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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
May 7, 1896.
BAGS AND THE TWO TAXES.
Special Tkaim McCormick Binders kn route from Christchcrch,
"THE BEST FARM IN Till WORLD."
Possibly there are many of the readers
of tbe Independent wbo would be lotn
to admit that the best farm in the world
can not be found in some parts of the
United States and it is just possible
that the particular spot of ground en
titled to this eminent distinction would
be variously designated according to the
individual views of the particular reader.
However we may state in all fairness,
and certainly without desire to belittle
our American agriculturists and even
granting them the opportunity to de-
iona memseives against me cnnric ui
not being the owners of the "best
farm in the world" that this title has
for some time been held by what is
known as thj world-famed Longbeach
Estate, and that is located in New
Zclnnd. Early in, February the harvest
season was at its full height at
Longbeach, and the enterprising Weekly
l'ress published at Cliristchurch, sent a
special representative with instructions
to furnish the paper with a replete
report of the interesting event, as dis
closed by the operations upon this re
nowned estate. "Longbranch," says
the Press "is a busy place at almost
all times of the year, and particular
ly so during harvest. Plowing, sow
ing, and other operations occupy large
numbers of men and horses, but they'
are spread over several months of
the year, whereas the climate of the
ditrict brings the crops to maturity
within a period of less than a month,
and in that space of time the grain
must be secured. Small farmers, con
tractors, and others many from the
immediate vicinity, others from all parts
of Canterbury and some as far as
Qtago find work at Longbeach dur
HAIL, CYCLONE. FIRE.
S. LICHTY, President.
Falls City, Neb.
The Nebraska Mutual, Fire and Cyclone Ins . Co ,
Is four years old. Has nearly a million at risk. Has sus
tained nearly $1 ooo in losses. Insurance has cost the
Members only $4. 50 for $1,000. Who can afford to lay
awake wonying when $1.12 has been the cost for
carrying li.ooo for one year against a Nebraska blizzard.
Remember our fees are but $3.00 for $1,000 and 10c for
each additional $100.
J. IT- M!. SWIGART,
jPoland China and
Berkshire Hogs, Holstein
Two Berkshire BoarB and three Sowb
yearling Holstein bulls and two heifers.
booked for Spring pigs. , Produce of 20
stock guaranteed aijrepresen ted.
Mention Nebraska Independent
Arlington Nursery and Fruit Farm,
MARSHALL BROS., Props., Arlington, Neb.
A full line of Nursery Stock, Fruit and Forest Trees, Vines and
Plants, Roses and Ornamentals.
WRITE FOR PRICE LIST.
R D- fEWBN,B, DENTIST.
Second Floor Burr Block. ' t
TMth pa labto, Plttiaam, Gold, Almlnam. aaa Vomlain Plata. QM ui FommIbIb ftru..
ad Crown War. Oold. Porclala, and Aaalcaa tiUlag. 'waiaia
: S iUu It nta both way, docg not crash. One clip " ajnra , S
S Mid the born nra oireioaa. write lor circular. A. C. BROaiUS. Caahranvllla. a. I.
ing this busy time and useful harvest
hands flock thither sure of a job.
Employment at Longbeach baa always
been sought after, there being no bet
Zeland tnan Mr.
John Grigg, the owner of the estate,
and it can be said tnai no empiujer
has better workers whether permanent
rs. a,,i Mmv under both categor-
ies have worked for him for a great
number of seasons, and many snug
farms and homes in various parts of
founded bv the earn
ings at Longbeach." The Press repre
sentative was impressed with tho long
rrvirmlr.k harvesters and bind
ers at work in the various paddocks,
"there being as many as seventy reup
ers and binders, and a corresponding
number of drays, with upwards of
1,000 horses, and quite an army of
men. This season, it is said, the area
in tfr linn f rtiita A. II (1 barlev amounts
to somewhere about 7,000 acres, and
i... nnr.o am na Tirntnisinur as have
ever been seon on this fertile estate.
harvesters, as they
came up side by side, following one
after the other, cutting, wem, uu uc
lionirv sheaves of
grain with the most perfect regularity
and without tne sngntest iruume, or
hitch. Dresented a
bill? ICIMV Hlft I .
harvoat nicture. Dunne
icvj r- ...
the three or four days I was there, 1
saw them working . in heavy tangled
crops, with a good deal of undergrowth,
in heavy, bright, clean crops, and in
crops of such nature as would
most thoroughly test the
tk onrln-Bnornl caoablll-
ties of any machine. They did really
good work in tne neavy tangieu gram,
but when they got into a clean piece,
I. N. LEONARD, Vice-President
v Lincoln, Neb.
Cattle, at Half Pricel
bred. Fall pigs of both breeds, Three
One two-year old heifer bred. Orders
top bows and 4 first class boars. All
44-52t Beaver City, Neb.
, ,f M
N. Z., to Longbeach.
fhu flirs nf Tnscan. for instance.
they delivered most neatly bound,
even-butted sneaves, leaving a Deauti
fully clean, close stubble, with a very
inarbnH nhsMiRa of litter. Each ma
chine, drawn by a team of two horses
only, cut, tied and delivered tne neavy
sheaves of grain with the greatest
roirnlnrit.v Avr v thine rnnninir smovoh-
ly, and almost noiselessly, and the
draft being so lignt tnat even in tne
heaviest and greenest of the crops, the
two horses were never distressed, blaz-
inor hot as the weather was." Just
prior to the harvest season, Mr. Uvigg
! 1 Tt
bought a tramioaa 01 wcuormicK nar
vpsters from Messrs. Morrow. Bassett
& Co., of New Zeland, "and contm
una tho ivrirnF "thlH hmiHfl IS tO D6 COH
(rrntiilntorl on hnviiiir so manv of the
McCormick machines holding the pride
. I . 1 . A t It
01 place on tnis spienaia estate, ior 11
they give, as they are doing, unqualified
an tiafnit,inn on roiiirheach. there is no
fear of anything approaching failure in
any otner oirection. ah an iiihibiiw ui
the produce which aunually goes off
T.nnirhpnrli it mar be stated that at
Winslow, a small hamlet, and the near
est railway station to bongoeacn, tnere
is yearly paid a sum of 5,000 . (about
f 25,000) for freight, w nere tne interest
involved is of such magnitude every risk
is, of course, reduced to a minimum.
Men as already mentioned horses, and
mnnhinnrv Tnnsr, fl.ll ha of the best tVDO.
The break-down of a single reaper and
binder for a day might expose a nunoreo
pound's worth of grain to danger from
the capricious elements. Consequently
no visitor should miss seeing the imple
ments and machinery, for what finds
. . . , .1
favor at 1 .nno-hflach mav saieiv oe iRKen
as thoroughly reliable and emcient.
THE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE.
Its Wonderful Efficiency Under
the Present Management.
There is an institution in Lincoln that
the people should be proud; of., It
is the present telephone exchange. With
in the last year the telephone company
have built an elegant 25.000 building
on South Thirteenth street for their
exclusive use. There is not a building in
the city that will compare with this one
in durability, constrnction, or elegance
of finish. They have spared no expense
in securing the latest and best improve
ments to make tbe service equal to any
in the country. A visit to the central
office will convince the most skeptical
that the company and especially the
manager, Mr. Eich, have much to be
proud of. There is not a more busy
place in the city than the central office
during business hours. Everything is
quiet and orderly, moving with speed
and accuracy only possible with tne
most perfect system and organization.
To describe the workings in detail would
require many times the space we can
give to this article, vve can only sug
gest that when showing your friends
through the city you do not fail to
take them to the central office. They
will see more of real interest in that
building than in any other in or about
THE FIGHT IN OREGON.
Populists will Carry Oregon ; in
Gen. Weaver tells us th at there
every reason to believe that the Popu
lists will carry Oregon at tbe election on
the first Monday of June next He will
be assisted in the canvass by J. H. Davis
of Texas, (" Cyclone Davie"), J. R. Sov-
erign, Master Workman of the K. of L.;
W. Whitehead, of New Jersey, late Na
tional Lecturer of the Grange, Colonel
McDowell, of Tennessee, and Thomas V.
Cator, of California: besides a host of
local talent. Gen. Weaver was in Ore
gon recently. He says the Republican
party is torn to peices upon the silver
question. The old party press has sup
pressed all information upon thesubject;
but the struggle between the two fac
tions of Republicans has amounted
almost to a state of war. At the pri
maries in Portland pistols were drawn,
men were knocked downby the score,,
the police appeared with level guns. The
gold-bugs carried the. day; then tho
fight was transferred to the county
convention, intensified ten fold. Each
side put up a candidate for chairman;
the crowd surged onto the nlatform.
both prospective chairmen were knocked
down and kicked; the most prominent
men in the party were piled up like cord
wood, and the body of , the hall was
It is, of course, impossible that an
organization thus torn to peices can
defeat the united Populist. Hence vic
tory is certain for the Peoples Party.
The cry is'union." The free-silver Dem
ocrats and the free-silver Republicans
are uniting with our people.
This is good news. But our readers
can realize the state of slavery we are in
under the control of the Associate Press
organization, when not a particle of all
this important news is permitted to
Gen. Weaver is sanguine that the unit
edPopulist and Free-Silverites will sweep
th nation in November next. Ignatius
Delinquent aabsoribert mutt pay up, at
mat lr aiMfr
Sometimes A Dog Knows More
Than A Man.
Near tbe summit of a hill, on a Dakota
farm, two foxes once had their den. One
day th farmer's dog "Rags" discovered
one of them and gave chase. Round and
round the bill they ran until the fox be
came tired, then be dodged into a path of
high weeds where his mate lay concealed.
She then ran ont and led "Rags" over
the track while her mate rested. They
continued to fool the dog in this way
until he went home thoroughly disgusted.
The next day "Rags" returned and the
same plan waa pursued. This process
was continued all summer, until "Rags"
was entirely worn out, and so poor that
he could hardly crawl. At last "Rags"
concluded he wonld give them one more
trial. When be neared the mound he saw a
Erairie fire sweeping across the hill; as it
urned the patch of weeds both foxes
were driven out, and he dicovered how
he had been deceived. He went home,
saying to himself: "I can't catch both of
them alone, but I'll get the neighbor's
dogs to join me and thea they can't get
For thirty years the MoneyPower has
been playing the "two foxes" act on the
voters. They first get them to chase the
fox "Protection," until that issue is tired
out. Then they let it rest and "Tariff
Reform" dodges out of the grass and the
voters chose that iesue.
The voters have chased these two foxes
until they are as hungry and poor as
"Rags." The prairie fire of "financial
reform" has now driven the foxes out of
the grass, but whether the voters will be
as wise as he, and get their neighbors to
combinr and catch both of them at the
same time, by overthrowing the Money
Power in 1896, is an open question.
Sometimes a dog is moresagacious than
a man. ' Snap shots at factB m Fi'
uance." Copyright, 1895.
IT TAKES COURAGE.
"All nations are brave in their own
way. Massive battalions, thousands
strong, will march to death midst flash
ing bayonets and screaming shells not
a man dropping out of his place. But
the courage that faces the sneer of fash
ion, the scorn of power, the scowl of
altered friendship, the proud man s con
tumely, and the insolence of office this
is the courage that belongs alone to
souls touched to fine issues," and this is
the kind of courage it takes to make a
populist. There are three millions of
them bow. There will be six millions by-
next JNovetnber. intelligent Americans
are tne bravest people on earth.
POPULIST STATE CONVENTION.
A delegate convention of the Peonies
Independent party of Nebraska will be
held in the city of Grand Island, on
Wednesday, July 15, lye, at 2 o'clock
p. m., for the purpose of electing fifty
seven delegates, and fifty -seven alternates
to the people's party national conven
tion to be held in St. Louis, July 22,
Each county will be entitled to one de
legate at large and one additional dele
gate for each one hundred votes, or
majority fraction thereof, cast at the
general election of 1895 for Samuel Max
well, for supreme judge, which gives the
following representation by counties:
Adam 14 Jefferson 8
Antelope- 11 Johnson 7
Banner Kearney 11
Blaine 1 Keith , 8
Boone 13 Keya Paha ft
Box Bntte 6 Kimball 2
Boyd 8 Knox 12
Brown 11 Lancaster 27
Buffalo 19 Lincoln 11
Bnrt 9 Logan 2
Bntler 14 Lonp.... 2
Caas 14 Madison 11
Cedar. .. 9 McPherson 1
Chase 3 Merrick 9
Cherry 6 Nance 9
Cheyenne- 4 Nemaha 18
Clay 14 Nuckolls ....12
Colfax 9 Otoe 12
Cnmlng 7 Pawnee 6
Custer 18 Perkins 8
Dakota 6 Phelps 12
Dawes..... 9 Pierce ft
Dawson 14 Platte 12
Denel 8 Polk Is
Dixon 9 Red Willow 9
Dodffe 18 Kichardsoo 7
Ltoualas , 49 Rock 8
Dundy 4 Saline... 10
Fillmore 14 Sarpy ,
Franklin. 9 Saunders. 21
FronMer 9 Scotts Blafl 2
Furnas 11 Seward le
Gape.. 14 Sheridan 9
Garfield 8 Sherman 7
Gosper 6 Sionx 2
Grant 2 Stanton 4
Greeley.... 6 Thayer..... 8
Hall 14 Thomas 1
Hamilton 18 Thnrstoa 3
Harlan 10 Valley 8
Hayes S Washington 8
Hitchcock 8 Wayne 6
Holt 13 Webster 10-
Hooker. 1 Wheeler 3
Howard 9- York 14
It is recommended that primaries for
selecting delegates to county conventions
be held on 1 hursday, July 9; and that
county conventions for selecting delegates
to state convention be held on Saturday,
' it is also recommended that the cre
dentials from each county be handed in
to the state central committee, prior to
the meeting of the state convention, so
that a full list of delegates can be made
out and the tedious delay occasioned by
a committee on credentials avoided.
It is also recommended, in accordance
with a resolution passed by the state
central committee, that in the state con
vention, the following plan of selecting
delegates to the national convention be
adopted: That nine delegates and nine
alternates be selected from each con
gressional district by the delegates
present; and that three delegates and
three alternates be elected at large.
It is urgently requested that every
member of the party, who possibly can
do so, attend the primaries, so that those
selected as delegates may represent the
wishes of the entire party.
Every voter in Nebraska, who favors
an American system of finance and is
opposed to the gold standard, bond
issuing policy of the present administra
tion; who favors the free and unlimited
coinage of gold and silver at 16 tol:
who favors reform fn our systems of
money, land and transportation; who
favors more economical administration
of national and state governments; who
is opposed to the farther domination of
corporations in our legislation; who be
lieves that the government should be
brought closer to the people; and finally,
who is ready to cast aside prejudice and
vote for the common prosperity of all;
every such voter is cordially invited to
participate in our primaries and assist
in the selection of our delegates.
By order of the state central com
mittee. , J. A. Edokrton,
F. D. Eager, Chairman.
The Safe Store
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The price today is the price tomorrow and the next day,
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funding money when goods don't suit is the best proof you
can have that our goods and prices are all right. For
eleven years we have been building up a vast business on
these principles and our business was never so large, our
prices never so low, as they are this spring. "
Send for catalogue. It contains samples of goods and
will save you a great many dollars above what you have to
pay for the same qualities at home. It is a book that
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Write For Samples
Bought From the Receiver of a Bankrupt New York Boy'B Clothing Manu
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Jhe Summer $bh"00' of 1896
Lincoln Normal University
Opens June lCtn.
Rummer Semester operjs jpfi 19th
Specialties to be emphasised in
our Summer School.
1. Child Study.
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3. Methods of Teaching.
4. Elementary Scienfj.
5. - First Grade Certificate Studies.
6. Second Grde Certificate Studies.
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8. College Preparatory Studies. ,
&. State Certificate Studies.
10. High School Preparatory Studies.
11. Latin, Greek, Germnn, French.
12. Methods of Teaching and Princi
ples of Education.
More Than Fonr Hundred Teachert
Enrolled duringthesummer term of 1895.
It will thus be seen that this school is
needed and is appreciated by the teachers
of Nebraska. The work is so arranged
and classified that every teacher and stu
dent in attendance will find work Buited
to his needs.
Thr Expense. It is chenper to corn
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Write to us about May 1st, for our
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Mention Nebraska Indepedent.
The Northwestern Line is direct to Chi
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We established a eeed garden in 1893 in Fur
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Local populist committees in every
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