at tho unheard of price,
Big drive. Never before offered at such
pricea in the history of tho dry goods
An Immense lino of Fine Satin. Our
Silks to advertise us fine novolties,
extra qualities, best goods. Worth up
to 11.95 yard, at
H. R. KRUG & CO.
11 OO O
"" Jl) ''ft ' I
ran the scale as she ((ally
time with the wag of her
The sound brought the mis-
tress with haste to the room, and
the cat left the keys on the end of
a broom. On the railroad they
tied her tight down to the track,
but the train cut the rope and the
1015-19 0 STREET.
'W. X. PHBWITT
Special in Ladies' full regular made
25, 35 and 50c.
Extra good value. ,
Full bleached Irish Linon Table Dam
ask, extra wido. Special price
Regular price 62c yard
HO 3IERY-UNDERWE AR.
Ladies' Black Ribbed Vests, 25c.
Ladies' Whito Merino Vests, 37.
Children's Union Suits, 91.35.
LadioB' and Ohildron'a Wool Hose 25c.
Ladies' Black Cotton Hose, 7c pair.
Turkey rod Tablo Damask, oxtrn heavy.
Red.nndWh!to all wool Flannol,
Good fqr Underwear.
r -' i"11 V
Saxony Yarns at .' .5c
Zephyrs, Bear Brand SKc
Best Dress Braids 2c
Best Needles 3c
Stockinet Shields 5c
Curling Irons. 2c
Fancy Braids worth up to 91.25, for
, 6, 10 and 25c
Silk Thread, in colors only 4c
Best Linen Thread 5o spool
Big Line of Pooketbooks 15u each
Choice Robertson's stock of Fine
Buttons, crochet, pearl and
metal 5c dosen
Coat and Vest Buttons lo dozen
Ladies' Ruches lceach