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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 24, 1894)
VOL.. 9, No. 49.
PR1GB FIVE CENTS
LINCOLN, NBB., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1894.
POINTS IN POLITICS.
The claim made by the editor of the Bee that the opposition of
that paper to Mr. Majors caused a political revolution in Douglas
county is decidedly amusing to those persons who have studied the
election figures of that county in the recent contest and the two or
three elections preceding. It will be seen upon examination that
there is nothing in the Douglas county returns to cause any feeling
of undue jubilation to animate the diminutive editorial pest.
Mayor Weir has not, at any time, been generally considered as a
possibility as his own successor; but if there was any such thought
it has been rooted out by the mayor's latest manifestation. Weir
could not, under any circumstances, be re-elected.
It is said that Mr. Bryan has a 212,000 cash interest in the
World-Herald. The congressman is to be congratulated on so largo
a saving out of his official salary.
Governor Grounse is on record as in favor of abiding by the re
commendation of the bar in the matter of the appointment to va
cant judgeflhips,and there is no reason to suppose that he will reverse
his policy in naming the suc
cessor to Judge Strode.
There is said to be a project on foot to attempt to secure the re
moval of the state capital from Lincoln to Omaha at the coming
session of the legislature on the ground of the valuable servico ren
dered the republican party by Douglas county.
There are interesting rumors
of a spirited antagonism to
John M. Thurston's candidacy
for the senate, on the part of
the Burlington railway. This
is denied by Mr. Holdrege; but
there are people who confident
ly expect to see the influence
of the B.&M. railway company
exerted in behalf of some
one candidate yet to be selected.
Just what reward is to come
to Mr. Rosewater for his spec
tacular advocacy of Holcomb
has not developed as yet. It
has been proposed that, in
recognation of his valuable
services, he be invited to de
liver a lecture, once each week,
before the inimates of the in
stitute for feeble minded
youth, at Beatrice.
It is no secret that the re
ceivers of tho Union Pacific,
the majority or whom are in
eympathy with Mr. Cleveland's
administration, do not regard
the candidacy of Mr. Thurston
with favor, and he will not be
given any assistance in bis
candidacy by the management
of the road. Probably the
only important officer of the
road who is taking any interest
in Mr. Thurston's senatorial
ambition is W. R. Kelley, assistant general solicitor, who, in the
event of Mr. Thurston's election, would undoubtedly be made gene
ral solicitor. Judge Kelley has a very large personal friendship in
this city, where he formerly resided, and his friends here, who are
also Thurston's friends, have a double purpose in advancing the
political interests of the latter.
The Courier can state posi
lively and without fear of con
tradiction that Walt Seeley
will not be the next governor's
W. D. Robinson will not be a
candidate for speaker of the
house of representatives. T.
C. Munger, of the .Lancaster
county delegation, aspires to
She: Were you ever at the top of the Washington Monument? this honor. Mr. Robinson will
He: Ah yes, once. A dweadful expewience. I had to come wight down give his time wholly to the
y' know, it made me so light-headed. parliamentary work of the
She: Poor fellow ! And you never got over it. delegation on the floor of the
house C. E. Waite is being very generally spoken of as a candi
date for clerk of the district court Mart Aitken's friends say the
way before him is clear, that the nomination for city treasurer will
come to him with but very little effort. O. W. Webster is now
regarded as a candidate for mayor. There is likely to be an in
teresting scramble after the endorsement by the Lancaster county
1 ar that is supposed to lead to the appointment as Judge Strode's
successor. L. L. H. Austin is a candidate for clerk of the house
The election of Holcomb opens the door to a considerable
number of lean 'and hungry populists who, in the various state in
stitutions, will make their first acquaintance with genuine luxury.
By the way, a good deal was heard about Mr. Holcomb being a demo
crat during the campaign. How many real democrats will get good
jobs under him?
There is the usual army of applicants for places clerkships and
custodianship.:, etc, during the legislature; but there is a prospect
that the number of these places may be reduced. The demand for
legislative economy may have some effect.
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