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BtaU lilitorloftl H00UI7
Saturday MoYning Courier.
vol. i), no la.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY, MAHCIl 10, lt.iJt.
l'lHGM FIVE CENTS.
M BUSINESS I
The vIhIIjIu mi)il.v of corn Iiiih not
Ih'cmi larger In twelve j ears at this Bra
win, says Clapp A Co. Wo recall no sea
Hon wliuii tlio crop grown, in comparison
to lioino consumption or exports, wan
near as large. Crlbbers everywhere re
port loss stock than utuial: evidences
seem to accumulate indicating farmers
havo been forced to sell, and eribberH
could not carry their purchases outHido
of primary markctH. The export de
mand !h fair. Tim price, lil:o wheat,
HcuiiiH too low, and a tempting Invest
ment for t ho patient operator.
"When better timet will arrive Ib a
question to which a positive uiiBWer can
not bo made," Bays tho Now York Sen.
"With tho present 1 ow prices for wheat
and other food products no improvement
can bo hoped for immediately at tho
west; tho correspondingly low prlco of
cotton deprcHses business at tho south,
and tho reaction of tho two togother
upon tho manufacturing industries of
tho north and the east has a liko effect
thero. Tho partisans of free silver coin
ago insist that tho prevailing low prices
of wheat, cotton and other agricultural
staples aro entirely tho result of tho
demonetization of silver, and could bo
cured by rcmonotizing it. If they woro
right in this respect thoy would havo an
argument in favor of adopting tho
remedy they advocate entitled to re
spectful consideration, but unfortunate
jy, tho facts aro not on their sido. That
tho fall in silver has not produced tlio
fall in agricultural products, but, that
both aro tho results of a liko abundant
supply which has outrun demand, is
demonstrated by statistics. Tho world's
crop of wheat and cotton, liko that of
silver, has doubled and moro than
doubled during tho past twenty years,
while tlio demand for tho staples has not
increased in proortion. Tho ofton re
peated assertion that tho prico of wheat
has coincided with tho fall of silver,
which, indeed, for a fow years wrb true,
is cortainly not truo now. In January,
1801, tho prico of wheat at London,
which !h tho world's market, was .'12
shillings and 7 pence sterling per quarter
of eight bushels, and silver wiih 18 penco
per ounce. On January 1 of this your
wheat in London was -(J shillings and G
pence per quarter, while silver was .'11
pence per ounce. Silvor, therefore, dur
ing these last three years has fallen more
than one-third in price, but wheat has
fallen only one-sixth. Since January 1
silver liar, had a further fall from .'11
poneo to 27' pence, while wheat has
fallen only fiom 125 shillings and (i pence
,.o about '25 shillings. Again, between
'January, 1801, and July, 1801, while
silver fell from 18 penco to 10 pence per
ounce, wheat actual! rose from ,'12 shill
ings and 7 penco per quarter to .'10 shill
ings and (I pence, and similar contrary
movements of tho prices of tho two
commodities havo occurred several times
since. Moreover, even it tho demonetiza
tion of silver had caused its fall In prico
as compared with god and rcmonotizing
it wculd restore it to its old rates, it does
not follow that tho prico of wheat would
bo restored likewise. On tho contrary,
silver, being mado equal to gold at 15'
or 1(5 to 1, would measure commodities
to their disadvantage, just as gold does
now and would keep them at their pros
set low gold prices."
Thero is no appreciable change in tho
situation so far this week. Tho contin
ued fair weather is having its effect, and
wholesale houses in all lines report tin on
couraging condition of affairs. Country
merchants are buying very conservative
ly. The sales are mostly made at the
house, merchants preferring to make a
trip to jobbing routers to purchase their
goods at this tiute, while traveling men
report only a fair business from the
country. This is owing, probably, to
tho fact that the country roads aro still
in such poor condition that fow farmers
euro to come to town and merchants are
availing themselves of the opportunity
to do thoir buying at headquarters. The
free tickets offoredby Omaha jobbers aro
of course stimulating trade in thiB direc
tion. With fair weather, however, tho
roads will be in llrst-class condition
within a week or ten days, and a revival
in trade among country dealers may
certainly bo looked for. And as a result,
jobbers will also tlnd improvement, both
as to tho size of tho bills and their num
bers. At Omaha tho jobbers havo been do
ing a vory fair trudo, owiug to tho offer
of tho commercial organization to pay
the fare of retailers desirous of buying
goods, and many dealers who have hith
erto bought very little at this point, and
some indeed who have never bought at
Omaha before, have placed orders for
it is a peculiar phase of the situation
that bankers tlyoughout the country
roport requests for loans from farmers
who have never borrowed money before.
This is so especially In tho wealthy sec
tions of the slide, and Is owing to tho
fact that farmers aro holding their grain
for better prices and prefer paying a
heavy rate of bitcest for the money to
selling their produce at present figures.
How loii(thts will last can only bo a
matter of conjecture, and these parlies
will have to let go come time, either to
sell for higher prices or because they do
not care or cannot afford to hold on any
Frank M. Blish, manager of R. O.
Dun A Co., furnishes tho following sum
mary of the business situation to Tiik
CouitiK.it: Business for tho week show
some iiitpiovcmont, particularly in those
lines most likely to feel tho effect of fav
orable weather. Whether this Improve
ment is moioly a brief spurt, directly
ti-uceablo to tho open spring weather, or
otherwise, it is altogether welcomo and
him finally infused some little and onor
gy hero and there. Banks report rath
er an increased demand for money and
moro than they aro able to supply, not
withstanding the statements of our four
national banks dated February '28th and
published during the wook which show
a gain in deposits over tho statements
of Dec. 10th of $2.'0,&G8.88 or nearly 12
per cent. This increase is quite largely
from tho interior banks and would seem
to indicato improved conditions in tho
state at largo. The Cincinnati Price
Current just published shows that 20,
000 hogs woro packed in West Lincoln
from Nov. to March as compared with
21.CC0 for tho corresponding period a
yoar 1130. Ab nearly all tlio weslorn
packing points showed a decreased busi
ness thero is some encouragement in
this. There has been no local failures
during this week and up to this timo
but one failure of consequence since
Jan. 1st. Omaha business circles uro
wrestling with a number of largo pro
jects, among them tho establishment of
a third wholesale dry goods house. This,
they seem to fee), would make them
moro and moro able to cojri successfully
with the heavy business done in No-
hjrusku and contiguous territory by St.
Joseph and other competing pointe.
What a pity wo cannot compote for a
little of this business ourselves. Here
wo aro with the best of railroad facilities
and a trade about us moro than willing
to give us a Bharo of their patronage,
and wo have nothing to offer. It is dilll
cult to over-estimate the advantages
that would come to us in the years
iiocad if wo wcro able to ussuro tho gen
eral .merchandise dealer of the state that
he could coino to Lincoln not only for
his groceries, confectionary, fruit, cigurs,
quconswaro, hats, caps and the liko, but
for his boots and shoes, his hardware
and his dry goods. Tho getting in of
theso lines will prove more and more
dillkult as the years go by and as the
cities about us staengthen themselves
In each department. We have no cham
ber of commerce, just at this time, but
every loyal Lincolnito should keep an
yo out, and his voico ready for tho en
coaragoment of anything likely to bring
about a consumatioii "so devoutly to be
Batavia canned goods at actual cost.
MlI.LKIt & GlKKOUl)
1211 O Street.
To tlio Kdltor of TiikCoikiku:
If tho liianugorH of tho Lincoln Stale
Journal would cease publishing Annin's
rot about Tobio Castor's little black
book and pencit and quit heralding
Bryan's trip to Denver and ceaso an
nouncing his contemplated speeches, the
readers of that journal would almost be
willing to hold a mass meeting and pass
a vote of thanks. This stuff has been
sent to tho Journal now for six months
or moro, till tho readers aro heartily sick
and disgusted with it. Of course, if the
Journal folks aro anxious tocontinuo it,
it is their privilege to do bo; but thoy
havo 110 moral right to thus punish their
Tobie's arrival in Washington is
heralded forth as an ovont of great na
tional consequence. Who cares what
hit) little black book contains? Who
cares whether he dines with ox-Senator
Moody, of South Dakota, or whether he
rides out with Secretary Morton in 1111
elegant biiroucho or on a white pine
buckboard? Who cares whether ho
gets a democrat appointed to a 818 a
year postoflico? Who is Tobio CiiBtor
anyway? Ho is a very small boro loiuo
cratiu politician -uncouth and uncul
tured. Ho is tho B. A- M. right-of-way
man, and is, perhaps, as competent to
determine the value of a piece of dirt as
any other democratic plug, and yet ho Is
niagnilled by Annininto the great mogul
of tho deinocratlo party of Nebraska
Its grand almoner in the dispensation of
patronage. No democrat, not even
Ogdeu or McShano or Ireland or Charlie
Brown or Chnrdo or Piatt or Hintnan or
Boyd can got an olllco from this admin
istration except through permission of
this untorrilled democrat, Tobio Castor.
Ib not this humiliating to the old demo
cratic stand-bys who havo borne (ho
heat and brunt of tho tights through
years to bo turned down now by this
Wo do appeal to tho Journal in bo
half of a largo suffering public to re
lieve them of Tobio Castorism and Bry
anism. If Mr. Bryan desires to go to
Denver or to tho Pacific coast it is not
the duty of a republican paper to bo his
mouthpiece. Give us u rest from Bry
an, Castor ami A nninism. Aiinin had
best look up some other subject.
T. II. M.
The famous Mendelssohn Quintette
club of Boston, will give a conce-t in
tho Uuiversalist church Friday evening
March 1(1. This club has had a coulinu;
us existence of forty-four yours. It has
boon under tho leadership of one man,
Mr. Thomas Ilyan, for twonty-tlve years.
Miss Lila Juel, tho prima dona, Is witii
the company. Tickets may bo procured
at II. W. Brown'B drug store. Frlco 50
Canon City coal at tho Whltobreast
Coal and Limo Co.
All ladies prefer tho Lee broom,
Anil Fwt Tlnin to Ft. Worth, lltnintoii iitxl
l.B Porte, TrxiiK,
Parties going to the above points can
savo nearly twolvo hours in timo by
taking tho great Rock Island route.
Fast Texas express leaving Lincoln at
8:20 a. in. roaches Ft. Worth 8:12 u. 111.
and Houston at 7:.'t0 p. in. tho following
day. Only one night out. A member
of tho La porto syndicate will accom
pany tho purty leaving over tho Rock
Island on Tuesday tho Oth inst.
For rates etc. cull at city tickot ottico
1045 Ostreot, corner Eleventh.
C. A. RUTIIKRFOUI),
C. T. A P. A.
Via tho Missouri PacificOn tho
second Tuesday in December 1803
January, Febuary, March, Ap-il and
May 1804 tho Missouri Pacific route
will sojl round trip tickets to all stations
in Texas with final limit to return in HO
days from duto of sale. Stop over tiro
allowed in Arkansas, Texas and Okla
homa, Now Mexico and Indian Terri
tory. Come and take a trip to the
south. Pun. Danikls, C. P. A T. A.
1201 O street.
Batavia canned goods at actual cost.
Millkk A Gimmn,
1211 O Street.
Batavia canned goods at actual cost.
Mi i.i.Kit A Gin-nun,
1211 () Rtieet.
vj UK COURIER!
Qf fact or the gr
Jf tween Cungres
has recorded tl e
growing breach bo-
Hsmau Byran and
tho administration, Until recently It
litis seemed as though this breach pro
eluded any further immedlateadvauceon
the part of the congressman; but observ
ant politicians have noted a change in
(he slluaiioii. Within the lust two
months there has been a decided re ac
tion against the administration among
Mr. Bryan's constituents and among the
democrats of the state gener
ally. This has been caused
chiolly by the jiolloy of the administra
tion In tho matter of appointments, al
though a strong secondary reason exists
in tho atlitudo of Mr. Cleveland and his
supporters on tho silver question. Tlio
dissatisfaction has almost reached tho
point where it is disaffection. Tho feel
ing in this county over tlio appointment
of Mr. Hurley is a fair sample of the
outimont elsewhere; the natural result
6f this feeling will bo to strengthen Mr.
firynn, and it is conceded on all sitles
that ho is much stronger in his own
party now than he was a fow months
tyo. Politicians who freely predicted,
not so very long back, that tho congress
man could not secure the democratic
nomination for governor, now say that
Ills chances are pretty good. Mr.
Aryan's political fate will bo assured
ono way or another in the next two
, O. W. Webster has reconsidered,
will accept a re-nomination,
A. H. Huttnn, the contractor and
builder, is a candidate for councilman in
tho Fourth ward.
I tho First ward Daly will doubtless
Lawler in the Second and Graham in
tho Third, will, apparently, huvn a very
easy time of it.
W; A. Hackney, of tho Sixth ward, Ib
tin aspirant for nomination for tho
school board on tho republican tickot.
A. W. Scott is spoken of for c) airman
of tho convention.
Henry Meyers it regarded as being in
line for re-nomination to the council
from tho Seventh ward. John Stiro is
about tho only opposing candidate.
It would bo interesting to know what
Congressman Bryun said to Major Cal
houn this week ulwut the appointment
of postmaster, and what the major
thought when ho said it.
The democratic city convention will
bo held at tho court house Friday even
ing March 10. Primaries will be held
Thursday evening March 15, between
the hours of 7 and 0 in tlio various
Republican primaries will be held
Monday; tho convention Wednesday.
J. C. Pentzer announces that ho is not
a candidate for the board of education.
J. 10. Miller is a candidate for tho
hoard of education.
Tho retiring members of the board of
education aro: Mrs. Upton, Miss
Phoebe Elliott and Mr. Futon.
The A. P. A. movement in this city is
steadily growing in influence and num
bers. Jack McColl, of Lexington, who is
looming up us candidate for governor,
was in the jity this week.
W. C. Austin is 11 candidate for water
The meeting of the Young Men's Re
publican club Wednesday night was
particularly enthusiastic. Tho members
of tho club aro workers, and they aro
going to take a leading part in this
Kd Barnes is a candidate for council
man in the Fifth.
In tho Sixth ward the tight is going
merrily on. Sawyer is apparently a little
in tho lead.
Thero are a score of applicants for the
position of national bank examiner now
held by John M. Grilllth. And it is a
singular fact that Grilllth is holding his
job in the face of the determined and
active opjKisition of leudiug democrats.
I Tobo Castor is most earnestly tipped
to him, ami the otlleers and mr-uihora of
the democratic statu central committee
have urged his removal and endorsed
viimouh applicants, There seems to be
Utile doubt but that lie is kept In olllco
by republican liillueuce, In which ex
United States Senator Paddock has it
lending part, Ami tlio Omaha batiks,
hoiioi-ally, tiro strongly In favor of his re-
tent ton. But notwithstanding his big
pull It is probable that Grilllth will have
The Young Men's Republican club
will be for the republican nominees.
That the club will remler euthuslaslic
and oHlclont six-vice in support of the
ticket can be depended on nothwlth
stantllug tho roiuuiks of some people
who have a habit of talking on subjects
that they know very little about.
"They say" Kd. Sizor denies that ho Is
a candidate for secretary of state.
Thero is a growing feeling in lancas
tor county that unless tho republicans
got together, and tolerably early, too,
tins county will have a pretty big job on
its hands when it tries to control the
congressional convention. Unless there
is iiuwuoiiy in the parly in this county
and satisfaction with the selected can
didate Lancaster will not bo in it.
Tliero aro people who believe W. E.
Hardy would nuiKo a good school trus
tee Republicans in the outside counties of
this district, who havo hoard F. W. Col
lins speak in recent campaigns, occas
ionally mention the deputy county at
torney in connection with the congres
Tom Majors in tho present anlo-coi-ventlon
campaign is receiving some sup
port that ho never received before, and
he is nt this writing by fur tho strongest
candidate for governor in tho field.
R. R. Greer, of Keurnoy, wiih in town
this week. Ho says hi is altogether nut
of politics, except for tho little good ho
71111 occasionally do his friends.
There will be a caucus of the republl-
tins of the Fifth ward this evening, and
liko most Fifth ward caucuses, it will
doubtless be a jo-dandy.
Thero is talk of scratching already,
bororu tho tickot is named.
Tommy Allen advises evorylody to
wuit until tho democratic convention is
There aro men who have money to
back tho ussortion tliut F.-ank Waters,
if nominated, will ioll the largest vote
on tlio ticket. Weir's persistent light
ing of Waters is adding materially to
the H)lico judge's strength.
Tho Fremont Tribune adds u few
names to the list of candidates for gov
ernor published inT1iKC0uuiK.it. Tho
Tribune' list is as follows:- Juck Mc
Coll, Tom Mujors, A. E. Cudy, John
Peters, E. K. Valentine, Will Gurloy,
W. J. Broatch, S. D. Mercer. Orlando
Tefft, I. M. Raymond.
It is said that Dr. S. D. Mercer, of
Omaha, ex-chairmau of the republican
stute central committo, is an avowed
candidate for governor,
Chris Camp of the Fourth ward, Is
being actively pushed for councilman by
tho young republicans.
Neither Paul Clark nor W. F. Kelley
ever had any idea of running for jsilieo
judge. The Journal')! Intimation to
that effect was absolutely without foun
dation Sam Hohmiin is 11 candidate for Mose
ly's job in tho Fifth.
Statesmen with memories recall the
fact that the Fiftli wurd hits a great rec
ord for turning down its couuciliiieu at
the end of their first term. Mr Mosoley
has a hard tight in store.
The primaries will be warm and the
convention will be 11 good deal warmer.
William M. Clark is tulked of for
membership in the board of education.
Tliero uro three leading republican can
didatv's for city engineer, Dobson, the
present incumbent, Rayiuer and Dawes.
It is said that II. J. Whitniore may bo
a fusion candidate for xIii-o judge.
"If W. E. Andrews is denied the nomi
nation for congress in the Fiftli district
congressional convention there will bo
no earthly use for any other Hastings or
Adams county man trying to secure it,
as It would but a waste of time, ami
tuiihn tho city and county the laughing
stock of the entire district,' says tho
llastimrs AVrmni.-tni. "If there Is one
man, who more than another deserves
this nomination at thu hands of tho re-
publicans of the Fiftli congressional tils
irtct, mat man is w. K. Andrews, and
the boys thrnuuhoiit the district seem
pretty thoroughly Imbued with this
view of the situation, and with their
sense of fair nlav and lustleo will not
allow themselves to be Influenced In any
way against his candidacy."
II. A. Babcock Is s(okon of us a conn-
cllmanic candidate In the Fourth ward.
Captain Phelps Paluo has again got
the Fourth ward in his pocket-so lie
Rev. Luther P. Luddou is talked of
for one of tho vacancies in tho board of
education, and his friends aro urging his
nomination by tlio republicans.
Comstock is an avowed cttndldato for
John T. Cochran will be strongly sup.
portetl by the Fifth ward for pollco
J. P. Walton, of the Fifth ward, Is a
candidate for city engineer.
. John P. Maule Is still considered a
couucllmaulc candidate in the Fifth.
Congressman Bryan talked to the
students at tho Western Normal college
Lutlden, Hackney and Stiro will prob
ably be the republican nominees for tho
board of education,
Thu convention of thu (tcoplo's party
will be held Thursday March 15. Cau
cuses will bo held Tuesday evening.
There was a caucus of thu republicans
of the Second ward lust evening at tho
county court house.
Third warders will caucus to-night at
tho Windsor hotel.
Thero will bo a caucus of republicans
of tho Fourth ward this evening at
At a meeting of women held in tho
Y. M. C. A. rooms Thursday the follow
ing ladies woro named on a non-partisan
woman Biifferago tickot: Mr. I. S. P.
Weeks, Mrs. Lubin, Miss Phoelw Klliott.
The republicans of tho First wurd wil
cuucuH at the city council chamber this
evening at 8 o'clock.
Joe Swun is 11 cundidate for the coun
cil in the Fourth wurd.
W. B. Robinson wits elected chairman
of tho executive committeoof the Young
.Men's Republican club at a special meet
ing of tho committee held Thursday
afternoon. There is a meeting on foot
to securo a regular of meeting of the
Elderly people remember thoir spriug
bitterB with a shudder. Tho present
generation havo much to bo thankful
for, not the least of their blessings being
such a pleasant ami thoroughly effective
spring medicine us Ayer's Sarsapurilla.
It is a health restorer and health-main-tuiner.
Good MitiitocH 75c. per bushel, Miller
A Gifford, 1211 O.
MorH(-- It. F. Vhim-II, Prop.
Capital Storage Co., warehouse Oil) Q
South 20th St. Goods of all kinds
kinds packed, moved, shipped or stored,
stoves a specialty. An ordor left at
Hardy Furniture Co., 211 South 11th
street, or Rudgo A Morris Co., lllfl-1122
N street, will be promptly nttoudcu to.
The finest line of pickles.
Miller A Uifford, 1121 O.
iinir itittt-H in Ttxit.
January O.Fcburury l.'l, Mnrch l.'l, April
10.A May 8, 180J,the B A M will selloxcur
sion tickets from Nebraska mid Kansas
stations to iMtints in Texas at one fare
for tho round trip. For tickets and full
information regarding limits, stopovers,
etc., call at B. A M. tlejHit or city olllce,
corner O and Tenth streetB.
G. W. Hhn.nkli.. C. P. AT. A.
All ask for The 1,00 BrtHiiu.
For St. louis take the Missouri
Pacific route. City ticket oflice 1201 O
Tourists rates to Florida via the Mis
souri Pacific route on sale now. City
ticket olllce 1201 O street, Liiicolti.Neb.
For California take the Missouri
Paeilic route, via southern route.