The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, May 09, 1896, Image 2

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DVaI Batons
Absolutely pure
Bociation with Mr. Eugene Moore, audi
tor of public accounts, and a candidate
for the nomination for governor, and
'Jack" McColi, possessor of the beauti
ful whiskers and also a candidate for
the nomination for governor, it is only
natural that the kindly instinct of Mr.
Hartley should prompt him to take these
two gentlemen into his syndicate, and
he is not slow in extending tLe invita
tion. Mr. Bartley calls in Mr. McNisb and
Mr. McColi, Mr.Moore.and it is quick
ly arranged that the four are to stand
by each other. Mr. McNish is to be
supported overywhere for treasurer; Mr.
McColi is to be boomed for governor,
and Mr. Moore is also to be boomed for
the same office. An innocent observer
might imagine that there would be con
flict here. But the wily Mr. Bartley
only rubs his hands as he thinks how
smooth he is. Nobody knows better than
Mr. Moore that he can never be nomi"
nated. That's all right. Mr. Bartley
doesn't intend that he shall be nomi
nated. He is pimply to be used to head
off another candidate for governor in his
own district, and gather all the strength
he can, to be turned over to Mr. McColi
at the proper time. And what does Mr.
Moore get out of it? Mr. Bartley has ar
ranged that. Mr. Moore is to play with
Governor McColl's whiskers at a salary
of $2,000 per year that is the salary re
ceived by the governor's private secre
tary. And so the syndicate opens its
campaign and things go along right mer
rily, too. The peoplo generally are taken
in, especially by the rival candidacies of
McColi and Moore.
A very smooth arrangement, isn't it?
It is sometimes said that the plan
further contemplates the continuance
of Mr. Bartley in office as Mr. Median's
The question for the republicans of
Nebraska to consider is whether they
are willing to be whipped into .line like
cattle, in order that the interests of the
syndicate may be advanced. Are the
republicans of this state willing to hare
forced upon them as a candidate for
governor a mere "Jack," who not only
has no claim on the highest office in the
state, but who is notoriously unfit for
the place? Are the republicans of Ne
braska willing to hare as Holcomb's suc
cessor a man who is even less capable
than Holcomb, and in almost every re
spect infinitely less deserving than Hol
comb? And are the republicans of the
state willing to have forced upon them
as their candidate for treasurer a man
whose sole claim, bo far as anybody
knows, ib that he is the favorite picked
out by Mr. Bartley?
A good many republicans, apparently,
approve of thw labor saving system of
picking out candidates. For they never
utter a word of protest. But there are
others. There are those who are opposed
to any such machination. It remains to
be seen which class is most numerous.
Every two years, at a certain point
prior to the holding of the state conven
tion, there is a great deal of talk about
the desirability of relegating the politi
cal bosses to the rear, and naming as
the republican candidates for state
offices men of adequate ability and fit
ness, who have some claim on party and
public recognition other than ihe fact
that they are selected to carry water for
the political bosses. The press demands
as the nominee for governor a man of
unquestioned integrity and at least fair
ability, and the importance of naming
as the party's candidates the strongest
men who could be selected, is urged.
Then, about a month before the conven
tion is held, the subtile influence of the
machine enters the editorial office, and
states the voice of protest; and the peo
ple gradually cease their clamor, and the
convention takes the men selected by
the self-constituted powers, and puts
them on the ticket. Will it be the same
this year? Will the dominant party
in the state that boasts of a smaller per
centage of illiteracy than any other in
the union, permit itself to he ridden by
dictators and accept as its candidate for
governor a man like McColi, a small, in
efficient man? Will it see good m en
forced to stand aside in, order that the
parasites may fasten themselves on the
state government? The nomination of
Tom Majors, which brought defeat upon
tha party, should be a warning to the
party now. Will it be heeded?
Elsewhere in The Cockier some ex
pressions by republican newspapers of
the state on the political situation are
reproduced. It will be readily seen that
The Cockier in declaring against the
"Jack" species of politics is backed up
by a considerable sentiment, a sentiment
that is growing rapidly.
"Some of the Omaha people are wise
enough to see that they are likely to cet
themselves into trouble by keeping up
this fight against Lincoln's freight rates.
They want everything to be nice and
smooth when the Omaha exposition bill
comes up next winter in the legislature,
and the help of the Lancaster county
delegation would be a source of great
strength to them. It may be considered
settled right now that if Omaha tights
our rates we will fight the exposition.
If the present attempt to damage Lin
coln is dropped we will all be as friendly
as cooing doves. What do our very dear
friends in Omaha want to do about it?
Lincoln is ready for peace or war, and if
it is to be war, it will be no summer pic
nic for anybody."
The foregoing, from the morning pa
per, is eminently Dractical, and though
love for Omaha finds frequent expres
sion in these columns. The Courier is
disposed to endorse the proposition.
Down here in Lincoln we are very fond
of the Omaha people, but if the people
that we love don't love us then we can't
love them any more. If Omaha continues
to incite our whilom friend John Utt to
a pernicious activity in the matter of a
discrimination against Lincoln in freight
rates then Omaha 'will have to take up
her things and move on. She can'c
play in our yard any more. '
And when it comes to the session of
the legislature, and the biennial Doug,
las county state treasury grab is made
or attempted.Omaha will not only be de
sirous of playing in our yard, but this
same John Utt and his cheerful co-conspirators
will be more then anxious to
holler down our rain barrel. But our
yard and our rain barrel are reserved for
our friends.
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