The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, February 22, 1896, Image 1
$? I ('.m " s -&iWi. t, -.-., ,- - 'M- A, I -fi v- 71 " T .V, , g vvnw?'c-' rrr EBr--"r wtr-i"" VOL 11. NO. 8 6STABLISHED IN 1896 PRICE FIVE CENTb LINCOLN NEB., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 I89G. KNTERKD IN THE POST OFFICE AT LINCOLN AS SECOND-CLASS MATTES PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY TIE COURIER PfilNTIKG JIND PUBLISHING GO. Offico 217 North Eleventh St. Jelephore 384 up of Mr. Annin's somewhat transparent correspondence. It has been demon strated that a boom for president must have other and a more solid foundation than distorted dispatches sent out by enthusiastic writers for the press. The Manderson "boom" hardly reached the proportions of a boom. The work of other hands than Manderson's was so plainly seen in the sudden dem onstration that the people refused to take the candidacy of the ex-tenator seriously, and the effect has been a con centration of McKinley sentimnt. Mc Kinley is stronger in Nebraska today than before Mandersons name was mentioned. " V. MORTON SMITH Editor and Manager SARAH B. HARRIS Associate Editor . Republican politics has its share or trickery, and trickery is exerting itself Subscription Rates In Advance. jUBt DQV.f and ch;efly for the purpose of Per annum 92M defeating McKinley. Pretty soon hon- Six monhs 1-00 est men will be saying of the Ohio can- OneS 'Y.Y.Y.Y.'.'.Y.'.'". 20 didate: "We love him for the enemies Singlecopies.".".".".'."."."..".".".".. s be has made." MattQuaya candidate for president! This is a sart of vicious buffoonery that is disgraceful to the re- Eijtj(giii!)S! publican party. Quay is one of the S roost accomplished boodlers and skillful 5ERVATIONS 1 "workers" in this country. He repre ss sents everything that is base in politics. ioM)Sa)iMi&S e B a Jobber and a corruptionist of .,.,. j the most advanced sort. Quay has Kr. W.E. Annin, the industrious and Deve? been .q anvthingf and he discursive Washington correspondent of mt 8incere .q fai , nre6ent cand;dacy the Journal, is following the straight He ja dea,. Tom The line of duty when he discusses national Manter8on movement came 8traiKht politics from the view point of the na- from Quay and pIatte. and it to not sur- tion's capital for the benefit of pro- ;ai that it waa diBcredited in this vincial Nebraskans. He is not depart- The wonder is that Mr. Mand. ingfrom his proper work when he en- erBon allovred himself to be tricked by tertains us with accounts of the mov- theBe p5rateg Tfae ei.Benator ings and mouthings of the senators and unwittipg,y pernjitted himself to be representatives from this state, tho he placed in a rkuculous pos;tion by the sometimes surfeits us with enthusiastic chief lrickBter8 of tho partv praise of trivial performances. But . when Mr. Annin telegraphs from Wash- ington the particulars of the political Last week I predicted that gander situation in Nebraska he is exceeding son would decline to be a candidate be his authority, and sending coals to New- fore the delegates are selected in this ., ... , ..n, ..n.i:. state. If the ex-senator values his rep castle that are conspicuously undesir- . ti ir !,-.. n,;fAr cn,i utation and cares to retain the respect able. Mr. Annin is a clever writer end . one of the best correspondents in of the people of Nebraska, he will w.th Washington. He may know all about dra at once, while l,e can do so with r 1.- l i-.- -a !.-. rn honor. Should he permit hi8 name to Washington politics and have an open v 7 u . r i?.nnx, or,,i be used ind to go before the state con- sesame to the nursery of Frances and B .,.... . ,: i,. vention Manderson stock would fall to Ruth, but there are a few things here . . '. , .. . . , f !, a very low hgure in ebraska. The re in Nebraska that he does not know. " .. . . . . f t pub icans of this state would fand it The Roentgen system has not as yet v . , .. . . , , imf uora difficult to respect a man who acted as reachwl the state of development where . n j t a -a ... . ,. . f nur.,n a cats paw for Quay and Reed and it is possible to obtain a correct photo- . .. . , '. . . ,. r.... .. -aa j; stood in the way of the honest senti- graph of things a thousand mires dis- J ,.-.- . r f , t . a ; nient of the party. But it is certain tant. Mr. Annin.-clover and interest- J ... . .f ,j u- ,, that Manderson will stop the farce be ing aB he is. is not omniscent, and he is f .... ... j . M u. !,-, fore it goes too far. Tho vote at the not gifted in prescience. It is, there- r u .i, . i,o,i, G. A. R. reunion in Omaha and the in fore, presumptuous in nun to telegraph ...... , . ,. . .. tit u- i u ifi. o.-, f cidents of last weeks meeting or the from Washington the latest news or , . republican state central committee in '. this city should make it clear to the ex- senator that he cannot stem the cur rent of McKinley enthusiasm. Mr. Annin has been sending to the Journal some peculiar information con cerning the Manderson movement in this state. His contribution to the po litical excitement here is entirely gratu itous, and boldly inaccurate. The .Manderson boom has been largely made The whole truth about that meeting of the state central committee will prob ably never be told. It a certain plan of Congressman Hainer's had been carried out there would have been an uproar in this slate that would have culmiuuted in the repudiation of the committee at the state convention. Congressman Hainer ha9 made a fairly good record in Washington and he was in a fair way to get a permanent hold on the republicans oC the Fourth district, when, in an un guarded moment. Lo cucccir.bcd to the blandishments of tho Reed machine, and for a paltry committee appointment bargained to attempt to defeat the wishes of an overwhelming majority of the republican voters of Nebraska. There was a feeling that it was inadvis able to appoint a congressman to the post of chairman of the state central committee. When that congressman inspired by motives clearl unpatriotic sought to use his position as chairman in the furtherance of a scheme of the Reed-Quay-Platte combination, and against the expressed will of his party in his own state, it became apparent to many republicans that the selection of Mr. Hainer was a serious mistake. The meeting of the committee brought out a lobby that reminded the onlookers of the palmy days of the legislature, Workers were whisked in from all parts of the state, and the word was passed around that the McKinley talk rauBt be stopped, that the party should rally to the support of Manderson. Chairman Hainer was foolish enough to imagine that he could force the committee to go on record as pledging the party to Manderson's caadidacy. Senator Thurs ton and other leaoing republicans were on hand, and Mr. Hainer very promptly altered his program. Manderson was not trotted out. Mr. Hainer and his co-workers left the city much dis gruntled. It was a palpable defeat for Manderson, and a victory for the Mc Kinley advocates on the opposition's battleground. Mr. Hainer advocated the favorite son idea while in this city. It was not surprising, therefore, that some repub licans were disposed to advance the same idea with reference to Mr. Hain er's district and bring out favorite sons from the various counties to contest with him for the nomination for con gress this year. The congressman's stand in opposition to the prevailing sentiment of the state and the district, dictated as it was by no lofty idea, was a grave mistake, and it may cause his defeat for renomination. Already there are numerous candidates in the Fourth district, among whom is Senator Pope, of Saline count, who may develop into a formidable opponent. Mayor Graham, for some reason, does not follow up the curfew ordinance with an order to close the gambling houses. The curfew sounds nightly and the little boys are chased off the streets; but the real vice anu depravity that infest the town are unchecked. The curfew sounds, but the rattle of the chips is still heard in the licensed gambling hells. The curfew sounds, but the un mentionable dens of infamy send out their garish light undtmned, and the worst form of vice is practiced under the protection of the police. Mr. Law lor every evening beam's ecstatically as the curfew sounds, but all over the city the law is being openly violated and wickedness stalks with presumptuous gait. Tho curfew sounds, but the town is still wide open, and Lincoln still de serves its reputation bb one of the toughest towns in the west. Why is the mayor inactivor Surely after the curfew he cannot stand still. He is in duty bound to prosecuto tho good work. Let the mayor ring all the bells of the city some fine morning as a notice to the people that from that hour the law will be enforced, that the gates that opened wide to admit vice and lawless ness and crime will close to protect the moral health of the city. When will the mayor act? There is one feature of this wide open regime in Lincoln that is not generally thought of. Twice, within a week, it has been called to my attention. The word has gone out all over this part of the country that Lincoln is the loosest town, morally, west of the Mississippi river. I am not in a position to debate this question, but it is probable that there are other places equally as loose. Be that as it may, this city has secured a notoriety that is most unenviable, that may work serious injury to its welfare. Traveling men and others spread tho information that in Lincoln no attempt is made to enforce the laws against gambling, and the allied vices, and the daily newspapers contain ample corrob orative particulars. Twice in seven days I have heard of instances where parents in tho stato refused to send their children to this city and to the state university because of the immor ality that is not only allowed to go un checked here, but is protected by the very authority that is lawfully bound to stamp it out. It may readily be seen that this state of things is a standing menace to the university and the city. When the town has reached the point in viciousness and outlawry that par ents are afraid to trust their children to its temptations, te idea may occur to many people that it is time to make a radical change in the policy of tho city government. Perhaps the mayor will think this over and hasten to sound the warning note. Now that candidates for governor in this state are soon to be nominated, and candidates for the nomination are springing up in half the counties, it is in order to discuss tho qualifications that a man should have to properly fit him for the gubernatorial office. In this state the office of governor has been too lightly regarded. Politicians have been disposed to look upon the gover norship as a mere political snap, to be scrambled for the same as any other office. Xo distinction has been made between candidates for governor and candidates for oil inspector or sanitary i; 1 I r WHb ii ' . f i i mcamm mm -r s! iifeitaw&.-'..-i.