The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, November 24, 1894, Image 1
r - o 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. &s$ Q.JAHN. 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 private secretary. 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.