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OUTLOOK FOR NEBRASKA.
'HERE is a man in this town who would bo one of its most
popular citizens if it wero not for his distressing pessimism. He
is young, well educated and enjoys good health. Ho ought to
bo as happy, if not happier than the majority of men; but he is
always miserable. He started out in life with a determination to
reach certain goals at specified times, and because ho fell, like
most of us do, a little short of his expectations, ho became sour, and
he is now dragging himself along in a discouraged sort of way, with
a clouded brow and diseased brain. Things no longer look bright to
him, although the earth is just as fresh as ever, and the manifesta
tions of nature have lost none of their beauty, and there are just as
many good things in life to bo attained and as much enjoyment to
be found as before. When other people look to the future and with
the eyes of hope see happiness and success and prosperity in store,
ho shuts his eyes and predicts all manner of evil things. Everything
is going wrong, according to his notion. The devil has got politico
in his grasp, and there is no longer any honesty or purity of inten
tion in man. Business is in a wretched state and is constantly grow
ing worse. The country is going to the dogs. He never sees any
good in anything, and wherever he turns he finds only discouragement.
For every instance you can cite to prove that there is some good
in the world, he will bring a dozen proofs that it is irredeemably
bad. For every hope you may entertain ho has a jwultico of dis
couragement. Apparently his only delight is in being miserable,
and he tries his best to make other people miserable.
Pessimism-usually crowds out pure and lofty sentiment, and with
the development of this quality there has been with him a corres
ponding growth of envy. He experiences no pleasure at the success
or good fortune of his best friends. On the contrary, he is inclined
to become more sour every time he hears of anybody's success.
He has acquired the idea that he only is deserving, that other
people merit no reward, and berates providence for rewarding Tom,
Dick and Harry while he, who ought toreceivesomuch.getsnothing.
..He will not admit that the other fellows who achieve success earn
it honestly. And he hasn't got ambition enough to pitch in and
hack success out of life as most people have to do. He lays back
complaining of adversity while opportunity goes trooping by.
This man carries his long face and assertive melancholy around
with him, and his presence usually has a depressing effect even on
the most hopeful and convivial spirits. He is not a man men like
to meet. Just what he is coming to I do not know; but no person
who goes through life preaching misery and inveighing against
everything can expect to attain marked success. Unless he stops
finding fault and begins to look up and work with spirit like other
people, his luck as he calls it will continue to grow worse.
IN GOURSE OF PREPARATION.
A well known writer in Washington, D. C, has in course of pre
paration for The Courier a series of articles coming under the gen
eral head of "An Ethical View of American Politics,'' divided as
1. "Origin of Political Parties in the United States."
2. "Localism and Nationalism."
3. "Political Mistakes."
4. "Trend of American Politics."
The above articles will be supplemented by one on "Civil Service,"
the whole making a most interesting and valuable compendium of
A Battle for I!looI
Is what Hood's Sarsaparilla vigorously fights, and it is always vic
torious in expelling all the foul taints and giving the vital fluid the
quality and quantity of perfect health. It cures, scrofula, salt
rheum, boils and all other troubles caused by impure blood.
HIP1, niitlnnlr tttr flio ciiliaun tiat imlnatrina nf Xpliranka 1R in-
) couraging. The great business of the people of this state ia
ji agriculture and stock raising. Our products are necessities.
The demand under the present circumstances must increase more
rapidly than the supply. The prices of our produce will tend to get
better through a period of years. We havo a rich soil, a favorable
climate and in the greater portion of the stato sufficient rainfall to
insure either a reasonable or a bounteous return for the farmer's
labor. During the past year, on account of the short crops, low
prices and extraordinary conditions prevailing in financial affairs,
we have experienced trying times; but the people of the state havo
sustained themselves well under the circumstances. Their obliga
tions have been met with almost usual promptness. The prices of
good farming lands have remained firm. With ordinary good crops
and better prices which we may reasonably hope for, in a few years
the people of this state would be practically independent. Such
reverses as we havo experienced during the past year have their
favorable aspects. They check over confidence, unwise speculation
and extravagance; teach industry, frugality and the exercise of
judgment. Getting on in the world is largely an individual matter.
Success comes to those who work for it intelligently and faithfully.
The resources of the stato are great, our people intelligent and in
dustrious, and better and more prosperous times are absolutely cer
tain to-come. The amount of debt upon the land may seem large,
but it averages but littlo more per acre than the annual rental in
countries of the old world of inferiornatural resources. Thecbarges
for interest and taxes are not largo per acre. Gradually but cer
tainly in all the good agricultural portions of the state, the appar
ently large burden of debt will disappear and tho land owners will
become what they are in other and older portions of the world
wealthy and independent. Our reverses will only bo temporary. A
better acquaintance with the resources and conditions of the stato
which we will obtain as time passes, will enable tho people to utilize
them to better advantage. Another decade will add materially to
our wealth, population and importance and influence as one of the
statesof this Union of Magnificent Commonwealths.
R. E. Moore.
A WOODEN HEADED BANK EXAMINER.
It is learned that the move
ment to secure tho removal of
Bank Examiner Griffith is still
active; but the Griffith "pull,"
including the influence of jail
birds, newspapers and Omaha
bankers, is active in his behalf,
and the effort to secure the
removal of this officer of the
law who has brought discredit
upon himself and the law he
represents is up-hill work.
Retribution is sometimes slow.
Punishment for the aiders and
abettors of Bank Wrecker C. W. Mosheris not being meted out with
rapidity but there is good reason to believe that most of tho guilty
ones will be reached in the end. And Mr. Griffith can hardly hope
to escape, although he may defer the fall of tho blow. In tho mean
trds he holds his office to the disgrace of Nebraska and tho govern
ment He is a magnificent monument to the advantage of a strong
AMONG THE BREAKERS " AFTERMATH.
The management of the recent production of "Among tho Break
ers" in this city, noting the criticism of ume over particular persons
that real breakers ought to havo teen provided, point triumphantly
to Frank Polk and Sam Low, with tho belief that every candid per
son will admit no better selection could have been made.
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price by C. I. Hood & Co., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass.