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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
Dec. 17, 1896.
Congress Must Besign its Power to
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Warm Prices for Warm Clothing. If you cannot
visit the store order at once by mail. Money refunded if
goods do not please, . !
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ELECTIONS COST TOO MUCH.
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.... IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.
Be Oa.refu.1 How "Y"ox Meet it.
Your Xmas preparations will not be complete without a visit to THE BIG STORE. There you
will find everything that gladdens the hearts of old and young in such' immense quantities and at such
low prices that it is almost like finding money to do your shopping a.t the BIG STORE. j
Christmas Dress Patterns.
We ronsider this a grand feat
ure o m as merchandising
many of the patterns are from thel
largest manufacturers of high grade
dress goods in the world, and to
J meet the requirements of every
class of purchasers in the commu
nity we offer these patterns at
prices which will seem to many
less than the manufacturers'. "Pat
terns come in 7-yard lengths, neat
ly rolled on boards, branded with
pure silk ribbon and ticketed
Prices range from
01.75 to 85.00.
Men's and "boy'
steel skates, ner P'n'r
27c and 69c
Men's and boys' best nickel plated steel
skates, per pair, $1.87
Ladies' and misses' steel skates, per
pair, bac and iw:
Ladies' and misses' Vst nickel steel
skates, per pair, $1.87
-THE BLIND SCHOOL
The Purpose and Possibilities of the
Extracts From Prnf. Jones' Report.
The following extracts are made from
I the report of Prof. W. A. Jones, superin
I tendent of the blind school of Nebraska
City. They prove the competency of the
jYprofessor. ; We trust that the governor
-V and different boards wiJl secure as good
men for the heads of the other institu
tions. - .
"The purpose as I liaya conceived .it
tated in general, is to take a blmd
child or youth of eithr sex, and so edu
cate and train him that hu shall leave
the school with a good chhrnctcr, uuod
.manners, and the ability and inclination
: to become an independent, self support-
s . ingcitwen. ,
I To th vs end the school is organised in
three departments, literary, musical
The purpose of the school cannot be
.achieved by giving the pupil a mere
, 'vary education. With such education
, lie he would be returned to society.
I . j.wated, refined, and an agreeable
ly , aipanious .pernaps; out incapaDie 01
? (lenng any service to soeiety oy
; cn ne couia win a living and witn-
,jt the self reliant, spirit whieli should
jinate an American ithvn. - It will
t ' . j i .
w . i f wiore oe expeeren rnat. every pupn
J Vmaster mosie if he has the aptitude:
f Jot, that h will master such forms of
I pustry as a bliwd mas may success-
Ijy follow; so that ontbedawyof bis
. laduatton he or site may be fully pre-
Vred to win a place in soeiety by virtoe
his ability and skill to do some use-
S thing. - Whether, when he leaves the
ool he shall find some usefal thing
do depends 011 the funetions of other
titutions than the school.
U'he course of study in the literary
jmrt.iiient embniws the subjects r-
limA tn 4-.ni.rl.. ill til., i.mninmi
schools of the state. These have foreed
! . .
khe Telegraph System of the body, extending
m the brain to every part of the system.
I: 68 are fed by the blood, and are, there
fore, like it weak and tired if the
blood is thin, pale, Impure
4 jsa are strong and steady, there is no
I 1 neuralgia, brain Is unclouded if the
I blood is rich, red and pure.
Lea find a true friend in Hood's Sarsapa-
rtitfl, because It makes rich, red blood,
1 ' gives good appetite and digestion.
(the One True Blood Purifier. AUdrugglsts. t
' n)ll cure all Liver Ills and
il COd'S PUIS Sick Headache, iucenta.
A PAIR OF STEEL SKATES FREE
WITH EVERY PAIR OF BOYS SHOES.
CHRISTMAS GOODS IN OCR
An entire new line of Men's Slippers i
all sizes and latest styles.
Men's velvet ; embroidered Everette!
Men s Dongola opera toe slippers, f 1
Men's Dongola oiiera toe slippers, pat
ent leather trimmed, $1.39.
Men s ox-blood, opera toe slippers.
Men s Dongola. turn. Lverette slippers.
Men's seal 'goat, narrow square toe,
turn, nlinpers. l:iO.
Men's Dongola, Romeo, turn "slippers,
Men's Dongola French toe, turn )ip
Men's Dongola, Brighton slippers,
medium square toe, XL. 4 o.
Men's ox-blood slipper uew square toe
Men's Dongpla, Domeo slippers, nar
row sqnaTeto, turn ?2.'25.
Ladies felt Romeo slippers.fur trimmed
pointed and new coin . toe, $1.47 and
Ladies too slippers, fur trimmed,
pointed toe, $1.25 and $1.50.
their way into (he school curriculum
because they lie at the basis of our
industrial and aocinl system. To them
are added the system of point reading
and writing of numbers and language.
In addition to these subjects of study
are added in mathematics, algebra and
geometry; in science, ' the elements of
mineralogy, geology, physics, zoology
and botany; sociological, elements of
psychology, ethics, economics, institu
tions of society, ancient and medieval
history. In language Rhetoric, Eng
lish literature by study of some of the
masterpieces, two years course in
Latin and coustaut practice in writing
To the blind person wo has talent for
music, his endowment is of the highest
value to him as a means of livelihood if
he will make himself a. master of the
science and art of music.
This includes broom-making, ham
mock and net-making, cane-seating of
chairs on the part of the boys. For the
girls it includes bead work, sewing, cro
cheting and knitting; The relation of
this department to the aim of the school
is of fundamental importance. It should
be, in my judgment, developed far be
yond its present ticope. it has been cus
tomary iu the oast, and the idea still
peraints, that the mind, taste and char
acter of the pupil are formed by the school
of literary abudi's. and that industrial'
pursuits iiid industrial okill are purely
utilitarian and vulgar. This is un an
cient Men. which .has come down to us
through fn of social organisation.
I11 ancient times the state was com nosed
of slav-owning citizens. The part of
the people who produced labored were
thewHeJve property slaves. . ,'r'.
In uedeival times the state was the
feudal lords, the producers serfs. It was
divine to gtxera, vulgar to labor. Lib
eral scholarship and high character
were b-titting the governing classes. A
peaceable tractable class contented with
the station to which (Jod had appointol
tlietn was the ideal social condition of
the producing class. These things have
passed awuy as soeiui forms iu our coun
try, but their spirit still lingers iu our
literature, hubits of thought, feeling and
action. It has found expression in high
pi nee m recently. I would urge the exten
sion and developement of such forms of
industrial training as a blind person
may pursue uot only on the ground of
bread winning but also on the ground
that Industrial training and habits of
industry in the pursuit of a useful voca
tion are essential to the best develop
ment of mind and character. Such train
ing is effort to gain power of selfex-J
The i" an who makes a broom ex
presses his thought as well as the man
who writes a newspaper article. The
man who can design and make a loco
motive engine expresses himself his
thought as well as the man who writes
a tragedy or who paints a picture.
There is 11 young lady now u pupil iu
the musical department, who last year
did the house work for a family of five
acceptably to all the members.
I should not fail to mention typewrit
ing as an attainment of special import
ance to the blind pupil. It U the med
Other styles in felt slippers at 47c, 75c
Full line of toe suppers lor evening
wear, upward irom $1 to fa.ow.
LAMB'S WOOL SOLES.
MeW25cann 85c; r Indies' 15c, 256
and 85c; misses' 20c, children's 1 5c.
Ladies' 7-button overgaiters at ivc,
50c and 75c.
Ladies' fine Jersey leggins, above knee
Lengths below knee, 7ac and 1.
Misses' leggins, half and all bntton,
Ch Idren's leegiiiB. hair and all Duttou, j
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Special Holiday Events.
Santa Claus Chimney.
. This chimney is built of bricks, each
brick containing one pound of fine mixed
candy. Secure your tickets early as the
supply is almost exhausted Tickets
for bricks now on sate at candy counter
at 10c each. Bricks will be distributed
Wednesday, December 23. ,
JAPAN TEA ONE 0ENF A 0UP.
We serve hot Japan Tea at 1 cent a
cup In our Japan department during the
ium of communication between the blind
person and the seeinar world.
The mother of a blind pupil recently
expressed- her delight that she could read
a letter written by her own son and not
by a third person.
Of the three forms of mechanical
production, handicraft,- manufacturing
and "modern industry." "machani-
facture." to coin a word, the blind per
son may be confined to the handicraft
forms of production. He may become
the master of a tool if not the servant
of a machine."
Profesor Jones' report discusses every
phase of the education of the blind. It
is a masterly production and should be
read by all interested in this kind of
Age 40, one who has room and plenty
for the husband she loves. An American
widower, no incumbera nee.
W. W. Price.
Central Cify, Neb.
ONE TIRED REPUBLICAN.
He is Weary of S anderiag his Neigh
Hon. J. N. Ury of Fort Scott, Kansas,
has become disgusted with the contin
ued assaults made upon the character
and honor of populists. Iu a recent in
terview he says:
"I have been a republican all my life,
and I expect to die a republican, but I
want to go on record as Having that the
abuse which certain republican papers
and - politicians are heaping upon Kan
sas simply because the state has gone
for the populists is aspecies of scoundrel
ism which should be denounced by every
citizen who has the welfare of the com
monwealth at heart.
"The legislature this wiuter will', in
my judgment, compare favorably with
the legislatures of the past, and i look
for conservative action throughout. I
am personally acquainted with the pop
ulist senators and representatives elect
ed in my part of the state. They are
good men. all of them. They are as
honest as I am; some of them a heap
more so. It. makes me tired to hear 11
few sap-headed republicans say these
men will bankrupt Kansas. Such re
publicans nro a disgrace to their party
and a detriment to the state.
"Iam a loan agent 1 have been in
that kind of business at Fort Scott for
years. When it was known that the
populists had carried Kanxas the east
ern financiers with whom 1 have dealings
refused to grant any new loans or ex
tensions on old ones, I asked the reason
and they said they feared the populists 1
would pass laws for the repudiation of
debts. When I attempted to explain.
they began to send me clippings from
Kansas republican papers in which tne
populist candidates were charged with
being anarchists and repudiators. This
was a great deal to contend with, bnt I
finally convinced my people that Kansas
securities were as sbuud as they ever,
wereand they are letting go of their
Fred's Place. 146 South 11th street
for hot lunch every morning; soup from
12 to 1; cold lunch a la carte.
The Meaning of the Late Indianapo
Put Congress out of the Governing Bni-
, v: ' Incus,
The dear dollar men are on a new
track. They have long since tireV) of
republican institutions and methods.
They have built their systems on mon
archial ideas, and to have to work out
and establish such a system with demo
cratic tools is sadly trying on their
store of patience. To get a people to
voluntarily sell themselves , into bond
age is no easy matter, aud after they
have once sold themselves into bondago,
illimitable tact and eternal vigilance is
needed to keep them there.
And this is just the task that has been
set before our dear dollar men. To
system of an appreciating
I dollar on our people they have had to
' Ruin tha Biinrmrf nf iha vnrv man nr nl.
least of the representatives ot the very
men they have plaunetl to despoil ot the
fruits of their toil. And to maintain
their system they have had to keep the
support of the very men upon whom
they have laid an exacting tribute.
Many ure the arts ond great the expense
they are put to in getting the many to
vote themselves into poverty that the
few may gain. This aggrandisement of
the few at the expense 01 the many, this
despoil. ug of the producing classes that
the few may wax fat, is the foundation
on which is built up despotism and oil
garehy. Dut in a democracy we do not
expect to find such conditions. When
the people are entrusted with the mak
ing of their own laws that they may pro
tect themselves against injustice, we do
not expect to find the many paying an
unearned tribute to the few. Yet this is
just what we do find in our country to
day, this is just what we have brought
uboutbythe establishment of the sys
tem oi the appreciating dollar, which
subtly, but surely, takes fro.n the indus
trious the fruits oftheir toil and gives to
the idle. The building np of an oligar
chy of wealth, in effect if pot in uame,is
That democratic principles should not
be imbedded in the natures of those who
profit from the establishment of such an
undemocratic system is natural, mar
they should fondly dream of the over
throw of tlte republic and the establish
meat of a governmental system more in
accord witli their cardinal talent, that
the many should be the hewers of wood
and the drawers of water for the few, is
uot surprising. Rut such fond dream
I has seemed to them to be an Utopian
hope, they have regretfully regarded the
republic as an evil to be endured, they
have striven to reconcile themselves to
the great periodical inroads that they
a pa nrYAitraA M maVa nil f ho tpihiltu v.
acted from tfie producing classes in order
to beguile such producers into voting
continuance of the payment of such, o
an even heavier tribute. So, democrat
institutions are yery unsatisfactory to
onr dear dollar men, for the necessity of
controlling elections so as to enable
them to carry further and to complete
ness their schemes of self aggrandz
ment, or so as to at least guard asrainst
the overthrow of the system so dear to
them, subjects them periodically to
heavy tax. But as unsatisfactory
our dear dollar men have found th
tools of democracy with which to build
up an oligarchy, they have felt oblige
to put up with them. Get rid of such
tools they would if they could. How to
get rid of them has been the unsolved
But at last they have struck a brillian
idea. Bv Gradual decrees thev will cir
cumvent the difficulties they meet with
in republican institutions ana metnoa
They will, step by step get democracy
out of their way. They will take from
the people the power entrusted to them
to protect themselves. They will reduce
democracy to the mere shadow of
name, so that the people shall have no
say in their own governing. They see
the means to accomplish this, at least
possible means, and they will try it on
at once. And now how do they propose
to go about it? By vetting congress to
abdicate its legislative tuncttons over
one matter after another. I? nt abdicate
to who? To special commissions ap
pointed by whom they do not much
eare, only so the members are amend
able to their commands. And where
would they commence, from what sphere
of action do they ask congress to step
aide for a commission to step in? It is
as to questions relating to matters of
financial and tariff policy that they
want congress to declare its incompe
tency by stepping aside and virtually
surrendering to a commission the power
co legislate for it on such matters. In
the future, eongtess is simply to ratify
the findings and recommendations of
cornmiHsious appointed in fact, if not in
name, by the monied interests. Such is
the dream of the dear money men, such
is the key-note sounded by the so-called
monetary conference held in Indianapo
lis this week. The finaadal and tariff
questions must, we are told, be taken
out of the sphere of politics. Questions
of monetary and tariff policy must not
be left subject to changes after every re
curring election. In short, if the people
see fit to change either monetary or
tariff policy established in the interests
of the growing oligarchy of wealth they
shaP not be free to do so. A commis
sion must bs now entrusted with the
framing of currency laws so as to for
ever keep the question out of politics
and insure a permanency of financial
methods. Such currency laws estab
lished in this way the people's repre
sentatives shall not be free to change.
Our currency system framed to despoil
the many and enrich the few must be so
firmly planted around with safeguards
that it cannot be changed in response to
any "pussing whim" of the people. The
people's representatives shall not be left
free to disturb such system. Changes in
ucb a system must tie placed beyond
Men's soft finished
black Cheviot DIs- tfQ IP
ters, reduced from $0. 1 0
Men's 'extra quality
soft wooly Shetland O A A
ulsters, dark greyUiUU
color, worth 9, at
Men's extra fine Eng
glish Clay worsted
dress suits, sack or C "1 CO
frock, a hummer f.wll
at 110.00, now
Order today' and dress up for Christmas. We guar,
antee to please you or return your money.
their control. Such is the plan seriously
proposed by the confractionists to de
stroy our republican institutions, we
ave grown accustomed to the senseless
cry of "put the government out of the
banking business." We are now to have
it varied into "put congress out of the
governing business." -The American.
THAT SUGAR BOUNTY.
Can Farmers Raising Ten Cent Corn Py
a Sugar Bounty?
Central City, Dec. 5, 1896.
Editor Independent: A good many
republican papers throughout the state
are beginning to lobby for the Oxnards,
fearing that the incoming administra
tion of Nebraska will knock out the
suo-ar bounty. I wish to give ft farmer's
idea about the matter and nope tnat
others who pay taxes will write what
thev think of this, and for you to pub
lish their letters. If I could hear anyone
give a good valid reason for a bounty
on sugar, or in fact any article produced,
I m urht hesitate about writing in oppo
sition to the present bounty law But
why should we legislate in favor of
sugar instead ot neei ana ponu n
would be folly tor Mr. wooster me rep
resentative front Merrick county to in
troduce a bill to give a bounty of one
cent per pound for every pound of beet
and Dork Mr. Hoad the ranchman of
Merrick county would grow. But Mr,
Hoad buys of us farmers nearly one mil
lion bushels of corn, and pays now two
cents per bushel more than we can get
in surrounding towns. He feeds several
thousand cattle and hogs and em ploys a
large number of men on bis three ranches
My friend Wooster would be called a
crank, fool and many other pet names
if he thought of such nonsense, for I was
called these pet names myself Jor jus
suggesting the thing to a good republt
can. I thought that with cholera aud
blackleg, to cut off our surplus herds, it
was as hard to grow a pound of beef or
pork as to grow a pound of sugar. And
with ten cent corn we farmers cannot
pay the other fellow a very large bounty
on any crop, and become a bloated
bond holder even with the McKinley pros
perity that is coming. It may be pros
perity tor the other fellow, but the farm
ers around here are not rolling in wealth.
Notlong ago I purchased a sack of
sugar, SanFrancisco brand, and a neigh
bor took a sack from some grocer the
same moment 1 took mine. We paid the
same price for each sack,' my neighbor s
sugar was branded Grand Island: mine
was freighted 2,aUU miles, tne otner
miles. The man over the line in Kansas,
Dakota or Iowa can buy sugar just as
cheap as we can and we pay (75,000
bounty tax. These men from other
states may sell their beets for same price
we do. Can eny lover ot the sugar
bounty answer these three assertions
and say that they are fair or just? No
man will say that a bounty tax on any
article is not class legislation and Blaine
calls that "legalized robbery v" - D after
seven years' trial we cannot grow beets
at a profit, without giving a bounty to
the fellow who sits on the fence, theu let
ns drop the thing altogether,
There is too much of this "legalized
robbery." Every corporation, trust r
combine is made possible by tariff legis
lation. What would the people of the
United States think of our Senator Allen
if he should introduce a bill in congress
to reduce the mortgages on all the farms
in the United States 50 per cent and give
us 50 years to piiy up and cut the inter
est down to 2 per cent? Senator Thurs
ton's U. P. Funding bill is of this nature,
only it helps the rich man. His excuse
is that the railroad cannot pay the debt
with its earnings. How many farmers
in Nebraska ore paying their debts wjth
their earnings? 1 Oh! we are only poor
devil farmers and ought not to run into
debt, to not pay our debts is repudia
tion, but for a great money lord to get
congress to pay his debts is statesman
ship. We poor fool farmers cannot grasp
these great questions, we can only rub
np alongside of snch great ideas ns the
Thurston bill. What do you think of
ths sugar bounty and the U. P. Funding
bill brother laborer? We pay the freight.
M. M. Ualleck.
NEBRASKA'S BLIND INSTITUTE.
After Years of Rough Sailing it Secures
" Good Anchorage. -
NeuraskaCity, Neb., Dec., 14, 1896.
Editor Independent: Having had
occasion to visit Nebraska City in a bus
iness capacity, and having a desire to
Men's heavy dark
grey Shetland ulsters
reduced from f 7 to
Men's extra heavy
v brown mixed, f IO4
Irish Frir ze ulsters,
Men's extra all wool
Clav worsteds, Prince
Albert, f 16.50; suits,
see and learn something of the history
and of the present and past manage
ment of the state institution for the ed
ucation of the blind, I made it conven
ient to call at and visit the school.
The institution was established in the
year 1875 by Professor Samuel Macon
(himself a blind man.) Professor Bacon
had quite an experience' as instructor .
and superintendent, naviug nuea xne
office of principal of instruction in the
institution for the buna at .lacKsonvuie,
Illinois and be also filled the same po
sition in the state of Iowa, previous to
the establishment of jtho institution at
Nebraska City, Nebraska. His first re-,
Dortns superintendent of the Nebraska
institution was made to Governor Gar-
ber, December 1st, 1876. Profesaor
Bacon continued to act as superintend-
entofthe institution from its founda
tion until Nov,, 22, 1877 at which time
he was succeeded by J. B. Parmelee, ho
held the position for more than 14 years.
During his administration the east wing
of the building was constructed ana also
the main central building.
Mr. C. D. Rakestraw was appointed to
the r.uperintendency by Governor Boyd
in April 21, 1891, and took charge May
4,1891. He was ousted by the then
acting Governor Thayer on the 15th
day of February, 1892 and Mr. Parma
lee was again placed at . the head of the
institution. Mr. Parmalee was again ,
deposed by Governor Royd and Mr.
Rnkestrnw reinstated. Again on April
10, 1893, Mr. Rakestraw was deposed
and Mr. William Ebright, placed in
charge by Governor Cronnse. Ebright
hold the plnce against all comers until
October 5. 1895, on which date Dr. D.
Neal Johnson of Lincoln was placed in
charge by . Governor Silas A. Holcomb.
Sometime in February, 1896, Dr. John
son tendered his resignation as superin
tendent to the governor to take effect
March 1, 1896, at, which time Professor
W. A. Jones of Adams county, the pres
ent Incumbent, was appointed superin
tendent. In 1S95. the west wing of the
building was built, and at present, the
capacity of the institution is about 100
students. TIipv now have enrolled about
80. During the last five years this in
stitution has had five changes of super
intendent. From the above facts it ia
plain to be seen that the institution has
been a political football, and I am cred
ibly informed that nt tho time the pres
ent superintendent took charge of the
institution he found it in astateof chaos.
Taking the institution during the last
quarter of the school year and in a sort
01 quasi organized condition, rvquinnK
great deal of trimming in all its branches
and showing in all its departments the
sad effects of the many changes through
which it had passed during the last five
The first, thing which suggested itself
to Professor Jones was to reorganize as
soon as possible but it was evident to
him that little could be done until after .
the school ear closed, there was nothing
left to do at the time ot his assuming
charge except to pnll the fragmentary
organization together as best he could
under the circumstances nntil vacation.
Now in the closing days of the first
ter of the school year, Professor Jones
has the institution well in hand and
everything is running on a plan, quasi
military in its disipline and order. As a.
eitizen of Nebraska and one who is in
terested in her welfare and the prosper
ity of all her institutions of learning and
charity, I desire to offr my testimony
in behalf of the management of the in
stitution for the blind, ns conducted by
Prof. W.'A. Jones. It is my best judgment
that the institution will reach a much
higher plane of usefulness in the future
then it has in the past.
Yours for the good of the state and
J. M. Doyle.
A BUSINESS MEM'S GOVERNS! KNT.
Business men must run the govern
ment. No other class of citizens should
have a hand iu it, is the claim long put
forth and long acted upon. Now here is
a specimen of the way they do business.
A federal building is to be erected in 1
Pueblo, Colorado, a state full of rock
ribbed mountains, and stone quarries
without number. Rut the "business
men" at Washington have ordered it
built of stone taken from quarries in the
state of Indiana and hauled across three
states, to where inexhaustable amounts
of stone, just as good or better, are neat
at hand. The ''business men" are only
looking after the interest of Dan Voor
hees' stone quarry and the railroads.
That is the way the "business mesr" of
the gold standard type run the govern
ment. We are told they are the only
,men who know how.
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