The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, April 13, 1895, Page 7, Image 7

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Lincoln, Nebraska, April 13, 18JJ.
John II. Sahler, of Omaha, a professional lobby
ist, who had more or less influence on legislation
in this stato for the last fifteen years, committed
suicide this week. Ho was buried quietly. Mr.
Sahler was a man of far better attainments than
the lamented Charlie Crow of this city, and as we recall the splendid
exercises at the grave of Crow we regret that Sahler could not have
had the same advantages in the way of burial ceremony. How
Deacon Billingsley could have moralized over the grave of the man
who dealt in men's honor and who was not ashamed of his trade?
How Elder Courtney could have melted us by his exquisite pathos?
How Dr. Philpott could have stirred us by his eloquence? A great
opportunity was lost. Poor Sahler was lowered into the grave
unhonored and unsung.
The Chancellor of the University of Nebras
ka, James U. Canfield, has rendered a
phenomenal service in the upbuilding of
the university. Ho has used his great
ability in a proper manner. During his
administration the university has developed in a way that has
commanded the attention and admiration of the people. Ho has
placed it iu tho front rank of progressive institutions of learning.
Mr. Canfield is a man fertile in ideas and apt in execution. His
resignation means a serious loss. There are not many men in the
country capable of satisfactorily carrying forward tho work which
he has so ably begun.
The final hearing of the state against J. E. Hill,
HILL AND ex-state treasurer and his bondsmen to recover
HIS the amount of the stato funds lost by tho Capital
BONDSMEN National bank failure, will commence April 29, in
the supreme court. The trial will be unique
inasmuch as it will be, we believe, the first trial by jury in the
this court. Commissioners appointed by the judges selected a
panel, and jurors will bo drawn from this list. Until recently the
general public has been under the impression that Mr. Hill and his
bondsmen would not be held responsible; the uneasiness manifested
by some of the bondsmen has given rise to a belief that there is a
possibility of a verdict in favor of the state. Trial by jury, may be
more favorable to the state than a hearing before the judges alone.
Lincoln people are deeply interested in the outcome of this case, as
several prominent citizens are among the bondsmen. A decision in
favor of tho state would impose a heavy burden on them. Bankers
would be compelled to pay heavily for attaching their names to Mr.
Hill's bond. Messrs. Harwood, McParland, Wright and others
acted for their respective banks. Whether the banks will meet
the losses in case of a decision against tho bondsmen is a matter for
Mr. Stephenson, lato city treasuror, has
made a somewhat pathotic presentation
of tho facts relative to tho deposit of city
money in tho Capital National bank.
Too net loss has been materially reduced, but it ia still largo enough
to cripple Mr. Stephenson financially should ho bo compelled to
reimburse tho city and it is largo enough to make the dispositon of
tho question a matter of importance to the people of tho city. Mr
Stephenson cannot bo blamed for having deposited city money in
tho Capital National bank, as tho bank was generally supposed to bo
perfectly safe. On the other hand the preponderance of legal auth
ority seems to bo on the side of those who maintain that tho loss
should bo borne by tho ox-treasurer, although there are decisions on
both sides.
Under tho recent decision of tho United States
supreme court in tho suit brought to test tho
constitutionality of the income tax law, exempt
ing rents and interest on stato and municipal
bonds, tho very people whom tho Trainers of the
law desired to reach are placed beyond its power. Tho Goulds, tho
Vanderbilts and the Astors, the moneyed men and estates of tho
country are practically exempted from tho provisions of tho law,
while tho smaller nlon of business, merchants anu salaried employes
are left to boar tho bulk of tho burden. As passed by congress tho
law was vicious; it now becomes a farco. Tho income tax was all
there was for tho last congross to lean upon, and now tho supromo
court has all but destroyed it. Very littlo money will go from Lin
coln into tho income tax fund. The largo estates and nearly all of
tho wealthy men will cscapo its provisions. Chancellor Canfield,
one or two bank officials, and a few other salaried men will probably
have to pay; but tho number of individuals who will bo reached by
tho law will not exceed ten. The corporations will inako up tho
larger share of Lincoln's contribution.
Written for The Courier.
Sweet sisters fair and white,
Pure as the silver light.
That Luna throws,
Sweet as the summer's breath,
Silent and still as death.
Or frost or snows.
Within its surplice fold,
I see a chain of gold,
Across each breast.
A sabre broad and keen
Stands upright is between,
By whose request?
There is no need of guard
To keep a watch and ward
O'er charms like thine.
Such cold and calm repose
Thine innocenco bestows,
Sisters divine.
No glorious Eastern queen,
In silk and satin sheen,
By mortal made.
No ermincd king of old
Tho" blest with wealth untold.
Was thus arrayed.
Isabel Riciiey.
A gentleman went to keep a written appointment in the city with
a broker whom he did not know by sight. Seeing a forlorn looking
person seated in the office, ho said:
"I beg pardoD, sir, are you the broker?"
To which the other promptly replied: "No, sir, I'm the fellow
that got broke."