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Saturday Morning Courier.
yVOLUME 8, NO. 47.
l0IN60LN,5NliUl?ASKA, SATURDAY&OCTOBmt 28, I89J.
P-KIGH HIVIi CUNTS
Tliu laflt statement iiiiulo I iy tlio
Lincoln hanks hIiow ii higher
percentage of cash on liund than will
probably bo tlio case again for a long
tinio to conio. Tlio banks have, with
a persistency that him pinved dishearten
ing toborroworH, manifested udlsposltlon
to accumulate cash until almost un
heard of llgures wore reached. At tho
titno tho fltatonii'iitH wore niailo tho
other day tho Herman National had .'10
per cent, tho Find and Columbia .'II per
cent, and tho American Exchange, .'17
per cent cash and exchange.
While tlio lianltH are not loaning any
money to Bpeak of iih yet, it 1h probable
that there will bo a gindual shrinkage
in these llgures. Deposits are slowly
creeping up, and therein a prospect that
a more liberal ioliuy will bo followed iih
It in interesting, though far from
gratifying to note how tho deposits have
dropped in tho hurt few montliH. The
statements made March (i showed tho
Columbia $ llitJll.OO
A mcrican Exchange 1).'12,013,75
First 1,87 1,5(55, 13
Between March 0 and May I the
deKsitfl dropped to the following
Columbia 8 319,1)08,51
American Exchange 709,050,(5!)
First 1,789.283, 18
July 12 tho condition of deposits was
Columbia 8 207,1H,5(5
American Exchange. . 721,858,.'i2
First 1 ,i20.7 10,(57
Tlio last statement made October 3
Columbia 8 278,881,00
American Exchange . . 051,771,32
Tho period botweon tho last two Btato
nioiitH, July 12 and October 3, covem tho
most distressing part of tho panic.
Since October 3, while, there has not
been any very considerable improvement
in business, there is greater conlidonco,
and tho banks all report a Blight increaso
There isn't any use denying tho fact
that the October business, of which bo
much was oxpocted, has proved gener
ally disapiHiinting. In dry goods, furni
ture, hardware and clothing tho present
season ought to be particularly lively;
but it isn't. Goods have been ottered
in Bomo instances at very low llgures,
but tho number of buyers has not been
very large. Bargains seem to have lost
their potency. Merchants no longer
look for any siuldon recovery now.
Thoy can see a gradual improvement,
and they think matters will continue :o
" improve until noxt Bpring or fall, when
something like tho normal stago will bo
reached. In tho meantime expenses are
being cut and tho edges are being
trimmed. Coal dealers and grocers ie
port sales nearly up to tho average; but
then people have to buy coal and
groceries. Collections are better than
they were a month iigo. Most of the
wholesale houses report good business,
very good comparatively, with collec
tions fair. Tlio travelling men who
mako Lincoln their homo are beginning
to go out on tho road, and their reports
are on tho whole encouraging.
There is somolifoin insido real estate.
Some Bales aro reported, and there are
many applications from renters for in
side housed. The number of empty
hoimes of every description, is small.
Tho saloon men aro affected by tho
hard times tho same ns other people.
Tho proprietor of one of tho leading
flalooiiB in the city, contrally
located, says that with tho ex
ception of state fair weok his business
for the last few mouths has not averaged
much, more than half or Inst year's busi
ness. Lumber dealerH are doing a fair busi
ness some of them very good, lint the
sales aro mostly to farmers. Tho fann
ers in this county appear to bo tjuitn as
prosperous as ever.
Tlio Merchants bank in order to get in
the piiBh a little further will movo down
lown ill a low days ami take jHissossion
of tho corner formerly occupied by the
Nebraska Savings Bank,
Porhups the most encouraging
ovidoncoof tlio approach of bettor times
in tho presence in tin city of eastern
money for thopurchasoof state warrants.
Not loin; ago thoy wore Hold
with dlfllonlty for l and 1)5 eontB.
Now they uro readily bringing TOJ6
An event of boiuo significance is tho
approval of a loan of $00,000 for tho West
Side Improvement Company a day or two
ago. This money will put things in good
shape out at WcBtorn Normal
Flynt tho hypnotist and fun maker
returns to Funko opera house for a
week'B engagement Monday next.
Ho in recognized an the most
sciontitlu'hypnotist giving public exhi
bitions, while his fun making powers
have no limit.
Ho loft many warm friends after his
spring engagement who will accord him
him a hearty welcome. These enter
taimnents appeal with special force
topcoploof culture who alvvajs find
food for thought well as laughter.
HypuotiBin is fast taking rank as the
most noble of sciences and gaining
prominonco in tlio friends of tlio author
und dramatist. None who desires to bo
abreast of th'j times can afford to
neglect acquiring all osslblo light upon
tho most abstruse of intellectual studies
which is of such vast moment to all
mankind. Flint's entertainments aro
usually coiiBcdorod a society event and
Lincoln will no doubt prove no exception.
Just one long laugh charaoturizes these
"Man wniiU but llttlo lioro below"
Will do tu wrlto la a book ;
Hut lie's nlwnja nnxtous to not nit ho can
lly iiui.it nny hook or crook.
I'vo lost my heart tills Bummer.
And I'll novor net It buck,
Kor I don't know who hna not it
Tom or Will or Jim or Jnck,
When tho editor tnkos his pen tn hand
And writes : "Wo nro hero to ntj ,"
You can wrlto tho renson upon tho hihhI :
"No money to iiuito nwny."
II PLAY FOOI BALL
Today at M ntreot park the second
game of foot ball of this year's series
will bo played. Tho visiting eleven is
from Baker University, Baldwin, Kan.
For two years thoy have been the
ehanipioiiB of Kansas. Thoy have been
playing with uniform succobh this year,
but tho supporters of tho home team
hope to boo this record broken today.
We havo a stronger team tliin year than
over, strongor individually, and espe
cially stronger in team work.
Much depends on this game. If the
Btato university team wins it, the boys
will feel quite contident of being able to
win the intor-Btnto university pennant
this year. As Baker has already beaten
Kansas and Missouri this year, two
members of this league, it will bo with
out doubt the most scientific game ever
played here. Crawford, our coach,
trained the Baker team last year, and
ho told tho boys just what thoy might
oxpect. He knows all tho strong or
weak (Miiiits in' Baker's playing.
The manager has made arrangements
so that tho confusion of last Saturday's
game will not occur again. A squad of
policemen will keep tho crowd back
behind the ropes, and good seats near
the grounds will be provided for tho
ladies free of charge. The university
hopes to make these games a tlxtiire
noxt j ear. Foot ball is not appreciated
ltero in tlio west as it !h in New
England, but it will be in the near future
It is distinctly a college and an amateur
game. By the league constitution
professionals aro barred from playing
on any college team. Perhaps this more
than any thing else is the cause of
its great popularity in the east.
The run called for Sunday, October
22 to Germantown did not take place,
the weather not permitting.
Captain D, W. Small has been sick
about ten days. The boys all join in
hope for Ids speedy recovery.
Lew Trester is a very unlucky fellow.
Ho was married tho other day and had
his "wheel" stolen. All in one week.
Tho club rooms will not be open to
everybody as heretofore, but every mem
ber should have a key. Keys can be
had of the secretary.
The Capital City C) cling club hao
moved hi their new quaiteisat ll!27 O
street, and have titled the place up in
grand stjle. Tlio membership is increas
ing rapidly, and wo w ill have over 1(H)
mouthers by Christmas.
The election of otllcers was held at tho
last regular meeting, and the following
I ww'H'otod for the ensuing term: J.
E.Howe, president; G. H. Ford, vice
president; Mode Grilllth, tieasurer; P.
L. Webster, secretary; I). W. Small,
captain; J. A. Bailey and Charles E.1
Seifert, lieutenants. (
Councilman George J. Woods is tho
man who started the discussion con
cerning city contracts, which bringing
to light the loose methods of the city
authorities, has caused some genuine
uneasiness. Mr. Woods returned from
New York Thursday, ami when asked
by n representative of Tin: Couuif.it if
ho could throw any additional light on
the subject, he remarked:
"I will do what 1 can to make the
matter clear. Suppose, for the purpose
of illustration, we take the Dean &
Horton contract for some 88,000 worth
of water supplies. Well; in the first
place the board of public wot Its were In
structed to advertise for bids for
material; this they did. But, however,
only in local newspapers. The result
was that three bids were received, and
these all from local dealers, and there
was but a slight difference in the bids
in Tact so slight that it takes some time
to decide which Is the lowest. Now, it
is a very good thing for tlio city to have
close bids on material. But sometimes
tlio closeness excites suspicion. Fur
you know in this day and age there aro
such things as two or three men putting
their heads together."
"Then there is further cause for sus
picion in the fact thai the board of
public works had taken no pains to let
tho largo dealers know that the city
wanted a supply."
"I opposed letting the contract to
Dean ,fc Horton; ten councihncu think
ing the other way, the contract was let
to that firm. The mayor vetoed tho
action taken, tints giving me time to
substantiate my position. Thin I think
I have done."'
"I addressed a firm in St. Louis and
another one in Omaha and received
lower bids from each of them to give
figures, there was nearly .'100 tons of
water pipe needed. Dean A; Horton's
bid was 820.10 per ton. The Phoenix
Foundry company, of Omaha, quoted
mo tho same pipe at 821.25 a saving of
over 8(500 on pipe alone, and so on
through the rest of tho bill ol supplies.
Now there is where I blame the board
of public works; an there aro only fifteen
or twenty linns of any note in tho
country manufacturing such material.
They could easily havo addressed per
sonal letters to eacn tlrm ami tints re
ceived much lower bids titan they did."
"Another reason why 1 opposed let
ting this contract was on account of tlio
talk as regards the number of bills paid
every week for material to these throe
firms from which bids were received.
It has frequently been remarked in the
council chamber that the city might as
well buy out those estiiblisomontB. I
thought it an npiortuuo time to inves
tigate." When rogues fall out sometimes tho
devil gets his due. The two rogues,
Itosowntor and Moslier, are exchanging
courtesies, and the public is furnished
witlt an inkling of the truth concerning
the enormity or tlio deals in which
these two precious scoundrels, in com
pany with other precious scoundrels,
have been engaged, at the expense of
the public. Most people will believe all
that Moslier sajs concerning the editor
of tlio i'c, and the latter will doubtless
soon regret that he over touched the
match to the Moslier barrel of powder.
As to the stories of Mosher's luxuri
ous "captivity" in Omaha, witlt male
and female companionship, and all sorts
of fantastic trimmings, thoy aro quite
within tho truth, notwithstanding Mr.
Mosher's professions of constant virtue.
Readers of 'I'm: Cocuikii will remember
that this paper called attention to '
Mosher's disgraceful carousels some '
months ago. Any man about town in
Omaha can attest the reliability of the
statements recently made in tho news
papers of Omaha, and Lincoln. !
The investigation into Mosher's
stealings is still going on in a quiet way.
with tlio possibility that there may be
some startling developments in the near
futre. It is probable that Mr. Havden
the receiver of the Capital National
Bank remarked some time ago that the
mildest estimate of tho amount taken
bvMosher was far short of the tmth
muni) ii'inwnn iiiivu placed llll
i i i i
amountjas high as 81.200,000.
One of the uueer things in connection
with the Moslier case is tho conduct of
some of tho people, interested purtios,
too. who wore not long ago so clamor
oils for revenge. Their aider has
cooled somehow, and they no longer
seem lo bo Interested in any attempt to
punish the bank wrecker, or make hlfh
disgorge; strange isn't It?
There are some very observant poisons
In this city, One of these keen vlsloned
Individuals witnessed the pieseiitation
of "Tho Isle of Champagne" at the
Lansing theatre Monday night, ami this
is what he saw, mind you, when tho
lights were turned out during a change
ofBconery: "I wan In a position where
I could see two or thiee young women,
ratho'r dimly, it Is true, but still I could
see, and to my honor, 1 saw strange
things when tho lights were turned otT.
It seems that some of our young ladles
do not finish their toilet when they de
part fiom homo for the thoatie. In two
or three instances tlio ladies around me,
tho minute tlio lights wool out, grabbed
for some secret pocket in their dross or
wrap and produced a powder rag, which
they Applied to their face with moie
haste than discretion. They wete ex
podltiiius. When the theatre was again
Hooded with light they were sitting as
unconcerned and immovable us marble
goddesses. Of course If h none of my
business, but doesn't It seem that this is
carrying the powder rag business to ex
In addition to tho much advertised N.
V. elevated railway station and tiaiu of
cars, which aro a foatuie of "The
Plunger" which will be presented at the
Lansing next week an exact ropiodue
tion of tho famous historic Garfield Hut
is shown, which was built out of the
rails, tics and spikes of the touiKrnry
road whjoh was laid to convey tlio late
Preside Garfield from the main lino of
tho P. 1KB. to his Long Branch homo.
After tlftpresldent's death, Byron pur
chased tM entire branch of the railroad
and oreiiwT a charmingly picturesque
hut on hkk spacious grounds at North
Long Drftk'h out of tho materials, noun
other being Used.
FASHIONS FOR MEN.
If you carry a cane let it be of natural
wood, no matter how fancy.
Linen collars mo getting somewhat
higher, especially those worn in the
The latest thing in bosoms for
evening dross is that with an embroidery
worked down tho front.
Neckwear will be high colors reds,
blues, and Persians tills winter, and you
will not bo in it if you do not aim at
something pretty loud.
Tho dress coat has a longer tail than
last year and it is much more pointed.
Swell dressers in the east think it very
bad taste to wear a IsCcd shoe with
I.cxhuiih III t'lilmt I'alnlliii;,
Figures a specialty; orders in Xiiuu
novelties and portraits.
Samples at Lincoln Frame and Art
company. Edith Kuhhki.i.,
1928 Prospect St.
For latest stylos in wraps
Asiiiiv Ci.oak Co.
For Sunday dinner supplies call at
Halter's market, oposito Lansing Thou
tor. Phono 100.
The stylish jacket and one of the
favorite garments of the demi-senson
in Paris is of three quarter length, the
fitted back held in place by a wide
girdle of moire antique coiscl shape,
made of black cloth, lined with silk;
it has collar of Bilk covered witli net,
embroidered in palms and inner collar
and cravat aieof tin same ouibioidoied
tot. The A shb Cloak Company at
llll.O.Stroet, keep all tho latest stylos
in cloaks, capos and fur garments.
500 dozen Chirks and Coat's tlnead to
Ik closed out at le a smki1. We have
all numbers and .vim can select what
10 sikmiIs Coat's or Clark's best
7 tlvo-cent bars Soap. ... 25
1 bottle Lemon extinct 10
1 buttle Vanilla o.vlruct III
1 large sack Salt id)
1 largo bottle Bluing.
1 largo package Parlor Matches
2 lbs. Best Raisins.
1 box Gloss Starch
3 lbs. Choice Rice
1 largo box Stove Polish
. lb. Extra Choico Tea
I large package Soda
1 cake Toilet Soap
All the articles in this
must lie inouglil lo get tltcse prices.
25 lbs. Best Granulated Sugar
I lli. Pure Baking Powder
Ml tho articles In this combination
must hnhmnrht tn i?ot them nriooM.
Tun Faiimkhs Guoikuv Co.
220 N 10th stieet.
The good people of Lincoln mav bo
astonished and dismayed to loam that
tliepiesonl reform m1Ioo administration
is a fraud and a faice. Astonished
because was not lefonn In all that tho
term implies promised them if the lion.
Austin II. Weir was ie elected to the
mayoralty? Dlsmn.vod, because they
feel there Is no lemeily possible for the
existing evils in police nlHilis for elgh
toon long months. Thin paper has
nothing to apologize for and will stand
by tho assertion when It sajs that some
of the worsl methods practiced by tho
Tammany heelers of the New York
police foi co have boon Inaugurated in
tlio police department of thiscltj. But
to the point.
Tuesday evening when the night foice
wore about to leave the station for their
beids, Olllcor John Kuccra, a brawling,
blatant cnarchist, whose position is
secure because of his populist procllvl
ties, distributed packages of Fled A.
Miller's political cards among the pntiol
men, advising them to "rustle for Fred."
Instead of looking lo tlio safely of and
ptotocting tlio lives and pioperly of the
citizens or Lincoln for which they ate
paid, those patrolmen aie expected to
peddle Miller's cards In order that the
Miller Woir-Malone combination may
obtain control of the shorlir's olllce as
they have gained control of tho muni
cipal government, by deceit mid nullifi
cation of republican candidates.
Again this paper makes the assertion
and will stand by it. that Olllccrs O'Sheo
and Morrissey were restored to their
positions on the jmiIIco force from which
thoy had been suspended by Mayor
Weir, iiM)ii condition that thoy would
"rustle and electioneer for Fred Miller
for shorilT." and lo, Otllcers MorriBsoy
and O'Sheo, who wore secretly working
against Miller before their suspension,
aro loudly proclaiming upon the street
corners their fidelity to him ami
prophesying his election by a very largo
Again, tills paper makes tlio assertion
and will stand by it, that Bob Malone,
chief of tlio flredopnrtiiiont and brother
of Jim Malone, has given tho tlromoii to
understand that they aro expected to
work and vote for Fred Miller, or thoy
will be summarily fired.
thou, Is tho sort of illtlcal
methods to which tho boasted apostles
of reform have descended, iiutl by which
they hope to gain control of the county
government. Under the circumstances
Thf. ConiiKii, in the interests of good,
clean lopiibllcnu government, makes
bold to say that the shibboleth of every
honest lopiihlicau, democrat, ixipulist
ami prohibitionist in this campaign
should bo: Down witli the Miller-Weir-Malone
Mr. Fred A. Miller's etbirtn to carry
water on one shoulder anil beer on the
other at one and the same time are very
The Hon, Phelps Paine claims to have
discovered a deep laid plot concocted by
certain republicans to defeat Richard
O'Neill for sanitary trustee. Paine
always had a penchant for unearthing
male's nests. Trifles light as air are to
the captain's unbridled imagination
proofs as strong as as words of holy writ.
Tiik CouKiK.it is grieved to observe
that the Cleveland democrats and
middle of-the-road jMipullsts aie ie
pudiatiug Colonel Thomas Worrall's
fusion ticket. The aiiti-fusiouists aie
fast climbing into tlie republican band
Police Captain Miller might possibly
icceive u fair vote in Lincoln if lie
could eliminate Jim .Malone from his
canvass. Republicans, democrats ami
independents alike aie disgusted witli
the Miller Weir-Malone combination.
Politicians of a conservative turn of
mind place Maxey Cobb's majority at
1.000 in the count),
The opinion is widespread that mlico
men should not meddle with politics
while on their beats,
A well Know ii demociatic politician in
this city makes the following piediction
as to the result of the state election:
llolcomb. 70.000 to 75.000: Harrison.
(550(H): Irvine 25 000
Tin, ir...-, ii.-,i,i iu ... .... i-ti,.
with enthusiasm, Joseph 11 I i.ur, for J
.district judge iu the Fourth judicial
dlstilot. Not long ago when Blair, who
Is a lepublioaii, wns one of the attoueys
for Governor Thayer in theTha)or.loyd
case, the Wovhl-llomlil was disposed
to be decidedly unfriendly to the attor
ney. But Mr. Hitchcock's paper makes
some queer shifts.
Miller, Jim Maloue's candidate
for sherlir, In Hislng as a moral reform
candidate to hoodwink tho (eiiiperauce
people of Lincoln, jet It Is only three
Sunday h since ho attended a picnic and
dance in southern Lancaster county
equipped with several kegs of beer which
he uncovoiod for the boys, ami only the
other evening lie was setting it up to tlio
bos al the Capital hotel bar.
Two of tho populist candidates for
countable having withdrawn tho names
or William Splain and E. 10. Kenter
democrat iciiouilnoos.havo been placed on
- o -O.T.
Hoggs and Itichard O'Neill re.
publican candidates for sanitary trustees
have tiled certificates of nomination by
petition, W. G. Bohaiiou and Thomas
Maloy, democrats have followed suit.
The query uppermost in llui minds of
apostles of democracy is, whither aro wo
drifting? Wednesday tho democratic
populist committee placed the name of
It. Wightmau, prohibition candidate
for county superintendent on the fusion
tioket. Mr. liner's majority will certain
ly bo in four llgures.
The indications aro that Jim Malone
will not bo tlrsl deputy sheriff this year,
Henry lloaglaml will hold that position
after Alva Smith takes charge of tho
sheriff's olllce and Fred Millerroturns to
his position of night captain at the
A prominent republican sizes up the
methods resorted to in this canipnlgn in
behalf of the mongrel ticket in tho
following caiiHtis stylo: "Tho spectacle
of so called republicans uniting with the
gang of H)lilical sharks in vllllfying,
traducing, attempting to besmirch the
characters of Maxey Cobb and Alva
Smith in enough to call tho dead to life
in defense of tlio boleagiired interests of
Lancaster county and tho glory and
achievements of the republican party in
her behalf, A clique of recalcitrant re
publicans! ?)obsoquiously sowing a coterie
of ioli(ical pirates and dead beats who
are engaged in a conspiracy to obtain
possession of tho county government iih
they have secured control of the city
government, which would be equally
disastrous to the best intrents of
Lincoln ami her people. We see the
candidates of tho republican party for
tho two most important ofllccs ruth
lessly slandered and villillod by tho gang
of demo-K)p mugwumps without a
word of reply or defense from the rep
ublicaii press of Lincoln, which after
having grown fat fiom patronage at the
hands of republicans, aro quick to rush
to tlio defense of a mongrel candidate if
a word is said against him. It is high
time that this disgraceful exhibition
should close. The nominees of the
lopiihlicau county convention aro beyond
question tlio superiors of those UKn the
domoqiop committee's ticket, and
thoiofor should receive the hearty and
unqualified supjKirt of every republican
and lover of good government. The
lies that that are being circulated about
Maxey Cobb and Alva Smith should lie
hurled in the teeth of the falsifiers by a
larger republican majority for the whole
republican ticket than was ever known
in Lancaster county,
Colonel A. A Jones' attempt to pre
judice Judge Lansing before the colored
voters of tho city by accusing him of
injustice to the coloied people in the
Flippiu case fell most terribly tint, as
it properly should have done. In tho
M11 Il"-'o the case was brought Tor the
' purpose of making trouble, ami not be-
I caiiho of any teal complaint that the
colored people had been denied their
rights bv the prnpriotois of the sani
tariuiu. Ami then Judge Lansing did
not decide the case; it was left to a jury,
and if Colonel Jones thinks it necessary
to find fault with somebody, he should
direct his attention to the jury, which
was coniK)hed of J, J, Gillilau, H. M.
Bushiiell, M. B. Cheney and the editor
of Tiik CouniKK. The colored people
have full confidence in Judge Lansing.
To atii) out until 2 ii. m.,
KachuU'ht lie often would,
Anil if ho felt inclined thnt way,
Why, ho'd K0t loaded kixhI,
llo'd then ko boldly to hi homo,
As boldly climb tho stairs;
(Ireat couniKoT Walt, llosimilo was
And knew no w ite was there.
''Yes, dear, I said I'd marry ou,"
1 heard tlio sweet tflrl say,
"If Valkjrle were smart cuoukIi
To tako tho cup uwh)
Vud now, somehow, 1 wish that 1
Had bet tho other way t"
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