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LINCOLN. NEBR., SATURDAY. JANUARY 5, 1901.
SKCOKD CLASS MATTES.
ago belli lie and D. E. Thompson
were senatorial candidates; both sub-
Smuont thb kmtoffice at Lincoln ah mitted their candidacy to the lepub-
lican caucus which selected u its
candidate the soldier, the Jurist, the what William P. Schwind says
Mr. Schwtnd's Affidavit.
State of Nebraska, Lancaster conn
,'liut Mr. Alien is not the only man
who states under oath that lie saw
the written evidence of I). E. Thoiup
son's offer to betray the party: read
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Bx When that was done what did D. E.
1ft COURIER PRINTIIfi 1ID NRIIUIM Cfl Thompson do? Let another answer.
Office 1132 N street, Up Staira.
3ARAH H. HARKIS. Editor
(Mr. Allen's Affidavit.)
The state of Nebraska, Lancaster
county, ss. Thomas S. Allen being
duly sworn says that on the day that,
Hon. M. L. Bayward was elected to
the-United States senate, to-wit: -day
of March, 180), Lee Herdman had
an afreement In bis possession that
ty.ss. William F .Schwind, being tirst
duly sworn on oath, deposes and says
that during the last session of the
Nebraska legislature, on the morning
after the republican caucus had voted
to make M. L. Hay ward United States
senator, he met Lee Herdman iti the
lobby of the state capitol and spoke to
said Herdman about the agreement
I had a conversation with one Benton
Maret, which said conversation was in
substance as follows:
Mr Maret, asked me how I would
like D R. Thompson for United States
senator. 1 replied: 'l do not like him
for United States senator or anything
else," to which he replied. "D. B.
Thomson will be elected this mor
ning. The fusion members of the leg
islature are going to vote for him
and that together witli the Lancaster
delegation will give him asutllcient
numberof votes to be elected United
I stated to him that he knew that
was not true, or words to that effect.
to which he replied by taking froii.
Subscription Kates In Advance,
Per annum f 1 00 t.hiii9ffi!inf.a9w wiiinii cm onmnnmnf of tiie renuhlican raur.iis unon a ran- his Docket two nailers, one of which
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son, that affiant made a cony of said caucus nominee, and that D. E. vote for 1) h. ibompson for United
agreement, which he now ' has- Mint. Thompson had made a proposition to States senator, under certain eondi-
onthf- wain the handwriting of said Herd- didate. He
months 22 man and was s'Kned by D. E. Thomp- he possible
Ttt Cockier will not bo responsible for toI
atary communications unless accompanied by
Communications, to receive attantirn, mnit
munXr a a guarantee of good faith, bat for y their VOteS I am elected
publication if adrisable.
said copy is as follows, to-wit
MI, D. E. Thompson, pledge the fu
sion members of the Nebraska legis
lature my solemn word of honor that
A Senatorial Candidate,
small minority of the
io.i Veterans' Republican club, less
.tun twenty out of a membership of
doreth;!- live hundred, voted for a
reol 'IU . endorsing the senatorial
ejndida;y of D. E Thompson. Imme
diately the resolution was published,
publication being the sole object of
i.s adoption. The resolution embodies
United States senate I will do as fol-BJows:
"'lrst l will oppose the policy of
imperialism and entangling alliances
with any nation.
"Second I will oppose any increase
in the regular army.
"Third I will oppose the retirement
of greenbacks and issuing of currency
by banks, and will favor an increased
use of silver money.
"Fourth I will oppose government
by injunction, and favor an income
'Fifth If elected 1 will remain out
of republican caucuses.
"D. E. THOMPSON."
Further, affiant says that lie is ac
quainted with tiie handwriting of
secure the rusion vote, and with a
portion of the republican members
whose votes could be secured for said
Thompson, against the caucus nomi
nee, have himself elected senator.
Herdman thereupon drew from his
pocket and showed to this affiant a
This affiant further says that he is
familiar with Mr. Ihompson's signa
ture and that lie knows the hand
writing of Lee Herdman and thdtsaid
faper was in the handwriting of Lee
lerdniinand bore the signature of
D. E lliompson. Said paper was a
proposition on the part of said Thomp
son that if he was elected to the
United States senate by the aid of
fusion votes lie would oppose the pol
icy of imperialism; would oppose any
increase "in the regular army; that
he would oppose the retirement of the
greenback and the lssuingof currency
tion. This paper purported to le
signed by the members of the legisla
ture, as to whether it was their signa
ture or not I am unable to say, but to
the best of my knowledge it was.
The other agreement was signed by
Mr. D. E. Thompson. I am well nr
iiuainted with the signature of I). E.
Thompson and know that the signa
turc to that paper was the signature
of!) E.Thompson. This paper signed
by Mr. Thompson in substance pronw
ised that if lie was elected by the fu
sion members of the legislature that
he would oppose the policy of impe
rialism and entangling alliances with
other nations; that he would oppose
any increase in the reguar army, and
thai he would oppose the retiring of
greenbacks My recollection also K
of the paper signed by Mr. D..K.
Thompson that be promised and
agreed to keep out of republican cau-
by banks, and favor the increased use cuses if elected to the United States
or silver hs money; that be would he senate.
tiis lauguage, "Having full confidence
in the ability, integrity and loyalty, Lee Herdman and the signature of D
.nth to nartv and to nountrv. of Hon . E Thompson, and that said paper or
- v. TimmiKm. .f ti.u -irv Hrmiu contract was in the handwriting of
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believing that with his splendid busi
ness ability, tenacity of purpose and
character." etc. So, out of something
more than live hundred "grizzled vet
erans" less than twenty could be found
who were willing to assei t their con
fidence in the "integrity and loyalt.,
botli to pirtv and count ,' of I. B.
Thompson, or who were willing to
hazzard their own rep tations and
the esteem of their felk a men by an
was siirncd bv D.
;. xnompuon m nisown handwriting,
with a purple indelible pencil; that
said Lee Herdman lias in addition
thereto told this affiant several times
that he hjmself prepared said agree
ment; that on the same day of the
election of Hon M L. Hayward the
said Herdman came to affiant's office
and showed affiant the agreement
aforesaid, and said that he was on the
way to D. JB. Thompson's office to re
turn to him said agreement in accord
ance wiw an arrangement that he
naa wtin Mr. riiomnson at
of the "sjlcndid char- nt"lknn,
this senatorial candidate. erM. to the effect. Mint, if m ninn t
Never, even when wearing
upon the tield of battle.
in favor of an income tax and would
oppose government by injunction;
also that if elected he would remain
out f republican caucuses
Affiant further says that he asked
Herdman to let him take said paper,
but Herdman refused to do so. saying
he had agreed to not let tiie instru
ment get away from him, that it was
to be shown to the fusion members of
the legislature, and in case the deal
could not be consummated he was to
return the paper to said D.E. Thomp
son Mr. Herdman has since told
affiant that he carried out his prom
ise to Mr. Thompson and returned the
paper to him.
WILLIAM F. SCHWIND.
Subscribed in my presence and
sworn to before me this 2Jt!i day of
October, 1900. L. M. TROUP,
seal Notary Public.
Not to Messrs. Allen and Schwind
alone was this proof of Mr. Thompson's
loyalty (?) to the party exhibited; Mr.
E E Hairgrovc, a prominent repub
lican of Clay county, had sight or that
precious document: read his sworn
the blue maKe Mr. nompson senator was un
, successful the agreement should be
' returned to said riiomnson: that. Mii
"And death shots falli-jg thick and fast ' .aBant has repeatedly urged and re
Aj lightning from the mountain cloud," 'jffi8? J.n He"lman to make astate-
s rant to the effect that he prepared
did the president and secretary of the Id agreement, and that Mr. Thomp-
Union Veterans Republican Clubei- u s'Koea.it.ana thatsaid agreement
mas aiuciwniu iiM.iirncin t f n.i
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Jit mSJiP.u.r,c(:0i.ani1.rrane- t.58- ! E E. Hairgrove, being tirst
auiy sworn, depose ana say that l am
a riaktent'.Sutton, Clay county, Nc
brasfijSiBhave been a resident of
said couiHtnd city for the twelve
hibit more ,nerve than when they
mitted that resolution of endorsenifnt ment made with him at the time the
,to be placed in type and publisheitaqald contract was signed by Mr.
-the world with their nasw theretoT"" uenvered to Mr. nerd-
Mr. Hairgrove's Affidavit.
State of Nebraska, Lancaster cnun-
anrvnrwi Whit u t iirr ! tb rki i""ul vuv tUiV' i"1,a Herdman hasrc
ppended w hat is tlien,flfc .pefelfM8ed tomakesucll astatempnt.be-
sonal history of D. E. Thwgon;tbiicauseof his arrangement with Mr
'convinces these men of, fcJjloyattxAThompson to say nothing about the
ither to oarty or to countCT?'7Jti3atfr?an 9d return the agreement in the
'M. L. Hayward wis ajMMerJ
jproved Ills loyalty
Btcountry' but his
tfRWtaen he risked
eld. Who ever quest:'
to the republican
lirj? "; Judipt
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t.diwuv vubu ui.i:uuifiiiiiiiis lit ii nnr Cutn
S'a?,pSu to the United States sen-
v".' ' ' x.o. ttijutiiS.
ouoscribed in my nresenw nnri
rn to before me this'ViMi im. r
tober. A.D laon J
JfsEAK. M. L. EASFERDAY.
years last fmt. Tiiat I am personally
acquainted ith D E Thompson of
Lancaster county Nebraska, having
tfnnwn llim fur nhmr. fiiv vpnrc I fur.
ther state that during the eany part 8t?nce agreed
Mr. Maret in conversation with me
at that time informed me that the fu
sionistsand the Lancaster delegation
had been holding a conference nearly
all night and that the Lancaster dele
gation would not be in representative
hall at the time of the commencement,
of the calling of the roll on vote
for I nited States senator and that
the fusion Members would vote for D.
E. riiomnson, and Mr. Maret at that
time offered to bet me fifty dollars or
any amount that I should name, that -1)
E. Thompson wou'd be elected.
I further state that atter Senator
Hayward was elected, in a conversa
tion with Mr. Maret he informed me
that had it not been for one member
of the Lancaster delegation, and also
one fusion member, D. E. Thompson
would have been elected. fSigned I
E E. HA1RGKOVE.
Subscribed in my presence and
sworn to before me this 3th day of
June, ItXX). C. C MARLAY.
But these sworn statements furnish
not all nor yet the most convincing
proof of the proposed betrayal of the
party by this candidate for senatorial
honors. Before the affidavits were
made a reputable and responsible cit
izen of Lincoln, Mr. F. M. Hall, pub
licly charged that the morning after
the caucus nominated Judge Hay
ward, "Mr. Thompson was fouad ii
the camp of the enemy, plotting and
conspiring for the overthrow of tbe
republican party'ahat be in sub-
tu "abandon the pr lo
ot isuy, l was in Lancaster county, cipies oi me republican party and
taking a par' in-the eaniDaitrn for the adwpt those of the populist and (emo
electionof United F tales senator to cratir mrriP ' Thtc ..h-,Ma .,,
succeed Hon. W.V.Allen " f. Px This charge pob-
I further state thmion the BMtraia in a newspaper elicited from
of the day ob which Hon. M. L. aay- Thompson a denial, and immediately
ward was elected, in the LirdcU hotel Mr, Hah challenged him to submit
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