The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, January 25, 1902, Page 5, Image 5

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The New Book Review club met at
Airs. W. M. Widener's on January 15.
Airs. Stonebraker read an Interesting
paper on The Little Minister and cur
rent events were discussed by the club.
Some well rendered musical numbers
were given by Mrs. Maddox on the
piano and Mrs. Williams. Out of town
guests were Mrs. Jerome and Mrs. L.
15. Shidler of York, Neb. Elaborate re
freshments were served and the after
noon proved one of the most enter
taining meetings of the season. -
The Women's missionary society of
the First Presbyterian church will hold
Its annual praise service Friday after
noon. Mrs. G. W. Rhodes entertained the
Lotos club Thursday afternoon. The
usual literary program was given.
In Extenuation
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stances his father was a weather ob
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Congressman Burkett's dream of be
ing the. Dave Mercer of the First con
gressional district, that is, of being
congressman for an indefinite period,
will not be realized, if realized at all,
until after a warm fight. Mr. Burkett
has neglected no opportunity of mak
ing himself solid with the people of
the district and has endeavored to
keep in the very closest touch with all
classes. He has been made a member
of the committee on appropriations
and it is said has sworn that he won't
come back to Lincoln until he has
given her a new federal building. He
realizes that it won't be sutlicient to
introduce a bill and have it on the
calendar, because there is always a
large number of carping critics who
would say that he was playing them.
So he is putting up the pins for quick
action. But his opposition is not to be
placated. There is a well denned feel
ing that if Mr. Burkett gets a third
term, he will not be again headed for
a number of years. This would neces
sitate the laying away of the ambi
tions of a number of worthy young re
publicans, and ambitions are restless
Here at home it is regarded as cer
tain that Judge Holmes will contest
the county with Mr. Burkett. The
judge has not yet said he would make
the fight, but that is probably be
cause the hour is not yet come. He
has a host of friends, all of whom are
political workers and Influential. His
nomination would go far to heal the
breach between local factions and end
an internecine war of considerable
bitterness. His ability as an organ
izer and as an orator will stand him in
good stead: he is an excellent mixer
and as a judge has made a good rec
ord. There might not be any de
termined opposition to Mr. Burkett
here at home were it not for the fact
that all the signs point to trouble In
other parts of the district, and if that
is to be the case local embryotlc con
gressmen desire to be in it. Down in
Otoe county it is understood that
Judge Jessen will certainly enter the
race, and already Judge John Stull of
Nemaha county is out for the nomi
nation. The judge was a candidate
two years ago and remained in the
fighting until after the balloting.
Then there Is George M. Spurlock of
Cass county, ex-county judge. Mr.
Spurlock Is one of the most popular
young republicans in the district, and
is equipped with all of the facilities
for making a hard fight. A Richard
son countv man in Lincoln the other
day said that his county was for Spur
lock. Mr. Spurlock has made no sign.
Of Nebraska District No. 3. a possible
candidate for Congress in the First
Nebraska district.
however. All of which indicates that
it won't be long before things are
doing in the congressional line.
The friends of Ernest M. Pollard, of
Cass county, want it understood that
he should not be omitted from the list
of aspirants for governor. Mr. Pol
lard has been doing some traveling
the past fortnight and has been meet
ing with considerable encouragement.
He was a member of the legislature
four years ago, and In 1900 had charge
of the organization of republican clubs
throughout the state. This gave him a
wide acquaintance. He is a graduate
of the state university, and this, too,
gives him some strength among the
alumnae. He does not come from a
part of the state, however, that gives
him any strategetical importance and
unless some powerful influence bestirs
itself in his behalf he will have to de
pend upon the turn of events to land
him. There Is some talk of R. B.
Windham of Cass taking a shy at the
governorship himself, and this would
mean trouble for Mr. Pollard right at
The attitude of Governor Savage in
the matter is something of a puzzle.
Some one ran across a copy of a Kan
sas City paper the other day, wherein
the governor was briefly interviewed.
In that interview he said that the gov
ernorship did not have very manv at
tractions for him, that he was a ranch
man by occupation, did not care much
about being governor and would be
glad enough of the day that would al
low him to return to his old tasks on
the ranch. This Is a little strange in
view of the understanding that one of
the reasons why the governor granted
the Bartley pardon was that In
thought it would make him governor
again. In explanation of this inter
view, however, it may be stated that
it occurred the day he left Nebraska,
and he was then suffering from the
effects of the first withering blast of
indignation from the republican press
and was Just before he met Mrs. Sav
age, who was much opposed to the
granting or the pardon.
Governor Savage Is going to have a
pretty hard time of it if he does stay
in the tight, but the opinion is some
how taking root that when the time
for the convention comes around the
governor will chuck the whole thing
over in disgust. He will, however, be in
a position to have his desirers in the
matter of his successor recognized, al
though he will not possess the power
to name him. A Lincoln man who is
vastly interested in the game of poli
tics made the prediction this week
that the man who will be named for
governor next fall lives in Lincoln and
that his name is Charles II. Morrill.
Mr. Morrill has twice refused the kind
ly crown, that is. he could have been
named for governor on two different
occasions if he had said the word. He
refused, but he may not this time.
Senator Currie is authority for the
statement that Governor Savage will
be unable to secure the Custer coun
ty delegation for renomination. Mr.
Currie and Mr. Savage both live in
the very small town of Sargent, and
as is natural when two great men hail
from the same small place there is al
ways more or less rivalry between
them. In the case of these two gentle
men, although outwardly they are
friends, in fact they are at war. There
fore the senator's declaration must be
taken with the customary grain of
salt. At the same time Mr. Currie
says he is a candidate for congress.
He will naturally need the Custer
county delegation in his business. Just
how he is going to get this with Sav
age in the opposition Is a problem he
must solve. If what drifts in to Lin
coln Is true neither man will be able
to get what he wants unless both are
The indictment of former State
Treasurer Meserve at Omaha for
receiving interest on state money
in his hands is pretty certain,
no mater what the outcome, to retire
him from the list of gubernatorial pos
sibilities. Mayhap this is the objett of
it. The prosecution Is understood to
have had its Inception In the Bee ofllce,
and It is likely that Mr. Itosewater got
the Idea Into his head that Meserve.
whom he does not like any too well,
was slated Tor the fusion nomination.
It will be possible to drag along the
prosecution of Mr. Meserve until after
the state conventions have met, and
with that hanging over him Meserve
could not be named. The con
stitution prohibits the state treas
urer from receiving interest on
public moneys and the crim
inal law buttresses this with ade
quate punishment for violation there
of. It has always been understood that
state treasurers took most of the in
terest money as perqulsitles of their
ofllce, a practice sanctioned by prece
dent but unauthorized by law, and If
Meserve is to be prosecuted maybe
there will be others placed in the same
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Servants Had No Easy Time
Even in the royal household the post
of house maid is apparently no sine
cure, and I remember long ago hear
ing a story of a lady who. while engag
ing a new servant, naturally made the
Inquiry as to "why she had left her
last place." It came out then that she
had been last employed at Bucking
ham palace, and that she had left be
cause "really her majesty (the late
queen) was that particular that after
you had done dusting everything, quite
as much as necessary, she would pass
her lace handkerchief across a table
or a chair and notice even the tiniest
speck." Even Buckingham palace Is
not good enough for servants nowa
days, it seems.
It was told of the late queen that
she was so difficile as to the making
of her bed that it took the chamber
maids two hours daily to make It. as
the undersheet had to be most care
fully and smoothly stitched to the
lower matress. so that there never was
the slightest wrinkle, which story re
calls tne fairy tale of the princess and
the crumpled rose leaf. London On
looker. -V-
Some women may forgive cruelty,
but none forgives indifference.
A Wise
Gets the let talent that ran le secured
in placing his order for inside decora
tions for liis hou.-ts. He !- res tli-lc-t
material iwd. and something that
will stand the wear and tear of Un
tenant. My exicriciice of twenty
eight years ha.s taught me how, when,
and where to ue economy. My prices
are reaMnahle. Estimate cheerfully
Carl A.Iyrer,
2612 Q Street Phone 5232.