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VOL,. 9, No. 47.
PRIGE FIVB CENTS.
LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10. 1894.
POINTS IN POLITICS.
SINCE the events of Tuesday the great mac with tho Jovo like
brow, whom Mrs. Feattie admires so greatly, and who is
sometimes known to fame as the editor of the World-Herald,
as "the congressman from the tirst Nebraska district," and as "the
boy orator of the Platte," has come in for a large measure of consid
eration. Many persons hare manifested concern in Mr. Bryan's
futum, and the young congressman has been consigned to a great
variety of fates. Sotno republicans have been heard to say "Bryan
has been heard from for the last time. He has had his day, and
will now relapse back into obscurity." How often in politics is the
wish father to the thought! The people who have made remarks
of this sort belong to the class of politicians that, three years ago,
pronounced a funeral sermon on the populist party, and that two
bo realized. Decisive republican control of the legislature means
that he is certain to be elected as the successor of Charles F.
Manderson in the United States senate.
II. M Bushcell will probably go to Washington as Congressman
Strode's private secretary, and two years from now will be a candi
date for the postmastership in this city or some other federal appointment.
Among the many inconsistencies of the late campaign was the
candidacy of Judge Holcomb on the populist ticket. The populist
party is the direct outcome of the Farmers Alliance, and it was one
of the first principles of this famous organization that no lawyer
should be admitted to membership or favor. Yet in the campaign
just closed this party of farmers, of Farmers Alliance members,
years ago did the same
thing. But saying that
the populist party was
dead did not, unfortunate
ly, maka it so, and saying
that Mr. Bryan will not be
heard of again will not
effect his retirement.
Mr. Bryan for some
years has contemplated
moving to Omaha, and the
intimation he received on
Tuesday that the people
of Nebraska did not look
with favor on his ambition
to go to tho United States
snate,together with the ad
ded consideration of an ad
verse political situation in
this congressional district
paved the way for a change
of residence that many re
gard as inevitable. Mr.
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had as its candidate for
the highest office in the
state, a lawyer. The re
publican party, on the
other hand, had a farmer
for its candidate.
ShankB Why did you build such a handsome bay window on the kitchen?
Cranks Merely to make it more convenient for the cook to converse with
The outlook for a con
test over the governorship
is decidedly favorable. If
the plurality, as disclosed
by the official count is less
than a couple of thousand
the legislature will un
doubtedly bo called upon
to settle the matter. In
the meantime Rosewater's
tail is spread and all of
his employes have been in
structed to make three low
salaams every time they
enter the royal presence.
It wont be a difficult
Bryan will do one of two things. He will remain in Lincoln, and at
the expiration of his term, practice law until he can manage to get
in the track of political lightning again, or he will go to Omaha,
sometime next year, and run for congress in the Second district at
the expiration of Dave Mercer's second term.
matter to keep an eye on the democratic contingent in the legislature.
Mayor Weir hasn't yet found out what struck him; but he has de
cided, after mature deliberation covering a period of three-fourths
of a second, to try for the mayoralty again.
Mr. Bryan is much too bright and clever a man to allow himself
to drop back into obscurity. He is still a factor in Nebraska poli
tics, and an important one, and he will be heard from many times
in the years to come. Mr. Bryan, with all his arrant demagogery, is
one of the shrewdest, if not the shrewdest, politican in Nebraska,
and he knows enough not to allow himself to be forgotten,
which, to the politician, is death
In the organization of the state central committee, the election of
the United States senators, and such, Omaha and Douglas county
always receive first consideration at the hands of the republican
party. And what does Omaha and Douglas county ever do for the
republican party? The republican plurality in Douglas on Tues
day's election is a good answer to this pointed query.
The life long ambition of John M. Thurston will, in all probability, Nebraska is the desert in the general oasis.