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THIS BRASKA INDEPENDENT SUPPLEMENT
Ddoftaabor 7, 1891
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The Kin Is Dead! Long
Live the King I
EE1TDEBS0N TAKES GAVEL
Thomas Drackett Reed Steps
Down and Out. ..:
TEE SPEAKER'S GEEAT POWEE,
HaaUs Hext k President I Point
t Importance Uow the House la
. OrsanUea Drtwlig For Seats The
Crime of Lose Majesty The Repub
lican Currency Scheme.
Special Washington Letter.
-he roi est mort! Vive le roi!"
Thomas Brackett Reed has gone to
join the great majority of speakers.
' and David Brcmner Henderson wields
the gavel In his stead, and with It he
exercises powers second In Importance
only to those of the president uiinsclf;
for, mark yon. a vice president is not
iu It for one moment with the speaker
of the house. The vice president Is
only a splendid figurehead. Sly old
Ben Franklin. In the institutional
convention, humorously proposed that
the vlco president should be styred
"his superfluous highness." He can't
appoint bis committees, ne simply
presides und waits for a dead man's
shoes and most generally waits in vain.
Only four of that, tribe ever got what
they waited for John Tyler. Millard
Killmore. Andrew Johnson and Chester
A. Arthur but the chance of beir.s
president Is to the average statesman
well worth taking, for on the average
it Is one out of seven. But. bless your
soul, the speaker of the house is a pow
er In the land! lie appoints commit
tees, especially the committee on rules.
"The five czars," so called, of which he
is chief. Is for all practical purposes
lilmself the committee on rules, there
by shaping and selecting legislation,
molding a mighty state's decrees. To
this blgb estate lias the canny, brawny.
Itolg hearted Scot from Iowa come.
'Monday, Dec. 4, 1S99, is the red letter
day in the calendar of the bouse of
Henderson. No higher can he go. for
the constitution precludes bis being
president because be was born beyond
the seas, so be will strive the harder to
win Imperishable renown In the speak
er's chair by endeavoring to be the
. best speaker in the flood of time.
Organizing- the House.
This is the way it was done: In the
bonse, newly garnished, painted and
carpeted, the galleries filled with the
'beanty and the chivalry of the land
IMaJor Alexander McDowell of Penn
sylvanla. by reason of being clerk of
the last house he Is clerk of this one
also calls the house to order and in
rites the blind chaplain. Rev. Mr. Cou
don, to offer prayer, which being done
the roll Is called, and Major McDowell
says, "A quorum being present the
election of a speaker is now In order,"
whereupon General Henderson and
others are placed in nomination. The
roll Is calh-J again, resulting, as every
body knew it would, in General Hen
aeraoD election. He Is escorted to
the chair amid great applause and
band clapping and delivers bis Inau
gnral before be Is sworn In. Then he
takes the oath, after which be ad
ministers It to the other members and
to the delegates. Then the ether effl
ccrs are elected In a bunch by a viva
voce rote. Then committees are ap
pointed to notify the president and
aenate that "the bonse la organized and
ready for business." Theu the draw
fng for seats takes place. Then be
gins the work of "the long session"
of the Fifty-sixth congress, which in
all human probability is destined to
make a great deal of history perhaps
make a president or two, who knows?
Drawing For Seats.
The bouse Is a rectangle, the length
from east to west much exceeding the
breadth from north to sooth. The
speaker's stand Is at the middle of the
sooth wall. The members sit In semi
circular rows. In comfort the situation
of the member's chair counts for much
and has something not much to do
with his prominence. Of coarse a good
position directly or nearly directly In
front of the speaker enables a member
to "catch the speaker's eye" more eas
ily than one In the wings. By imme
morial asage the bonse Is divided Into
equal parts, called the Democratic and
the Republican sides, by a wide aisle
running from the large doors te the foot
of the speaker's stand. The Demo
crats sit to the speaker's right as they
ought to do. while the Republicans sit
upon bis left The modus operandi Is
as follows: The clerk makes, np the roll
as It Is called alphabetically and num
bers It from 1 to 3W), both Inclusive.
Three hundred and sixty balls num
bered In the snrae way are placed In a
box. The members go outside the rill
ing and await their Inck In feverish
anxiety. A blindfolded boy reaches into-the
box am) draws out a ball. One
oicrk looks at It and announces the
number. Another clerk announces the
raiue of, the member with the same
number, and In he walks and selects
the unoccupied scat that suits him
best Generally, though not always,
the ex speakers and the members, one
on each side, oldest In service are per
mitted to choose scats without draw
ing. This courtesy Is also sometimes
extended to one leged men or Inva
lids. The overflow members In this
cats 13 from the majority stt on the
same side with the minority In the ex
treme outer wws-ci late years called
"the Cherokee strip."
A Chapter From History.
v That the bouse of representatives
sometimes acts in a most unseemly
manner In the closing days of the nine
teenth century must be confessed, but
that we behave worse than they did
In the early time I utterly deny. In
fact, I am free to maintain that the
world Is growing better, the chronic
and plaguy -pessimist to the coutrary
notwithstanding. The following ex
cerpt from the history of the mint
shows that our forefathers sometimes
got their dander up to a high pitch on
Previous to the coinage of silver do!
lars at the Philadelphia mint in 1794
the following amusing incidents occur
red in congress while the emblems and
devices proposed for their ornamenta
tlon were being discussed:
A member of the house from the
south bitterly opposed the choice of
the eagle on the ground of its being the
"king of birds" and hence neither prop
er nor suitable to represent a nation
whose institutions and Interests were
wholly Inimical to monarchical forms
of government. Judge Thatcher in re
ply playfully suggested that perhaps a
goose might suit the gentleman, as it
was rather a humble and republican
bird and would also be serviceable in
other respects, as the goslings would
answer to place upon the dimes.
This reply created considerable mer
riment, and the Irate southerner, con
slderlng the humorous rejoinder an in
suit sent u challenge to the Judge, who
promptly declined it The bearer, rather
astonished, asked. "Will you be brand
ed as a coward r "Certainly. If he
pleases," replied Thatcher. "I always
was one, and he knew it or he would
never have risked a challenge."
The affair oecasioued much mirth,
but iinally cordial relations were re
stored, the Irritable southerner con
eluding there was nothing to be gained
In fighting one who tired nothing but
As the old lady remarked when she
heard the ustonudiug Information that
the cow hud eaten the grindstone, "1
told you so." 1 forewarned you that
Imperialism would bring us to prose
cutions for the crime of leze majesty.
Young William of Hchenzollern will
laugh to snicker when he reads our
late papers and discovers that we have
adopted his imperial fad and that In
Washington as well as in Berlin men
are punished for leze majesty. The
kaiser will not Incorrectly conclude
that we are coming on rather rapidly.
In this opinion he will be joined by
Mr. Noble E. Dawson, late a clerk In
the war department, now out in the
cold, cold world, the first victim of leze
majesty in America pince the fall of
old John Adams at high noon March 4,
1S01. Mr. Dawson talked not wisely.
bnt too freely, and now be is minus a
salary of $13)0. As the boys say, "He
is on bis uppers." As our Teutonic
friends have It. Mr. Dawson is "ansge-
spielt." The gravamen of Mr. Daw
son s onense lies in some piqusnt re-
, marks of which he delivered himself
touching President McKInley. Here is
a sample: "1 trust that when the wise
and patriotic administration gets back
from Its swing around campaign, hav
ing shown the bucolic voter that It was
McKInley wbo caused the bountiful
crops to grow, salted the Klondike with
a wealth of golden nuggets and fur
nished employment (in the Philippines!
to our uuoccupied needy, you will, un
daunted by the specter so aptly limned
by the poet In bis luminous phase, 'The
Dewey skirted clouds, unlike the sun,'
again tackle the colonial postal mat
ter." Now that's gorgeous rhetoric. It's
verbal richness. It's skyscraping elo
quence, but most unfortunately for
poor Dawson it was addressed to Hon.
Charles Emory Smith, postmaster gen
eral, who ia not only an Imperialistic
shooter, bnt a McKInley incense swing
er of the most pronounced order.
Charles Emory didn't enjoy having fun
poked at bis Joss, though It was done
in higbfalntln style. Ergo. Mr. Noble
E. Dawson, late clerk in thenar de
partment, made himself amenable to
the pains and penalties of our new un
written law lex non scripts against
leze majesty and Is unceremoniously
bounced 1. e.. lined $1,200 per annum
tor speaking disrespectfully of the pres
ident while General Kgan Is reworded
by being paid about fG.OOO per annum
for upeaking dlsrespecfully of General j
Nelson A. Miles. Why Is It thusly?
Why this distinction? Does leze maj
esty In tMs land of the free (sic) and
home of the brave depend upon whose
ox Is gored? It really nppenrs that
way to a looker on In Vienna. Wonder
If the shade of old John Adams and
the ghost of the old alien and sedition
laws never visit these recent Invokcrs
of a law of lew majesty which has
never been written or enacted? By
what authority was Dawson bounced?
What crime bad lie committed? Whith
er, oh. whither bas gone nnr soulful
civil service reform sysleni? May we
not sprat; our wntimcnis for fear of
being bebeuded? Is gorgeous rhetoric
to le canse for official death? Don't
we all know that Mark snjj Me. did
make the crops grow and ild place
that gold In the Klondike? Didn't the
Republicans carry the fall elections on
that very platform? Alas, poor Daw
Information For Letter Writers.
Ever newspaper In the United
States of Amerifa. without regard to
party alflllations. would confer n arc-it
favor on Its renders as well as npon
its senators and representatives in
congress by copying the foliowfng sug
gestions: 1. In writing to a senator,
address him. "United Btates Senate
Chamber. Washington, D. C."." It. In
writing to a representative, addrer
him, "House of Kopnscntativcs, Wash
ington. D. C." 3. In that way senators
mi representatives will receive onr
letters, for the senate and bouse each
has Its own postoiilce. 4. If a writer
addresses his senator or representa
tive ct bis residence or boarding house,
be Is liable to miss him, as he may
have changed bis local habitation. In
deed Hon. John C. Tarsuey once told
me that "a congressman or senator
ought to change bis boarding bouse
once a month in order to obtain the best
results in grub and service." Whether
that be true or not, the postoffices
of house and senate are fixed facts.
Immovable and reliable, while the pri
vate residence Is transitory, evanes
cent changeable, uncertain. 5. An ap
plicant for a pension in writing to a
senator or representative ought al
ways to give In every letter or postal
card the number of bis or her claim.
As there are about 80U.000 claims
pending In the pension office, no re
quest either verbal or In writing, will
be considered by the pension office
unless number of claim Is given. The
applicant by giving number of claim
In every letter or postal to representa
tive or senator insures prompt action
and saves the representative or sena
tor the time and trouble to write back
to applicant for number of claim and
saves applicant the time and trouble
and expense of answering such letter
of inquiry. 1 repeat that every news
paper in the United States ought to
copy the foregoing paragraph, not be
cause of Its elegance or brilliancy and
not because of love for me, but be
cause It will save all concerned time,
trouble and money. All senators and
senators' clerks, representatives and
representatives' clerks aud all persons
who have any correspondence with
senators or representatives, especial!
on subject of pensions, ought to rise
up and call me blessed for writing the
In a former letter 1 stated that this
session was certain to last till do
days, perhaps till Jack Frost puts in
his appearance next fail.
The Money Fill.
Governments of some sort must be
provided for Porto Rico. Guam and
Hawaii unless congress inteuds to ab
solutely and pusillanimous!? abdicate
Its constitutional functions. 1 take it
that no considerable number of our
poople are In favor of a military sa
trapy except perhaps the satraps and
their clientele; also we must in the very
nature of things prepare a governmen
tal machine for the Philippine Islands
If we Intend lioldiug on to them. All
these will be measures of most serious
Import to the American people. They
will both deserve and receive thorough
debate I. e.. unless the gag is applied
by tbe committee on rules and a cut
and dried programme is railroaded
through, as was done so often In tbe
Fifty-fifth congress. 1 do not how
ever, believe that snch a caper can be
cut this time, for the Republican ma
jority Is too small, being only 13. They
may have the disposition, but not the
In addition to all the aforementioned
extra work there will be tbe Atlantic
City money bill for consideration.
against whose passage Hon. John M
Thurston of Nebraska and Hon. Wil
liam E. Chandler lift up their clarion
voices In warning, but for whose pite
ous pleadings the Hugh H. Hanna
gang care nothing absolutely nothing.
That It will precipitate an acrimonious
and long drawn out debate there can
be no question unless the committee on
rules uses its despotic power to stifle
free speech In the house, but in this
Instance the house may sunitnon up
enough courage to defy "the five czars"
as it did In the Fifty-third congress on
the memorable occasion when tbe com
mlttee on rules undertook to force con-
sideration of tbe Carlisle bond bilL
Surely there must be a few Republican
representatives from the west who
will not be willing to be led to tbe
slaughter, as tbey will be If they vote
for that bill. Enough of them to de-
res i consideration may bave courage
enough to defy the machinery of tbe
bouse and to give us the victory.
Democrats will welcome a discussion
of the Atlanlic City bill, for it broad
ens the fnaucla3 Issue of which tbe
free and unlimited coinage of silver
nj never been wore than a part an
Important part, It Is true, bnt only a
p;irt nevertheless and places it npon
the high plane on which Andrew Jack
win fought and won bis decisive battle
with the old Hank of the United States.
J'lie chances are that on this bill Den-
oeiats can get together and present a
solid front to the cohorts of Mammon.
If they lo. victory will perch upon
t!;eir banner both In conzress and at
tbe elections in 1000.
It may be. also, that some conscien
tious and enthusiastic civil service re
former will Introdnce a resolution look
ing to an Investigation 0f the gross and
flagrant violation of thoso rules In or
der to furnish Mark IJanua the boodle
with which to boy the Ohio election.
It appears to me that a resolution to In
vestigate the civil service commission
ers themselves for dereliction of duty
would be a proper caper, for tribute
was levied upon government employees
right under tbe noses of tbe commis
sion In broad daylight. Notwithstand
ing President McKlnley's fall from
grace on the civil service qnestlon,
there most be some genuine, honest,
courageous reformers left If so, It Is
high time they were making the fact
manifest. It may be that the commis
sion will go through with the condemn
ed performance of locking the barn
after the burstt Is stolen by getting on
thetr ear now and raiding a row after
Banna's ngents levied enough black
mail to purchase the Ohio elections. A
civil service reform debate In the djiiine
m tbe near future woeld most certain
ly coatribntc largely to the gaycty of
POLITICAL UPS AXD DOWNS.
Short Setches of the Political History
of Various Counties as Gleaned from
the Vote Abstract
In 1S97 cast 3,146 votes for Post and
Sullivan's majority 608.
In 1898 Butler county cast 3,067 votes
for Ilayward and Poynter, a loss of 75) in
total vote. All this loss came from the
fusion forces, and in addition 38 fusion
isto voted for Ilayward. makiug a rela
tive republican gain of 155.
PoynterV? majority 613.
In 1899 Butler county cast 3,414 votes
for Reese and Holcomb, a gain of 2(58
over 1S97, and 347 over 1S98. .
Compared to 1897, the republicans
gamea oi votes and tuo fusionista a)7,
net gain of llti for the lattor.
Compared to 181I8, the republicans
gained U3 votes and tho f unionists 324,
net fusion gain of 301.
Holcomb's majority 814.
In 1897 casf 4,680 for Post and
Post's majority 40.
In 1898 Cass county cast 4,623 votes
for ilayward and Poynter, a gain of
in total vote. This gain all went
Hayward, and 43 fusionista deserted,
making a net gain of 131 for the repub
Hayward's majority 171.
In 1899 Cans county cast 4,583 votes
for Reese and Jioleotub, a gam of 3 over
1H97 and a loss of Vi compared to 1898.
Compared to 1897 the 3 votes gained
went to ixeeHe. and Hi f unionists repudia
ted the Declaration of Independence by
voting lor tbe republican candidate
making a net republican gain of 35,
Compared to 1808, tho loss of 42 in
total vote fell on Reese, and 27 of tho
f unionist deserters of 1898 came back in
to line and voted for Holcomb, making
a net fusion gain of in.
Rrese's majority 75.
In 1897 cast 1.2:58 votes for Post and
In 1898 Cherry county cast 1,115 votes
for Ilayward and Poynter, a loss of 123
in totnl vote. Of this loss 5 came off the
republicans and 118 o(T the fusionista
making a net loss of 113 for the latter,
Poynters majority 0.
In 899, Cherry county cast 1576 votes
for Keese und Holcomb, a gam of 38
over 1897 and 161 over 1898.
Compared to 1897, the gain of 38 in
total vote went to Reese, and in addition
39 f unionists felt like upholding theSulu
treaty by voting tho republican ticket, a
net gain of lbl for the republicans.
Compared to 1898, the republicans
gained 82, fusionlsts 79, a net gain of 3
tor tee former.
Holcomb's majority 0.
In 1897 cast 922
votes for Post
Post's majority 92.
In 1898. Cheyenne county cast 731
votes for Hayward and Poynter, a loss of
191 in total vote, 116 republicans and 75
f unionists, making a relative gain of 41
for the latter.
Haywardu majority 51.
In 1899, Cheyenne county cast 932
votes for Reese and Holcomb, a gain of
iu over lo)i, and 'jui over iw.
Compared to 1897, tho republicans
gained 7, the fusionista 3.
Compared to 18!8, the republicans
gained Uio fubioniFtx 7n, a net gain
of 4o for the former.
Reese's majority 86.
In 1897 cast 3333 votes
for Post and
Sullivan's majority 359.
In 1898 Clay county cast 3295 votes
for Hayward and Poynter. a loss of 38 in
total vote. This loss fell on Poynter,
and 161 fusionista voted for Hayward,
making a net gain of JUO for the repub
Hoyward's majority. 1
In 1899 Clay county cast 3556 Votes, a
gnin of 223 over 1897, and 261 over L808.
Compared to 189 1. the republicans
gained l.X. fusHinists a net republi
can gain of 49.
Compared to 189H, the gam of 2G1 in
total vote went to Holcomb, and 25 of
the recalcitrant fusionista who voted
for Hayward the year before came back
to the fusion forces a netj fusion gain
HoUromb's majority, 310.
In 1897 cast 2.084 votes for Pot and
Sullivan's majority 512.
In 1S98 Colfax county cast 1.784 vottw
for ilayward and Poynter, a loss of 300
n total vote. Of thi.-f the republicans
lost 71 votes, fusioDists 229, a net repub
lican gnin offX.
Poynters majority ii.A.
In 1899 Colfax county cat 1 ,987 votes.
a loss of 97 compared to 1897, and a gain
of 203 over im
Compared to 1897. the republicans
Iost67, the fusionists 3f, a net fusion
gain of 37.
Compared to iKW. the republicans
gained 4 voles, thu fusionista 199, a net
usion gam of 19.
Holcomb's majority .j19.
In 1897 cast 3,41 votes for Post and
Sullivan's majority 591.
In 1898 Custer eoutily cast 3.294 votes
for Hayward and Poynter, a less of 1119
on totnl wte. This loss fell on Poynter,
and in addition 28 fusionista voted for
Haywaitl. making a net gain republican
gain of 25.
Poynter s majority 3m.
In KH9 (.,'nster county east 4.1)42 voles
for Reese and Holcomb, a gain of 579
over 1 k.97, a nil 748 over 1898.
l-oiripnrcl to J8ii, the rfpublicnns
'XI vol, fuKiorrista 2S, a net train of 1
for the former. -
Coinr(itvl to 1S08, the republican
nined i!.-fusionista 4V!. a net fusion
ain of 221.
Holeoml) s majority ,V.t0. .
In 1W7 cat votes for P,t and
, Sullivan's majority 3T1. '
Jn IM'JB Dawxon count v cast 2.487 voles
for Ilayward and Poyuter, a losw of lOfi
on total vete. . All this csmr off the fun-
ion rote, and fn addition thercta 09 fns-
ionists voted for Hayward, making a net
repuouoan gain ot asu.
Poyntor's majority 67.
In 1899 Dawson county cast 2,607
votes for Reese and Holcomb, a gain of
over iwi, ana over isuo.
Compared to 1897, the gnin of 14 in
total vote went to Reese, and 50 fusion.
ists forsook their principles and voted to
sustain iuexYiniey Tignt or wrong,' mak
ing a net republican train of 114.
Compared to 1898, the gain of 120 in
total vote went to Holcomb, and 26 of
Hayward's fusionist supporters came
back, making a net fusion gain of 172,
Holcomb's majority 239.
Note to Editor: I would suggest
mat you uso only so much of the follow
ing as pertains to your county. A per
sonal news item can be made from it
During tho past week Governor Poyn
ter has issued notarial commissions to
the following named persons, postofflee
ana county oeing appended to each
I. L. Freeman, Springfield, Sarpy.
Oeo.M. Spurlock, Plattamouth, Cass.
II. C. Haverlv, Hastings, Adams.
. Scott llarrelr, South Omaha, Douglas.
I. J. Riley, Lawrence, Nuckolls.
J. H. Layne, Newport, Rocit.
W. W. Hopper, Superior, Nuckolls.
Frank Israel, Ronklunian, Dundy.
,11. Overholta, Milford, Seward.
J. A. Wallace, Kearney, Buffalo.
Frank Lehmkuhl, Lodge Pole, Chey
A. S. Moon, Taylor, Loup.
T. A. Anthony, Wausa, Knox.
Elmor A. 8 arr, Omaha, Douglas.
J. E. George, "
J J. McCarthy, Keystone, Koith.
Geo. O. Urown, Cozad, Dawson.
James A. Holden. Central City. Mer-
1. A. McCutchnn, O'Neill, Holt.
D. L. Whitney, Beatrice, Gugo.
H. C. Kleinschraidt York, York.
Ilnrry Porter, Shickley, Filmore.
M. II. McCarthy, O'Neill, Holt,
Geo. D. Kirk, Rulo, Richardson. ,
Horatio Siuelser, Ashton, Sherman.
J. L. Davis, Palmer, Merrick.
Tho state canvassing board completed
its work last week. Eighty-nine
counties reported total ballots cast
amounting to 219,760; Keith county
failed to report, but estimating the bal
loss cast there at 494. would make the
total vote of the state 220,254. Holcomb
received 109,320 and Reese 94,213, a
total of 203,53'1, giving Holcomb a ma
jority of 15,107. Exactly 16,721 voters
failed to express their preference for
Teeters received 101,194, Rich 96,202,
Ely 04,411, McGilton 90,464, Smith 5,-
owi), and f itch 4.4J7. Teeters has a ma
jority of 10,730 over McGilton, and 0,783
over Ely. Rich has a majority of 7,738
over McGilton and 1,791 over Ely. The
average majority for Rich und Teeters is
1 he total vote on recentais hard to
determine, except by averages; 196,202
is about tho correct figure, or 24,052 less
than tho total ballots cast.
Ely runs ahead of Reese, while Teeters
locks 8,12b of kecnimr up with Holcomb.
The average fusion vote on judge and
regenta is 102,239, averago republican
vote 93,029, giving an average fusion ma
jority of 9,210. There is however.
'silent ' vote averaging 20.387. men who
did not vote the state ticket: the aues
tion is, to whjch party did most of these
The newspapers in the "effete east"
get most of their political information
as regards Nebraska from very unreliable
sources it seems. Few of them have a
proper conception of Nebraska polities,
caused undoubtedle by tho sensation
mongers who act as their representa
tives. Recently the New York Evening
Post a leading anti administration
paper, said regarding the Nebraska elec
tion: "It now looks as though there
publicans might havo carried the state,
after all, if they had not pitted a weak
candidate against tho strongest fusion-
ist tor bead of the ticket Tho Nor
wich, Connecticut Bulletin quotes this
and says: "If the republicans of Ne
braska had been led by such a man as
Governor Shaw of Iowa, upon such a
record as his, neither state pride nor the
utmost efforts of Bryan to show per
sonal strength at home could have saved
Both Judge Reese and Fred White
entered their respective campaigns with
an undoubted adverse majority staring
them in the face, except that Reese had
better prospects of overcoming the ma
jority against him, it being smaller. It
is true that several thousand republi
cans did not vote for Judge Reese be
cause they were bitterly opposed to
their party's leaning toward militarism
and imperialism; they were not quite
ready to abandon their party: hence.
they did not voto for Judge Holcomb.
lint, had the republican candidate for
supreme judge been a lsss popular man
nc would never havo jtolled w.ZLJ votes,
Ml more than Judge Post could ral v
to his support in 1897.
During the lineal year ending Nov. 30.
1899, thero were 3,879 receipts written in
the cilice of the state treasurer. As
each receipt is written in triplicate, this
means the same labor as writing 11.637
114 to ii 8 South nth St., Lincoln, Neb.
OYSTER'S AND GAME IN SEASON.
hi i Mism
The efforts of Nebraska republican W
explain how they happened to lose tha
last election are truly laughable. Hard-If-
two republican papers agree as to
why Judge Reese was defeated. AnA
in the midst of all this confusion, why
does not some sensible republican news
paper man clear up the tangle by frankly .
admitting that the republican party
lacks some fifteen or twenty thouaaod
of having enough votes to defeat the
fusionlsts when they decide to go to the
polls? It is neither consistent nor fair
to blame Judge Reese for the party's de
feat Before election fusionista generally
admitted that Judge Reese was a strong
candidate; they admitted his undoubted
ability, but insisted that be stood at the
representative of an un-American partjk
and, because of that fact should be de
feated. There are not enough republi
can votes in Nebraska to defeat Judge
Holoomb when the fusionlsts do their
full duty and they usually do that
when Edmisten stands at the helay
henun, Judge Reese was doomed to de
feat from the very moment he was nomi
nated, and it surely comes with' poor
grace irom republicans to now say fie
was a weak candidate. i
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