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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (April 13, 1895)
tarian. It is hoped to cement friendship and promote good feeling
among its members. The gentlemen who are active in the organiza
tion of the society in Nebraska, and who are working as a committee
with this end in view, are Mr. W. H. Alexander, Lieutenant John T.
Thompson, U. S. A., Mr. Clement Chase and Mr. Fremont N. Jaynes
The charter members, in addition to those above named, are Hon. J.
Sterling Morton, Nebraska City; Hon. James Woolworth, Colonel
Ceampion S. Chase, Hon. George P. Bemis, C. Will Hamilton, F. T.
Hamilton, Henry T. Wyman, Henry D. EaBtbrook, William F.
Gurley, Charles Goss, Myron Learned, Judge J. R. Baxter and Dr.
John Lord of Omaha; and Captain Corliss, (J. S. A., stationed at
Nicbrara. In addition to those whose names have been quoted
there aro other prominent men ready to be enrolled as soon as the
society shall have been duly chartered and organized.
Men who go in for politics as a profession are often kept so busily
occupied that they do not have time to give heed to the cries of
conscience. There are scores of politicians over whoso graves one
would never think of placing the epitaph, "He was an Honest Man."
When we come across a man who has been actively in politics
all his life, who haB held public office most of his manhood's years,
and who has in it all and through it all preserved his reputation
absolutely unblemished, whose integrity has never been assailed,
we feel instinctively that we have discovered something entirely out
of the ordinary run of things. There is such a person in this city,
where political corruption has Buch a luxuriant growth. He is a
man or advanced years, and has held some of the highest offices in
the gift of the people. Today in retirement he is without the syco
phantic adulation which he might have had if he had taken advan
tages of his opportunities and amassed wealth, but he is in the
enjoyment of the respect of all those who, valuing honor, know him
or know of him.
This man has fought on tho battlo Hold as a commanding officer,
has held an honorable place in tho councils of his party and of tho
nation, and by election and appointment has tilled many positions
of exalted trust. Whether as an office holder holder or iib a private
citizen be has always been a devoted supporter of his party. He
has mingled with politicians, and is himself a politician. But tho
politician's taint has not touched him. Holding positions whero ho
could have easily have enriched himself by methods that many pub
lic officials regard as entirely legitimate, ho has been conscientious
to a very unusual degree, and today, after having held such offices
as United States senator and governor of territory and stato, his
stock of wordly goods is much smaller than the accumulations of
many men who have only had a term or two in a city council. Ho
was guided in his official act by a desire to do right, and all tho
lobbyists the sun ever shone on could not deter him from his pur
pose. He was an honest man.
Sometimes people have criticised him for the shortcomings of
those who held office under him. Liko Grant ho always trust
ed his friends. He has tho greatest confidence in humanity, and
when evil reports of thoso whom ho trusted reached him ho was slow
to believe them. It was not easy for him to believe that a man in
whom he reposed confidence his friond could have betrayed his
trust. An honest man himself he liked to believo that othor mon
He is one of the most familiar figures in Lincoln. Ho has a states
man's face. Whitened locks tell of many years and a busy life. He
is modest in bearing, and is content to live out tho remainder of his
days a private citizen. He is an honor to his party and his country.
He is an honest man. He has been tried, and ho has remained an
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to do their plumbing can whistle at hard
times and drink from the cup of success.
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