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Nov, 12, J 896.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
THE GREAT WALK OUT
It Will. Occur on tie First Day of
STATE 8ATE FROSi BOODLESS.
Republican Oflce Holders will Hare
to Join the Ten Cent Corn
Bowler for Frs Silver,
The tremendous effect of the populist
tate victory ia just beginning to be
realized by the republican office holding
gang and some of them already look as
if they vera contemplating suicide. That
' $600,000 of school money that has to
be shown up January .1st is notonly
making many sleepless nights for the
state house occupants but many bank
era, who nave oeen tnreatenmg every
one in debt with foreclosure if they did
not vote for McKinley, are also on the
anxious bench. There is weeping and
wailing and gnashing of teeth on all
sides. The day of judgment has come,
Thn following is a partial list of other
places that will be filled with honest
men and women after the great walk out
at the ?ebraska state caoitol and from
a number of state institutions that hare
been in the control of republicans. This
control has been made possible by the
fact that the state boards having au
thority over various . places have been
composed of republican state officials.
The state board of education, having
the Peru normal school in charge, will be
composed of W. R. Jackson, state super
intendent, J. B. Meserve, state treasurer
and five trustees appointed by the gov
The state board oi transportation will
be composed of W. F. Porter, secretary
of state; C. J. Smyth, attorney general;
John r . Cornell, state' auditor; J. a
Meserve, state treasurer; J. V. Wolfe,
commissioner public lands and building.
This board appoints three secretaries
each at a salary of f 2,000 per year, also
The state board of educational lands
and funds has control over the school
funds and is composed of the governor,
secretary of state, treasurer, attorney
general and commissioner of lands and
The state board of public lands and
buildings is composed of the land com
missioner, secretary of state, treasurer
and attorney general. This board has
control over the state institutions, and
will have the opportunity of appointing
a superintenpent of the reform school at
Kearney in place of Mr. Mallalieu, vice
chairman of the republican state com
mi t tee. This board may also appoint
for that institution an assistant super
intendent, a matron, physician, chap
lain and bookkeeper at the girl's Indus
trial home at Geneva. This board may
also appoint a superintendent at the in
stitute for the feeble minded at Beatrice;
also a matron, clerk, bookkeeper and
half a dozen teachers.
The state board of purchase and sup
plies makes all the purchases for the
state. It is composed of the governor,
secretary of state, treasurer, attorney
general and laud commissioner.
The state board of equalization is com
posed of the governor, auditor aud treas
The state board of pharmacy appoints
the secretaries by whom the work of the
board is practically conducted. The
board is composed of the attorney gen
eral, secretary of state, auditor, treas
urer and land commissioner.
The state board of health appoints
four secretaries for that board. That
board is composed of the governor, at
torney general and state superintendent,
The secretary of state has one deputy,
a bookkeeper, record clerk and such
other clerks as the legislature may al
The state treasurer has one deputy,
one bookkeeper, a stenographer and one
The state auditor has one general den
utv. another deputy to look after the
insurance department, a. bookkeeper,
bond clerk, recorder, insurance clerk and
The land commissioner has one deputy,
a chief clerk, bookkeeper, sale contract
clerk, delinquent contract clerk, assign
ment clerk and one draughtsman.
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, Lincoln, Nebraska.
The attorney general has a deputy
an i a stenographer.
Xhe state superintendent oi education
has a deputy.
The state auditor, treasurer and attor
ney general comprise the state banking
board. AU savings, state and private
banks are under the control of this board.
This board appoints one secretary, who
has had at least two years' actual prac
tical experience in general banking busi
ness, at a salary of 1,500 per year; also
one clerk at f 1,000 per year.
The republicans at the last session of
the legislature created a branch soldiers'
home at Milford and provided for the ap
pointment of a commandant at a salary
of $900 per year. This commandant will
bo appointed by the board - of public
lands and buildings.
The supreme court under law appoint
three supreme court commissioners. It
is reported that a bill is now being pre
pared which will repeal this law and pro
vide for the appointment of three com
missioners by the governor.
It is not probable that any important
changes will be made in the offices at the
disposal of the governor.
The governor of Nebraska has an ex
tensive patronage at his disposal. The
governor is entitled to a private secre
tary at a salary of $2,000 per annum; a
clerk at $1,200; a stenographer at $1,
000, and such other clerks and messen
gers as the legislature allows him.
The governor's staff comprises: Adju
tant general, quartermaster and commi
sary general, surgeon general, inspector
general, judge advocate and as many
aide-de-camps as the governor may deem
proper, each with the rank of colonel.
In time of peace none of these receive
pay except the adjutant general, who re
ceives $1,000 per year. x
One of the best offices in the gift of the
state is state oil inspector, who receives
$2,000 per year. There may be five dep
uties appointed, each of whom receives
$100 per month if the fees amount to
that much, and tbey generally do.
The governor appoints the directors
of the state normal school. He also ap
points five persons as visiting and exam
ining board of the soldiers' and sailors'
home at Grand , Island. Three of these
must be honorably discharged union
soldiers and two of them must be mem
bers of the Woman's Belief corps. The
governor appoints the commandant
of the home who receives a salary of $1,
500 per year and must be an honorably
discharged union soldier. None of the
visiting board receive salaries, but are
The governor appoints the fish com
missioners, who receive nothing but their
The governor appoints a deputy to
officiate as labor commissioner and the
place is worth $1,500 per year. The
governor also appoints a deputy's clerk
who receives $1,000?
The governor appoints a superintend
ent and two assistant physicians, one of
wnom muse oe a woman, at Lincoln
Norfolk and Hastings asylums.
The principal of the institute for the
blind at Nebraska City is named by the
The governor names the warden of the
penitentiary, wno receives f a.ouu.
The governor names the janitor of the
state house, who- receives $600 per year.
The directors of the Milford home must
be women and are named by the govern
Official bonds are required as follows,
Governor, $50,000; lieutenant governor
$50,000; secretary of state, $50,000; at
torney general, $50,000; auditor, $50,
000; superintendent, $50,000; treasurer
not less than f6U0,U00, to be fixed by
the governor; deputy auditor and secre
tary of state each, $10,000; deputy
treasurer, $50,000; deputy commissioner
public lands and buildings, $10,000:
deputy warden, $5,000; superintendent
insane asylum, $10,000: assistant super
intendent,, $5,000; steward, $5,000:
principal of blind asylum, $10,000; pnn
cipal of deaf and dumb asylum, $10,000;
superintendent of reform school, $1U,
The state banking board also has the
appointment of three bank examiners,
who are paid in fees, but which fees are
not to exceed for each examiner $2,000
per year. ,
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SOUTH DAKOTA RALLIES.
Senator Pettigrew Opens the Campaign
Sioux Falls, S. D., Nov. 9, Senator
Pettigrew opened the campaign of 1900
tonight by announcement and an ad
dress to the largest audience ever gath
ered in the city. It was announced as
the beginning of the bimetallic fight
of four years hence and proved to be the
sensation of the fall. 1 be senator stated
that he would render McKinley every
aid possible for him to demonstrate that
the tariff was what ailed the country,
but wanted to put bimseli on record by
saying tnat he would resist every sec
tion of a tariff bill that provided for tariff
on any article controlled by a trust.
This created a sensation.
The Old Llmbtwlater.
Office of thk Bloated Plow Holder
Piloek, Neb., Nov. 6. Editor Inde
pendent: I arise to make the nomina
tion of the president and vice president
of 1900 of the two greatest men on the
American continent, our own W. J. Bry
an and the gallant Tom Watson. We
don't want a a wart on the east side of
our nose or a man to build a ship for ns
to sail up salt creek. I affix my seal and
sign my name: Horatio Seymour,
J. B. Weaver,
- A. J. Streetek,
J. B. Weaver,
Demopopocrat for 28 years and let us
commence the campaign NOW, by doubl
ing the list of subscribers for the old
limbtwister the Nebraska Independent.
W. B. WklLs.
The percentage of illiteracy in Nebras
ka is three, and in Iowa is seven. That
accounts for the Iowa vote for McKinley
ana neorasKa e Dig majority for Bryan.
A Farmer s Vision on Seeing Politically
Pictured Old Glory.
Editor Post: A week ago I saw in
Lincoln some United States flags with
the pictures of McKinley and Hobart on
them. Yesterday I could see a good
many of these flags, not only on the
streets but in nearly every window of
the state Capitol.
If a boy of a collem would draw a
Eicture on a United States flag and ex
ibit it, people would get angry and de
mand that the culprit should be pun
ished for desecrating and insulting the
American flag. Here is a political party
which soils the United States flag with
two pictures and exhibits them not only
in the public streets, but even in the Cap
itol, jnst like an auction flag, as a kind
of an advertisement for its candidates.
Such a disgraceful insult was never be
fore performed to any flag.
Every thinking man must know that
the exhibition of these McKinley flags
has a purpose. It is to make the peo
ple acquained with its dictators, and
with this they follow the example of
former foreign usurpers. I remember
that a few years after his election as
president of the France, Louis Napoleou
put his picture on the French coins, and
after the people were used to this picture,
the political revolution followed, whereby
he usurped the crown as emperor. The
same was done, I believe, by the Roman
Caesar, but never liefore did any usurper
dare to put his picture on a flag, and I
hardly believe that even an European
monarch would dare to do it.
It is not a secret any longer that a
conspiracy exists in these states for
establishing a monarchy, and the des
perate measures which the money power
used in this campaign and the different
declarations that the money power
would not peaceably submit if the peo
ple should be victorious in this
election, must have removed the last
doubt about it.
The money power knows well enough
that it is not possible to suppress and
plunder the people very much longer, as
they have done until now, but they are
determined to maintain their power un
der all circumstances, even b.r brutal
force, and McKinley's first term as presi
dent will be used to make the necessary
preparations for this purpose.
The new McKinley conspirators' flag
is the first step. Others will, be the in
creasing of the regular army and police
and Pinkertons will follow after the in
auguration. Will this eople look
peaceably at it? Fekd Schweizer.
Woodlawn, Nov. 8, 1896.
ONE DISTRICT JUDGESHIP.
That the Coming Legislature
Will Abolish it Here.
Judge Tuttle is authority for the as
sertion that a bill is likely to be introduc
ed at the next session of the legislature
to cut down the number of district
judges in this county from three to one.
He did not intimate where such a meas
ure is likely to originate, except that it
will come from local business men and pop
ulists. When it was suggested to Judge
Tuttle that any such law passed at the
next session conld not curtail the num
ber of judges until the expiration of the
term for which the present judges were
elected, the judge gave it quite emphati
cally as his opinion as a lawyer that
either of the judgeships could be obolish
ed at once and that either of the judges
now Berving could legally have his pay
stopped at once. The measure to cur
tail the number of judges, if such
measure is proposed, will be pushed on
the ground that there is not enough
workvto keep three judges busy. ;
LET US BE THANKFUL.
Saved the State in Spite of Ingersoll atd
Union, Nov. 8, 1896. To the Editor:
Let us thank providence we have saved
the state in spite of the devil and Bob,
Intrersoll. I have no doubt that had we
secured the election of Bryan, hell would
have been to pay, but when prosperity
came it would have come to stay. Under
the present rulings all our present monoy
circulation must be redeemed m gold
demanded. This exposes the McKinley
administration to great danger. This
puts the nation in the banking business
on a gold basis. Then if the basis is not
as large as the circulating currency,
bust is inevitable at some time.
1 should be pleased to nave some one
inform me who conducts the political
department of the state University at
Lincoln? - s
It seems that the students who go up
from Cass and Utoe counties and attend
trie institutions, come oacic on a pass
with Instructions to vote tor McKinley
and protection from their anarchist
fathers who vote for Bryan, Holcomb
and a state ticket in order to keep state
government out of the control of rob
bers and thieves. That institution, so
far as its agricultural instruction is con
cerned is a humbug and a farce from top
to bottom. If their religion Is of the
kind that sets father against son it is
but little or no better. Their ' political
theories of a gold standard and tariff
protection, are yet disputed, unsettled
questions which I hope the taxpayers of
the state will not submit to have taught
in the public schools. L. U. Todd.
A Sad Accident. i
Mrs. Patrick O'Donnell, wife of Road-
master O'Donnell of the B. & M was
killed this morning at 8 o'clock by the
accidental discharge of a 32-calibre re
volver in the bands of ber 16 year old
When Patrick O'Donnell left his haDnv
home at 2435 Q street, shortly before 8
to attend to bis usual duties in the B. &
M. yards he little dreamed that in less
than half an hour be would return to
find bis wife lying Stone dead in a pool of
blood upon the floor. Such are the
facts, however, and thedetails as related
by eye witnesses to the terrible affair
are such as would move the stoutest
The family comprising husband, wife
and nine children had just finished
breakfast. Mr. O'Donnell had left for
the city and the children were being ore-
pared for school by the mother. William,
the eldest son recently came into pos
session of a revolver and was standing
in the kitchen door examining the weap
on which he supposed was unloaded.
He attracted his mother's attention to
its many fine points and in a careless
manner commenced to snap it. Twice
it made no response but the third time
it went off and the ball lodged in his
mother's head, entering between the
noes and eye on the left side and passing
!r ,. rnii nnding lodgment in
ma-nun somewhat tack of the right
mr. iae poor woman fell to the floor
wun wood spirting from the wounds in
large quantities. In just ten minutes
she was dead.
The children became panic stricken,
but finally the neighbors were aroused
by their screams and Dr. 3reen, a neigh
bor, was summoned. When he reached
the woman's side she nmt th m,A ni
alt human skill. She was nlekarl nn &nrl
carried into her bed room and Mr.
0 Donnell was immediately summoned
from the B.AM. When the poor man
arrived his feelings can better be im
agined than described. After ascertain
ing the cause he became frantic almost
fremied and it was with great difficulty
that the neighbors presentcould restrain
him. The screams which continued to
issue from the houss attracted n. 1 arm
crowd, bnt none were allowed to enter.
Mrs. O'Donnell was about thirty-seven
years of age and was the mother of nine
children. She was very devoted and
gave up her whole time to their care.
The loss which befalls tbem, to say
nothing of the husband's grief, cannot
be defined in words.
William, the son who did thn ahnnrW
is nearly beside himself and as the hour
of going to press is still in a highly
wrought up nervous oondition. .
j Mr. and Mrs. O'Donnell were old resi
dents of Lincoln and the former baa
been in the employ of the B. & M. for a
great many yerrs.
A peculiar coincidence of the death is
the fact that about six years ago Mrs.
O'Donnell's mother was killed at tha
corner of Twenty-flrst and Q street by
Deing over b.v a team. Her father and
mother are also said, to have met death
no arrangements have m vat hoan
made for the funeral.
Governor Holcomb has iaHnnd nnm.
missions to the following as delegates to
the Nebraska beet sugar convention,
whish meets at Grand Island, November
17 and 19. George W. Young, Nehawka;
L A. Fort, North Platte; Charles J.
Phelps, Schuyler; H. G. Stewart, Craw
ford; Charles E. Williamsan, C. S. Hay
ward, T. L. Ringwalt and H. 0. Devries,
Omaha; John Koenigstein, Norfolk;
Charles Wooster, Central City; F. S.
Thompson, Albion; H. W Wolverton,
Pierce; George D. Meiklejohn, Fullorton,
Thomas W. Hanna. Lexinirton: Riir,lr
Buchanan, North Platte; Samuel A.
Bryant. Chadron: J. P. nnninn
Joe H. Hajs, Central City; Dr. R. Gil'
more, Umaha, and J. V. Wolfe, Lincoln.
Is absolutely essential to health. It Is impos-
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and opiate compounds. They have tempo
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NOW for BUSINESS
Our FALL and WINTER STOCK is complete in every department
Come to our Store and secure some of the bargains.
PRICES FOR THIS WEEK :
10 pes. Bedford Fwills, 40-in. wide,
in all the leading shades; worth
: 30c, this week peryard
12 pes. Electric City Sacking, 50-in
wide: cheap at 40c, this week per
1 0 pes. Penzance Sacking, extra fine,
52-in. wide; regular price 50c, this
" week peryard
Bonita Boucle, black and navy blue;
regular orice 50c, this weak per
30 doz. Men's Fine Jaeger Fleeced
Lined Shirts and Drawers; worth
60c, this week each
20 doz. . Ladies' Egyptian Ribbed
Tests and Pants, extra heavy;
regular price 50c, this week
25c. 29c, 38c and 49c,
Regular price 80c, 35c, 45c and 60c.
A full line of Ladies' Lined Shoes and
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921 0 Street. Opposite Postoffice; Lincoln, deb.
Here is the story in a nutshell: Either we can save you mon
ey or we can't Either we misrepresent things or we don't.
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are you going to know unless you find out? One way is w
send for our catalogue B, which will cost you a cent for a pc
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which won't cost you anything at all. For eleven yean we
have been doing business right here in Omaha on the time
principles, by the same methods and in the same place and
selling goods to the same people year after year. There isn't
a township in Nebraska where you can't find a dozen customers
of ours. There isn't a state west of the Missouri river where
we don't ship goods. During all the years we have been in
business, and of all the thousands we have done business with
we have yet to hear of one single solitary instance where a
customer , was dissatisfied with our dealings in any way or
shape. That alone gives us a claim on your consideration.
But we aren't doing business on our reputation alone. People
want values before they want history, and values are what
bind the people to this store. Why not? We give as good
an Ulster for $y 75 as you can buy at home for $y cash. Other
articles the same way. Catalogue B tells.
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