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braska is double that obtained in ordinary years. The Bitua
tion in Nebraska might be a great deal worse than it is.
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The crop failure in this state will be double calamity it it re
sults in the capture of the legislature by the populists. The pop
ulist party is about the only thing in the state that is benefitted by
distress among the farmers.
A great deal is heard of "profit sharing,'' but nothing of loss
sharing. Employes who accept as a matter of course their portion
of the profit realized by the employers are vigorously opposed to
sharing in the slightest degree the loss the hard times may impose
Robert G. Ingersoll has for years been finding fault with
heaven; and now he has made up his mind that the earth is not
much better. He writes an article in defense of suicide' which
appears elsewhere in The Courier, and says: "Next to eternal
happinesses to sleep in the soft clasp of the cool earth, disturbed by
no dreams, by no thought, by no pain, by no fear, unconsious of all
The Courier has no desire to criticize Judge Strode. He sim
ply followed precedent. But his successor on the district bench
and any man who is elevated to the bench hereafter should be a
man who will let politics alone. In this county there is little or
none of that dignity that should surround a judge of a major
.court. Judges enter into ward fights and take part in political man-
ipslation, the influence of which is demoralizing and prejudicial
to thejntegrity of the court. When a man is made a judge he
should cloth, himself in the dignity of his high office and keep,
aloof from petty bickerings and all kinds of political man
ipulation. Judges Should measure up to the stature of their
office, and be jealous "of-their reputation, and inspire in the pub
lic respect for themselves au-l.tho positions they fill.
We are apt to exaggerate this busiilTes of a total crop failure.
As a matter of fact there isn't a crop failure by any means. A
conservative estimate places this year's yield aiO.per cent of the
average, and many persons insist that a much Letter showing
than this will -be made. But accepting the estimate of 20 per
cent, the situation doesn't appear to be wholly discouragingNThe
average yield of corn in this state can safely be put at 160,
000,000 bushels; 20 per cent of 160,000,000 is 32,000,000, and 32,
000,000 bushels of corn at 50 cents a bushel, and a large por
tion of the crop will bring more than that, makes 16,000,000
that will come into the state. Not an insignificant amount of
money by any means. And the aggregate yield of wheat and
oats and hay, while small in comparison with some years, will
be considerable, and the price of any product raised in Ne
It is claimed and with some show of reason, that there is a great
deal of Bryan enthusion in the state. Mr. Bryan has been at con
siderable pains to identify himself with the populist party, and has
assumed another trade of defiance toward the regular democratic
party and herein his weakness. Foliticans long before Mr. Bryan's
day have attempted to ride two horses at once, and often they have
fallen. It is beginning to be apparent that the congressman has
unmasked himself. He has gone so far that he cannot recede. He
can count on the action and determined opposition of the con
servative wing of the democratic party in this state, which so far as
power is concerned, has the upper hand, and from the expressions
that have come from prominent populists the leadihg men of the
party it is evidence that the third party will not rise as one man.
and espouse the cause of Bryan as it was expected to do. In fact
it may not rise at all. Mr. Bryan has not severed all connection
with the democratic party and until ho does this and becomes an
out and out populist he will be regarded by prominent leaders as a
democrat. Mr. Bryan's position at the present time is not enviable,
He is not in favor with democrats and the pops wont own him. He
is neither one thing or the other. He can hadly hope for success
so long as he remains in this aronalous position, and any further
move that he may make will weaken him in one of the two
parties. The Taubeneck letter which has been widely circulated in
this state touches a responsive chord in many a populist heart, and
has beyond question had a considerable effect in drawing up the
populists ranks and tightening the party lines. Many pops are
reeolved to vote hereafter only for men who are recognized popu
lists and attempted fusion on legislative tickets with a view to the
election of Bryan to the United State Senate will be bitterly con
tended. Then Mr. Bryan has up to tho present time had the sup
port of a large class of men who, this year for the first time, will
refuse to vote for him on any condition, irrespective of any political
combinations he may make. These men have come to see what the
advocacy of the principles advocated by Mr. Bryan means, and his
free trade and free silver views have scared the many Bryan
shouters. The congressman is regarded among the business
element as representing those ideas that are more inimical to the
prosperity of the country and the welfare of tne state, and the
Bryan personality will no longer be effective in causing men to vote
contrary to their convictions.
One of the most gratifying things that the republican state
convention done this week was the turning down of the Honor
able A. K. Goudy, who so touchingly appealed for a third nomina
tion. Mr. Goudy has made the office of of the state superin
tendent of public instruction a family hospital, and the Goudy
incumbus has filled the west end of tho state house with a deep
and forbidding gloom. The gentleman who will succeed the
Goudy family may not be so accomplished in the matter or pil
ing up salary and other claims; but he cannot fail to show more
proficiency in the affairs of the office.
The Chinese pay their doctor only as long as he keeps them in
health. They believe in preventing rather than causing disease
This is sound sense, and one of the strongest recommendations of
Ayer's Sarsaparilla, a medicine which not only cures diseases but
Don't forget Sisler's new quarters when wanting anything in the
Ice Cream line. 133 south 12th street. Phone 630.
If you order your ice of the LINCOLN ICE CO., you will ge
prompt service, courteous treatment and pure ice. 1040 O street.
For old fashioned cottage cheese, try the Central Milk Depot 134
See Sisler the Iw Cream man in his new quarters when wanting
wauuug uuyiniDg in cisnne. ne will serve you well. 133 south 12
Btreet. Phone 630
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