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BtaU lilitorloftl H00UI7 Box 1181 J Saturday MoYning Courier. v - vol. i), no la. LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY, MAHCIl 10, lt.iJt. l'lHGM FIVE CENTS. r A 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 nice amounts. 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 longer. 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 wished. 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 readers. 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 Tobio Castor? 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 cents. Canon City coal at tho Whltobreast Coal and Limo Co. All ladies prefer tho Lee broom, CIIKAP KATUN, 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. Ilitrvi'ftt Kxrtil-Hlnn. 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. Seo mu st vies and get prices on the finest lino of programs and invitations for commencement exercises ever shown in Lincoln will be pleased to show you these goods Mcintosh printer stationer ll.'ll N street. Batavia canned goods at actual cost. Mi i.i.Kit A Gin-nun, 1211 () Rtieet. 1 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 honths. , O. W. Webster has reconsidered, will accept a re-nomination, He A. H. Huttnn, the contractor and builder, is a candidate for councilman in tho Fourth ward. I tho First ward Daly will doubtless bo returned. 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 wards 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 commissioner. 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 spring's campaign. 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 m 1 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 to go. 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 sional nomination. 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 held. 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 says. 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 pollco judge. John T. Cochran will be strongly sup. portetl by the Fifth ward for pollco judge. 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 yesterday morning. 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 Temple hull. 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 club. 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. See them 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 street. Tourists rates to Florida via the Mis souri Pacific route on sale now. City ticket olllce 1201 O street, Liiicolti.Neb. 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