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Lincoln, Ner., Satdbday, May 2G, 1891.
An adjournment of congress for two years would make a whole
TnE city of Lincoln received somo advertising in Omaha Tuesday
evening at the meeting of the republican state central committee.
The request that the state convention bo held in Lincoln served as
an excuse for the introduction of some more or less pointed remarks
about a city whose mayor consorted with Coxeyites. Mayor Weir
is an advertisement for Lincoln; but the city does not want any more
of that kind of advertising.
Mr. Thurston in his address before the republican state central
committee in Omaha Monday night, said that the people of Nebraska
are looking forward to the day when the test of statesmanship will
not be power of endurance. There doe appear to be something
of a reaction in the direction of common among the people, even
among those who helped to elect Wm. Vincent Allen senator and
every day there is an increasing hopefulness in the probability that
the next United States senator from this state will be a republican.
Mil Bryan's letter was the first move toward the formation of the
projected new party in this stats, a party to be composed of believers
in tree trade, free silver and Mr. Bryan, and which, it is hoped, will
bo recruited from all three parties. In what form the Bryan party
will materialiie, if it ever does assume tangible shape, we do not
know; but vigorous measures will undoubtedly be taken to rally the
Bryan forces in such a manner that the political fortunes of the
congressman will bo made certain. Mr. Bryan's future is closely
connected with the condition of tne barometer. Favorable atmos
pheric conditions will depress populist enthusiasm and the congress
man will find his adherents greatly reduced in number. On the
other hand unfavorable manifestations, dry weather and hot winds,
will marshal the Bryan cohorts, and it is possible that under these
circumstances, further success may yet await the boy orator, of the
Platte. If Mr. Bryan's letter was the first move in the new party
scheme, the call issued from Omaha Wednesday by C. J. Smyth, for
a state conference of free silver democrats, was the second. The
people back of this conference scheme are determined to give Mr.
Bryan an opportunity to run for something on a distinctly free
party is altogether a matter of climate, weather, good or bad times.
A south wind from Kansas sweeps over the western part of the
state, drying the earth and withering crops, and populism flourishes
like a green bay tree. Every day of drouth adds hundreds of new
converts to the party of disgruntled hopes. Hard times, whatever
may bo the cause, falling on republicans, democrats and populists
with equal severity, aro liko refreshing showers in the bed of popu
lists. But let the south wind be succeeded by a copious rain,
bringing joy to the farmer,and witness thesudden depletion of .third
party ranks A rain causes an awakening of common sense, and
those persons who have but recently seen only sorrow and destruc
tion in the outlook, are enabled to read hopo in the horizon, and
thoy become rational. When what threatened to be a drouth is
dissipated in recurring showers then the McKeighans and tho Kems
and the Burrowses and the other picturesque what-not of the popu
list party see their followers glide away into tho old parties, parties
that have somo reason for existence besides climatic conditions.
And when the pall of hard times begins to lift, and prosperity begins
to spread out over the land, then again do tho populists recede. If
tho hard times had not come on and if there had not been a poor
crop last year, populism in Nebraska today would have been fiat on
its back, and because of these conditions, rational, sensible men are
becomo fanatics and destructionists, and are inveighing against
everything in the earth, sun, moon and stars. If fond hopes are
realized in this state the coming summer, and tho corn crop is
abundant and farmers are kept busy there will be a stagnation of
third party sentiment. It's a peculiar condition of affairs, truly.
Tho republican party is certainly not responsible for dry weather
and hot winds, nor is it chargeable with the responsibility for the
prevailing hard times; but populist intelligence rises up in its wrath
and damns the party and seeks to destroy that which has built
up tho state and the nation. The republican party and the inter
ests of the whole people may suffer injury and inconvenienco at the
hands of the populists; but no party constructed as it is can long
endure, common sense will assert itself and the fads of the fanatics
will surely disappear.
Try a glass of the delicious pure fruit pulp soda in natural straw
berry, raspberry and pine apple at Herpolsheimer & Co.'s They in
troducr these world famed health drinks for the first time in Lincoln.
NOT IN IT.
A speaker at the recent convention of the Pennsylvania funeral
directors made use of this illustration: "We are like the man who
drives the hearse we are not in it.'
THE MODERN FIANGE.
Ellen You ought to be proud of your fiance.
Maude Yes; he's nice
Ellen He's perfectly lovely! Why, he's devoted in his attentions
to me, and I never yet saw him do a thing I didn't like.
NOT HIS FAULT.
Reginald Bah Jove, Miss EdgeTly, do you know, I had somocards
engraved recently, and the beastly stationer made a mistake and
put on "Miss' instead of "Mr."
Miss Edgerly You must have ordered them in person.
THE SEASON FOR THIS IS GOM1NG.
"A strong south wind has been blowing for several days and
populists are being bred by the hundreds,' wrote a citizen of one of
the western counties to Brad Slaughter, chairman of the republican
state central committee, the other day. The populist party in the
west is unique. Political principles have had as little to do with
the formation of this organization as common sense. The third
He Will you be my fiancee at Cape May?
She (consulting her note book) Well, most of my time is taken,
but you can have the days between June 27 at 3 p. m. and July 3 at
noon if you like.
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