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feet on country trade and small dealers are little inclined to order.
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Business at this season is usually
quiet and this year makes no exception
to the rule. Merchants throughout the
country were prepared for a very dull
summer and the indications are that
they will not be disappointed. Retail busi
ness, especially in the larger cities, is exceed
ingly quiet. Many persons are takingadvan-
tage of the stagnation of trade in the way of an unusually long vaca
tion. Wholesalers are receiving some orders but they are very small
as a rule. The solution of the problem is not difficult. Everything
is as it were in a condition of suspension, if I may use the term,
everything depends upon the corn crop and every business man ap
preciates the situation. Little rain has fallen in the last few weeks
and the country is very dry. This may be called the critical period
in the growth of corn and ample moisture is necessary to encourage
its full development
Farmers feel very blue over the outlook and do not hesitate to ex-
pret their sentiments. In fact it has often been asserted and no
doubt with some degree of justice, that the farmer is given to that
sort of .thing. This, of course, has a correspondingly depressing ef -
WESTERN ASSOCIATION STANDING.
Following is the standing of the Western Association clubs up to
and including Thursday's games:
Lincoln..... 36 28
8t,Joeeph 33 26
Jacksonville 32' 26
Omaha 33 27
Peoria 30 28
Rock Island 30
Des Moines 27
People will now have to swelter and work for three weeks without
the relaxation of a ball game in the afternoon.
Base ball really makes a splendid excuse to get away from work
an hour before the usual time "just to encourage the team.'
One of our prominent citizens said the other evening, one can af
ford to go to the ball games, if he stays at home for the summer.
Many have been of the same mind this summer and Manager
Hickey is glad.
.Never before has Lincoln had base ball without appeals to the
public for aid, and especially where Mr. D. Rowe has managed
the team. It always seemed that he worked the town and the team
for his own private emolument
THE RIGHT KIND OF A PRINCE.
The crown prince of Denmark visited a female seminary in
Copenhagen the other day to hear the girls recite. One little
girl near him became confused and forgot her lesson, whereupon
he took her on his lap, and she thenceforth answered every ques
tion correctly. Subsequently when praised for her knowledge she
replied, "Why, the crown prince whispered all the answers to
When the ice man comes be Bure the name LINCOLN ICE CO.
is on the wagon, they have no pond ice. 1040 O Street
According to the weather bureau, however, rain clouds are emul
ating and while the dryness may temporarily depress trade it only
operated as a sort of delay.
Merchants are bound to supply the demands of consumers and
just so many goods will be ordered ultimately as are necessary
As yet no material damage has resulted aud there is every reason to
suppose that the dry spell will soon be broken by a few weeks of
Notwithstanding Mr. Debs insistance to the contrary, the strike
may now be safely considered an incident of the past, in so far at
least, as immediate trouble is concerned. Traffic is gradually resum
ing its normal proportions on all roads affected. The strike in its
self has been a study of much interest to those who have followed
its progress and carefully observed it in all its phases. The cry
against Pullman, the railroads and trusts in general was loud and
long. The rights and privileges of the laboring classes havo been dil
ated to a considerable extent Capital has come in for its share of
abuse and in return the capitalistic press has reiterated the old time
argument of the employers right to regulate their own business.
These are only general propositions and do not by any means cover
the issua which confronts us. The capitalist has his rights as a citi
zen of the republic and it is the duty of the government to protect
his property rights, his person and his liberty. The laborer should
be allowed to enjoy all the privileges of the free government under
which he lives. But neither party should be permitted to extend
his privilege to such an extent as to operate to the inconvenience and
loss of other citizens and it is the manifest duty of the government
to see that all receive equal protection. The A. R. U., while it con
demns monopolies and trusts, is itself, one of the most gigantic
trusts in existence. .Its avowed object is the control of all labor or
ganizations throughout the country. Who will for a moment deny
the fact that Messrs Debs, Gompers and Sovereign are as powerful
and dictatorial in their methods as are the Pallmans, Goulds and
Vanderbilts. The former represent the power of labor, the latter
the power of money, each dependent on the otheis, each equally
powerful and masterful in their ways. A disagreement between
these opposing forces may mean a practical suspension of business
throughout the country. When matters reach such a pass as that
it is no longer a question of the merits or demerits of either side of
the case but it becomes the imperative duty of the people to insist
on legislation that will prevent the recureace of suih a catastrophe
This seems to be the prevailing sentiment with leading business men
and no doubt it will bear fruit
BEST SI Of TEETH
After May 1 I will make the best set of Teeth for $5.
Teeth Extracted Without Pain. All Work Guaranteed atisfactory.
XR. H. TC. KBRMAN,
ROOMS 94, 95, 96, BURR BLK. SURGEON DENTIST.
We are selling all summer suitings at cost.
Jeckell Bbos., 119 North Thirteenth Street
Have your prescriptions filled at Hawke's Phabhact.
Special sale on Hammocks every Saturday at Hawke's Phabhact
AH summer trouserings at reduced prices.
Jeckell Bros., 119 North Thirteenth Street
Pants made to order at Hurlbdt & Co's 118, north 11.
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