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Courier Publishing 60.
W. Morton Smith,
RatlneM Omen KM N Htrwt.
TERMS Or IUMOIIIRTIONI
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Hotel'Llncoln Newe Stand.
Windsor Hotel News Stand.
Cspltal Hotel News Stand.
Red Dude Cigar Store, 1090 O St.
Ed. Young, 1907 O St.
Glaaon, Fletcher St. Co., 1190 O St.
Moore's News Stand, 118 Bo. Uth St.
Courikr Office, HIM tf St.
Archie Enslgn,317 So Uth St.
HANK KXAM1NKK (miVMTII.
Much haa been written atmut 0. W.
Mosher'e peoulatlona. Much that could
have been written has been loft untold.
The full extent of thia man'a coloasal
stealings will probably never be known.
Blaewhere In this Issue of Thr Cour.
ikr a few itema are Riven, the aum of
which makea it appear that Mother
took fully, If not qui te 12,000,000, Bn.l the
larger part of this aum waa atolen with
in a year of the collapse of the Capital
Perhapa the moat unique feature of
this remarkable caw ki the part played
by Mr, J. M. Griffith, national bank ex.
While nearly everybody ekw connect
ed in any way with the bank or with
Moaher'a operation, haa been aecused,
Griffith, the man who, for years, made
frequent examination of the bank, haa
been allowed, somehow, to escape any
very serious criticism.
And this gentleman who allowed the
Capital National bank to "fail" under
his very nose, who, unless he Is a tower
lag fool; must have known what was go
ing oa, la retained by the governmeat,
and at the present time haa charge, with
Mr. Howey, the other examiner, .of the
Mr; Griffith aarrowly eseaped Indict
meat by the ftderal graad Jury, it ta
true; but since that tlaw lie has had
that mysterious protection that ia
throw anwad th 'wheat baad of th
Masher oohorta. , He stood In with the
gang, and now the gaagla protecting
Mr. Griffith waa apfobtsd under Mr.
Clevetaad a forater admlalatratlea. If
the facia eoaosralag ltle retention la of.
Hee since that time, the herculeaa efforta
of A. 8. Paddoek, prompted by, a W.
Masker, ware known, soma light might
be thrown on, the ralatkma between Mr.
Griffith and Mr. Moaher.
Snployea of the Capital Natkwal
bask hays testified that they knew the
booka of the iMtitutmeawera bsiag tam
pered with, aa4 yet Mir. Griffith kasw
nothtag about, it or at least that la what
he would have ua understand.
Fraudulent notes of sthe Western
Maaofaetarug company to the amount
of nearly, MOOIOO passed through tha
bank, aad yet tha examiner, apparently,
never suspected aaythhag.
Nearly svery statsaaent of tha Capital
National bank la rsoeat yssia was doc
tared." tha books of the bank wars look
eyed la evaeoavaUe aaaasr, the
acosuata wars twisted, and Moaher atom
two mllUon doUaw, aad yet Mr. Griffith,
thooffioer of the government, who la
pUd to protects latereots of the pub
Ho. sat hkfaaproval'oB every traaaaotion
and allowed Moaher to pureue his own
No banker will serioualy oontand that
It waa feasible for Griffith not to have
known 'that something waa radically
wrong, and yat thia precious "examiner"
nKllBfJAOW OMtpM BOOT nPM
It waa Griffith who on the closing of
the hank, informed tha public that its
assets wars in such good condition, and
who ao aaaknialy pleaded for the officers
That Griffith waa a full Hedged mem
bar of the gang, that he deliberately
closed his eyas te the rampant robbery
taking place in ithV bank, and allowed
tha 'public to be defrauded; that lie
could have prevented the operations of
Moaher and hia aoeomplioea by simply
doing hia duty, that he ia partieipie
crimiaie in the Moaher deal, and that
be ought to bs removed from offios, are
opialoas vary generally satertaiaed, aad
thsra aaama;to he good reason for eaeh
of these opinions.
U the eomptroUer of the. currency will
do a Httle iavsetifatiag anant Mr, Grit
. ftth'seoaasctioa with Mr. Moaher and
thaOaatwl National bank, ha may die-
oovsr that ha haa entered upon a very
interesting and fruitful study.
, TM IXCOalK TAX,
-, , Tojhe aUttor el Tu'Oocbim:
v What ia Tan Oovaiaa's position on
. tha insami taxT G. O.
,.''' TsaOovMiwM opposed to the pre'.
ffiaffiffiV HVBaffiggffif ,,MeA0 BRnnaVffip MaVana eaMNHHSeTw
'. In, gansraMy, a diaguiaed, dimagogle at-
aaaantaa laa lai' nlundsr industrious
wbbbb'w' bbm bsf ssa ,7 '''paBj gvwjgf
taf htenMaaaavaant. th Una
mho. a la
Decauso it ia, rb has locii wild, of
the aame nature m tho aultatlon in bo
half of tho free coinago of stiver, which
la avowedly an agitation for means to
rob creditor for tho Imnoflt of thn debt
ore by diminishing tho amount of value
required for the fulfillment of the debt,
llecause It would make drafts on tho
earnings of professional nion and on tho
canital of employers, arid allow tho
money Invested in so-called unproduc
tlve roal estate, which may bo doubling
In valtio every fivo or ton years, through
the efforts and entornrlso of others, to
Because wo do not bollovo in h policy
that would Impose a fine or punlshmont
on activity and enterprise and put h
premium on apathetic Indolence.
' Bocauso we do not bollovo that there
should bo discrimination against tho
man who Invests, Ills money In Indus
trial and other enterprise that give em
ployment to his fellowmen.
Bocauso it would leave 10,000,000 vot.
crs untaxed and make 100,000 pay Into
the government .'10,000,000 annually for
tho benefit of tho 10,000,000.
Because, if incomes below W.OOB are
to bo exompt, thoro Is no good reason
why Incomes below MO.OOO should not
also bo exempt.
Bocauso every citUon of this country,
bo ho rich or poor, receives tho samo
protection of tho government, and
shares equally with all other citizens,
the privileges and benefits of tho gov
ernmental organisation, and thoreforo,
alt should pay their proportlonnto sharo
of tho expense of tho same.
Because we beliovo with Adam Smith,
that "the expense of government to tho
Individual of a great nation is liko tho
expense of management to tho joint ten
ants of aareat eatato, who are all ob
liged to pay their respective interests in
Because ono of the features of the bill
ia aa follows: "That ovory collector
shall, from time to time, causo his depu
ties to proceed through ovory part of his
district and Inquire after and concern
ing all persons therein who aro liablo to
pay any internal revenue tax, and all
persons owning or having the caro or
management of any objects liable to pay
any tax, and to make a list of such per
sons and enumerate said objects." Such
a provision, aa will clearly bo seen, is an
outrage. Every man'a buaineas under a
rule of thia kind would be, practically,
public property. Important private
business facta would be hawked in the
public market. ,
Because, in connection with the above,
there is further provision, aa follows:
"Sec, 66. That it shall be the duty of
every corporation doing .business for
profit, to keep; full, regular and accurate
booka of accounts, upon which all its
traaeactkms shall be entered from day
to day, In regular order, which book
ahall, at all reasonable times, be open to
the inspection of the assessors and in
spectors appointed in pursuance of this
Because it ia an imposition and an in
OALMOUN HIMSRXr AQAIN,
When Major Calhoun writes what he
think his .Herald becomes decidedly
The other day .the New , of Nebraska
City, evidenced some perturbation over
the appointment by Secretary Morton
of a republican to the highly responsi
ble and luorntlve office of meat tagger,
and tha Hermti, in noting ita oontera
porarya agitation, proceeds to relieve it
self with the old time facility and force.
When Major Calhoun, along with Mr,
Huff and Mr. Whltmoreand Mr. Oppeu
heimeraad'tke rest, were hanging on
hooka In tha political' nnnllng room, nnd
Mr. Cleveland waa getting readf to ap
point Mr. Barley, there was a notieenble
rtpresslon In the erstwhile Hvely-JfeK
aid. This article in last week's issue is
the first evidence we have that Major
Calhoun haa again taken up tho ,axo
J1 l u t l? A- Al '4-1-J ' .
uhi m ink out- ac wiusj w incMUiu, wn.
nrdliaa of where the ihiaaVia 1'all. '&
The majors eyes art opened M
appointment of a republican meai taa-
ger at Nebraska City, and he seesj'a,
Hi, vuMfnimvf tur mo mud buu ueuv-
ery of the democratic party." " Tba edl
tor of the Herald aaya: "The scheme
embraces the election of a republican
preskUnt in '90, who will continue the
Cleveland regime, aa Cleveland contin
ued that of Ben Harrison."
The major's imagination ia a looloo.
And there ia something funny about hia
imagination. When he imagines anything
he ia convinced tha ia ao.
How Mr. Cleveland and Secretary
Morton and the administration will
eatoh it from now on! How the major's
mines of imagery and eloquence will
openupiaad how nnatheaans and skillfully
disguised earn words will roll out on the
ThJrrW, which, it tha major and
secured tha post office, would have been
very dry and unprofitable reading, front
thisoB will scintillate, and we advise
everybody to subscribe at oaee for the
major 'a paper.
Calhoun unbound and mad la worth a
good .deal mors, than II a year.
Lineoia la still laoklag in noma of the
metropolitan frills that dangle so eon-
npisnously from Omaha's skirts.
t AndMrhapsoursoeisty haa not, tha
V mmmmmaam at 'Agjffijumfntfj tiiff
,i mBBFB-s-s-- ' ij, j-" a-nTs- "Jf
" bwsbb-awl t BBjBBnsBjns-Bj , sRs, aBBnBnna( i 1 .
W afe;p . JaM:ABMa)k' ' inthia quiet
town of Lincoln, and our comiiiK and
going" sro not accompanied by the core,
mony and dinturlmnco that aro to bo
found in other larger and noisier places.
Wo have not much formality, but a good
deal of cordiality, and we huvo not
reached the point where admission to
tho mysterious clrclo known rb society
Is dependant on tho tiiHgnitudo of the
applicant's certificates of dotoslt.
Lincoln Is a vory democratic town.
Popularity and respect aro notmoRsurod
by piles of brick and stone nnd chock
When Lincoln first begun to assume
lmMrtanco us an educational center, it
was predicted that tho Influence of tho
university and tho various other educa
tional Institutions would havo a direct
touring on tho social life of tho people.
This influcnco has boon felt to a greater
extent within tho hist two years than
over before, and owing, in largo measuro,
to tho liberal -policy of tho university,
and tho individual action of members of
its faculty, It is certain that this Influ
ence will continuo to increase. ,
Society in tilncoln ought tolo markod
by its culture, and any ono who is at all
familiar with tho social llfo of our peo
plo must iicknowlcdgo that Lincoln haa
a decided advantage over many western
towns in this resect.
In no city of anything like its slxo,
outside of Now England, can thoro ho
found a liko Interest in learning, a liko
development and promise in educational
matters, and Lincoln is only in its first
stages of infancy us yet.
Whon tho University of Nebraska and
tho sister colleges of various character
shall havo attained a maturor ago, and
this city shall havo been filled with
graduates of those Institutions, and largo
numbers of tho tlnost specialists in all
departments of loarning shall havo thoir
residence horo, diffusing a spirit of gen
uine culture, society in Lincoln, coming
undor tho immodlato influonco of this
intellectual growth and vigor, must bo
elovated and broadenod to a point quite
beyond tho reach of tho averago western
This movomont has already begun,
and If today Lincoln does not offer tin
usual advantages to those who would
settle within hor borders, iu tho attrac
tiveness and worth of its socloty.thotlmo
in fast approaching when this must bo
reckoned among the first of Lincoln's
facilities for onjoyment and profit, and
become ono of tho city's distinguishing
A 8WIFT NKHRASKAN.
Buffalo BUI could givo any Nebraska
politician valuable points.
When It comoa to keeping himself to
the front ho is a thousand rtilos ahead,
of Church Howe, who ia generally con
sidered no slouch in this respect; and
Van Wyck and' William Lccso aro sim
ply not in his class at all.
After Buffalo William finally closed
tho world's fair and the wild west show
ho tucked his lucre in his belt and
headed for Nebraska. Roachinir his
homo in North Platto ho painted the
town a gorgeous hue, put himself in evi
donee at a XXX banquet and presented
checks to tho churches.
Then he went to New York and had
himself featured in tho gullible metro
politan newspapers as a candidato for
Then ho declined to bo governor, with
an appropriate accompaniment of
Then he camo back again for a rest.
Then ho went east onco more, and
had it announced that.he would lassoo
500 Philadelphia Quakers, Wing them to
Nebraaka and plant them on hia land at
Then he came In contact with Fred
May in a Washington restaurant, and
knocked a couple of men under the
table, with the ease that a Jersey mos
quito picks his teeth with a crowbar.
XII of which goes to show that Ne
braaka haa some citiaons who are pretty
Wv are informed by Mr. Cody's press
avorit that BUI will visit Nebraska in a
few1 days. Ho will stop at Omaha and
throw Mr. Rosewator into the Missouri
River, set Are to a few business blocks,
ride a South Omaha steer through the
streets of tho metropolis, and, riding to
Lincoln on a cow catcher, ho will take
possession of the statn house, and pro
claim tho mlllonium with red tire and
music by tho museo band.
For a man who knows how to keep
public attention centered on himself
commend us to the Honorable William
F. Cody, We can imagine the disgust
of Church Howe and Van Wyck and
Lease and Jay Burrows and W. J; Bryan
and Senator Allen aa they witness the
successful playa of the wild ranger of
the Nebraaka sand hills.
Awarded Highest Honors World's Fair.
Th ly Fur Cream of Tartar
UMd in Millioi of Homtf
Tiik.iik Is a rumor that Major J, I).
Calhoun will secure possession of tho
Call and mako it a democratic news
paper. Wo do not know anything about
tho major's Intentions in this matter;
but wo aro forcod to remark that should
the major adopt tho Cull it would require
vory little effort to mako It democratic.
It is already populist and anti-ropubli-can,
and populists nnd anti-republicans
aro transformed lato democrats very
Ik you want to got rid of tho suppliant
for charity offer to put him to work.
Mavor Wmii'b attempt next Thurs
day to mako Lincoln like tho beautiful
snow is awaited with deep interest. Thr
Coukirii has promised to placo no dis
couragement in tho mayor's way, and wo
will koop our promise, in tho mcantimo
assuring His Honor that ho tin our most
distinguished consideration. ,
Ik tiik citizens of Lincoln will back
up tho newspapers nnd insist on the
nomination of clean, practical, economy,
loving business nion. for councilman, it
will bo posslblo to accomplish valuable re
sults. Thoro isn't very much time to loose.
In a fow weoks tho slates will all havo
been mado, and It will bo difficult thon
to accomplish anything. Now is tho
time for action.
Ex-Go vjciiNoit John M. Tha visit always
speaks to tho point. His artlclo in this
Issuo of Thk Coukikk on tho policy of
tho Cleveland administration toward
Hawall.and contrasting it with tho former
policy of tho domocrntlc party regarding
tho acquisition of now territory, is of
historical interest, and is a forciblo ox
prcssion on a most important subject.
Turkic is a prospect that unless somo
effective work is dono, tho stato fair to
bo hold in Lincoln tho coming Septem
ber will bo tho last ono hold in this city
for some time. Tho stato fair is too
valuablo to lose, and Lincoln cannot
nfford to lot It gc to any other city.
tiTivt llonk by Henry Wood.
Messrs. Leo and Shopard havo issued
a now lxok by Honry Wood, author of
"Ideal Suggestions,"' "God's Imago in
Man," "Edward Burton," etc, undor a
novel title. Its purpose is to outline
u political economy which is practical
and natural rather than theoretical and
artificial, being a study of inhoront laws
and principles. In 1877 this author is
sued a volume entitled, "Natural Law in
tho Business World," which waa well
received and passed through several
editions. Tho present book is not a re
vised edition, but substantially a now
book of double the size.
The titles of a few of the twenty-four
chapters will giye some idea of ita con
tents. Among them are. Tho Law or
Co-operation, Tho Law of Competition,
Combinations of Capital, Combinations
of Labor, Profit Sharing, Socialism,
Economic Legislation, Can Capital and
Labor be Harmonized? The Distribution
of Wealth, Tho Centralization of Busi
ness, Booms and Panics, Money and
Coinage, Tariffs and Protection, In
dustrial Education, otc.
Political Economy is interpreted from
tho standpoint of evolution and natural
law. Tho idealism and optimism of this
book strongly distinguish it from many
of tho pessimistic treatises of the pres
Mr. Wood has the faculty of render
ing this usually dry subject not only in
structive but positively entertaining.
He haa given many yeara of careful
study to the practical phases of social
economics, in their relation to natural
law, and each chapter is thoroughly
original and telling in its special de
partment. The Political Economy of Natural
Law. By Honry Wood. Boston, Loo
and Shopard, 91.25.
Wliut We Bolleve-InvMtlEiUloii Ilerireri
We beliovo the genoral equipment of
the entire North Western line system,
7,901 miles, is unequalled in this coun
try; that it has tho best road bed and
best system of safety appliances west of
Chicago as good as any east of Chica
go; that it is, aa tho trains run, tho
short lino to Chicago, Milwaukee etc.;
to St. Paul nnd north west and to Black
Hills towns, That it carried tho great
est number of people to the world's fair,
and without an accident to anyone.
Perhaps you begin to think we are stuck
on tho North Western lino? Wo aro
and want you to know It, and say you
would bo too, if you used it. Try it.
Correct information aa to routes, rates,
etc., supplied cheerfully.
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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
kitty came back. Now out 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
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