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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 17, 1894)
VOfc. 9, No. 48.
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LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 189.
1 'Ha! Ha! The funniest joknl ever
POINTS IN POLITICS.
What seemed like plain sailing for John M. Thurston a
few weeks age has suddenly taken on a new aspect, and it
is beginning to be apparent that Mr. Thurston will have
an earnest contest on hand at the coming session of the
legislature. There will be many more candidates than
there were two years ago, when Thurston was at one time
within one vote of election. Since election a number of
new candidates have sprung up, and many distinguished
republicans in vari us parts of the state have been "men
tioned' for this high honor. Lancaster c iunty, as usual,
will not be found wanting in aspirants. There is not an
avowed candidate in this county; but there are several
who will willingly allow their names to be used.
When Judge Field retired from the congressional race it
was whispered that ho might, if a suitable opportunity
presented itself, become a candidate for Mandersons seat,
and it is not at all improbable that he will figure in the
Last year when the fight, on the republican side, was
was btew.'en Thurston and Paddock, it was pretty gener
ally understood that those of G. M. Lambertson's friend?
who wero desirous of seeing him enter the senatorial con
test, would have been successful if Mr.Lambertsonhad not
felt in honor bound not to antognize Paddock, who, it is
said, rendered him some service in tho matter of his
appointment to succeed Crounse in the treasury depart
ment. If Mr. Lambertson was influenced by a considera
tion of this sort in January 1893, it will not deter him from
allowing hie name to be considered next January.
The person who started the story that T. M. Marquett
would be a candidate for the senate was either honestly
lacking in information, or else he was animated by some
ulterior motive. There is no reason to suppose he is dis
satisfied with his present remunerative position.
Last year, when Allen was elected, a vote would bob up
for 0. O. Whedon every once in a while. In the appnach
irg contest there may be a considerable number of
Whedon votes. Mr. Whedon takes the gronnd that office,
particularly a high and distinguished office, like United
States senator, should seek the men, and he does not pro.
pose to abondon that position. Whether the office in
question will find Mr. Whedon, we do not know.
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