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THED AOMJeiAY MOMaTNTO COURIER
60UIIIBU PUBLISHING 60.
W, MOHTON SMITH, Editoii ano Manacim,
IIiihIiiom OlHrti JWI 0 8tnct.
TERMS OP SUDSOniPTION:
Tiih C(HiHll;n, minyi'itr In nilvnnrn , . fi ll
H'x Moiitli I
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iilrt)Ot.N, Ni.ii., Otrroiiuu i!H, IBM.
HATUJIDAV ('VouM) "Tho Masked
Dull," nt tliu Lansing theatre.
.WOAVwr- Oliver Doml Hymn in "'I'lio
Dark Continent," lit tho IjiiiihIuk
TUKSDAV-OUvur Doud Hymn In
"Tliu Dark Continent," lit the Laus
WMhVKSDAV "The (Ilii ! Loft He
lilntl Me," nt tint Lansing theatre.
TV liiSMl-Nellie Mcllonry in "A
Nllit at tlm Circus," at tho Lsns
yll)AY"Tw Stowaway," at tho
VATUKDAYVrnnh Daniels in "Little
Puck Up to Date," at the LhiihIiik
M0N1)AV-im nil weak)- Herliort
Flint, tho hypnotist, at tho Ftinke.
TO MAYOIt WKIIIi
You aro a monumental example of In
consistency, Vour desire to k on record
iih a rofonuur ami at thoHiiiuo tinio lenvo
undisturbed hoiiio of tho worst ovIIh that
atllict the city, bus led you to a truly
remarkable iipsitlou before tho people.
You huvo shown tho titttr hollowncss of
your reform protestations, anil you huvo
made, it apparent that you aro in poll,
tics, liko most other politicians, for what
you can got out of it, and not for tho
good you can do, You havo Htaiuped
yourself a humbug, and you aro making
honest people vory ttrod.
Liko moat "reformers" of your class,
you havo u strong predilection in tho
diroctiQii of "open letters" and other
BchcineB designed to hoodwink tho pub
lie. You havo within tho past week, in
parading your veto of tho ordinance to
permit sacred concertH to bo held Sun
day evenings, Raid u good deal about re
specting tho wIrIior of tho moral cIiibh
of peoplo who elected you, and you havo
expressed a xory coiuiuendablo sentl;
meat regarding Sunday ' obBervanco.
AH of which, when considered by tho
light of curtain known facts, makes you
.appear before tlio public a fraud and a
humbug. Your moral protestations aro
Wo aro most heartily in favor of a
strict observance of tho Sabbath, and
wo aro glad to my that tho sentiment In
this city is overwhelmingly in favor of
tho policy you falsely profess to practice.
A properly conducted sacred concert
would not, howovor, bo a breaking of
the Sabbath. Music is neither sinful
nor unlawful. Hut wo do" not proposo
at this time to discuss tho desirability
or undoairabillty of Sunday ' evening
acred concerts. We simply wish to
point out your inconsistency.
You say tho good peoplo who elected
you are opposed to tho proposed con
certs; hence you veto tho ordinance.
But are not the good peoplo who elected
you also opposed to the disgraceful
orgies you now complacently tolerate on
Sunday eveuingY Aro they not opposed
to the riotous dances that occur every
Sunday evening in tho down town
blocks? Aro they not opposed to tho
wido prevalence of tho social evil in this
.city which you, notwithstanding all your
pious declamation, make no effort to
jibato? Aro they not opposed to tho
iselling of liquor on Sunday, which goes
on in tho hotels and other places un
disturbed? Aro they notoposed to tho
general Iniquity in tho bottoms and
elsewhere which you make mi tuort to
suppress? Can't you see, dear Mayor
Weir, that you aro playing tho role of a
You say that no reKrt has been made
to tho jkjIIco of tho Sunday dances to
which wo referred last week, and that
you never heard of them. Is it 'cus
tomary for your reform olico force to
walt until somebody reiKirts to it? And
tx fact' that you have never heard of
ii Sunday night dances shows that you
4rt guiHy of culpable neglect in tho
.administration of your public duty. It
in your duty as tho conservator of tho
public nw to know what is going on,
You tteek to excuse yourself for not in
terfering with these Sunday night
biawls on the ground that tho persons
who participate in them may bo persons
who do not regard the tirst day of the week
as the true Sabbath, This is the height
of absurdity. You know that neither a
man's nationality nor his religion ex
empts him from tho power and control
of our municipal legtilatious? Perhaps
you leave the inmates of tho disrepu
table houses practically unmolested on
.account of their religious convictions.
And the men who Hell liquor on Sunday
ilo you leave them alone because they
bellevo religiously, that Saturday Ih the
Do jou not see that .Miu are making a
sorry mesHof It, Major Weir?
Your lemarks concerning Mr. 'iemer
are in exceedingly bad taste. You meet
his ncctiHatioiiH by a kind of backbiting
that Is, to say tho least, decidedly un
YcH.dear Mayor Weir, jou are making
the peoplo very tiled, tired of your iiuiM
Hiieradlng iih a reformer, tired of jour
practice of manufacturing inimical
capital, tired of jour Ineorsisleney,
tired of jour htiului tactics.
If you are really ami honestly in favor
of Sunday observance, if jou really and
honestly desire to obey the wishes of
the good peoplo who elected you, why
don't jou go the whole length, and stop
Sunday spiritualistic entertainments,
and Sunday public iIiiiuth, and Sunday
liquor Helling, ami make an attempt to
suppress some of the wickedness that
stalks the streets of Lincoln, and tills
the dark places and byways?
Do jou think, dear Mayor Weir, that
the good peoplo who elected you will be
satisfied at your expression of holy
wrath against proposed sacred concerts,
when jou wluk at so much tangible
wrong doing ami lawlessness and vice?
Mil. Huhiinkix, of tho Cull, pi olinbly
Induced by our kindly suggest Ions, has
re-liiaugiirated his crusade against the
1k)Uoiiih. Wo are glad to see this. The
bottoms constitute acitadel of depravity
worthy of Mr. Hushnell's most vigorous
attacks. We aro afraid, however, that
in calling upon Mayor Weir for aid, he
is dropping his Hammersmith ticket at
Hradbury gate. Mr. Weir Is loo busily
engaged grappling with the stupendous
moral outrage, tho Sunday sacred con
cert, to give any heed to a little thing
like unbridled rottenuessiu tho bottoms.
I.O-O'-.VN HIIITOH'S ki:am..
Whatever doubt that may have re
mained as to Rosewatcr's insanity was
most effectually removed by that un
fortunate Individual's hysterical' tirade
in last Sunday's lice.
Mr. Ihisewater was at one time a clear
headed, practical business man. He was
never burdened with any undue weight
of intellect; but ho was possessed of
ordinary intelligence, and lie made up
in business sagacity what he lacked in
tho higher degrees of brain power.
And the decadence of tho llttlo news
paper man's sanity must be regarded
with a feeling' of sympathy, even by
thoso who had no reason to love tho
little fellow. Tho spoctaclo ho presents
now, as ho wallows in senility and plifys
foot ball with reason, must move tho
hardest heart. Tis pityful in the ex
treme. Mr. KoHowntor has furnished Ills own
certitlcate of insanity. "We assert
boldly," exclaims tho editor of tho live
In a maudlin period of hysterical Hap
doodllsm, "that Nebraska has ceased to
bo a free state, and the peoplo are today
in the grasp of a more dangerous olig
archy than South Carolina over was in
tho palmiest days of slavery . Wo boldly
assert that If William Lloyd Garrison or
Wendell Phillips were today living in
Nebraska, thty would appeal with
greater fervor for an uprising of every
lover of freedom and hater of human
bondage against tho corporate tyranny
that rules this commonwealth than they
did of yore against tho hydra headed
monster, African slavery."
The coriorations that operate in Ne
braska ure not angelic; they frequently
do things they ought not to do, and
loavo undone tilings they should do; but
that Is no reason why u man should
mako an old woman of himself, railing
agaimit them, and run his smattering of
intellect into a fog. Mr. Rosowutcr
has, howovor, gone and done it, and wo
aro sorry, because, according to the ad
vices of tho physicians on Tiik Couhikk
BtatT, his malady has reached that stage
whore a euro is no longer osslble. It
scorns that Rosowuter must remain
As it to mako assuranco doubly sure
the drooling editor of tho liee goes on in
tho same article and Haunts his insane
ravings before tho 'public in such a
manner as to fix the idea that ho is
irrevocably and unalterably foolish.
Rosowatcr has most unquestionably
gone wrong. Wo uro sorry that we can
not say that Rosowater is another good
man gone wrong. Wo cannot say that
without U'Jling an untruth; hence wo
will not say it.
It's a bad thing to haw a crazy man
on tho national republican uo;nmitteo;
it's a bad thing to have a crazy nuin gjyo
republican candidates "protesting" sup
port; but the republican nationul com
mittee, and tho republican party and
tho republican candidates aro big enough
and strong enough to stand any injury
tho crazy man may do. The oor man
can't do much now anyway.
MosiiF.il Is us great an issue in the
campaign in Omaha as Phelps Paiuo is
in this city. Tho latter (s still atllarge.
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What is it?
A makeshift to get votes.
Tho populists profess to be purists.
They aro for principle and not for ix'lf-
so they contend. :
Yet, when there is an ollico In sight i
they forget everything forget platform,
party, principle, purity, in the mad rush
after the material, profitable, pclrnhlc
They are willing to combine and fuse
with nujhody or anything, democrats,
dead ducks, piohlbltloiilsts, mud balls
and what-not, If votes, the bricks that
pave the pathway to ollico, can be ob
tained. The democrats am gieat people to
build elaborate platformsaiidtlieu jump
otr them and take a short cut for olllce.
There is nothing in oommou between
tho democratic party and the populist
party in Lancaster county, and jet they
aro forgetting patty tradition and pur
m)scs, am) joining in a grand combine to
capture the olllces.
There is only one mlddlo-of-the-iosd
party, and that is the republican party.
Skamonh come ami go; tho grass loses
Its green and the snow blids come; the
leaves fall and the price of coal rises;
most things mortal Moorish and wane and
die but Captain Phelps Paino's mouth
goes on ftu over, the same jesterday, to
day and tomoriow.
H.NH.VIINI'.W TOIIV TITV OITICIAI.H.
There Is a sobbing, crjing, howling
demand for mine practical, clear headed
business men in the city council and in
the other branches of the city govern
ment. Them ate some good men in tho coun
cil, but, unfortunately, there are others
who ride on street car passes and draw
HW per year, who have one sot of busi
ness principles for their own affairs and
another for the city's Hindis, and there
is a wide dilTeieuce between tho two.
In the matter of spending the city's
money and awarding contracts there is
an unpardonable looseness.
Regarding the vetoed contract for
$8,000 worth of supplies for the water
department which was merrily jogging
along towaid approval when Coun
cilman Woods, who is quite as zeal
ous in (lie citj's behalf as he is in Ills
own, came to the front witli a state
ment of an Omaha firm ollcring to
furnish tho same material for 91,800
less than the amount bid by the Lincoln
conductor, there is something to bo said'
on both sides.
Of course it's a veiy nice tiling to
patronize homo dealers; but tho
authorities should exercise reasonable
diligence, and see that the city is not
In tho tlrst place tho condition of tho
city's funds does not justify a contract
involving so largo an expenditure at
this time. And tliu authorities, whether
tho board of public works or tho city
council, certainly did not mako a reason
able attumpt to e ecu re low bids.
Tiik liee has finally got mound to a
aupport of Mrs. liittenbender,for justice
of tho supremo court, "llarring tho
question of a woman's eligibility for the
supreme bench, "siijb tho peculiar Mr.
Hosewater's peculiar paper, "and tho
decadence of prohibition as an isstio
Mrs. Hittcnbcndcr makes a very credit
able candidate. She is as modest and
unassuming as she is earnest and force
ful. The itr in tills campaign is for all
candidates except tho republican can
didate. IIOIl'N l(i:i!IH.U'A.MS.M.
The gonial and cherub faced gontlo
man who discussed Shakespeare so
pleasantly at the Lansing theatre
Wednesday evening is several points
shy in his ideas on religion, but his re
publicanism is of the most iutenso sort.
Awuy back in the presidential cam
paign Just year Colonel Ingersoll gave
his reasons why ho is opposed to the
democratic party, and why ho is a re
publican. Perhaps some democrats will think
his references to tho democratic nartv
aro a trifle too gingery, and it must bo
admitted that tho colonel spices his
political articles vory liberally, as ho
does his dissertations on religion; but
what ho says is interesting.
Colonel Ingersoll said:
I am OtlDOScd to the domoerutin niirlv.
and I will toll you whv. Everv stntn
that seceded from tho United States
was a democratic Btate. Every ordi
nance of secession thnt WliH (lrnivn wnn
drawn by a .doi"mit. Every man that
uiiueuvor.eg v) vcur iiui om nag iroin ine
jieiivcj) iiai ii .onricucu was a demo
crut. Every inaii t)mt jtried to destroy
this nation was a dojuocrut.
Everv eneinv this irr,nt Itmmlilln lmu
hiul for twenty years has Ueeli a demo,
crat. Every man that shot Union
soldiers was a democrat, Every man
that starved Union soldiors, and refused
them in tho oxtrtimitv of ituntli tvim n
democrat. Every man that loved
slavery bettor Until liberty was a demo
crat, iho man that assassinated
Abraham Lincoln was a domocrat.
Every man that sympathized with tho
assassin - every man glial that tho
noblest president ever elected wiib as-sassiniiU'd-was
a democra'. Every
man that vv anted the prjvilege or whip
ping another man to make him work for
nothing and paid him with Jashes on his
nuked buck was a democrat. Every
man that raised bloodhounds to purstio
hiilnan beings was, a domocrat.
Every man thnt Impaired tho credit
of the United States, every man that
swore we would never pay the bonds,
every man that swore we would neer
redeem the greenbacks, every mallgner
of his country's credit, calumniator of
his country's honor was a democrat.
I am a republican. I am a republi
can because the republican party siijb
hub country is a nation ami not a con
federacy. I want to know if thogovorn
incut that took you from your tlreside
ami mmio you light tor u i want to
know if it is not bound to tight for you.
Tim Hag that will not protect its pro.
tectors is a dirty rag that contaminates
the air in which It waves. The govern
ment that will not defend its defenders
Ih a disgrace to the nations of the world.
I am a republican because the republi
can party sajs, "Wo will protect the
rights of American citizens at home,
and If necessary wo will march an army
Into any state to protect the rights of
tho luun'.lest American citizen in that
l.V ' . . .
rree iiiiNir, love, aiieciioit mey nave
invented everything of use in this world.
I am a republican. Wo have got the
first free country that over existed.
And right hero I want to thank every
soldier that fought to make It free.
Every one, living and dead.
Now, my friends, I want you to vote
tlio republican ticket. I want you to
swear that jou will not vote for nny
enemy of human progress. Go and
talk to every democrat that jou can sco.
Oct him by tho coat collar; talk to him.
Hold him liko Coleridge's Ancient Mar
Iner, with your glittering eyes. Hold
him; tell him all the mean things his
party ever did. Tell him kindly; toll
him in a Christian spirit as I do, but
I want you, every one, to swear you
will vote for tho glorious republican
party. I toll you wo must stand by tho
country. It is a glorious country. It
permits you and me to 'bo freo. It is
tho only country In the world whero
labor is respected; lot us support It. It
is tho only country In the world whero
tho useful man is the aristocrat. Tho
man that works Tor ?i! a day and goeB
home at night to his llttlo ones, takes
his little boy on his knee, and ho thinks
that boy can achievo anything that the
sons of tho wealthy man can achieve.
Tho free schools are open to him; ho
may bo the richest, the greatest, tlio
grandest; and that thought sweetens
every drop of sweat that rolls down tho
himest face of toil. Vote to prosper
A Ciii'il l'roin Frt-il Ncliiulill.
As tho withdrawal of the nominees for
tho ollico of county treasurer on the
democratic and independent tickets has
created a vacancy thereon, and having
boon urged by prominent republicans,
democrats and independents to accept
the nomination for that olllce, I havo
this day done po. Not having tho op
IKirtuuity in tho brief timo between now
and election day to see all my friends, I
tako this method of informing tho vot
ers of Lancaster county that I will bo
pleased to havo their support in my
candidacy for the olllce and thoir vbtcfl
on November 7 noxt for county treas
urer, pledging in return that I will do
my best to faithfully execute nny ttust
that may bo confided in mo.
Yours most respectfully,
Now cloaks and fur garments rcco
daily at tho Ahiiuy Cf-OAK C
Tho Lincoln Coal company, 10M
street, handles a of tho vory
grades of anthracite
For rates and open dates of tho
braska stuto band or orchestra annl
tho Couiur.u olllce, UIH O street, y?lo-
CONSIGNED TO US
Professor Johnson's dancing auad
in mo Lansing theatre is now
Classes fo- ladies auduontlomun.
day and Friday afternoon und evoii
Juvenile classes Saturduy morning
Csuoa City and Rock Springs ioal
nicely screened at Lincoln Coal tout.
Nurr,.y for Stilt, or Tritili
New twosoutcd canopy ton surtov for
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With Aimloyiea to Palmer C'o.r.J
1 7E wonder if tho Hrownlcs do
Such tricks, mid magic workn pursue
And such surprising changes make
As most awry our breath to take.
If this bo so, it must be they
Who by their work, in mjstic way.
Begin to scheme in cotton lands
Ami follow, through each change of hands. '
The cotton bales from Held to mill,
Whom it is handled with much skill;
Then onward goes from hand to hand
Throughout tho length and breadth of land,
Until, complete for people's use;
Mndo into suits all sleek and spruce,
It then appears this elfin band
Hub mndo a change supremely grand.
With cotton puro those bales wore full,
Hut now It's all been changed to wool,
(At least that's what the people say
Who deal them out from duy to day)
So many ;cn have owned tho stufT
Tho Hrownlcs havo had chance ouough
To work this great and wondrous change
Ab o'er tho country they did range,
There is no chnnco to do such things
With clothing made at UaowMNo-KiNns.
Direct from mills to wearers hands
It all escapes these fairy bauds.
Wool it startB, and wool 'twill keep
Just ns it starts from backs of sheep.
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