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April 30, 1896.
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NEBRASKA CROP REPORT.
AGAIN THESE 57EBE HEAVY RAINS.
The Brightest Prospects Everywhere for
The week ending Monday, April 27, 1895.
Less than I I l
None orl I
The past week has been one of CGiitia
uously high temperature averaging
about eleven degrees above the normal.
The precipitation has been below the
normal, until Monday night, being light
or wanting over most sections of the
state and exceeding hall an inch only
over limited areas. As we go to press on
Tuesday general rams are falling over
The trround continues to be moist and
in excellent condition over nearly the en
tire state although in a few counties of
the southeastern section the need of ram
is besrinnina: to be felt
All vegetation bas made rapid growtn
daring the week. The greater part of the
corn ground has now been prepared for
planting and corn planting bas become
general in tbe sou tDeas tern section
Throughout the central portion of the
tate corn planting has commenced and
in a few cases it has begun in tbe nortn
Butler All small grain and pastures
coming on nicely, r rospects ior iruit
good. Some planting done.
Clay Urops progressing rapid i.y. t run
of all kind promising well. Small grain
in best possible condition, rasturage
Cass Wheat and oats look splendid
Tame grass growing nicely. Pastures
generally look well. Some corn planted
Thpre is need of more rain.
Fillmore Plowing for corn well ad
vanced. Winter wheat looks fine. Oats
and pastures doing well. Fruit trees in
Gage Corn planting begun. Begin
ningto need rain. Small grain contin
ues in good condition.
Jefferson Stock turned into pastures
about two weeks earlier than usual.
Crops looking fine. Planting of corn in
Hamilton Plowing for corn well
along. Cherry and apple trees in bloom.
Ground wet down very deep. All grasses
and pastures the best for years,
Johnson Warm and dry. Everything
growing nicely. Corn planting has be
Lancaster A wonderful growing week
Grain looking better than for years at
this season. Chinch bugs flying very
thick. Rain beginning to be needed
Nemaha Soil in fine condition. Some
wheat very rank but on the whole the
crop looks unusually well. No injury
to fruit from frost, beason ten to tiiteen
Nuckolls Everything growing very
fast. Planting begun.
Otoe Vegetation of all sorts pushing
forward fast. Some pastures ready for
cattle. Fruit blossoming very full.
Pawnee Season about'ten days earlier
than usual. A few farmers are about
half done planting and nearly all have
begun. Early potatoes and sweet corn
up. All fruit bas blossomed wen
Polk vegetation nas maae rapm
growth tho past week. Winter wheat
and rye in promising condition. - Plow
ing for corn well unaer way. Jjowgrouuci
still too wet to work.
Richardson Crops in fine growing con
dition. Corn planting commenced, b ru t
trees have bloomed profusely and are
setting their fruit. Jail wheat in fine
condition. Season two weeks earlier
Saline Kain is needed. Cherries and
most kinds of plums have blossomed
very full. Apples budding well. Most
ground nearly ready for corn, home
Saunders bruit trees in lull bloom.
Wheat, oats, pastures and gardens com
ing nicely. Some corn planted. Plenty
of ram so far.
Seward Small grain continues to
thrive. Plowing for corn well advanced.
Thayer Small grain looking fine. Po
tatoes doing well. Some corn planted
Peach trees setting full of fruit. Early
garden truck ready for use. Rain needed
lork Small grain, looks unusually
fine. Wheat and rye never better. Fruit
trees full of blooin. Plowing for corn
Antelope Plum trees turning white.
Plenty of feed for stock in low places
Some corn planted. Ground in fine con
lioyd week dry and cool out crops
have made good growth. Wheat and
rye look extra well, i'lowmg for corn
well advanced. Fruit trees budded,
i Burt Season two weeks later than
last year. Tilled land somewhat washed
by heavy rain on tbe otb. small grain
m proving. Ground in best condition
Cedar All kinds of grain doing well.
Grass well ahead. Plowing for corn well
advanced and ground in good condition
Cuming Condition of all kinds of
small grain good. Ground in excellent
condition and work well advanced
Douglass Considerable plowing done,
Small grain doing very well. Some Fruit
setting. Grass growing faston uplands.
Dixon Plowing for corn the order of
the day and some planted. Spring wheat,
oats, blue grass and alfalfa looking fine.
Holt Ground in excellent condition.
Plowing for corn under way. Small
grain and pastures doing finely. Alfalfa
four inches high and looks unusually well.
Knox A fair week for crops. Nights too
cool. More .wheat and potatoes planted
here this year than last.
Madison Rather cool. Crops doing
3nely. Fruit trees blooming.
Pierce A good week forcrops. Ground
in fine condition. Small grain looking
fine and a large acreage. Plowing for
corn well along. V
Platte Winter wheat and crass ex
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cellent. Fruit prospects good. Weather
conditions perfect for farm work and the
growth of alt crops. No injury to fruit
from the frost last week.
Sarpy Growing crops are progressing
fairly. Farm work is being pushed at
a high pressure. j
fruoux City, Iowa Wheat lour inches
high. Plowing for corn about completed.
Stanton w heat and oats growing
very fast and of a healthy color, corn
ground about all prepared. Pastures
am ten days in advance of last year.
Thurston Plowing for corn well under
way small grain doing well. Stock liv
ing on pastures.
Wayne Wheat up and looks fine.
Grass nearly ready for pasture. Alfalfa
doing finely. Farmers busy plowing for
Yankton, South Dakota Wheat and
oats growing well andagood pasturage.
Much plowing for corn done.
Boone Plowing for corn. Ground in
good condition. All small grain looks
fine. Some cattle turned out to grass.
Buffalo Grass and grain growing very
fast. Ground being prepared for corn.
Custer Wheat developing strong
stocky plants. Corn land being prepared
for planting, bomeareetul sowingoats.
Gardens coming on finely.
Dawson Fine stand of small gram,
winter wheat and rye looks fine. Spring
wheat and oats coming up well. Plow
ing for corn coming on well.
Greeley Wheat coming on finely.
Grass three weeks earlier than usual.
Hall Week very favorable lor grass
and small grain, rather cool for gnrdens.
Plowing for corn under lull headway. '
Howard Ground in fine condition.
Small grain and grass growing well.
Season two weeks earlier than nsual
Splendid prospects for. wild and tame
Kearney Favorable week for crops.
Fruit trees in bloom.
Loup Ground in the best condition
for eight years. Seeding done. Wheat
and oats coming on finely.
Merrick Plenty of moisture, h armers
planting potatoes and some corn. Peacb
trees never known to be bo full of bloom.
Nance Warm and pleasant. Small
grain and graes growing well. Plowing
for corn progressing rapidly. Ground in
Sherman Ground in good condition.
All vegetation making great growth.
Much corn ground plowed. Alfalfa shows
up fine. Winter grain never looked bet
ter. Cattle mostly in pasture.
Valley Farmers very busy plowing
and breaking new ground. Choke cher
ries in bloom. Small grain could not
Wheeler Small grain about all in and
coming up nicely. Some potatoes planted
Little plowing for corn, brass growing
Adams Ground rather wet. Alfalfa
looking well. Wheat and oats in fine
condition. Gardens looking well.
Chase Small grain has grown rapidly
A good deal of corn planted. Grass doing
finely. Fruit trees in bloom.
Dundy Oats all sown. Wheat coming
up and looking wen. torn planting in
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btnnklin small gram looking nneanu
alfrflfa coming nicely.
Fnrnas Some corn planted, ismail
grain and apples, cherries and plums bid
fair for a large crop. Alfalfa thicker
set and farther advanced than usual at
this time of the year.
Harlan Frost on the lath damaged
fruit somewhat. Alfalfa looks fine
Ground wet down two to three feet,
Small grain never looked better at this
season. Corn planting in full progress.
Hitchcock Week a good one for small
grain and grass. Many farmers planting
corn. Soil in fine condition. Heavy hail
storm doing some damage to stock and
Phelps Grass and small gram doing
finely. Fruit in full bloom. Ground in
Ked Willow Hail ' has minred iruit
prospects somewhat. Soil very moist
Much corn planted. Gardens looking
well. ' '
Webster Fine growing wepk. Farmers
busy planting corn. I arm work well
advancpd. More alfalfa being sown this
spring than ever before. Fruit trees in
Chevenne Wheat mostly sown. Grass
coming on nicely.
Deuel Most small grain up with good
stand. Alfalfa planted last year is doing
finely and more will be sown this year.
Lincoln Much more wheat, sown this
year than last, sou in excellent conai
tion and crops are progressing nicely,
Some planting done. Grass making un
Logan Spring wheat mostly up. Oats
seeding about Completed. Grass starting
well. Some potatoes planted, uround
in good condition.
Scotts Bluffs Many fruit trees being
planted. Wild fruit full of buds.
Box Butte Small grain and potatoes
about all in. Grass coming on well,
Ground in fine shape.
Dawes Fine warm weather all the
week. Farm work has gone forward
Keya Paha Oats about all sown.
Wheat mostly up. Corn plowing well
advanced. Ground the wettest for four
Uock A good week, everything aomg
wll. Small grain about sown. Some
'wheat up and looking well.
Sheridan Seeding about completed.
Wheat coming nn and in good condition.
"Principles count for everything, and
men for nothing, in our struggle," said
Senator Allen in his letter to Governor
Holcomb, declining to be a candidate for
populist p.esident. What grand and en
nobling patriotism is uttered in those
few words of self-denial. If all of our
leaders were made of Abraham Lincoln
material, there would be no platform
trimmers, and when men were elected to
a little 2x4 and six behind country office,
they would not get the big-head and im.
agine they owned the party. The office
would seek the man, and principles
would not be trod over rough shod by
schemers in search of places. There is a
wide difference between patriots and pol
iticians. Beacon Light.
He Heads the 1.1st.
As a statesman William V. Allen is
vnstly the superior of any candidate
that the republicans have mentioned for
their presidential nominee. He will be
supported by tbe very brawn and muscle
of American industry. Atkinson Plain-
WE WILL NOT BE SWALLOWED
WHEN THE FEAT IS PER
FORMED WE WILL BE OUT
SIDE NOT INSIDE.
Fool Fellows Trying to Organize a
Silver Party When one is in
Ewixo, Holt Co., April 21, 1896.
Epitoh Independent: I see by last
issue an article from Brother Snyder. He
seems to fear that the populist party will
be swallowed and entirely disappear from
the face of the earth at the St. Louis
Now I tnink Brother Snyder is a man
who believes in God, does not believe in
ghosts, hobgoblins or myths and there
is no political organization at present
which is hankering to swallow the pop
ulist party. Let him believe in the prin
ciples of the party of which he is an
honored member and stand squarely for
the Omaha platform with some slight
modifications and perhaps an addition
of the Initiaitive and Referendum.
The fact stands clear cut and very
prominent to view, that there are a great
many silver men in tbe old parties who
really desire to have their 10 to 1 free
silver views crystalized into law. I say
if they are honest in their intentious,
there is but one intellegent course for
them to take, viz., unite with an organ
ization which has foryears contended for
lite coinage at the ratio of 10 to 1.
The idea of organizing another free
silver party on the eve of a presidential
election to accomplish something for
which there is already a powerful or
ganization already in operation with
over two million voters, and 'a press
which is alert, aggressive and already
numbers thousands ail such talk is
pure rot, and will answer for a demogogue
who is the loudest blatter Ior reform, but
claims he is still a democrat or a re
publican and shall always be, because
Dad was, or or some other reason he
don't know exactly what, but all on
account of the tariff.
Every old party man that knows any
thing about the workings of their
National Conventions is by this time
aware of the fact that the free silver
element won't amount to a pinch of
snuff they can swallow the goldbug
nominee or bolt it H they want to or
have the wool pulled over their eyes by
an ostensible free silver demooratic noni
nee with a constituency which declare
they will support a goldbug let him be
who he will. So we see he is between the
devil and the deep sea, he can take his
choice if he is intelligent and honest he
will go with a party who have always
redeemed their promises to the people,
and practice what tbey preach.
The other lellow has taken an
Iron clad oath and can never change his
political faith, no more than the Leopard
can his spots. No new idea can ever
reach him even for one moment, or enter
into his head, "where is he at, iust at
this critical time when he must choose?
The party lash cracks over his head
and Shylock takes another turn of the
screw and the post office and all the pub
lic political pap on which be has
nourished himself and grown fat seems
slipping from his sigbtl Has he
any convictions ol duty, ol American
citizenship, of liberty and manhood?
W here is his patriotism? Is he ready to
say " jive me Liberty or Give me Death?
Now is be ready to take a stand Ior
truth, for his country and put himself in
array againet this monopolistic, p!uto
cratic herd of money mongers who are,
and have been, ever since Lamest Seyed
from London, in 1873, came to this
thing we call congress and succeeded in
getting the demonetization of silver, and
who is now playitig into the hand ol old
England? God have mercy on his poor
benighted soul I What is it 1 hear him
shouting now? "Rah! for Grover the
3d" or "Rah forMcKinley" he amt par
ticular which one he shouts for and his
blindness and ignorance in this respect
is all the financial wisdom he is able to
display. He may as well yell for McKin-
ley and Grover, for General Harrison or
Dan Vorhees, they are all on a parity
when you come to the financial question,
und only differ about three per cent, on
John Sherman can figure out that they
are the direct dfscendents of the apostles
and have entire charge of the financial
ark of the United States, when he wants
help to defeat a bill to coin the seignior
age, and make the way clear for another
issue of interest-raising bonds.
Let Brother Snyder glance all along
the line end take courage. Truth is om
nipotent. "The Eternal Years of God
are Hers," God is not dead.
True, it takes a long time for the peo
ple to get their eyes open and shake off
party ties. But a bought-up goldbug
press can't fool all
Let everybody in Nebraska rally to
the support of the Independent. It
gives forth no uncertain sounds. It will
be a potent and powerful factor during
the campaign, isow the country knee deep
with such facts as it will present to tbe
people and we will reap a harvest of
votes that wilMet the world know that
Nebraska is in the vanguard in the fight
in the preservation of the liberties of
the people of this great commonwealth
. U. if . SMITH,
IIUHlness Men, Attention.
The attention of those business men
who believe that Nebraska will boom
this fall is directed to the fact that tbe
entire crop of the state, if above the
average yield and price, will not begin to
pay the '96 interest, taxes and back it?
terest now due. In this state of affairs
where does the business man stand.
Where is bis show coming in.' Of course
under our present conditions the farmers
part in the deal isn't counted. He isn't
expected to do anything more than to
raise corn, hogs, and wheat enough to
pay the debts of the state and to vote
. i i , x: 1. . a T T.
me OKI party iifset. t.i.eir Ejiiieriiiso
lieglnlng to Acknowledge it.
Nebraska populists are to have a re
presentation of fifty-seven delegates in
their national convention. In the pop
ulist party councils Nebraska is a mighty
important factor, not only in point of
numbers in the faith, but also in the
standing and ability of its recognized
leaders. Omaha Bee.
A I'(iilM ltn!lrA'l,
The populists of Iowa have filed ortii'les
of incorporation of a railroad compuny
known as the American Railway Com
pany, and it is proposed to construct a
railroad from Council Illoffsto Chicago.
The scheme is one of the greatest ever
attempted by any party or class of peo
ple in tbe state. The plan is to con
struct it by selling shares of the denom
ination of $10, payable $1 every three
The headquarters of the company are
at Des Moines. The populists have been
planning the scheme three months und
whether it ever becomes a reality or not
it will serve as a good campaign argu
ment. It is designed to operate the road
at cost and is not to be a money making
enterprise. Thearticles of incorporation
filed with the county recorder state that
no omciai is to have a salary ol more
Ihose having it in charge say they an
more than satisfied with the reception it
has met with in the few short mouths it
has been contemplated. They believe
as soon as they get men out selling stocr
t will have a grent boom.
ODD FHL0W8 IN WANT-
Membership Decreasing Btoausa They
Can't pay Their Due. .
The following editorial is taken from
the March, 1806, number of the Odd Fel
lows Souvenir, tbe national organ of
the great fraternity of Odd Fellows. In a
personal interview with the editor we are
informed that this editorial is the result
of much consideration by many of the
most conservative members: that this
question has been under consideration
for more than a yearand theofflcial data
at hand is so convincing that it is use
less to attempt to claim that the present
monetary conditions are working great
injury to tbe order. In part, editor M.
F. Dowd said: "The present monetary
condition has been a great injury to our
order. Tbe official data received at this
office show that we lost in 1893, 36,886
members by suspension for non-payment
of dues and in 1891 the number dropped
was 48,339, a total or N5.225 lor tbe
two years, and it is believed that the
official reports for 1895 when completed
will show nearly as many suspensions as
in the year 1893-4 combined. In 1893
we initiated 72,807, while in we
initiated 63,855, a decrease of nearly ,
9,000. We have about 800,000 mem
bers in the United States and territories."
"Yes. they are all voters. Beforoa man
can become an Odd Fellow he is required
to sign a contract which is binding alike
upon himself and the order, hence it is
necessary that he should be 21 years of
age. When the situation is properly
understood I believe the American peo
ple will demand free coinage of silver at
the ratio oi 10 to i.
The Goldtte Village Editor.
If God Almighty can create anything
smaller, stupider and meaner than the
average old-party village editor we
would like to see him do it. It would
strain his omnipotence dreadfully. And
-when it was finished microscopes would
be necessary to bring tbe workmanship
within the range of human vision. Igna
The new industrial and political song
It contains 150 pages 7x9 inches size.
Splendid new words and new music. Pro
nounced by all incomparably superior to
any book that has yet appeared.
H. E. Tanbeneck says of It: "It la ths beat
son book yet published. Introdnee
It into every honsebold In the land. Onr local
campaign speakers and committees ought to sss
that it has ths widest circulation.'1
Hartford CltT Arena: "Any glee slab supplied
with it will command the crowds."
Hock Mountain News: "Best ot anything; la
tbe line that we have seen."
Missouri World: ' It nils a long-felt want."
tien. Van Dervoort: "I congratulate you on
yoor great work. The whole country mi sing
New York Tolca: "A collection of songs for the
times, with bright,cateby words and good stir
ring music." f
The Sledge Hammer: "Every one of tns songs J
a gem. no cnan in me wuoie uuu.
Marsholitown (Iowa) Populist: "snouia oe -in
the hands of everyone who wishes to make a hit
during the campaign."
Prof. George D. Herrou: "I believe jour book
of songs will be ol Immeasurable and divine ser- ,
ice In quickening and pervading the great move
ment lor the social change which ta manifesting
itself everywhere among the common people. Ill
will Inspire the people with courage and cheer
and fellowship in the great struggle that la be
Frof. W. M. Ross of Indiana, the great solo
singer of "The Van Bennett nationals Team,"
suvs: "Have taken pains to run through the
work and pronounce it a grand collection of
words and a nign oraer oi music.
The Farm Field and Fireside says: "it baa
been left to Mr. George Howard Gibson to intro
duce a new tone into the songs of the party, and
to write a series of patriotic songs which ar
bardly surpassed by any in our literature for
loftiness of motive and real merit from a literary
point of view, while at tne same time tney ore oot
at all lacking In the musical quality which mnst
necessarily be present before any song touches
the chord ot popularity. They are reroarkabl
for their fervid patriotism and broad humanity.
In fact, if ths People's party rises io me paixiuuv
level ot these songs, we have little doubt of ita
ultimate success as a party. The songs strlka
the whole octave of human sympathy. Spark
ling humor, keen wit and biting sarcasm, as wall
as the lottier patnouc wmn, umism ui
turn by tbe talented author." M
Copies of Armageddon for sale at this
office, will be mailed to any address at
30 cents each, or $3.00 per dozen.
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