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Nov, 26, 1896.
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
Ought now to be cast for a NEW SUIT.
The old suit has served its day and gener-
ation. Our Men's Suits at jQ QljJ
neat, clean, grey and brown mixtures. Our
Men's Suits at in black or colors are
strictly all wool and GREAT BARGAINS.
Our Fine English Clay Worsted suits at
j7 )Q would quickly sell at $15 in V
good times. Our Big Four Beaver Ulsters
at $4.95 are money savers, and our gen
uine Irish Freize Ulsters at 0.00
are regular blizard defyers. You need
CLOTHING! You want to buy it for
, the least possible money. Write us and
' let us send you samples. We can save
you money and please you in the clothing.
LET US HEAR FROM YOU before buying.
very cheap. We
have a large stock
of fine millinery;
1238 0 street,
Constitution Adopted by the Silver Or
ganization of this County.
The following has been adopted by the
organization of the silver forces partially
effected at the meeting at the Lincoln
hotel last Monday evening:
Name. The name of this organization
shall be the Lancaster Bimetallic Union.
Object. Its purpose is to secure the
united action of all citizens who believe
that the United States government
should restore the free and unlimited
coinage of silver and gold at a ratio of
16 to 1 without waiting for the aid or
consent of any other nation.
Membership. Any citizen of Lancaster
county who believes 111 the foregoing
principles may become a member of this
organization by banding nis name ana
address to the secretary.
Officers.-The officers of this organiza
tion shall be a president, first vice presi
dent, secretary, treasurer, and a vice
president from each ward in the city of
Lincoln and each precinct in Lancaster
county outside of said city nnd such
committees and boards as herein pro
vided. President. The president shall preside
at all meetings of the Union and shall be
ex-offlcio chairman of its executive com
mittee and advisory board.
Vice President. The first vice president
shall in the absence or disability of the
president perform his duties.
Secretary. The secretary shall keep a
record of all business done by the Union
and executive committee and advisory
board and the name and address of each
member. He shall beex-offloio chairman
of the committee on membership and
Treasurer. The treasurer shall re
ceive and hold all moneys of the Union
and pay out the same only on the writ
ten order of the president, countersigned
by the secretary, when a majority of the
executive committee shall so direct.
Executive Committee, The executive
committee shall be the governing body
of this organization. It shall consist of
the president, first vice president, sec
retary, treasurer, and seven members, of
the Union to be be elected at large as
the Union may direct.
Advisory Board The advisory board
shall consist of the executive committee
and vice presidents, together with one
delegate elected by each organization in
this County adhering to the principle
set forth in this constitution; which
delegate in order to be entitled to a
place on this board will present to the
secretary of this union his credentials
together with the name and address of
each member in the organizatfon which
he represents. This board shall meet at
the call of the president for consultation
as occasion requires. s
The committee on membership and
literature shall consist of the secretary
and four members of the union to be
appointed by the president. Its duties
shall be to make and frequently revise a
list of all the voters, of the county, and
supply each voter with literature.
Ward, precinct and other clubs may
be organized for the purpose of affiliat
ing with this union by endorsing the
principle herein set forth, and the elec
tion of the proper officers. "
Election of Officers. All officers shall
be elected annually by direct vote of the
members of the union, the first general
election to take place upon the adoption
of this constitution.
Removal of Officers. Any officer-of
this union may be removed for incompe
tency or neglect of duty by a two-thirds
vote of the executive committee. The
executive committee shall have power to
fill all vacancies. v
Meetings. Regular meetings shall be
held on the third Tuesdays of November
and April of each year. Special meetings
may be called by the president or ex
ecutive committee at such times as may
be deemed advisable.
By-Laws. Such by-laws may be
adopted as may be deemed advisable by
FOR ALL OCCASIONS I
Every person, young
or old, rich or poor, mala
or female, needs a flrat
elase work on Etiquette,
for tola of all others la a
subject upon which no
one can afford to be Ig
norant. A flrat-claw
work npon this subject,
which mar be consulted
at any time and in any
emergency, will sare yon
an endlesa amount of
embarrassment and un
certainty. There la
scarcely anything that
makes a gentleman or
lady more popular
among his or her asso
ciates than polite and
correct deportment at
all times. By the aid of
tbls book yon will ac
quire tins, it contains
the rules of deportment
far all occasions, both
for ladies and gentlemen, as observed by the best so.
clety, Including Introductions, Salutations, Conversa
tion, Outdoor Etiquette, Places of Amusement, Social
and Dinner Parties, Etiquette of the Ball Room, Visit
ing, Calling, Receiving Visitors, Correct Deportment in
rublke Places, in Traveling, Driving and Biding, Table
Etiquette, Making &nd Receiving Presents, a Lady's Ob
1; rations to Gentlemen, the Etiquette of Courtship, the)
Etiquette of Weddings, etc., eta. It la a book of 64 large,
double-column pag ea, neatly bound In attractive paper
covers, and will be aent by mall poet-paid upon receipt
of only Test Ocsta,
, Cut this adv. out and send with ten
cent to NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT,
Lincoln, Nab. '
Conducted by J. T. M. Bwigart. Correspondence
At home again. Last week we were in
attendance at the annual meeting of the
Iowa Insurance Association in Des
Moines. The attendance was small but
the interest was good. Many problems
were discussed. It was a profitable meet
ing to the companies represented. The
governor, secretary of state and auditor
came before-the meeting and renewed
their allegiance to the cause of mutual
insurance. In this state we are just now
able to say to the state officers we are
your friends and will remain so as long
as you favor mutual insurance but if
you are in favor of corporate control of
state institutions we are no longer friends.
We as mutual insurance people are not
in favor of crippling stock insurance com
panies but if (anyone wants to insure
his property in a mutual he should be
permitted to do so. While on the other
hand we are willing that anyone may
insure in a stock company if be so de
sires. In the auditor's office there is an
insurance deputy and clerk both of which
places should be filled with mutual
people. Many of us have been at work
for years in this line and have some
knowledge of what it takes to do good
work without pay from anyone. Now
there are two positions to be filled and
we ask that they be filled by mutual peo
ple. If the mutual people will authorize
me by postal card or otherwise to peti
tion the auditor to see to it that our
friends are recognized for these two
places I'll do so. Do not understand
that I am asking for a place personally
because I am not, nor will I accept either
place. Although the wages are four
times the amount I get working for the
companies I now represent, but I cannot
Bee who would take my place without
letting the cause suffer. Hence I'll still
be found at the old stand at the corner
of 11th and M streets selling the best in
surance in Nebraska.
Please drop me a card as per above
and cast one more effort for the cause.
Rlpana Tabules oure unset.
LONQ TRAVELS OF A DIAMONC
Fauel Thrwngh Many Band and Be
tnruod to the Original Owner.
Some years ago a Paris jeweler tola
a story of one diamond which had
passed over his counter no less than
eleven times. It was a beautiful stone
of nearly four carats, of perfect color
and luster, but 1 easily identified by
means of a small "feather" in the tip
of its lowest part He bought it from
an East India dealer and had it set in
a ring. It was sold to a countess in
1869, Just before the outbreak of the
Franco-Prussian war. The countess
died in a few weeks, and the ring was
worn by her husband. He was killed
in the siege of Paris, and a few days
after his death the ring was brought
into the store for sale by a soldier. He
was arrested and the ring sent to the
family of the dead count Before the
siege ended they brought the ring in
and sold it to the dealer In order to
procure money to buy food. Directly
after the siege it passed into the hands
of an English tourist who visited the
city to get a look at the ruin wrought
by the communists, and a year later
back came the stone from the Indian
buyer of the firm, who, on being writ'
ten to and desired to tell how he got it,
stated that it had been the property
of an English tourist hunter who was
killed by a tiger and his friends sold
the ring to get means to Bend the body
borne. The stone was reset and soon
found a purchaser in a prominent mem
ber of the demimonde, who not long
after was (murdered in her room.
Among the articles taken by the mur
derer was the ring and the firm began
to wonder how soon.it would turn up.
They had not long to wait, for all their
people had by this time learned about
the stone and were on the lookout for
it. After six months it was found in
the showcase of a jeweler in London,
who had bought It from a firm In Am
sterdam. It was bought by the Paris
agent and sent back to be started afresh
on its travels. It was purchased again
by a woman of the town, who six weeks
later was drawn out of the Seine with
the gem on her finger, and by a strange
coincidence it was offered to the firm
that sold it by the police agents, the
court having jurisdiction having or
dered it to be sold. And so it . went
from hand to hand, attended with mis
fortune at every change and usually
bringing death1 to the possessor. La
borers in the Golconda mines used to
say that when a stone was baptized
in blood when first taken from the
earth it caused the shedding of blood
wherever It went, and the story of one
such Ill-omened gem goes far to cotv
firm belief in such a superstition, i
Early Britlah Newspapers.
In the British museum may be found
a copy of a newspaper called The Eng
lish Mercurie, dated 1588, which pur
ports to be the earliest ever Issued
from the press of this country; ex
perts, however, declare it to have been
concocted by the second Lord Hard
wicke, who flourished at a very much
The Weekley Newes is believed to be
the first printed English newspaper, the
initial number of which was published
In 1622; that is to say, when Ben John
son was poet-laureate, Milton a mere
lad of fourteen, and when Shakespeare
had but lately "Joined the majority."
The final number of The Weekley
Newes appeared on , Jan. 9, 1640. It
was succeeded by a host of Mercuries,
which were started for special objects,
to advocate certain views, and some
times to circulate "the likeliest lies
that could be invented to serve the
cause espoused;" all these came to an
untimely end, each being laid down
when its mission was accomplished.
During the civil war nearly 30,000
journals, pamphlets, and papers (the
majority having strange and striking
titles) were published in this manner,
and we read that in the heat of hos
tilities each army carried its printing
The only two official papers sanc
tioned by Cromwell were Mercurius
Politicus and The Intelligencer, all
other similar papers being rigorously
suppressed. For many years after the
restoration there existed .but one
authorized newspaper The London
Gazette the law restricted anyone
from, publishing political news without
the consent of the crown, and those
who took "French leave" were put in
A newspaper of 200 years ago seldom
consisted of more than two small pages
(or leaflet) of text, and in this limited
space was comprised British and for
eign intelligence covering a period of
several days, while a considerable por
iton of the second page was devoted to
advertisements. It was not until Queen
Anne ascended the throne that Lon
doners enjoyed the luxury of a .daily
His Corkscrew Hasty.
A party of Kentuckians were in
Washington a few years ago and called
on the congressman from their dis
trict During the conversation the vis
itors asked about Colonel , a for
mer neighbor who had been living in
Washington for some time. "I am
very sorry to tell you, gentlemen," re
plied the member of Congress, "that
Colonel Is in hard luck. He Is
very poor, indeed, I assure you. He
does not complain, and it was only by
accident that I learned of his straight
ened circumstances. He had a room
across the hall from my room at the
hotel. A few nights ago I went across
to borrow his corkscrew. Would you
believe It, gentlemen, Colonel is
actually so poor his corkscrew it
China's Bilk Industry,
The silk industry of China employs,
it is estimated, from 4,000,000 to 5,000,
MURDERED BY FOOTPADS.
An Illinois Methodist MlnMer Found
Killed In a Deeatar Alley.
Dkcatub, 111., Nov. 25. The Rev.
fames Miller, pastor of Grace Metho
dist Episcopal church of Bloomington,
formerly pastor of the First Methodist
church in this city, was found dead in
an alley here at 3:30 o clock this morn
ing with a bullet wound in his fore
head and a revolver near him. His
pockets were rilled and his gold watch,
wnicn ne is Known to have carried, was
Mr. Miller was one of the best known
ministers in central Illinois.
An Express Clerk Gone.
Kansas City, Ma, Nov. S3. George
EL Ross, for several years money clerk
at the Union depot office of the Pa
cific express company, left his office at
7:15 o'clock Sunay evening and nothing
has been seen of him since. The fact
that he is an old and trusted employe
of the company, and has never been
known to stay away from the office for
even one day without sending word to
bis employer, casts a mystery over his
absence which has prompted the com
pany to put the case in the hands of
the Pinkerton detectives. Officials are
reluctant to suspect dishonesty.
Secretly Married for Two Tears.
V.A8inKGToiT, Nov. 25. A pension
office clerk at $1,400 a year, known as
Miss Kate McCowan, resigned yester
day, disclosing that she was the wife
of Pension Examiner Thomas Goethe.
The ceremony was performed in To
ronto, Canada, August 0, 1894, and kept
secret on account of the rule that a
married woman cannot continue on the
pay roll, but Mrs. Goethe's recent ill
nets made the revelation necessary.
Men of Vote Confer With Haana,
Ci.kvbi.and, Ohio, Nov, 25. General
Samuel Thomas, the New York rail
ay magnate, and ex-Governor Mer
riara of Minnesota arrived here this
morning and were met at the station
by M. A, Banna. Subsequently the
three held a conference in Mr. Hanna's
private office. To-morrow they will
go to Canton to visit the presidents
elect ',: -. V:- .
Amnesty In Nlcurgaa.
Washington, Nov. 25. The state de
partment has received notice that the
President of Nicaragua has granted
amnesty to over 500 persons implicated
in the revolution of last February and
the conspiracy of September 8. The
members of the' rebel government and
the principal generals of the defeated
forces are not included in the pardon-
Independent, Nov. 26, '96.
TfecIis of : Tradleo
It isn't so very many years since the average clothing atore
was operated on the trick principle the man with the
most tricks usually doing the most trade. There are stores
today that still cling to the trick business and there are tricks
today that seem to suceed as well as they did a dozen
years ago. Pick up any paper and read the clothing adver
tisements and you will see "Panic Sales," "Bankrupt Sales"
"Hard Times Sales," "Money-Raising Sales," "Stock-Reducing
Sales" and all kinds of Humbug Sales to take the place
of straight legitimate, every-day-in-ihe-week.and-week-.in-the-year
sales. The Nebraska never has any sensational sales.
We never have any periodical slaughter sale. We never seem
to be able to get any of those bankrupt stocks at "33c on the
dollar," and we never seem to 6nd any necessity for marking
our goods down. For eleven years our trade has been con
stantly and steadily increasing without preying on anybody's
misfortune, and without resorting to any of the big bleat and
, little wool convulsions which are known as tricks of the trade.
We arc today selling goods cheaper by 20 to 40 per cent than
any store where trade has to be either coaxed or forced and
where people have to be cajoled into buying "big bargains"
by means of ridiculous "sales."
MoralSend for our Catalogue B. It shows why.
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Snlcld From the Capital Blaff. ,
Jkkferson City, Mo., Nov. 25. Her
man Wolters, a teamster, who secured
a 'divorce from his wife yesterday,
walked through the capital grounds te
the bluff, which overlooks the river,
last night, and jumped. It is a sixty
foot fall to tho railroad track below,
and the concussion caused him to bleed
A Divorce Decree Forger Flees.
Pekky, Ok., Nov. 25. Lawyer Hunt
er, formerly of Bedford, Ind., and once
a clerk in the treasury department at
Washington, has fled to Mexico for
forging divorce decrees.
SKIP YOUR PRODUCE
DIRECT TO MARKET.
AND CSTAUf ITS TS03 UI
Yon can't obtain It asy ether way, Beeaaas y
have beea soiling year p rodeos at heme for t
la so reaeoi 70 a ehoaid eoBfcste to do a i t
eaa strike a better market a stake as
We make a specialty of retwrlae;
rset from the prodnoar aad have ! I
,. , ' Wose this soars el Botes la 1 a
s iwSj'IIm MlTtrsally setlsflsd with the retarae. aeeaest we atae i 1
Eimr, Ek$, Pdtry, V::l, E:i F:r, :::
Kay, Grain, Se:d, E:2ssJ;:::::3f b::
Ccrn, Kifcs, Green ni CitJ Fr::t -
Or aa thla y OB, nay hav to Shin. We make nramnt ulu a t hlvtee. saswka actes aa t atA
fttek ratarms.Wrlts as lor pries, tag, snipping dlreotlon or aay tBloraettoa yea may weak
su;.::.:Eris, g ui
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174 Sooth tfatcr St., - CLi;, l :
RHEUMATISM, I1EURALGIA, SCIATICA,
CATARRH, bSTIILIA. --
Csse for Us Recovery by the State to
Come up Monday.
I!? The case wherein the state seeks to
recover from ex-Oil Enspector Hilton
several thousand dollars alleged to have
been held out by him while in office, will
come up in the district court before
Judge Cornish next Monday. Hilton's
alleged shortage was something
And their mirvel-
ous cure. TLs
public amtzsd ct
the most remark
' . , 1 ablerecbrd of
OVER 50,000 SU FFERERS CURED
In the month ending October 16th, aad
ptv . 100,000 more are now undergoing treatment.
From all parts of America, Europe and Aiatralla poor la the tens e '
thonsands of letters, tslllng o( wonderful cures and praising la glowing
terms this nnrlvalled remedy. Below are bat two ol the many testimonial
received, which tell their own story.
pear Hire: gov. It, MM.
MBt 1 consider it a anry 1 owe to my wiowmen to make anowa tne greatere
V I ot all rheumatic cores on esrtb. and I cheerfully bear testimony that I
I havs never known or heard ot aay medicine eqoal to "t Drops." and I eaa
(y y not speak too blahly ot Its merits, I hav lor years been a great svtsrer
from BclaUe Kbenroatlsm, until I became aim oet a cripple for life, aad was
ITNADI MANKJ tortneo aiso wun r acial nsaraisna unui my eye naa ana portioa 01
faos became paralysed. I hav nsed only two bottles of "S Drops" and to the gnat grattflsatioa ol
myself and friends, my health Is now entirsly restored, and I feel perfectly well. I truly hos yow
will make "ft Drops" suecsssfnlly known to all both home aad abroad for the sake of poor s-rlg
humanity. loors trnly. W, K. ntrJIB. 1 Bash St.. Chlc-o,
Dear Sirs; Sept. '
I wish to toll yon and suffering humanity how much good "5 Drops" ha don me. Oa tee be
ginning of this year I took down bedfast with Inflammatory Rheumatism, and wa doctored by
Sood physicians aa this country has, but they could i,ot cur me. On Aug. 4th I began to take
ropa." At that time every Joint in my body and mr limbs were stiff, so that I could not be moved.
Even my tongas was netting o that I could hardly speak so any on could understand me, hat
today, only seven weeks from that time, I am absolutely cured, and thank joa aad Ood for
recovery. Gratefully yours, HORACK P. ANDKKBON, MeCrackea, .
If yon hav not sufficient confidence after reading these letters to send for a lsrae bottle, sen
for a sample bottle, wbtch contains sufficient medicine to convince you of It merit, Tbi wonO r
curative give almost Instant relief and is a permanent cure also for Dyspepsia, Backache, Hay
Fever, Sleeplessness, Nervousness, Nervous and Neuralgic Headaches, Heart Weak
ness. Toothache, Earache, Cronp, "La Grippe," Malaria, Creeping Nambne, Bron
chitis, and kindred dliwases. .
"rive Drops" Is the nam and dose. Large bottles (300 doses), $1.00, Six bottles for 6,00.
Sample bottle prepaid by mail 26c. Not sold by druggists, only by us and our Agents. Agent
SWAPiSON RHEUMATIC CUBE CO., 167 k 169 Dearbon St., Chicago, 111.
Please mention paper when writing.
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15 pieces Shetland Serge, 36 in. wide,'
worth 10c, this week
14 pieces yicugna Cloth, worth 12c, this
12 pieces Chameleon Brilliantines, for
merly sold 18c and 20c, this week........
9 pieces Chameleon Mohair Brilliantines,
36-in. wide, regular price 25c, this
7 pieces Talma Fancies, 36-in. wide, reg
ular price 30c, this week
15 pieces Novelty Dress Goods, 40-in.
wide, were sold at 50o and 60c, this
100 dozen Ladies' Fleece Lined Hose,
worth 12o, this week ..."
lODoz. Men's Plush Caps.
75c grade, this week...............'.....
$1.00 grade, this week...
f 1.25 grade, this week
$1.50 grade, this week....
$2.00 grade, this week
10 doz. Felt Shades, worth 25c, this . 0
week s price Xi7L
,8 pos. Cloth Shades, plain, worth 35c,
8 doc. Cloth, decorated, worth 40c, this
We are headquarters (or Ladies' Lined
Shoes and Slippers.
40 doe. Children's Natural wool color
vests and Pants at reduction of 10 per ct
16, 4c; 18, 7c; 20, 9c; 22, 11c; 24, 13c;
26, 16c; 28, 20c; 30, '22c, 82, 25c; 34,
30 doz. Children's Camel's Hair all
wool, non-shrinkable, vests and pants.
Special this week.
16, 18c; 18, 23c; 20. 31c; 22, 36c; 24,
40c; 26, 45c; 28, 49c; 80, 64c; 58c; 84,
18 doz. Ladies' Ribbed Tests and Pants,
worth 85c, this week
15 doz. Gents' Random Natural color
Shirts and Drawera.cheap at 35c, this
Bargains in Shoes.
46 pairs Ladies' Kid Button, square and
pointed toes, pat tip, regular price
$1.75, this week .'.
48 pairs Ladies' Kid Button opera,
square and needle toes, pat. tip, regu
lar price $2.00, this week
Three Job Lots.
Lot 136 pairs Children's School Shoes,
kangaroo, calf and kid. 9 to 2, regular
price $1.35 to $1.50, closing price
Lot 2 40 pairs Misses kid and kanga
roo calf, 11 to 2, former price $1.75,
closing out price
Lot 8 24 pairs Ladies' Kid pointed and
square toes, pat. , tip, 2, 8, 3, 4,
regular price 93.00, closing out price...
FRED SCH M IDT & BRO.,
921 0 Street. Opposite Postoffice, Lincoln, Neb.
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