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HE SATURDAY MORNING COURIER
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There 1b n prcuehor In thlfl town who
has couio down out of tho clouda and
planted hiniRolf Bqtiarely on tho earth; a
holy man who him, for tho moment, left
oh preaching about Noali and tho Hood,
and tho allllctiotiH of tho children of
Israjr, nnd ccaoed tho unprolltahlo ppllt
tlng of halm over incoiiRequcntal doc
trlnul differences, and Ib giving heed to
Bomo of tho condltlonfl that confront tho
peoplo who llvo in tho year of our Lord,
eighteen hundred and ninety-three.
This preacher has actually dlBCovored
that thero la sin in Lincoln, and ho has
had tho temerity to Bound tho battle cry
against cxiBth g evil, forsaking tho tradi
tion of his cloth that would keep tho
preachers uttering panegyrlcH over tho
virtues of tho apostles, or omitting
onafticmaB at tho Cains, Uarubhases
and Ananiascti of an ago obscured in
tho recesses of antiquity, or inveighing
against tho wickedness of Sodom and
Gomorrah, cities that wero wiped out of
existence whon tho world was in its
Tho Row Charles M. Shepherd, of tho
Graco M. E. church, preached last Sun
day evening tho third Bormon in a series
et bold discussions on tho evils that aro
, today tho dipgruce of Lincoln and every
lurgo city, and what Mr. Shepherd has
to say on tho subject of tho social ov'l
is entitled to tho most careful considera
tion on tho part of those who profess to
bo interested in tho cause of right and
in tho wolf uro of tho city. Mr. Shepherd
in taking up a theme that most preach
ers pass by in calm serenity is running
Bomo risk. Peoplo will charge him with
sensationalism, nud hisbrother ministers
will doubtless elevate their eyo-brows.
If it is Bonsational to treat of modern
intnmy, then Mr. Shepherd must bo
guilty of sensationalism; but tho preach
er knows his own purpose, and is prob
ably not afraid of criticism.
Apropos of theoxposuro of that fraud
ulent reformer, Mayor A. 11. Weir, Tub
Coukiek has bad occasion to call atten
tion to tho wldo provalenco of tho social
evil in this city, and to tho fact that no
attempt 1b made to suppress this inquity;
and there has been something llko a
general discussion of this subject in tho
last two or throb weeks. Tho utter vile
HC6B that is allowed to fester the city
administration everything would "go."
Tho so-called respectable people, yclept
tho 'yottor element, made him mayor
because they thought it would help
business to liavo crime and vice run
riot in the city during tho fair. And
this is tho trouble in Lincoln and in
ovory other city. liuslnesB men who
occupy their pows in church regularly
will toll you that tho saloons and tho
brothels and tho gambling hells "help
business," and they aro opHnod to a
policy that would disturb these pluces.
"Respectability" often hides a multitude
The State Journal has on more than
ono occasion taken an unkind advantage
of a long sulTorlng and patient public;
but it has seldom taken a more repre
hensible step than when it employed tho
Individual who Ib known to tho public
in a vague kind of wny as tho Journal
"artist." This person, as Tiik Coukikk
some months ugo iolntcd out, might
possibly achlovo considerable success in
reproducing vivid llkoncsscs of meat
blocks or milk causorothcr articlcsof this
description; but when it comes to por
traits of live people whom wo know and
respect, the "artist" does some strango
Ono of the Journal's most cherished
maxims undone that ismoststrenuously
impressed upon tho young men who do
tho writing on that diverting publica
tion is, "Never say anything that will
hurt anybody's feelings." Hut what Is
tho use of doing a person a kindness
with tho types whon you deal him a
cruel blow with a cutY Tho Journal
never did anything half bo unkind as
tho publication in last Sunday's issue of
alleged Krtra'its of estimable Lincoln
ladles, who liavo led upright, honorable
lives, and who in no way deserve tho
awful treatment bestowed by tho morn
ing paper. It's a mighty unpleasant
thing after you have kept in tho straight
and narrow path all your life and tried
your level best to do right, to have a
newspaper "artist," get up a cut of you
that looks llko a desperate villain, or a
screw eyed idiot, and publish tho same
to tho world. Mr. Jay A. Rarrott may
nut bo tho embodiment of masculine
beauty; but he doesn't look like tho cut
in Sunday's Journal and never did. He
is entitled to sympathy from the public
and redress from tho Journal. In the
interest of tho public peace tho sunrise
daily ought to put its artist on ice, or
turn him over to tho tender mercies of
tho "devil," or do something equally
effective. An outraged people demands
that something be done and that quickly.
if i mil
Thou. Cor Itrniui,
i . K. Mnnticrs,
V. I,. Did Ion,
H. K. .lolmson,
unmolested, yea, ovon protected by a
police system that is tho special caro.of
a boasted reform administration, has
been publicly pointed out, and the peo
plo huvo been made to understand that
In this city of colleges and churches,
presided over by a solf-annointed mayor,
who prutes of hiB own piety and dilutes
on tho iroodncss of tho peoplo who
elected him, crimo and vice uro unre
strained, and law and authority are
wantonly trampled under foot by tho
devotees of infamy. Thero is one very
surprising fact in connection with this
matter. Hero is sin and infamy that
cry aloud to Heaven, and yet no minister,
savo Mr. Shepherd, lifts his voice
in protest. Tho ministerial association
that wob paralysed with horror ut tho
prospect of Sunday evening sacred con
certs Ib supinely indifferent in tho face
of an ovil that is capable of destroying
nations. Hero is u monster whoso
sinuous tendrils reach out and wind
themselves about tho youth of tho city,
drawing to a peril more horrible than
death hundredsof young men and young
women, an ovil that threatens every
homo, and places pitfalls in every path,
and yet tho preachers remain as silent
as tho Bphyn.v, or declaim on tho glories
of Solomon's templo, or mayhap, hurl
invective at some modern evil that exists
only in tholr Imagination. Thoro aro
some strange things in this world.
When this subject Ib discussed, as Mr.
Shepherd points out, some ono always
sajB that tho evil is a necessary one,
that it cannot bo eradicated. Aro men
then hopelessly vile? Is purity a lost
virtuo? Can tho stain that blights
civilization never be washed out? Must
beautiful temples contain apartments of
tilth? Most assuredly, no. Men are not
boastB and thoro is no necessary ovil.
Mr. Shepherd gives a number of
reasons why this system of licensed in
famv is allowed to flourish. Ho names
tho ono given above, tho idea that any at
tempt to prohibit is usoless; but he docs
not give, what is perhaps, tho most im
portant reason why the social evil !b
Whon Carter Harrison was elected
mayor of Chicago, it was said that ho
was put into office by tho thugs and tho
gamblers, and tho lawless element gen
erally. Nothing was farther from tho
truth. Representing this element of
Chicago's population . Harrison was
elected by tho so-collod respectable peo
ple, who voted for him, woll knowing
his character and surroundings. And
what tor? Hccuuse tho fair was coming
on, and it was felt that if any money was
to bo made everything in tho cl inust
run "wide open." And HnrJ was
elected tnuyor by a tromendoi' . Vity
because the peoplo know, thr ihU
A certain woll known newspaper man,
in speaking of Tiik Couuiku'h roforenco
to tho World-Herald and Dec last week,
remarked that, In his opinion, tho suc
cess of tho latter paper is largely duo to
tho fact that as a news paper it has
always excelled. Tiik CouuiF.it in its
comparison between tho two Omaha
papers did not touch upon this subject
at all. As a matter of fact the Dee,
leaving policy and editorials out of con
sideration, is a tirst-rato newspaper,
crcditablo to Omaha and the state.
There is frequently u slight coloring in
tho reports of mutters in which Mr. RohcJ
water is directly interested; but the
news columns uro generally quito free
from prejudice, and thero is a manifest
striving after accuracy. Peoplo havo
somehow learned to have confidence in
tho reliability of what thoy seo in tho
Dee, and, with tho World-Herald as an
awful example, Mr. Rosowator's paper
has been and is singularly free from
fakes. As u result tho Dee is taken
seriously, while the World-Herald is
regarded as a joko by many intelligent
and discriminating newspaper readers.
N. B. Ilarwood.
N.C. Ilrock. ,
W. A. Bolleck.
0. T. HottKH.
0. W. Welwter.
iuoni peopio uuve lorgouuu iiimiiu uiu
.oni striko, and tho statement that
leading mciubora of tho Typographical
union havo within tho past few days at
tempted to arrive at an understanding
with the Journal management with a
viow to declaring tho strike olf, will
doubtless bo received with surprise by
tho majority of people, for tho majority
of peoplo are probably not awaro that
tho strike is still on. Such is tho case,
howover. At last roports tho Journal
refused to entertain any proposition
coming from tho union.
Speaking of tho Journal strike, there
has very recently developed out of the
trouble between tho morning newspaper
and the union printers, a complication
that may causo some inconvenience to
tho public at large. The Iloyo
diroctory peoplo are in tho city making
tho annual houso to house canvass for
names. It is claimed that Iloyo bus
made a contract with tho State Journal
company for tho printing of tho
directory, and in consequence of this
tho union printers and largo numbers of
mechanics in tho local trade federation,
uro refusing to give tholr names and ad
dress to tho solicitors for the directory.
Ono printer tolls Tiik Coukikk that un
less tho matter is adjusted in some way
thoro will bo botuvou 2,000 und 3,000
peoplo in this city whoso names will not
bo in the directory.
Haldm'BB is often preceded or accom
panied by graymess of the hair. To pro
Vent both baldness and gruyncss, uso
JImH'b Hair Ronowor, an honest remedy.
M. L. Trester can suit you on coal it
any dealer in Lincoln can, 1241 O street.
Duthlpg caps at Rector's Phurmacy,
Thursday, November :W, by the grnco
of God and tho proclamation of thoprosl
dent, will bo Thanksgiving day.
The day will ho observed in Lincoln CAIMTAlo
with the customary eclat and turkey,
Crunberry sauce will bo gulped down
and paens of pratso will go up. Thero
will lie music and laughter and feasting
and dancing In happy homes, and misery
In tho homos where poverty pinches;
but tho kuowlcdgo of tho latter will not
prevent merry making among tho more
fortunate, and the holiday will bo cele
brated with zest.
Among Lincoln's cltizensare many who
find special reason for thankfulness at
this time, and who will seat themselves
around tho festal table on Thanksgiving
day with unctuous satisfaction.
For instance, there's Captain Pholps
Paine. Tho captain is thankful that ho
is still able to make peoplo believe that
ho is u M)lltlclan he's thankful because
of his conviction that tho Fourth ward
Is his own private, personal property.
And J, D. Calhoun he's happy bo
causo somobody subscribed to tho
Herald tho other day, and thankful
that It is not yet definitely settled that
ho Ib not to succeed Mr. Gere In tho
Iko Lansing is thankful that his
matrimonial bureau is becoming so
markedly popular, and that tho ordinary
raft of peoplo must for two years longer
address him as "Your Honor."
11. M. llushnull is thankful because
he has exposed tho "Westermann out
fit." Tho "Westermann outfit" is thankful
because it has uncovered tho awful
wickedness of II. M. Rushuell.
Tho public Is thankful because the
News and tho Call havo quit smashing
each other's windowB.
Mayor Weir is thankful because his
hyK)cilsy and humbuggery wero not
shown up before the last mayoralty elec
tion. The disreputable element of tho city
is thankful becauso it is comparatively
safe in tho nmplo folds of Mayor Weir's
Tom Cooke is thankful because he is
only just comfortably stout, and not dis
agreeably obese llko Fred Mickclwait.
Frank L. Hathaway is thankful bo
causo tho postolllco department regards
tho Beml-weekly State Journal, not ub it
circular, hut as fairly good secondclasfl
Gcorgo Woods Is thankful because ho
still lives after wearing a tall silk hat
W. F. Kolley is thankful because of
tho reputation that ho enjoys ub an
Adonis, and because tho Young Men's
Republican club, of which ho Ib the
president, has a good and sufllciont
excuse for living.
C. 11. Gero is thankful that his man
aging editor, Mr. Jones, only permits tho
Journal artist to spread desolation
through that paper's columns once a
week. Mr. Gero Is doubly thankful as
ho thinks of the possibility that Mr.
Jones will eventually consent to send
tho artist awny somo whore to tho south
whore peoplo get tho fever, or to tho
north pole, where they freezo to death.
Governor Crounso is thankful that
Gameau has at last reached tho end of
his ropo, and that the latter gentleman
was successful in selling the 810,000 Ne
braska building at tho world's fair for
tho considerable sum of 875.
C. W. Mosher, but recently Lincoln's
most distinguished citizen, is thankful
because of his spotless reputation und
impregnable purity thankful because,
like truth crushed to earth, ho is rising
again, to power und influence thankful
because, judges, district attorneys, juries
and jailors aro amonublo to "reason."
Tho peoplo in this city from whom
Mosher "borrowed" their last cent aro
thankful because tho poor man has been
so kindly treated.
Lincoln bunkers and business men are
thankful that panics are usually sepa
rated by intervals of fifteen or twenty
Fritz Westermann iB dovoutly thunk-
ful because the supply of carnations is
holding out, and he is reasonably sure
that he can continue Indefinitely tho
Judgo Frank Waters is thankful bo
causo Lincoln has only ono mayor in
stead of u dozon. Ho doesn't object to
having Weir piling all of his sins on his.
Waters', Bhouldors, but ho would object
if thoro wore twolvo men trying to make
him their scape goat.
II. J. Whitmuro is thankful because
thb democrats havo not insisted on his
running for something for some time.
Thero is nothing so well calculated to
turn a man's disixwition anddrivo thank
fulness out of his system ub running for
an ofllco in Lincoln on tho democratic
G. L. Horn, the coal man und philan
thropist, is thankful becauso he is able
to relievo tho suffering in Lincoln by
giving away good anthracite for the
trifling sum of 810.80 a ton, just enough
to pay the necessary postage
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While tho llnuuclid policy of our government Is in a greater ,
state of uncertainty than ever before, real estato Ib tho foundation
of all wealth, tho same, year in and year out, Such times an theso
tuny depress its value, so that bargains may bo found; but the
fact remains that the value Is BTILL thoro, and an good m gold.
Those who havo funds to invent, I wish to say right hero, stop
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also in llrond Acres, which must bo sold. Call and aoe, and wo
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