The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, June 13, 1896, Image 1

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ure as the present bill when the treas
ury is depleted, and when congress
has already, in the face of govern
ment bankruptcy, exceeded all previous
congresses in the profligate appropria
tion of the public funds, is a monstrous
outrage, and Mr. Cleveland was right
In vetoing the bill, and Mr. Strode
was right In upholding the president.
There is no intention in these remarks
to reflect on the Honorable Dick Ber
lin. Senator Thurston was not present
when the vote on the measure to pro
hibit the president from Issuing bonds
was taken. Senator Allen voted for it.
Erratlcus Sockdolager Dundy is not
the only one of his kind. There
is one of his species on the bench of
the court of general sessions In New
York. His name Is Cowing. In an ad
dress to the grand Jury he referred
pointedly to some recent criticisms of
popular clamor. An honest and inde
pendent judiciary is u prerquislte to
good government everywhere. But
that Is something very different from
' Conceding to judges divine attributes,
regarding them as too sacred for criti
cism and leaving them to do good or
ill without scutiny of their action by
those who created them and whose
servants they are. It is not disrespect
to Judge Cowing to say that Judges
have been corrupt In this and other
countries. It has been necessary to
watch them as well as other officers.
Some of them have been seen to pro
tect criminals and to take bribes, and
people have first talked about them,
even 'assailed, and 'attacked' them,
and finally impeached and removed
them. That is a prerogative which
the citizens reserve to themselves In
all cases. A judge is man like other
men. He Is selected by the people,
from among the people, to discharge
certain definite duties. He Is entitled
and beat her." This Isn't the confes
sion of a wife-beater or murderer. It
Is only an extract from David Belasco's
recital of how he made an actress of
N. K. Falrbank's Mrs. Leslie Carter.
Mr. Belasco said: "I taught her to
weep for the different emotions in a
different way In fact, I
tried In the brief period of one year
and a half to make her such an artist
as It would ordinarily take a lifetime
to become. I took her arms and
trained the muscles from the hand to
the elbow, then from the elbow to the
shoulders, then from the shoulders to
the hips, from the hips to the knees,
and from the knees to the ankles.
I showed her how to weep
over the body of a murdered husband,
over the body of a dead lover; how to
laugh when sad, how to laugh when
her heart was breaking, how to smile
when she feared the villain."
And Mrs. Leslie Carter's N. IC. Fair-
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There Is a scrawny, red-headed man
who receives 15,000 per year for repre
senting one of the Nebraska congress
districts. He is without form or fash
Ion, and when he makes his appear
ance on thefloor of the house of repre
sentatives it is in the character of a
charlatan and apostate. He is a popu
list and a picaroon. His name Is Kem
and his portion Is Ignominy. Ration
al people in this state regard him with
a feeling of utter contempt His popu
list brethren repudiate him. The re
publican candidate for congress In
Kern's district was not good enough.
So the people took Kem, and ever
since they have been getting the devil.
Look not upon populists, especially
when they are red-headed.
This populist plckthank, Kem, stood
in the way of the consideration of the
Trans-Mississippi exposition bill be
cause the house refused to consider
the Fort Sidney reservation measure.
He set himself against a project in
which the whole west Is interested be
cause congress had not Ignited when
he protruded his flaming forelock Into
the house. It is refreshing to note that
the Honorable Silas Adipose Holcomb
and other life-sized populists have not
hesitated to express their disapproval
of Kern's puny pusillanimity.
It is worth while to consider, for a
moment, the votes of the Nebraska
delegation on other recent measures.
Mr. Mercer was the only Nebraska
congressman to vote to override the
president's veto of the river and har
bor legislative steal. Messrs. Strode,
Andrews and Hainer voted with the
president. When the vote was taken
Into the senate both Thurston and Al
len were absent. Mr. Strode has been
unkindly criticised in some quarters
for his vote, but he is upheld by
the great majority of the think
ing people of the First district.
It Is bad enough to pass a corrupt river
and harbor bill when there is money
in the treasury. To pass such a meas-
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his conduct, and went so far as to
say: "He who assails the judiciary
becomes a disturber of the public
peace and order, and Is an enemy of
our government. Such a man should
be regarded as a pirate. "Woe betide
him or her who undertakes to attack
the judiciary." This Is exactly the
idea that animates Erraticus Sockdol
ager Dundy and which is indorsed by
our patriarchal friend, Mr. Gere, ed
itor emeritus of the State Journal, and
hia infantile water carrier and sponger
off, Titwlllow Jones. But the New
Tork Tribune, a pretty good sort of
paper, notwithstanding" the fact that
it Is not guided by a Gere or decorated
by a Jones, disagrees with the Dundy
Cowlng view, and says, very reason
ably: "Now let It be conceded that courts
should be treated with respect. Judges
must be above personal influences and
prejudices and free from the sway of
At Lincoln Park
to personal respect, and a chance to
do his duty fearlessly and have the
orders of his court obeyed. Those are
his rights, and there is no disposition
to dispute them. But some judges are
not content with this. Sometimes
they regard a seat on the bench as
Louis XIV regarded a seat on the
throne. They become dictatorial in
manner, violent of temper and capri
cious in official conduct. Dignity too
strenuously asserted makes itself un
dignified." It will doubtless occur to a great
many people that the closing sentences
of the above paragraph from White
law Reid's newspaper constitute a
fairly good photograph of a judge not
unknown to the people of Nebraska.
"I pulled her around by the hair
like Nancy Sykes. I would pound her
head on the floor and drag her around
bank refuses to pay the nominal sum
of 163,000 for all this beating and teach
ing! Mr. Fairbank has dealt in gross
products, such as pork, so long that
he Is not properly appreciative of the
value of the service that takes a mere
society woman and by pulling her hair
and dragging her around the floor and
beating her and pinching the muscles
of her arms and legs, makes a finished
emotional actress of her. Mr. Belasco's
revelation throws an Interesting light
on the trials that the ambitious so
ciety woman who is anxious to become
a theatrical star has to undergo. It
is a fact to be more or less regretted
that the hair pulling and dragging and
beating seldom prove fatal. Usually
the maimed and palsied victims live
to be turned loose on the public, and
we all have to suffer for the trainer's
The people of Lincoln and the people
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