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Bomed out into tho holier than thou party. It ntill lives in a weakly
way eking out a miserable existence.
Pardon the length of this letter. I will with permission at a subse
quent date send a short communication asking why a third presiden
tial term is bo objectionable. Would liketo read your views on that
point No one need be surprised if Grover Cleveland should bo a
candidate for a third term. Stranger political events have happened.
1 shall write no more in answer to Hawes.
John M. Thayek.
Omaha, Neb., July 24th 1894.
The drouth is assuming a serious as
pect, and the fear is freely expressed
that a partial crop failure is eminent
in some parts of the state unless it rains.
Ab yet, grain looks reasonable well in the
eastern half of Nebraska and through the
South Platte country, but should the dry
weatqer coutinuo there Is no doubt mat serious damage will en
sue. That this condition of affairs is having a serious effect on
business, and that in consequence of the same wholesale dealers are
receiving a small number of orders, is not strange.
Retail business is always dull at this season of the year, and
therefore no estimate of the condition in that line can be safely
made, excepting possibly, that trade is a little duller than usual.
These conditions, of course, only apply to sections of the country.
In north-eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, an abundant rain
fall has done much to restore confidence. In the far west little is
expected, and the country which is at present engrossing the at
tention of business men, is that comprised in the intervening sections.
The strikers are gradually resuming work, and for the present
at least, the labor troubles may be said to be at an end. No doubt
the recent agitation will resultjn some legislation which will
in the future avoid to a large extent, the re-occurrence of ex
tensive strikes such as the one just passed. The importance of
an increase in the army and the extension of federal powers
has made itself apparent in the late crisis. The passage of some
national arbitration measure that may be made operative in case
of strike trouble is important. A strange co-incident was the re
cent publication of tho usual 2 per cent dividend declared by
the Pullman company, immediately following an article describ
ing the enormous losses entailed by the company during the past
year. It was strange that Mr. Pullman should select to pay
the usual quarterly dividend and publish it ostentatiously, as
has been the case, immediately following his recent statements,
is certainly somewhat inconsistent. If the Debs telegrams recent
ly seized by the authorities are a fair criterion of the attitude of
that leader during the strike, he certainly does not appear to be
the cool headed, conservative man portrayed by those friendly to
his organization. His telegrams would rather indicato a rabid,
hair-brained anarchist thac anything else. As a matter of fact
there can be little doubt that there is a Seno Gambian in one
wood pile, with a nigger in the other; which one is the darker, is
a vuestion that can only be decided in the future. I fear that it
will be found that neither of the colored gentlemen are of a
very light hue. Many accusations have been brought against
the Pullman company which seem to be verified by the facts,
and no doubt Mr, Deb's actions will see the light of day in the
trial now on at Chicago. The most encouraging thing about the
recent strike, was the firm and uncompromising attitude of the
preaidentThemayor of Chicago and Mr. Altgeldt did themselves
ittlo credit,and it was only through the firm intervention
the administra-tion that moro seriouB trouble was avoiled.
The tariff debates keep on at a lively rate, ami the muddle into
which Mr. Wilson and his associates havo gotten themselves seems
deeper than ever. Tho bitter arraignment of the administrate l by
the United States senators, such as occurred early in the week,
seeks its parallel in the records of congress. Between Senator Hill,
Senator Gorman, Mr. Wilson and a number of others, not excluding
the president, tho tariff bill may bo said to bo in a fair way not to be
paascd at all. This possibility does not seem to strike terror to tho
hearts of most people; on the contrary, business mon generally ex
press themselves as reasonably well satisfied with such a consumma
tion. The one desire on tho part of tho public, however, tho ad
journment of congress, does not promise to bo satisfied very soon.
There is no othor one thing, probably that would do more to benefit
tho country in general, and the business part in particular. If tho
statesmen at Washington would only appreciate this and go home,
everyone would feel easier.
A matter upon which it has long been my intention to touch, has
been tho question of a possible amendment of the assignment and
collection laws of this state. It may not be generally known, but it
is nevertheless a fact that the laws now on our statute books, are in
effectual and impractical to a degree; if they are not absolutety vic
ious and fijvorablo to fraudulent bankrupts. The assignment laws
are especially calculated tempt unscrupulous'persons to tako advant
age of them in order to reap a harvest which they could not reason
ably hope to make by legitimate means. If Borne bright young law
yer would like to make a reputation for himself, ho could not do a
better thing than to secure tho chairmanship of the judiciary com
mittee after his election, and formulate a code of laws bearing on
collections and assignments, and through his committee, force them
to a vote. Tho assistance of every reputable wholesaler in the state
of Nebraska would be his. The laws as they stand at present, not
-only entail enormous losses on jobbers, but seriously affect the cred
it of all merchants doing business in the state. I would recommend
the careful consideration of this suggestion with a view of starting
an agitation which wou d bear fruit in some favorablo legislation
during tho coming winter. A. Koch Andriano.
Huklbut & Co. have moved to 113 north 11 where they are pre
pared to serve you.
When the ice man comes be sure the name LINCOLN ICE CO
is on tho wagon, they have no pond ice. 1010 O Street.
THE DEGL1NE OF THE BAD MAN.
Prescott is now tho one place in Arizona where the cowboy, the
whilom "rustler" and "queer lady and other bad folks most do
congregate. "Tis true they are considerably toned down since the
palmy days of Tombstone. Their organization is not so perfect as
of yore. Some members have been suspended for non-payment
of duesf others from telegraph poles; some repose beneath the
prickly pear, others lead a sedentary life on tho classic banks of
the Colorado in the Territorial peni'entinry while a few have ex
perienced a change of heart and gone back to the states to lead a
pure life and invest their savings with the sugar trust to buy up
Prescott is the center of a gold mining section which is at
tracting crowds of all classes and conditions. Hotels and lodg
ing honscs are over crowded. Saloons and gambling houses are
doing a rushing business, and the bad man occasionallp turns
himself loose when filled up to the neck with tarantula juice.
I met such a one yesterday on Montezuma street, writes a
western correspondent. Coyote, Cal is his non do plume,
and the only name I have ever heard him acknowledge. Ten
years ago he was one of the most promising stage robbers in the
southern part of the territory-bright, intelligent, active, energet
ic, and respected by every man who followed his calling. In those
days he could drink or leave it alone, but candor compells me to