The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, March 25, 1897, Image 4

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I:p::qdxzjt Public hiijg Go.
At UN M afreet,
;i.00 per Year in Advance.
tMnm all OBBilctlou to, snd sli
.afts, boht srtor. U.. pjblt to
I t-4 UlfiXPENUKMT ?0B, CO,
- Lmools, Bss.
Now will dome upstart) of a district
adge enjoin the legislature?
M y subscribers are delinquent and
bould make a remittance at onc.
J Tbe paper it a little short ou editorial
matter thin week. Cause: Editor bad
he grippe.
lit man who U rlsrbt can afford to
Joittht, verdict of time. Abuse and
'representation will nut hurt him.
Remember, It wae the wide open pol
I that wae to bring prosperity to Lin
ja. It bae boon two years on tbe
)rney and hae not arrived yet.
If. W. Hardy, candidate for city treas
er, if elected will let tbe people know
v exact condition of tbe cities finances.
ia honesty is unquestioned, his courage
f people hare a right to know the
yiitkmof tbe city treasury. Tbey
V)Idelecta different set of officers.
' is tbe only way to find out tbe ex
John G. Carlisle's first case after leav-
the position of sterol ary of thetreaa
:j h as special attorney for J. Pier
ont Morgan, Tbe price , for treachery
evidently being paid.
) - - ' '
Hon. W. L, Greene made bis first
jetchin cangress last week on the tariff
JuestioW It was highly complimented.
? Ajtfeene's time was extended from
. -vrty minutes to one hour.
I The legislature has done He duty to
I "je citizens of Lincoln and given them a
m and business-like charter. Will the
V- iiceus of Lincoln do their duty to them
1 Jves and eloct an honest set of officiate,
I likfcbangs in tbe administration in tbe
W . - m i . f . . i . a . 1 1 . i a .
t ' ty of i,incoin migui Dring 10 ngnisome
II 2tM of tbecity treasurer a-reatly resemb-
I ?2 those of the state treasurers
lere Is no change bow
will the people
I Geofge Hagensick will make an excle-
nt clerk. He is an honest, straight-
irward man. His nomination was a
jmpliment to our ninerleun citizens
rhich will be appreciated by them; it
'as fortunate for the fusion forces that
jt was chosen.
i ' 1 m
K Ex-Senator W, A. l'effer has taken
'jiarge of tbe editorial department of
ie Topeka Advocate, and will devote
j entire time to that paper. The copy
iiat comes to our desk shows marked
improvement. The Independent wishes
jjie senator success in his new field.
.j In a private letter from lion. W. L
1 reene, he says that the populists in
Jongress are all united that the fight
Tsif'ree coinage of silver must be kept
ithoat abatement. They ure none
, ( ttiem in favor of any "chungo in the
-hting issue." The press dispatches
. .ate the same facts.
lit transpires that the populists have
) members of the lower house instead
: 1 22. Several of those classed us free
Ver republicans and one or two classed
free silver democrats have gone into
s pcip ilist caucus. The populists of
bouse have joined in nn apwal to
: "jeaker Reed demanding separute party
; lognltlon, a thing which they have
J -Ver received from that autocrat.
V. O. HeJIuinl was Auditor Moure's
fiuty, Moore Is now on trial for em-
vWient and his case will dually be
rjy the supreme court. If Neville
.rrirkpatritk are seati'd and tbe
tela elect a uii-)or to l'o. as
'seems probable, Jibe court which
Moore's case will not Ue under
of tb republiean party. lu
have asytbiug to do with
A it
1 X ...
Afr llV 'UTV 'r fortunate in
l aaJ im I ididl fur iutor,
f ' aefj.t "Vilb the city's wellan
i , '"Vwitt rtiiinvlitin nil
1,lai4ii"U',",l Itks whtvti have
l? . b,Vi't aagin.t
vo l ivra
A city or villege in many wpects
spectsjresembles an ordinary corpora
tion. It mnst compete with other cities
and villages in its busines transactions.
It must look to the procuring of new
industries; to the protection and care of
those located within its limits. It must
prot-ct the weaker industries from the
ndierand more powerful, for the success
of tbecity or village depends upon tbe
multiplicity and diversity of its indus
tries.;,. To allow railway companies to
charge unfair rates, or water and light
ing companies to charge ezorbitant
prices, is to cripple the business interests
of.tbecity. For under such conditions
it is impossible for its citizens to compete
with others more fortunately located.
Its bonds and obligations roust be met
when due. Its credit must be maintained,
Tbe directors of a city, its offlcers.should
be men versed in all branches of business
competent and capable of dealing with
its many probloms. Tbe property-own
ers and electors of a city should be as
careful in tbe selectlan of tbe officers as
tbey would be in tbe selection of a presi
dent or secretary of any other corpora
tion or business association in which
they might be interested.
The IKDBI'BNDENT believes the business
men of Lincoln will protect their own
interests by selecting a competent and
ca pable business man as tbe cbief director
of tbe'affairs of this city.
Mr, K. K. Drown, tbe candidate of tbe
silver republicans, populists, and demo
crat, is an old resident of the state, a
man of property, competent in every
The city ticket nominated by tbe re
form forces of Lincoln, is in most re
spects, a strong one. Mr. Brown for
mayor, will inspire confidence. He is
one of tbe best known business men in
the city and his well known character
for honesto and careful business raetb
ods will insure an upright, economical
Tbe'witbdrawal ef Mr. Law ton for
city treasurer was regretted by all, but
by i he selection of Mr. N. W. Hardy
an equally good man is put in his
The candidate for city clerk, George A
Hagensick, is one of tbe oldest resideuts
of Lancaster Tcounty. He is a man wbo
a universally liked and wijl be a strong
la tbe docislon that was agreed upon
the silver republicans get mayor, tbe
populists, city treasurer and county
trustee BBd tbe democrats city clerk
Tbe populists get two councilmen, the
silver republicans two ad tbe democrats
The prospects for electing the ticket
are the best that have ever been for
electing any opposition ticket in the his
tory of the city. Taxpayers are gener
ally dissatisfied with the extravagance
of the present city government; and tbe
moral element is disgusted with tbe
present tax methods of enforcing the
laws against gambling, prostitution
and the saloons.
There seems to be practical barmony
between all the elements of reform and we
believe, with proper effort, tbe result will
be victory.
The Independent this week gives all
all the correepoudence concerning tbe
recount case. This is self-explanatory.
It can leave little doubt as to this one
fact: That there is a very large legiti
mate increase shown. This fuct is ad
mitted by Mr. Hedluud and reiterated by
the other commissioners and by Secre
tary of State Porter.
Mr. Hedluud, by the way, leaves him
self in a very unenviable position. If the
charges that be makes are true, then be
was a party to the crime as be never
raised a voice of protest during the en
tire sittings of the board. He kept tally
sheet and, if we believe his own admis
sions, he was guilty of putting down a
wrong couut, knowing it was wrong
without a word of objection.
Hut if his charges are not true, and
that they ure not we have tbe word ol
five othercommissioners and the sttcre-
taryof state besides considerable circum
stantial evidence, then Mr. Hedlund is
loft in the attitude of a deliberate falsi
fier, with evidently no other motive than
to defeat the reeouut itself.
What Is the object of the republicans
In trying to prevent the recount? !o
they teur the result? Is there something
tbey do not wish exposed?
Here at the enpitot, it is a well under-
stood fuct Unit the man who is pushing
the light to prevent the recount is (I, V,
I'ost, chairman of th republican stats
ceutral committee, also a brother of A.
,w. i urn, enw-i pisiice oi me supreme
I it p4it.l that there is something
in coiiuei'lUm w ith the original count on
ihwkinruditient ittereaniug the tiumUr i.l
supreme jiiliNi tli, it Mr. lok does not
want known? And U it putt.l that
Judys tkruuKh )i brutluir kinow
trying to prevent watiug the twonddi
Imaal Judges, wbeu U wtts uuetilths
ihk'f prulu.!.'M ol tb titeaoljn, p.M
wo)ir ugo, under whlta they were
elevtol '
All Ihst lbs potUiiat of tlif sttts
Ivinaudte that tbis muit U fsirly,
ldily and hianlr ii, It tbe
amsuduisat was rarrM and ( son
reaaow tkt tow&t ua lbs UaliwU
suppress.!, (sty want tbe pol tt
iujw it. On tbe thr head, if the
amendments were not carried, they want
tbe fact settied beyond cavil and have
done with it.
All that they dsire is to arrive at the
peoples' will. After they have done so
they w ill see that that will is carried out
whatever it may be.
The matter has now passed into the
hands of the legislature. A new board,
eomposed of , senators and representa
tives, will at once be appointed. Tbe
recount will go on and no further delay
will be brooked.
Tbe election of a city council and a
mayor favorable to tbe municipal own
ership of a lighting plant roeansasav
ing of thonsands of dollars to the people
of Lincoln. The fnslon candidates, be
sides being men of standing and charac
ter are in ffivor of breaking ibe monop
oly which has cost the city thousands of
dollars each year. Experience has
shown that tbe price of light can be re
duced substantially one-half when the
liirht is furnished by tbecity. Can it be
that the people of Lincoln are willing to
pay so much a year for the sake of hav
ing officials who call themselves republi
cans? Tbe republican machine bad an
opportunity to take tbe side of the
people, but it refused to do so. If the
machine disregards its duty to the rank
and Olo of tbe party, why should they
feel under obligations to sacrifice them
selves for tbe benefit of the machine?
This is a question which appeals to tbe
pocket books of the people. If the man
agers of the lighting plant are justified
in making all they can out of the people
of the city, why should not the people
feel justified in looking out for their own
Interests? Fusion success means cheap
er light.
Lincoln must now have cheaper gas
and our own electric lights. Tbe follow
ing is some inside figures regarding Lin
coln's Light and gas problem: Take
first place, the present plant is stocked
for 11,000,000 and bonded for f 3.34,000
at 0 per cent. Tbe city has been helc:
up for street lighting for a trifle more
thoa the interest on the bonds and be
sides that they have been paying 4 per
centf dividend on the capital stock of
$1,000,000 which in round numbers the
city has had to pay. together with tbe
private citizens using it $00,000 per
ysar net, which covers tbe interest on
bouds and 4 per cent dividend. Tbe
bonded indebtedness is more by at least
$100,000 than a new plant complete
with all modern improvements, so that
the city and citizens should not have to
pay more than the interest oa their
present bonds. The wear and tear and
cost of operating the stock is of little or
no value and should not be considered.
as a new plant can be put in for much less
than the bonds. That being tbe case the
city should have all of ber lights all
nignt ngnts and at a cost oi not more
tbau $5.00 per light and our gas for at
least 60 per cent of what we now have
to pay. By all the information I can
get gas does not cost to exceed 30 cents
1000 ft delivered at tbe burners. Sixty
cents would make 100 per cent profit,
Take tbe city of Ilelfast, Ireland, which
owns its o wn plant sells gas at 60 cents
per 1000 with from 5 to 20 per cent off
according to amount used with coal at
$3.00 per ton and last year made $335,
000 net profit to the city. '
The Ohio penitentiary produced
their own gas nt the expense of 20 cents
per 1000 ft and if they had to hire the
labor for tbeirismall plant it would only
have cost SO cents per 1000 including
interest on the money invested. This is
the report to the governor, J. U. II
Greea superintendent of gas.
The people of Lincoln have demanded
reform in their city government. They
have made spasmodic efforts to obtain
t by selecting one or two city officeis
and concentrating their efforts upon
them, to find that, when elected, these
olllcers were powerless in their ffforts to
give relief because tlieir enorts were
thwarted at every turn by their uso
ciates, selected by the minority of the
majority party.
No one political party has been sulll-
ciently urong to nominate ami elect a
full set ol city udlcers pledged to reform,
except the republican party, and Unit
party has becu dominated in city nffairs,
its best representatives turned down and
then silenced by the party whip in the
bauds of the unscrupulous minority
composed of ward heelers and the t-iu-
ployes of men and industries seeking to
absorb the taxes without giving t J the
ieople unv adequate return for their
money, A respectable majority of the
republican party condemns th looting of
the city treasury by th Infamous light
ing cuutriu-t and other forms of plun
der, but the minority, which profits by
dUhouest governiiu'Ut directly and Indi
rectly, bas beva able to in tike iu If n.
t'aury to tbe nomination of itsraoli
dt"s for svery city nftKw Uwausn it is
always ir.ou'-d, always active, and
works under tbe unit rule,
Ths ip.Htion lobs answered iu this
elsction is, Can th burum Us ou th n
publican ship thwart tbe wi'-l otth
Wbuls po l.?
The eftot to do so is being row link J
and witi eoalinu to U nutd by stirriug
up jettlousu and disaffsitioa lull' In
stall rwsks and applying th uirty lh
la their o ranks. Th Ikkst whku
has bww onlttw4 by the tin cou
veaiiow, tulwowsllMtf la strong vlit-
ins tiiovHat it tivpiuualy stroa,
bwawss of tbe fast that it rprwate lb
combined efforts of three distinct party
organizations and carries the support of
good citizens independent of party lines,
..v.. - n.ufc.o Uv..u.Urc
has at any time been supported by or
connected in any manner with theele
menta which have brought disgrace up
on the republican party through corrupt
methods and measures. There may be
candidates wbo for personal or other
reasons you would not select or who
would not have been selected by a ma
jority of one or tbe other of tbe parties
entering into the movement but no man
can truthfully say that any convention
of bib own party, bas ever selected
ticket on which he would not make some
changes, if be consulted bis own judg
ment. How then can the joint action of
tbree distinct parties assisted by citizens
of all porties select a candidate wbo
would be tbe choice of all of one political
Every candidate selected is pledged to
enforce tbe law and guard the interests of
the city by using bis utmost endeavor to
give the people a clean, honest and effi
cient city government, and tbey will
keep tbo pledge, if for no better reason
because tbe people who demand that
kind of a government are going to elect
them and they will owe no obligation
moral or political to the forces that
have made republican city government
distasteful to all law abiding citizens
without regard to tbeir religion or
political fuitb.
This is no time to indulge personal
preferences or humor distinct political
beliefs. Help to let in upon the munici
pal affairs of this city the broad, open
light of day, by placing them in charge
of municipal officers, most of whom have
spent tbe greater part of their active
lives here without becoming politicians
and have proven themselves safe, con
servative, active and clean business men
and women representing almost every
legitimate business interest of tbecity,
excepLoolitical intrigue. If you wish to
1 i -it- i-30,ro,u l,1B rulB oi pron
1, pCffHcmns and restore it to the
rule of the people, elact the entire fusion
Tbe United States Supreme court has
decided that tbe anti-trust law is bind
ing on railroads. Tbe effect of tbe
decision will be far reaching. It will
probably break up every freight and
passenger association in tbe United
States. Already railroad attorneys
presidents and other officials are advis
ing tbeir respective lines to draw out
of tbe combines. A rate war seem
Lincoln and Omaha are now each
under new charters. Both Instruments
were framed by the majority element in
the legislature and passed over tbe
United republican opposition. Both
charters provide for a fire and police
commission appointed by tbe governor
which commission shall have full con
trol over the fire and police depart
meats of tbeir respective cities. Both
charters provido for a considerable
saving in official salaries, ilotb make
it possible for the cities to take charge
of their own lighting and street car
facilities, if it is desirable to do so.
The fire and police commissions are
nan-partisan. The governor bas made
appointments for both cities. Tbey
are as follows:
Omaha Dr. J, H. Peabody (pop);
Judge D. D. Gregory, (rep); Lee Herd-
mnn and W. C. Bullard (dem.) Lin
colnFred A. Miller (pop); Judge A. S,
Tibbetts (dem,); J. H. McCiay (rep.)
These are all gentlemen of the very
highest standing and tbeir appoint
ment is giving nearly universal satis
We sre Puzzled.
With corn selling out west at nine
cents a bushel and potatoes at ten cents
a bushel, and lots of other things at pro
portionate prices, we are puzzled to
know why everything is so high in 116s
ton. Seems ns thonuh the farmers and
consumers might find some better way
of doing business.
And with big AhIi eating up the little
ones in almost every brunch of trudo wo
are puzzled to know where our ship of
state is drifting and what Is to be the
Is it not high time for the patriotic
and christian coplof this country,
both rich and poor to cotisider this ques
tion throw upon It all the light jMitwible
ami then by proisr education in all our
schools and proper laws in all our halls
of legislation, avert what seems to us a
great and grow ing danger, -George T.
Angel), iu Ptimi) Animals (ltowtou.)
Mark Hannn has cut the wage of his
miners employed near 1'itUburg totiO
cents i r ton. I hey formerly gt 7,e,
lis made bis employes sigu a i'nitre
at that tlure for a year, evidently h
l.m'l eiisH't prosiHTitv during that
time or il so don't Intend bis employes
to get any of It. Tree Itepublio (Louis
Vllle, Kjr.
iw tll ! Mnlrtsl Onr.l.l.
Tbe city ol IMfat. Ireland, bus !
making laruw prollt on tbe gi works
euHtroU V l.t yswr's profit was VU7,
it??. llbHstw-ea il'fi-W (o tow lbs
ew to (siuountsrs, although lbs prvwul
prtvs is rtdh'itlously low, aeeord ng to
Vim r nun standards, lrrsltr was
will t ik Id al till tvsis prr I. taut tt
lut. of (1-t eeiils, and thrw wtiiWsa
limber diwVMftl d lrMU 5 p WttttO
yu pr cent dcpritdoul upcH the amount
eonUMieL I nlit twla t'imut tansy,
at I ! I, tins uiiptietl Ibe dertrot
id Mists with a lull statvmeat of lbs
aot of producing pifr gas il
Jaiuta has not adopt! thsgtdd stand
ard. IU! tigt huadred basks have
been started over there, and they want
jto control the currency of the empire,
,'aud d raw i"1 on every yen that tbe
11 into the lower b ouse of tbe Jananes
diet to cut down basic money and sub
stitute bank eredit inflations of scarce
gold. Tbia "mint bill" it is thought has
no prospect of success; but, if it goes
through, Japan will soon have susoen-
sions of specie payments, frequent panics
and all the blessings of that kind now
enjoyed by the United States. Bat eh?
will ruin her export trade, and this will
De good lor England, and for American
carpets, silks and bicycles. The destruc
tion ol Japan now depends on how many
btiermans and CI velands she bas for
politicians. Silver Knight.
Lncle Sam owns thejwstnJUw,- frirtgeWity of tone that I was not insisted
rmpiopes worxf nours a day and
reeivaHl;'-lrom six hnddred doi-
lars to severs thousands. The tele
graph is oWm4by corporations. The
messages ar dtiintred at any time of
day or night,yijhifn certain limits. The
work is done (by half grown boys
wr-o receive frori f to Ml per week
of ten hours ft day. This is one of the
small differeitce4between public and prj
vaie owuersip,-.on-Conrormlst
Bob Ingerspll lectured in this city on
the 14tb Inst, oi "How to Iteform man
kind." He Iflcti red on a similar subject
last fall which evidently means Bob re-
lorms by thef nlark, and now tbe fool
people want to Hee the man who pros-
rnucea ins principles during tne presi-
oeuuai campaign. iMon-couforniist.
aslsrles soil Reformers Congress sod
1'rotecMon How to Sucked oa a Farm
To talk reform before election and to
vote for it in th) legislature are quite
different things, Corporations, trusts
and special privilege men flatten out
many a loud tallfer so tbey resemble a
piece of putty after being stepped on
We expected a fair adjustment of sal
aries, on the constitutional scale as lim
ited for state others, but that reform
looks doubtful. But with tbe disan-
poiutment we iarMgoinar to iret several
grand reform )ats. Thieves and Sby-
iocks win not ratten in tne future as In
tbe past.
Congress is ponuding away on the
tariff. Every body! wants a big price for
what they sell and a low price for wbat
they buy and thftt is the grand doctrine
of protection, fl boss wno are forced to
sell tne product of their labor abroad
are made to pay Ian increased price to
those who sell it at home. It Is real I v all
owl for the farmed and turkey for tbe
manufacturer, i s
How to SwfyiED o a Farm.
There was little (to do tht rest of the
summer and full omy to nut ud hav and
tner ore wooa. Almost every dava
cow ioa1 or one or ine otner was bauled,
It was JanWplns to lay in two or three
years' supply of wdpd tor be anticipated
tnat an increase, ol settlers would de
crease the supply,
Eatein HepteiDMr he learned that a
large train of PiUs peak freight oxen
were haul ted a few tulles below and tbo
owners were selling: toff the neck sore and
lame ones cheap! ije called a counsel of
Sue and himself tc decide whether he
better go and biff a, yoke of them. The
entire contents oi tatb purses wae less
than eighty-five fdoplars. Would it an
swer to pay fifty dollars for a yoke of
oxenr iney conn.u not expect to sell
much for at least three years. The
calves and piguf tnhist be raised. The
corn mast be knpt'lto feed. Bnt they
would not need to ty much. They bad
three yours clothing I on hand, at least
they could get alond. Tbey bad garden
truck and plenty find would have fifty or
a hundred bushels Of corn. Tbeir flour
could be corn meah tbeir meat could be
venison. Jim wa oily waiting for Joe
to go with him atd it hey could down a
fat deer any day, at kny rate they could
do it if their winctiesuWs were not spoiled
shooting rebs, Thelhen's eggs would
pay for their salt faon sugar and as for
their tea and coffefc, tjobaeco and whisky
they wanted none cithern. But should
they be sick, there wps the stick. "Go
and buy the oxen." tlaid Sue "and if we
are sick we will sell tne of the cows or
tne oxen again, tuey will brincr more
after you have fed aid trained them a
month." Hut now much will it answer
to pay? "Bay all ytou have in your
purse," said Hue, a
us through." r
purse will carry
Before noon the
lext day. Jim re
turned witn the(04en. Hue laughed
when she saw them.
You don't call
them oxen, do youf
should call them
a yoke of scabs and
mps. I hey were
irood illustrations of':
ix whacking and
bull punching for thtriuwaa not much
natural skin on their Bodies. But when
she found out that thlhy dollars bought
them she thought iBwtajid answer. Now,
says J nn, i can plow and tend my
twenty acres ol corn add breuk twenty
or thirty more, lis had the money to
buy a plow, drag and qorn cultivator.
The second yeur the, was a biir crop.
Jim put a thousand bushels oi corn into
a pole and brush crib. 1 Joe bad tbe sat
isfaction of sending I' ik word that he
had twenty-five buudr li bushels of corn
and twelve hundred Of wheat. But Joe
got into debt. He Isoight plows, plant
ers, riding cultivators mowers, reaimrs
and finally a thrisb Ig mac Inns and
after he had sold hiij c6rn and wheat be
was still In debt. f t
Tbe third year Jim plintrd forty acres
of corn while Joe plutb'4 Olty and sowed
seventy-five ol wheo,t, Tbe hot winds
ami tbe hoppers rums. ,( oro sas a lull
ure but Jim's tliuuaa I bushels in the
rrib ketit hi htg B"0ing and they in-t.-tii,.-l
beyond the Jlliy mark, tbree
or four fat ones re ! 1 iu the full, the
boiiMi sbinglxd and J lr laid. Joe's wssgooil but titer Ibreahiiig.mdl
lusraiid paying his fciNd wan, b wlj
still dees-r ih d bl. f 1
I'tvw years mora r!- arourlfoib
iiivii were strugttlmg ftn'Mtlully, i king
bard a id eeuiioinuiim, 'Jbs hi I winds
and bopirrs raiueagiiia in 1 si was ds
tditlMHt, Kmybidy wwiVf, losvtlaud
get nut of tits country, .Inn bad vtr
tbouoautl btibis it I rorn la lbs rrtb sit-l
bad Iitont V rnutirfh to biiy nn-
Mtlter b.itn id b,v Ihssxlsof bs, Jim's
dvl tbsd 1st fvrt-d so that bh.i to
iworlf tM nUiii'g h bd. lour
ytr a "t 'Its iicrs was for
iIinhxI an I JtNt's fsria nn -t,f.
I ns its 1 1 day alter tk sale, Jim wu
dl bis wst ap ti Joe's, aparently la
ftwdoat whalbsWM goikgtodi. its
found Sim p'snstM to "i'l ui and movt
to b llnptitdMN fwlleV. "NoW dn I
aat iit to go' said Jim, "we bate l
ways been together and I want you to
tay. I own your farm and I want you
more than I want your farm. It shall
be yours as long a you stay on it, only
you shall promise me not to run in debt
a dollar for anything. When you can
buy for me another quarter I'll give you
a clear deed."
Jnet then Sue came across the (rarden.
"Does she kuow it?" said Joe. Yes and
we agreed she should tell May and I tell
(To be Continued.)
Opinions of an Old Maid.
The bank president came into my
office, "Well," be saidj ;Cajbet was
knocfcfL.asr I replied wits tome
in prize fights. However be ga'rl me
some of tbe details ami went away, Slav
ing done, I suppose, the whole &n of
man. When I read the papers thatl ve
ning, I studiously avoided anytbjii on
the subject, and went to supper5 vh, I
trust, a moderately decent colleotiffli of
thoughts in my mind. But the bnnftess
mail laid bare further particulars, w.iih I
attempted to forget. A teacher wbolu I
met in-tbe evening told, me again i ho
was tbs better brute, but by bed tin I
bad forgotten, and except for my friei ds
would not know now. This iswi-a it
means to bave friends. Yon can t! :ip
whole columns in the newspapers, fut
you can't get away from yonr frieaiis.
Now I bever went to a prize flghtj did
dont even know what a "round" is 2id
U I live to be seven hundred and fifirn I
hope 1 shall knew Ions and-less alsjit
such things eyery year. Bnt Iwanujo
register my opinion that a man trio
would go to watch a bloody affairjd
that sort is no gentleman, and what's
more be Isn't even a apology for. g. mm.
Tennyson wae right wbe nei safgf tie
tiger lay very close to tbe surface, in t
average human b- ing. Onedoesn't bit!
to read lengthy jtjliemes ou evolution ti
be convinced that' the brute age is i ok
many centuries buck of us. Give us thl
Olympic games, tlie tilt with spear aai
lance, or even foct-ball, but spare us tbJ
knowledge that our fellow men have eve
stooped so low as to wituess witboni
shame tbe spectacle of two brutes pooi dj
ing each other ivith tbeir fists until uiS
of them lose mure blood than tbe othei
and gives up. If I owned even an apoU
ogy of a man, ud ha should presume A
even bet on a prize fight the moBey tbutj
ought to pay for my Euster bonne 0
mere wouia he a domestio crisis ati
once, i , f
But while wp enthuse over somethlnir
that bappenefl out in Nevada, it may
uon vo wnoii.v immoral to cast a irlanc
arouna noma, wuoever it wae that in
vented tbe piirable of tbe mote and th
mam did the race an ever astinv servhv!
I hope nobedy in Lincoln bas wasiii
much eloquetice on tbe degeneracy1 of
nevaaa, oecnuse t tninic they would 0o
better to diAharge their amunltion 'fet
home. When it comes to tbe point
where a treacling man can't walki-i.
safetv front th T.lnnnln l
Missouri Batific depot at nine o'clock in f
to warn their guests to be on the luktu
side and ridV to tbe depots, then I think
in mi uuiucmiiu an airs snouia engross t-i
attention ei an decent Lincoln!
Now I am duly an old maid. I cann
vote and Oie legislature thinks it isn't,
expedient I) give me a chance to. TIo
reputatiod of Lincoln is just as dear m
me as ff 1 lid voted the republican ticket,
in Lincolnl-ver since I was twenty-one.
It makes jist as much difference to tn
whether al manner of human beasts ate
given full lilerty to pray upon their ful-
owmenaiil women, as if I bad beeh
privileged ti go and come at Bud Lind
seys beck all call for years. It Is just
as vnai mif ler 10 me tnat tne town
where dwel my alma mater should ,
have an exi'ptionally clear moral at-ji
mospberewlh which to surround the!
boys and erirs wbo thronir the old carn-i
yua, an 11 t, im.u vuuuunu WIIU lllB tnirij
llJ .. I ...'.L i l .1 r .!
ward republbans for the last century.
It doesn't natter how the ritvnf Lin
coln stands a free silver cr tariff or any
other national issue. They may con
tinue the gdjd standard and give us
high tariff onivool and sugar; and they
may resolve luntil they are gray that
we all eyniAttbise with Greece and
Cuba; tbe sal-satisfied church iroers
may agouize dver Armenia and all the i
people may seij corn to India's famine ,
stricken distriuts, but the only thing left
for the voters of Lincoln to do if there !
exist any where traces of the "spark of t
celestial fire" is to stand up and be '
counted against the continuance of the
municipal corruption that makes our
city's name a byword throughout the (
srate. If I could vote I should know i
which side to be on. I should not wait y
for some caucus of men to tell me either, f
On the wholo I dont think the men of ;
Lincoln have anything to be proud of
in the way they have used the sacred
trust the ballot.
D. D Rogsrt, Negro Waiter, Flree Four
Shots at Chs. Moore.
For some time there has been a staud
iug quarrel between 1. llopers and ( has,
Moore, two of th negro waiters at the
Lincoln hotel, On Tuesday afternoon
the two men met at tne comer of 10th
and l 8trts, and an anury quarrel
tft,ilr fftl.iih, f.. u u I.... II,,,..,..
drew a revolver and fired four shots, omT
of which hit Moore and nnotlnsr tryC"'
into t be arm id Chris Uustafson stanmng
nearby. It is uot thought r tbt either
of the wounds are surioiv.' Both ma
were srresled.
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