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POINTS IN POfolTICS
Last week in this department of Thk
CocRicn, there was a consideration of
the personal aspects of the local cam
paign. It may be well to consider some
of the political issue? involved. It an
impartial review of the personnel of the
various tickets offered to the votom of
the county is to the advantage of the
republican candidates, then au investi
gation of the general issues of the cam
paign is likely to add material strength
to the republican cause.
Primarily, the chief question at issue
in the county campaign is. Shall the re
publican party, naturally and logically
in the majority, bo successful in carry
ing all of tho offices, or shall one or two
sops be thrown to tho populist Cer
berus? Republicanism vs. Populism.
Republicanism is live; the republican
party was never so much alive as at the
present time; it never meant more to
the people of the country than it does
now; it never deserved so much at the
hanas of the people as it does now. The
republican party, as has been many
times admitted in these columns, has
made mistakes of omission and com
mission. It has sometimes advanced
men who should have been left on the
rear bench of obscurity. It has some
times been chargeable with a neglect of
the public interests for the sake of pri
vate advantage No party that ever
existed since the fabled dajs of Homer
waB guiltless of these weaknesses. But,
and I am Epeaking now of the republi
can party in this state and this county,
has there been arother party that has
anything like its record of achievement?
Is there any other party that has elected
so many good men to office, and given
Buch satisfactory administration and
legislation? Of the many thousands of
republicans who have been elevated to
positions of responsibility and trust in
this state how many have been a credit
to themselves, the party and the state,
and how few have been proven recreant?
The answer to this query is a certifi
cate "f good character for the republi
can party. The men who have made
Nebraska what it is, have been, to a very
great extent, republicans. The men
who organized the state, made the laws
and carried on the government have
been, with few exceptions, republicans.
And the result is a proud commentary
on the party.
Now, what of populism? Let us Bee
what claim the populists have on the
consideration and votes of the people of
Populism is a plague, it came with
out a summons, blasted without a rea
son, destroyed relentlessly, nnd now re
cedes as it came. Back of the populist
parly as we know it in this state, thre
is not now, nor never was, a single sensi
ble, patriotic idea. It did not spring
into existence to meet an emergency or
save a state. It has never stood for
principle. The populiet party has not
in six years given one valid excuse for
its existence. It has given a hundred
reasons why it should not live. The
party grew out of a dissatisfaction a
dissatisfaction not with the manner in
which the state was being governed,
but with the inability of the republican
party to provide places for all claimants.
Unsuccessful candidates for office or
ganized the populist party, and organ
ized in this manner, it has from the
first, while making a hypocritical ap
peal to human credulity, represented
nothing more nor less than an over
developed appetite for office. The pop
ulist party was organized by the de
famers of the state, and the party has
ever been a defamation and a digrace.
Perhaps tho most versatile and influ
ential fraud who ever plied his trude in
Nebraska is Charles II. Van Wycko. He
is one of the men who are responsible
for the populist party in this state. He
advocated a new party because he had
exhausted the office-giving resources of
tho republican party, with an appotito
remaining that bellowed for "more."
One of the worst things that can bo
said about the populist party is that
Van Wycko helped form it. This man
first showed us here in Nebraska what
real demagogy is. There have been
many later demonstrations. About eight
years ago there was a man in a little
town in Gage county whoee solo occupa
tion was the defamation of Nebraska.
This man lied and lied so often and so
gratuitously that he finally secured for
himself a certain notoriety, lie helped
organize tho new party and his lying
furnished him a livelihood for several
years in the new organization. This
man is Jay Burrows and he now lives in
Lincoln. It is perhaps but just to him
to say that he has of late weaned him
self of tho habit of misrepresentation.
Some years ago there was a steamboat
engineer on the Mississippi river. The
engineer moved to Nebraska and be
came a member of the republican party.
He settled in Seward, and was elected
justice of the peace. Then he was elect
ed attorney-general. He held office
three terms. He wasn't a very good attorney-general,
and when he wanted
still another term the republican party
said nay. Then William Leese, for that
is his name carried his appetite for of
fice over to the new party. He was one
of its chief organizers. As a dema
gogue he is only second to Van Wycke.
These three were the main instruments
of the organization of the populist
What has the populist party accom
plished? It has succeeded in putting a
number of men in office, and with few
exceptions, these men have brought rid
icule and disgrace upon themselves and
the state. Three years ago a lot of pop
ulists got into the legislature. They
controlled that body. The session that
year was tho most scandalous the state
has ever known. Tho public money
was scattered to the four winds. There
was profligacy and shameless fraud.
There was gross incompetence and
downright dishonesty. There was dis
regard for the law, a defiance oi the
constitution. It was at this session that
armed troops patrolled the state house
corridors, when the capitol was in a
state of eiege for a week. C. D. Schra
der, populist leader, publicly damned
the constitution. Another member ac
cepted a bribe and fled from the state.
Many others stole supplies from the
state relief commission. Sam Elder, in
the chair of the speaker of tho house of
representatives, drew the ridicule of the
entire counry. Men like Newberry
made spectacles of themselves daily.
The state was maligned and plundered.
That was the first real taste of power
the po" had. The populists elected
McKeigUu! "id Kem to congress, the
rormer a clever man, but a professional
dead beat, the latter ignorant and a per
sistent maligner of his state. The pops
elected William Vincent Allen United
States senator. This man, when not
boring the people to death by his gal
vanized speeches, guzzles and fights in
the by-wajs. Allen is worse than a
mistake. He is a crime. The populists
have given us Edgerton, Decb, Mart
Howe, Rewick, Elder, Schrader, et al.,
and a fine lot now is it not so? In the
various counties in the state where they
obtained control they proved themselves
to be incompetent and in many cases
dishonest. There is nothing in the pop
ulist record to point to with pride.
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