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POINTS IN POLITICS.
'HE republican congressional convention will not bo held until
after the state convention. Tho latter will probably not ma
terialize until somotimo in August. Under ordinary circum
stances Lancaster county would not make its choice of a candidate
until the county convention. There are considerations which make
it advisable, in the opinion of sotno republicans, that some kind of
an understanding should bo arrived at in this county in the near
future in advance of tho convention. As Tin: Couuir.i: has stated,
there is an idea in some parts of the district, encouraged by outside
candidates, that Lancaster is not harmonious and that this county
will not be ablo to name any candidate whom all elements within
the party would support. At least one candidate from another
county who has had his campaign under way for several months has
repeatedly made the assertion that Lancaster is hopelessly divided
and that he will receive tho bulk of this countys strength. There
is no real foundation for these statements, as republicans here know.
Lancaster will agree upon a man who will bo suportcd with en
thusiasm by the whole party. There is utterly no question as to
that; still tho idea is more or less prevalent that the party is dis
organized and discordant in this county, or more especially, inLincoIn;
and it is a matter of some importance that this idea bo dispelled.
It has occurred to some politicians that it might bo well to leave the
choice of a candidate to an informal conference of prominent repub
licans representing dillcrcnt elements, to be held sometime in the
next month. It is suggested that this committee should consist of
thirty or forty members, and it is thought, if the body should be
clearly representative, that whatever action were taken would be
ratified by republicans generally. Whether this is practicable or
not is a debatable question; but it is evident that something ought
to be done to adjust matters in this county in such shape that we
can go in to win. Since it has come to be regarded as reasonably
certain 4hat Bryan will stand for congress again there is an even
more decided current in the direction of Field. He would be the
logical candidate against Bryan, and Judge Field would receive en
thusiastic support in some quarters this year that was withheld two
years ago. It is important, whoever is to be the candidate, that he
have the advantage of an early start, and be in a position to do some
work in the other comities of tho district before the convention.
The Journal, whose fealty to the republican ticket had been some
what intermittent during tho city campaign, .finally lined up Mon
day morning and spoke for the ticket.
Mr. Annin's bureau is doing much finer work for Senator Mander
son than it did for Paddock two years ago; but despite the feelers
adroitly thrown out by Mr. Annin there are, as yet, no evidences of
even an incipient Manderson boom, and there is a strong probability,
amounting almost to a dead certainty, that Manderson will follow
Paddock into retirement. But the senator has other aspirations,
and it docs not follow that his defeat at the next session of the leg
islature means a permanent absence from public life. Some of
Manderson's friends hope to see him in the next cabinet.
Mr. Thurston had been busily engaged all the week in the courts
in Omaha, and he was tired out when he appeared on the Lansing
stage Saturday night, at the big republican meeting, under the
auspices of tho Young Men's Republican club, but he delivered an
excellent speech, one of his best, and it was most enthusiastically re
ceived. Mr. Thurston has a largo following in Lincoln, and during
his brief stay hero there waB a good deal of talk about Thurston's
candidacy for tho senate. So far as Lincoln is concerned he is un
doubtedly tho most popular candidate.
Judge Field remarked at tho close of Thurston's speech that there
wouldn't havo been much of a campaign if the Young Men's Repub
lican club had been taken out of it and nobody disagreed with him.
Lincoln was caught in tho rising tide of republicanism on Tues
day. The victory was fully up to the expectations of the most con
fident republicans if not beyond, and it was a paralyzing surprise
to the various elements of opposition. Tho result was overwhelming
and places this city in a splendid condition for the contests of the
fall. That such a tremendous republican vote should havo been cast
at a municipal election when there was a strong plea for non-partisan
candidates, to say nothing of the bitter opposition to the ticket
in some quarters, indicates that the object lesson in national poli
tics has had its effect uion the voters in this city, i'nd that larger
pluralities for the candidate for congress in this district and for the
nominees on the state ticket aro assured this fall than were ever re
received. Mr. Abbott, of course, had no rail opposition, for ro-elec
tion as city attorney; but his plurality of 11,000 or thcrealnrntB is
nevertheless a gratifying tribute to his (topularity, and a deserved
recognition of his etliciency. For olico judge WaterB received U,8(Kl
votes, Whitmoro 1,579 and Hunter tE17. Judge Waters had consid
erable petty war-fare on his hands; but wo imagine, as IHb Honor
the mayor reads tho returns, that he will conclude his influence has
certain well defined limits. Percival, who caused such an hysteri
cal manifestation in the News ollice, and who was belabored un
ceasingly by this squawking little newspaper, is re-elected water
commissioner with nearly f00 votes to spare. Tho conviction forces
itself upon us that either tho News is greatly overstating the truth
when it says it has a circulation of "over 5,000," or tho readers of
that paper to the extent of about 1)7'.. per cent of tho total, aro not
swerved in, their judgment by the frothy sputterings in its editorial
columns, bestowing merely an amused consideration on the News'
sensational froakishness. We are of the opinion that the News peo
ple must see with some clearness that they have placed an altogeth
er too low estimate on tho intelligence of voters in this city. Adna
Dobson had the field to himself and one of the best city engineers
Lincoln has over had is re-elected by over 4,000 votes. Of course
Johnny Fawell is elected cemetary trustee. The vote for members
of the board of education was a surprise. There is much the same
feeling of chagrin in the Journal and Call ollicesover tho election of
the three republican candidates that there is in the News oflico over
the triumph of Percival. In view of tho fact that Mr. Luddcn and
Mr. Hackney havo pluralities of 1,000 in round numbers and that
Mr. Hackney has 700 votes to spare we suggest that it would to in
order for Mr. Jones of tho Journal and Messrs. Bushnell and Cox of
the Call to meet and proffer each other some consolation. Tho meet
ing should not be public, however. Every republican candidate for
the city council was elected with the exception of one, Mr. Denham,
or the First ward. Myers in tho seventh won after a hard fight.
Messrs. Lawler, Graham, Webster, Parker and Sawyer were elected
by handsome pluralities. Tho News extra Fourth ward coition bit
terly assailed O. W. Webster, and he received 108 votes as against
Bigger's 117 and Eldridge's 77. Tho independents got nothing in
Tuesday's election and the democrats got just one oflico. A. W.
Scott, chairman of the city central committee and L. L. H. Austin,
secretary, and the various centlemen who assisted them in tho cam
paign have much reason to be particularly pleased over tho result
And the Young Men's Republican club is generally accorded a large
measure of commendation.
Church Howe looked after congressional politics a Iittlo in Lin
coln this week.
Tom Worrall, one of tho democrats who had been c at in tho wet
but a short time, will be Post master Harley's superintendent of mails.
The public .will probably have no fault to find with Mr. Worrall.
O. W. Webster is pretty strongly entrenched in the Fourth ward
and the News when it got out its Fourth Ward Jiccord for the pur
pose of defeating Mr. Webster for counciimen, tackled a big job.
The silly attack on Mr. Webster, who is one of the most respected
men in Lincoln, and who is an honor to the city council and a credit
to the city, fell exceedingly flat. About the only effect it produced
was a ripple of amusement on the placid sea of Fourth ward states
manship. There is talk of a candididate for lieutenant-governor from Lan
President Cleveland has nominated Andrew Jackson Sawyer for
the post of United States district attorney for Nebraska. And thus
the dinner pail brigade receives additional recognition from tho
administration. Mr. Cleveland has given somo lucrative appoint
ment to nearly every laboring man in the state who voted for him.
John Fitzgerald and Mr. Harwood haven't got anything yet; but
they will bo taken care of before the four years aro up.
"Beauty"' may be "only skin deep;"' but the secret of a beautiful
skin is pure blood. Those coarse, rough, pimply complexions may,
in most cases, be rendered soft, smooth and fair by the persevering
and systematic use of Ayer's Sarsaparilla.