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March 4 iSctf,
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
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The above cat is a view of the fifteen
year old orchard planted by Crete Nur
series, in Saline county. Six and one
half acres were planted in the very dry,
windy spring of 1881 without the loss
of a tree. The soil is of fair quality, high
prairie. 170 feet to water. The orchard
was cultivated twelve times the first
season. The crops of the first seven
years were corn, vines and buckwheat,
always cultivates the tree rows one
way at least, with a single horse, from
eight to ten times a season. The ninth
and tenth years the orchard was in
Continued from 1st page.
to see you hew to the line, let the chips
fall where they will. I also desire to con
gratulate the chairman of the national
committee on the position he has taken
on this question as well as on the ques
tion of United States senator in North
Carolina. I am, yours for populist suc
cess. J. H. ftdmisten.
. NATIONAL COMMITTEE FROM MICHIGAN
I heartily approve your stand for tie
maintainance of all of the demands of
the peoples party. The Omaha plat
form converted me, and its silver plauk
I deemed the most important one then,
and I see no reason now why it should
be disregarded. At tne St. Louis con
vention we reaffirmed it essentially, and
this seems to me to be no time to desert
it. My greatest hope is that the Bryan
democracy and the eilver party '"ill, in
the near future, unite with us on the
whole platform, for then our party will
have achieved one successful battle, and
shall have forced the American people
to allien themselves with one of two
great political forces for the battle of
1900. James E. McBride, member na
tional committee for Michigan.
HON. E. GERRY BROWN, OF MASS.
The peoples party was organized as a
protest against tne incapacity of botn
of the old parties to deal with the po
litical Questions pressing for settlement.
As such the party will continue to exist
and will grow in strength and influence
just in proportion as the old parties
serve monopolistic plutocracy and there
by prove their organizations to be false
to the interests of the over-burdened peo
ple who are now awakening to a realiza
tion of the causes which have created ex
isting conditions. The political demands
in our platform were originally formu
lated by the representatives of organized
labor. Planting ourselves npon these
demands we urged men to work with us
on the plea that the success of a principle
was more to be desired than the success
of a party and we secured the support of
those not bund with partisanship, now
then can we abandon our advocacy of
free silver either directly or indirectly
We taught that our principles were the
demands ot Jenerson and Lincoln the
essence of true democracy and republi
canism and some of our leaders profess
to be amazed because some of those who
were enrolled under our banner have
rushed to the democratic party to take
part in the conflict between the gold and
silver wings of that organization. Will
abuse of Wm. J. Bryan and middle of
road proclamations attract those men
again to our ranks? Those converts
however will labor for the success of our
principles. Why should we seek occa
sion to express any regret for our part
in the grand record that was made iast
fall? Do we appreciate the wonderful
development of reform sentiment that
was created? What is the necessity for
a double meaning call for a national
conference for independent action? Our
party organization exists in every state;
ana it is in tnis direction that men are
so solicitous for its welfare and so anx
ious to shine in national conferences and
conventions have a great opportunity
to devote their energies and exert their
influence in creating a sentiment favor
able to their interpretation of what the
party policy should be. Next year our
populists will take action in congres
sional elections and in less than three
years our Call for the national conven
tion will be promulgated. Until then
the St. Louis platform is the latest au
thorized expression of the united popu
lists, no national conference has tne
right to emphasize one plank in prefer
ence to other planks as the will of the
party or to officially declare what is the
issue or to "change the issue" or to
make any other test of party fealty than
that of allegiance to this platform pro
mulgated at our last national conven
tion. Middle of the road men said so in
January, 1895, when Mr. Taubeneck
called the St. Louis conference. It is as
true now as it was then and our chair
man, Senator Butler has exercised com
mendable discretion in not issuing a call.
It is stated in populist papers that our
state central committee of Massachu
setts at its recent meeting in "February
endorsed Mr. Washburn's proposition to
"change the fssue." That is not so.
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FIFTEEN YEAR APPLE ORCHARD IN BLOSSOM, CRETE NURSERIES, CRETE, NEB.
clover to throw it into heavy bearing.
The cultivation each year since has been
by disc pulverizing and harrowing, nine
to twelve cultivations each season work
ing the orchard both ways.
The first heavy crop was in 1891, av
eraging seven to eight bushels per tree.
An exact record of the yield was not
kept separate from . the other orchards
until 1894, the very dry year. In spite
of the severe drouth and small size of
many of the apples due to lack of
moisture, twenty bushels of apples were
picked from single trees. The average
yield of all varieties was nearly Beven
bushels per tree. The yield from the six
Neither did it listen to the reading of
any letter to Mr. Edgerton, for none
was read or presented to be read. It did
however adopt a resolution offering its
allegiance to the St. Louis platform and
declaring it "it would recognize no other
guide or authority." I am in full sym
pathy with this position. E. Gerry
Brown, member national committee,
Artichokes for Hogs-
A great deal has been said lately
through the press praising artichokes
as a cheap and healthful hog feed. In
myjudgment,from seven years experience
in raising them quite extensively for my
hogs, they are spoken of none too highly
as a feed for growing hogs, I think that
in a very few years artichokes will be
found on every farm where swine is
raised, especially in the west where we
are subject to long dry spells. Artichokes
will grow on any soil where corn or pota
toes will and yield from six to sixteen
times as much per acre as corn, and they
have this advantage: They require less
attention, both in growing and harvest
ing, than any other crop that comes any
ways near approaching them in value
as hog feed. For brood sows and grow
ing pigs they can't be beat, and for
fattening hogs artichokes and corn will
put a finish on them cheaper and quicker
than any leed a farmer can possibly
raise. As a supplement to our cheap
corn and as a preventive of cholera
regard artichokes as possessing a very
high value. A variety is what a hog
wants and needs, and this you will find
in artichokes and corn. Respectfully, Geo
A. Arnold, iiaydan, Neb.
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necessarily. To be driven into the woods
a second time was once too much. To
him it meant no more school or spelling
matches, no more sleigh rides or parties.
All the friends and scenes of his child
hood must be left.
While it was yet winter, father and son
must go up with the oxen and build a
log house and have it ready for the fami
ly in the early spring. 1 hey must sleep
in the sled and cook their own food out
of doors until a house was built and a
As they started off their old home dis
appeared, the school house, the Collins'
house.and one after another the familiar
objects of boyhood, till all was a dense
forest. To add to Jim's sadness Mr.
Collins had objected to Sue having any
thing more to say to him. He is poor
and if he gets anything he will fool it
away as his father has. it was under
these circumstances that Jim made three
solemn vows to himself.
1. I will never borrow or run in debt
as long as I live. 1 will pav as 1 go or
stop. No sheriff shall ever sell me out.
2. 1 will not become surety for any
man for any sum. I will never ask a man
to sign with me and they need not ask
me to sign with them.
3. I will not drink or taste of liquor in
sickness or health. 1 be bar tender shall
not have one cent of my eariiugs.
These pledges were not surface work,
but like indelible ink, they struck in and
became a part of his very life. Three
long years in the woods with his father
only strengthened bis determinations.
They were almost literally ground into
his flesh and bones.
March was well along, the house was
well up, roof on and . one must go for the
family before the snow was gone. J im
E leaded until his father concluded to let
im go. There were two reasons why he
wanted to go. He did not want bis
father to go in sight of a bar room
aud the other was he wanted to see his
old boyhood friend, Sue Collins, with the
The trip was made, Jim had two days
visit and returned with a lighter heart.
He learned that Sue told her father she
was going to marry a man and not
The three years rolled by, chopDimr
and burning in the summer and lumber
ing in the winter. Jim was back to the
old neighborhood two or three times and
Joe was up hunting deer every winter,
aside irom that it was all work. In Sep
tember, 1861, he was of age and his
own man.. His father s new farm was
paid for, forty acres cleared and every
thing comfortable and out of debt. Stnl
no bar room near. When the young
man started for himself his entire earth
and one-half acres wan 2,500 bushels.
The fruit sold for $1,400.00, and aver
age of 2 16.00 per acre. The crops of
1891 and 1896 were about the same,
with smaller lots of fruit in other years.
The anuual expense of cultivation since
farm crops were grown has been $3.50
per acre. The cost of gathering a large
crop of fruit has been about $10 per
acre. The cost of trees, planting and
cultivation for the first ten years was
about $50 per acre. The orchard is now
iu its prime and has paid more than 20
per cent per annum on a valuation of
$200 per acre, for each year since plant
ed. Apparently the orchard is good for
ly possessions consisted of the clothes on
his back and a shirt and pair of stock
ings in a handkerchief. Still be was rich,
for he had two strong hands and no bad
That night he slept with JoeSearla
Before going to sleep, however, they de
cided to visit their girls the next day
and enlist before night. They did it and
their company moved the da following.
Sue's last words to Jim were, "if you are
sick or wounded let me know and I will
come and take care of you, and father
To be Continued.
An Example of Economy,
A letter recently sent to the chief clerk
of the house by the Keystone Bill File
Company stated that the usual number
of bill files used by the legislature of
Nebraska at all of its preceding sessions
has been 410, but np to the present time
this legislature had ordered but 300,
They expressed a desire to sell the re
mainlng 110, and thought perhaps the
clerk would use his influence with the
proper parties to secure the sale, for
which tbey would be extremely thankful
The files cost f 2.50 a piece, and the sav
ing upon this one item of 110 bill files
amounts to f 275.00. The cominuni
cation stated that in most instances
they were able to sell as many as 600
files, and that the Nebraska legislature
bad one hundred less than any other leg
islature in tne united states.
V Bryan Their Choice.
The New York World, the largest denr
ocratic paper in the United States, re
cently sent the following telegram to all
of the regular democratic committees
and organizations in the United States:
"If the democratic national conven
tion met tomorrow would W. J. Bryan
again be chosen as the democratic candi
date for president?"
The result was an extraordinary con
census of opinion showing, with hardly
an exception, that the democratic or
ganizations everywhere as well as the
democratic national committee was as
devoted to Mr. "Bryan as ever. A ma
jority of them believe that he will not
only be nominated but elected in 1900
Forty of the state chairmen responded
in favor ot Uryan as tne candidate for
Never before in the history of this
country has a defeated candidate so
completely retained the confidence of his
No Gold Contracts,
House roll No. 154, by Mr. Wooster,
providing that gold and silver coin shall
be legal tender for the payment of all
debts both public and private, thus mak
ing it impossible, under the laws of this
state to enforce a con tract to pay in gold
alone, was recomnended for passage by
a vote of 60 to 27, being a strict party
vote, i nis Dili is designed to afford re
lief to farmers and business men who
have mortgages falling due from placing
such a clause in the contract, thus in
creasing the demand for gold and widen
ing the breach between gold and silver.
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inis measure win prooaoiy oecome a
NEBRASKA. REFORM EDITORS.
About Eighty of the Free Silver Pencil
Pushers Gather at the
In response to the invitation of the
Reform Press association for all editors
in the state who supported Bryan and
Holcomb last fall to meet with the asso
ciation in Lincoln, March 2, about 80 of
the boys, populists, Iree silver democrats
and free silver republicans, gathered at
the large room of ttu Lincoln hotel last
Tuesday. Initiation fee was changed to
25 cents. The doors were thrown open
and all reform editors were invited to
subscribe to the constitution. Officers
for the ensuing year wete elected as fol
President. E. D. Kellev. Fremont
Leader; Vice-president, R. D. Scott,
Uattle Creek Enterprise; Sec'y-Treae,
Frank D. Lemon, David City Banner;
Ex. Com.. Roy W. Rhone. Kearnev. New.
Era-Standard; C Clinton Page, Hol
drege Progress; Fred D. glassier, Pawnee
fifteen years wore. The recorded yield
of about IbOO per acre seems likely to
be increased to more than $1,000.00 per
acre before the orchard finally exhausts
An orchard of Winesap apple trees
standing alongside this orchard, aged
fifteen years, in 1891 made the following
yield: Trees were planted 12 by 18
feet, or 193 trees per acre, yield in 1891,
eight bushels per tree, or at a rate of
1,500 bushels per acre, the fruit selling
at 30 cents to $1 per bushel, depending
on when and where marketed.
What business pays better?
E. F. Stephens,
A large part of the afternoon and even
ing session was taken up with secret ses
sion discussing business matters-.
At the evening meeting two splendid
addresses were delivered by Governor
Holcomb and Col. L. C. Pace, for which
the association returned . a vote of
thanks. The body then went into exe
cutive session that lasted until after
midnight. Important matters were
considered that may result in very ma
terial good to the weekly reform papers
of the state.
The association adjourned ' to meet
again in two weeks, viz, Tuesday, March
1 6, at 1 o'clock at the Lincoln hotel
Lincoln. ( '
fust before ndinnrnmenfca resolution
was adopted endorsiug the purpose of
the new press association organized at
Kansas Cfty to unite with the National
Reform Press association and urging
that a complete and speedy union be
brought about between the associations,
The House Recommends the Bill for
House Roll No. 36, which provides that
women possessing the same qualifica
tions as to age and residence as is re
quired of men shall be allowed to vote
for all officers and all questions sub
mitted to a vote of the people for any
county, township, city, town, village or
irrigation district,- was recommended for
passage by a vote of sixty to twenty-
seven. This is all tne privileges that
can be granted thtm by the legislature
until the constitution is amended, as
section 13 of article 16 does not allow
women to vote at general elections.
The discussion of this bill consumed
nearly a half day in which seme twenty
members took part. The bill will now
go to the senate and may not receive as
favorable consideration. The women's
suffrage organizations of the state are
on the ground and pushing the measure
as fast as possible.
We have received cash from the fol
lowing persons who have failed to give
their postoffice address, and those inter
ested should write at once that we may
give proper credit:
Tbos. Barron ..f 50
B Pearson 2 00
Wm. Robbins 2 00
M V Runnyan 2 00
H C Crandell 26
S D Cole 1 50
THE SIFTING COMMITTEE
Will Recommend Important Measures
for Advancement on the File.
When the house met Wednesday morn
ing Speaker Gaffln announced the sifting
committee as follows: Chairman Jones
of Nemaha county, Moran of Platte,
Hull of Harlan, Woodard of Hamilton
Robertson of Holt, Wiebe of Hall and
and Fouke of Gage. This committee
will examine the bills now on general
file and recommend the most important
measures for advancement and passage.
The stock yards bill which has been
passed by the senate will be taken up,
the city charters, bills regulating tele
phone and telegraph companies and
some of the important railroad bills.
MAMMOTH WHITE ARTICHOKE
Seed at farmers' prices. After seven
years' experience in growing them for my
hogs I pronounce them equal to Oil Meal
at One-fifth the Cost. For particulars
and prices address Geo. A. Arnold, Hay-
don, Phelps County, Neb.
flfind for onr Electric Soldering Piute. It will mend
all kinds of Tinwar oxed In the noma, or about
the furm. It In alwayn ready for use and doe the
work, we want apent In every town to e)l our
line ot 2tc. articlf-a, The HI 4. yulck eellera.
immense prnnte. una 10 i;rnt ror m nampie
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11 . 0. LKKC H CO., 1HS learborn St, Chicago, 111
They have Seen Their day and you
should now give them to some poor
man and dress up! We leaa all
competition and do not propose to
take a HA Off 0CflTforanyoneon
earth. Dfiuli OLfi I Our SPRING
i m. i raw
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sands of men we never
we can please you if you
our Catalogue enables you to ao very mteiigent
ly. Send us your order at once and we will
snow you how to save your hard-earned dol
lars." . . v
Tlir 111 ID The Great Mail Order Clothing
I nil llUUj House, Lincoln, Nebraska.
REV. MrMEE DE HOTTE
After Testimr in His Own Case the Mer
its of a Well-Known Medical Sya
tem, He Commends the Same
to the Pub ic.
The merit of Irs. t'opeland cv Shep
ard's profcHslonal worn is dally
proven by the best of evidence. To
day Rev. McKendree DeMotte, mem
ber of the Nebraokii Conference and
pastor of the Methodist Kplat-opul
church ofTalmago and HrocU, adda
For five years these physicians have
held the leading place In the treatment of
chronic diseases. They have patients in
every county in the state, and possess
every equipment for treating the most
stubborn cases, either at their office or
through the malls. Read Rev. De Motto's
testimony. He was treated by mail at his
own home. If you want additional facts
write him, inclosing stamp. He writes Dr.
Shepard as follows:
REV. McKENDREE DE MOTTE.
''Since coming out of the army In
1804. I had been greatly, allllctcd
w t tli enlargement and displacement
ol the heart with accompany! nit
weakness of that organ. In later
years 1 have also greatly suffered from
chronic catarrh. Last winter a very
severe sickness left me In an ex
tremely feeble condition and wholly
unfit for any work. After a course
by mall with Dr. Shepard, It affords
me great pleasure to state that I linvc
found much relief and substantial
benefit from his treatment. My vase
was handled with excellent Judg
ment and skill and 1 most benrlll
commend Ore. Copeland ac Xhepar
as courteous, honorable gentlemen,
thoroughly qualified as specialists 1l
their chosen profession."
ltliclit in Town.
Mr. George Spangler Is the creilt mat
for McCord, Brady & Co., the wholesali
grocers. Speaking of his relief and cur.
from the horrors of dyspepsia, he says:
"Catarrh of the stomach nearly ruine
my digestion for several years. Almost in
variably after eating 1 would have a dull
heavy pain in the stomach and bowels, a
though filled up with lead or putty. Th
food would lie on the stomach without d.
gesting, causing discomfort, distress an
often nausea. A number of physicians trie
to help me, but none of them seemed t
hit it until I began with Drs. CopelHr.il an
Sheparu, aiid they cured me. I have neve
had a sign of trouble since I finished th
course about two years ago.'1
A MONTH to any patlen
for any curable chroni
disease, and all medlclnei
furnlebed without a cen
of additional com, K
other tee. So other ex
pense. Send for sympton
DKS. t'OPKLAM) te SHEP-
Alii), Omaha, Neb.
Send five one-cent stamps to J. B.
ARMSTRONG. Shenandoah, la., for
20 page book Hints on Corn Growing
and 4 sample packages of best varieties.
You cannot miss it in aoingso. uis
varieties are Eakly Yellow Kose.Snow
flake White, Piiiok ok the Nortb, and
Armsthonos Mortgage Lifter, lne
rreat corn season ot 18'.)6only served to
add new and valuable testimony to the
great worth of the Enrly Yellow Rose for
Nebraska growers. I rices to suit tne
To William Robinson, Non-resident Defendant:
Ton are hereby notified that on the first day
of March, 1897, LUile Robinson filed a petition
against yon In the district court of Lancaster
oonnty, Nebraska, the object and prayer of
whlcti are to ontaln a divorce froin you on the
ronnd that yon have wilfully abandoned the
plaintiff witboot good canee tor the term of two
years I ant past. Yon are required to answer
aid petition on or before Monday, the 18th day
of April, im.
By Wm. Leese A Owlsey Wilson, her attor
Dated March Sd, 1897.
tell you all about
spring styles and
post you on prices.
'Bfo Samples of New
lor Men and Boys
wear. We do bus
iness With thou
see, and are confident
order by mail, which
APPLE, t to 4 ft. M:
1 000 ash $ I
Bos, Mulberry A
Cherry. 8 to 4 ft, tin;
Coneorii grape rtnei$I
vi f at tub freight
Complete Price List Free,
amen Kar Jansen, Nab
at about name or.
SIX MILLION' Pr.OPLEVOTED FOR
Hon. W. J. Hrviin. His only book. "The
First Buttle." is now reudy. Agents
making Trom $25 lo $150 per week; the
greatest seller ol III' ase; seud for outfit
quick. IWiirp nf fraudulent books. W,
H. Con key Company, sole publishers,
We pay freight to your railrood sta
tion on the following special combi
nations. Send the money by draft,
express or money order and we will
E repay freight to any station in Ne
raska. Every article warranted:
Special Combination No. 9. -
40 lbs best granulated sugar $1 00
8 lbs Lion or Arbuckle coffee
2 lbs fancy evap'd apricots...
4 lbs " peaches...
6 lbs choice raisins.................
6 lbs choice California Prunes
3 lbs beet baking p'dr..
1 ID pure pepper.,
2 lbs best tea 1 00
All the above delivered to any rail
road station in Nebraska for 95.
The Farmer's Grocery Co.
IS6-984 N. 10th St., Lincoln, Neb.
To any person interested in humane
matters, or who loves animals, we will
seud free, noon application, a copy oi
the "ALLIANCE," the organ of this so
ciety. In addition to its intensely inter-.
estingreading.it contains a list of the
valuable and uiiusiint premiums given,
by the paper. Address The National
Humane Alliance, 410.411 United Char
ities Building, New York.
AnVindsaf Small Fruits. Ornamental and
Bhrnba. ETerythin tor the large or small
planter at LOW PRICKS. Lanre ghade Trees
for Street. Park or Cemetery. , Write tor Priee
List. Address . '
YOUNGERS &CO., Oencva.Neff.
To iintckly latroduc Into nrw localitln Dr. Hornt' New Im
tmTt4 KlKtrie &tlla and AppliucM, THE BEST ON
E A It T II , wtrrsnted to cut. without nwdiclae ll chronic ud
weakening rllaMM of both tries, we ahaM Clva away F M K E
Of ANY COST lor adTrrtlln porpoMa, on. kunlrnl
Dr. Hrrrne't No. 4 lint .00 Elactrio Beluto.iir7ir.ri (ran an; ot
tb. following diaMi! R!taBu.ll.ll, Lnaibiir,BclaUca,t'atarrh.
A.thHB, H.tMi.rko, Rraraltria, raraljan. Halt..;, DmIMH,
S.r.tNMBa. Dy.pep.1.. ieaatlaatlaa. Toralw Lltar, Tarsal
Trouble, Kpllrplla flu. Spiaal Dlaraara. Heart TrrablM,
SlMprruarM, Kottimm ItrbllllT, rnale Uplalata, tola Kf
trarolllM, beoer.l Debility, klaaoy ioaplalaU, Paiaa la tka
Itaek.llraa aad Umbo, aod all a-eakoeasM ot Maa and Womea.
W t .ball not alva away more thaa ana belt to anv one penoaad
not mora than on ha anv localltr, and aball irlre to' such person, aa
think art worthy wiff.r.ra. W. mean just what w. aav, FU&b;
OF ANY COST. Thera ar. noeharivaof any kind to be paid bv
yon. H a art makha Ink) offer to Inlrodnca oar Electric Belts -arid
Appliances into aew localities, believing- that H will pav na la tb
end. If you are, in our opinion, a worthy aofferar wa will give you
ana free. Send aa yonr name and ail 'I res. with your waist msaaare
and state nature of vour disease. Answer at ones. All answers
must be aent through the mail, and received by ua not lau-r than
March 1st, ISM, as that la the data oa which we shall give anay
the belts and answer all letters received. Address
Dr. U.ras Kleetrls Belt A Trass to., Dipt. MX, Caleaga.ni.
e jfinfl Paviaril paid to any person proving this ndverttae
tIUUU nB Wall II m.utlsnothoasst iasv.ry jtd It sautaias.
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loriw nays in yoiirfwn iiunir aim
i" save JMO toft. Somuiry liiAirriBt.
AO Kwot4 HHrh.no for 2X
$bO ArUnrton Mwhliir for
Hlnvrfrr (Madti bv
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and O streets.
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