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s A Small Chapter from
:1 : j the Martin History
Ii For blatant egotism and brazen
impertinence , commend us to the
I mud mill across the street. Last
weels issue of the Journal con-
tains an editorial entitle(1 "Who
arc republicans ? " in which the
i usual slander is heaped upon the
broad shoulders of C. F. Reavis.
This editorial seeks to read
Reavis , Crook and others out of
the part and with the customary
modesty of the Martin family ,
proclaims the Journal and itf
many editors , the si mon-pure re-
- publicans. 'l he idea of this family -
ily passing on the qualifications
of a republican , is as delicious a
piece of humor as one could meet
ill many a day. It has caused a
I laugh to go up from each of the
few localities in which the Jour-
nal is still read , and has resulted
in 80 many signed articles being
sent to The Tribune by the best
republicans an over the county ,
that to publish them , would require -
o quire a special edition.
Who arc these men , who skulked -
ed out of the ranks of democracy
for the purpose of furnishing can-
didates for the republican party ,
that from them must come the
word of praise for work performed -
ed , or the terrible pronouncement
of political exile if your course
does not meet with their approval -
proval ; to whom we must all bow
for political absolution , and at
whose feet we must fall as suppli-
cants , asking but to touch the
hem of their garments ? As well
might Benedict Arnold have pas-
sed on the qualifications of a
patriot or the devil prescribed
the essentials of a saint. The
individual counts for nothing.
What the individual docs , counts
for everything. Results , not
promises ; labor , not words have
made the world what it is.'len
in the last analysis , are judged
by what they arc-not by what
they pretend , "By their fruits
ye shall know them. " What arc
the fruits of the : Martins ? Who
- - arc the republicans ?
Francis Martin has belonged to
every political party that has ex-
isted for the last thirty years.
'He was probate judge of Rich-
ardson county ( by appointment )
as a democrat.
He was candidate for state sen-
ator as a democrat.
He was candidate for supreme
judge as a democrat. '
He was candidate for district
judge as a democrat.
He was candidate for district
judge as a populist ( see files of
Falls City News wherein he states
over his own signature that he is
a populist. )
. lIe was candidate . for United .
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States district attorney as a democrat , -
ocrat , under President Grove
Cle'elancl' . While at Washington -
ton D. C. , President Cleveland informed -
formed'lartin that he could not
appoint him , and Martin returned 1
home and announced that he was
disgusted with Cleveland and the
democratic : party , and that hence
forth he would renounce the party.
Its way s should no longer be
hiL W 'd.yS , nor its God , his God.
\ \ ' thin a year , and before he had
voted the republican ticket for
the first time , he was a candidate
for district judge as a republican
Failing in this , he did the next
best thing ; had his son , John C.
Martin , who was scarcely of age
appointed court reporter as a re-
publican. They purchased the
Falls City Journal and through
it advocated free silver , then the
cardinal principle of clem.ocracy.
Calling themselves republicans
and holding office as such , they
preached democratic doctrine.
They changed the name of their
party but not the principle. Martin -
tin in the meantime , had been
holding the office of city attorney
times without number.
He then became a candidate
for state senator as a republican.
While lie way holding one office
( state senator ) and one son was
court reporter , his other son , F.
E. Martin became a candidate for
county attorney as a republican.
Last spring the old gentleman in
his efforts to keep the judiciary
pure , became again a candidate
for district judge as a republican.
C. P. Reavis defeated him in his
own ward , in his own town and
in his own county. Then began
one of the most disgraceful spectacles -
tacles Nebraska politics has ever
known. A deliberate attempt on
the part of these chronic office
seekers to ruin and destroy the
character of his successful oppo-
nent. Backed by democratic mil-
lions these people assaulted the
republican candidate with a mal-
ice and hatred unspeakable , and
fought not only Reavis and Bab-
cock , but at least two candidates
on the county ticket as wen.
While it pretended to support the
rest of the county ticket , the edi-
torial policy of the Journal was
notably weak , and without any
Everyone knows the story of
that campaign. Every charge
against Reayis was false and
known to be false when made.
Reavis stands today at the head
of his party , with stronger friends
than he ever had and with a fu-
ture practically in his own hands.
The revolution in public senti-
ment since the last election is one
: " _ I-'i' " ' : : : : . : : : : - . - : : . . . ; ; : : I'i ;
of the most remarkable things in
he history of this county. After
the election , John Martin , who
has held office as a republican ,
every year since he became of
age was tendered as a reward for
his treachery , the office of court
reporter AS A DEMOCRAT . and , of
course , accepted.
SUbsequently the Journal called
a meeting .republicans to organize -
ganize a Roosevelt club.tfhe
Roosevelt club was organized by
the defeat of the : Martin candi-
-dates for its offices with such
, unanimity that no one has had
the temerity to keep the count.
Immediately the : Martins left the
court house and not a member of
the family has joined the Roosevelt -
velt club of Falls City. In this
little game of politics , they must
be 'it" or they will take their
toys and wont play.
At the convention the other
day , F. E. Martin was not men-
tioned as a candidate for the sec-
end term' as county attorney. He
will retire br unanimous consent ,
"unwept , honored and un-
still g. "
Every delegation to the county
convention was anti- vartin , with
one possible exception. No soon-
er had that convention adjourned
than 1Ecious circulars were is-
sued in opposition to Fred Millers
candidacy for secretary af state.
As to where these circulars came
from and as to the republicanism
of such an act , the people of this
county can draw their conclusions.
And now the Journal whines ,
"We quit fighting after the elec-
' 'tiOI and the other fellows won't
stop. Therefore we are the re-
publicans. " Republicans may
fight after election but they never
fight DURING AN EIEC'l'ION. The
columns of this mud mill have
been tilled with abuse , slanders
and lies about IVr. Abbey , 1\11'
Crook , : Mr. Leekins , IV1r. Lennon ,
Mr. Reavis and others-men who
have never been anything but republicans -
publicans ; men who have never
belonged to any other party , and
arc not so egotistical as to beleive
that they , and every member of
their families , must be kept in
office in order to. perpetuate the
What we have here said is not
in criticism. It is history "We
have ! drawn the things as we see
the ul for the God of things as
they arc. " We trust that we
have too great a regard for the
amenities of life to say anything
unnecessarily harsh of : N'1r. Francis -
cis Iartin. We regret the neces-
sit } ' of speaking of him at all ,
but in as much as his connection
with The Journal has created a
demand for a reply from all over
the county , we have stated the
facts as kindly as their nature
will permit. Men always reap
what they sow. If these people
arc embittered because the party
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preferred Frank Reavis and he j .
was , instrument through which _
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their hopes and ambitions have "
been destroyed , they should nut _
have tried to destroy the republican , - ' " l /
an party as a consequence. That
'i'lic Journal is politically home- .
less , is its own fault. That this'j . . j 4
. " . . .
: rowel is headed fOl'political oblivion - ' .
ion is their own doing. That they I ;
arc headed in this direction apparent - i
parent to every observer , and it
looks to the spectators as though . '
the team were running .
away. , . . . 1
In answer to the question ask-
ed by The Journal , "who are the : ;
republicans ? " we , in view of the. j
foregoing history , would reply : I
tfl10se men whom the party delights - - J
lights to honor and whom The
Journal continues to abuse. vVc '
hall not revert to this campaign . I
again. It , with all the lies it
wore , are over. '
. J.C.lVlartin draws his salary as , : ' 1
democrat , Ii' . E. , lvlartin draws . . c
. . .
his salary as a repu blican. Reavis
has gone back to his law office.
Miles loiters on the sun lit shores
of California. The mills of the
gods arc grinding slowly , but )
they are grinding exceeding linc
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Cholera and Diarrhoea . Remedy
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says IVlrs. J. B. Co01of Neder-
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If you will use it as directed it
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A. G. Wanner . \ .
Recognitio _ ' . ,
Although the Journal had care-
fully avoided mentioning The
Falls City Tribune , the rules -
were suspended last week and they
publish the following verse :
SPRING IN NF.BHASKA. i
Far . away beyond the valley ano the- 11
hill , .
As the red glow tells the dawning of - ' -
the day , of'I
Lies the veil of '
misty silence white -
and still ,
Like a shroud awaiting winter old and
gray , .
Soft and sweet the : song of robin and
of lark , , _
Chants the requiem of the season that
is dead ,
In the first pale light that struggles
with the dark :
There are messages awaiting to be
You can see the welcome tidinLrs in the ,
There are signs oil every hand of coining -
Read the words of happy , nature's glad
In the song the merry larks and robins r
Beauties rare and ever charming will
be born .
Under skies that arch above us dark
and blue ; J .
Nebraska , in the springtinies fairest -
Even paradise itself
might envy you !
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