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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT..
March 4 1897.
And a full line of
THE LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICE
The Best Is the Cheapest.
We Have the Best.
Try The Lincoln C oalCo.'s
victory m IOWA.
Fusionists Win in all of the Important
Cities in Iowa.
Te city elections in Iowa held on March
let resulted in general victory for the
populist and democrat nominees. In
Ottumwa they elected their entire ticket
In Perry, Atlantic, Algona, Cedar Rap
, ids and Iowa Citr the republicans lost
. all of the officers with but few exceptions
where the fusionists had nominated can
didates unpopular or incompetent.
These elections coming so soon after the
national election the great changes
In votes seems to indicate that there
; was truth in the statements that a large
number of votes were voted in duplicate
in some of the central eastern states.
Why those states should so greatly in
crease their votes in a national election
simply to elect the republican president
and only three months thereafter at
elections held completely revere them
selves is a matter worthy of careful con
sideration. In the city of Duluth a few
days ago the populists and democrats
were victorious and so in every city
election since the national campaign.
A GOOD MEASURE.
Orotvanor of Hamilton Altar the Clerk,
of the Supreme Court.
Hon. J. H. Grosvenor of Hamilton
county has introduced a bill in the house
that deserves very careful consideration.
It is aimed at a great evil. The consti
tution of Nebraska provides that the
clerk of the supreme court shall be ap
pointed by the judges of the supreme
court and shall receive ' a salary of f 1,
500 per annum. By subsequent legisla
tion the legislature has provided that in
addition to the (15,000 per annum, pro
vided for by the constitution, the clerk
of the supreme court shall receive the
fees collected in his office which amounts
tofcomething like $1,500 ayear. Out of
this the clerk probably expends as much
as $3,000 per year for assistant clerical
help conducting the office. Mr. Grosve
nor' e bill provides that the clerk of the
supreme court shall be appointed by the
judges of the supreme court in accord
ance with the constitution, but that he
ahall have such assistance as may be
necessary, the number to be determined
by a board composed of the chief justice,
governor and attorney general, of which
board the governor shall be chairman;
it provides that the clerk of the supreme
court shall turn into the treasury of the
state of Nebraska for the purpose of
creating a fund out of which to pay as
sistants 80 per cent of all the fees col
lected by him. This would provide
ample amount and leave a profit to the
atate of from $6,000 to $8,000 per year,
the remaining 20 per cent would go to
the clerk of the supreme court for his
trouble in collecting the fees. It seems
to have been the intention of Mr. Grosve
nor to allow the clerk a certain percent
age of the fees collected as an induce
ment to keep them well collected. This
is a better arrangement than to reduce
the fees of the office, for in the supreme
court by far the greater number of cases
are those in which the great corpora
tions of the state are parties and it is
not at all unreasonable that they should
pay sufficient fees to cover all of the ex
penses of the clerical force required by
the supreme court, and even leave a bal
ance in the treasury of the state nearly
sufficient to pay the judges of the su
preme court Mr. Grosvenor is perhaps
the youngest member of the house, but
is alert and attentive to business and
will undoubtedly secure the passage of
tnis important measure.
An Interesting Contribution on That
Holstein, Neb., Feb. 22.
To tit Editor of th Independent:
In your last issue some of the leader.
in our party gave their opinions on the
silver issue. It will be well also to hear
the opinion of the rank and file of our
party the army that furnishes the
Why we should abandon silver as an
issue is more than I can understand.
Have we not, as a party, advocated that
issue from the very beginning? Look
at the platforms of the different conven
tions and you will see that we have al
ways demanded the free and. unlimited
coinage of that metal, the same as gold,
and the issue of paper money to the
amount of $50 per capita.
Are we gqjng to admit that we were
not honest in that plank of our plat
Wagons, Etc , at
Cor. I Oth & Q Sts.
1 2060 Street. Phone 440
form, or are we , going to say that be.
cause the democrats at their Chicago
national convention took up that issue
with others of onr platform planks, that
we, as a reform party, are jealous of the
prominence silver got in the last cam
Are we going to abandon that issue
simply for reason that the democrats
took it up?
Are the office seekers in the populist
party afraid that the democrats will
steal the thunder and sweep the country
at the next election, or is it that the so-
called populists of the Van der Voort
wing are trying to side-track what the
people want f
Neverl We started as a reform party to
seek relief from the oppression. We hare
forced the money question to the front
and the so-called leaders may as well let
it stay there until it is settled, and set
tled right, for the rank and file will see
that it is not side-tracked, for we are in
dead earnest and will elect other leaders
if they do not do the people's will.
Some think there will be a so-called
middle of the road party. I have no
such fears if we see that none but honest
men are put on guard.
Our candidates must "practice what
they preach." It makes no difference to
me whether those men call themselves
silver democrats, silver republicans or
populists if they are honest and vote our
ticket and thereby sustain onr platform.
Rome was not built in a day, neither will
a great party be. As soon as a man sees
the light he will find the way. '
We never can get recruits if we say to
them, ."you must believe in all our plat
form or none." What we need is more of
the spirit of Christ and less of ani
mosity. The people of our state are asking
themselves, "what will the legislature
I hope they will not disappoint them.
We want them to look after the interests
of the people as well as the interests of
the corporations. They are on trial?
Will the deficiency bill be wiped out?
If there is an elevator trust in Nebras
ka will they see that ft is broken?
If the stockyards are exacting more
than their pound of flesh will you see
that they do not?
Will yon give the railroad commission
power so that if the maximum freight
will is killed in the supreme court that
they can adjust the people's grievances.
we, tne people, Invite capital into our
great state. We will deal with them and
only want fair play. We want them to
share with us in building up our state
and are willing that they receive a fair j
compensation therefore, but no more.
Will you see that the corporations
does not crush the liberty of the people,
but protect the voter in his rights?
Mr. bditor, the above is from a for
eigner, who left the old country thirty
one years ago to escape the yoke of op"
pression, and has been fighting with
Cooper and Weaver in the old green back
party and is now fighting in our glorious
populist for a free country, a free ballot
and an honest count.
; P. C. Larsen.
State of Ohio, City of Toledo, )
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is
the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing business in the ctiy
of Toldo, county and state aforesaH,
and that said firm will pay the sum of
one hundred dollars for each and every
case of catarrh that cannot be cured by
the use Of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
1 Frank J. Cheney.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D. 1896.
SEAL A. W. GLEASON,
Halls Catarrh Cure i taken internally
and acts directly on the blood and mu
cous surfaces of the system. Send foi
F. J. Cheney & Co.,
' Toledo, 0.
To Give Security Bonds.
There has been a bill introduced in the
house by Hon. C. F. Wheeler of Furnas
county that provides that state officials
and county officials may give a security
company bond for the faithful perform
ance ofthe duties of their office instead of
private individuals. Mr. Wheeler urges
this bill for the raason that the company
can and does keep a closer watch of
persons guaranteed by it than can be
done by individual bondsmen. He also
points out that recovery can very sel
dom be made on a bond of individuals
on account of friendship and personal
acquaintance with jurymen and officers
of court, which would not be nearly so
great in the case of a guarantee bond
corporation. The mesure is a good
one and will probably become a law.
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SENATOR RANSOM IN A FIGHT.
He Strikes Clerk C.sry of the Committee
of the Whole.
During the evening -after '.he passage
of the stock yards bill through the sen
ate great interest was manifest by every
one owing to the closenefi. of the final
vote. 8enator Ransom felt his defeat
keenly and was quarrelsome. He met
Clerk Clary in the corridor of the Lincoln
hotel and renewed the charge that Clary
bad purposely recorded Jeffcoat voting
in the negative when be should have
been recorded as voting in the amrina
tive. Clary denied that be did it pur
posely and when Ransom repeated the
charge be called the senator a liar.
Clary is small, while Ransom is a large
and powerful man. Kansom slapped
Clary and struck him twice with his fist,
one blow cutting a deep gash between
Clary s eyes. At this tne men were part
ed and Ransom retired to his room. ;
Ransom's opposition to the stock
yards' bill, from wholly personal reasons
has caused a great deal of criticism. The
senator has greatly injured bis influence
among the majority party, most of
whom have decided that bis sympathies
are mostly with the corporations instead
of the common people.
The stock yards bill will probably go
through the bouse without serious op
position, and will certainly be approved
by the trover nor. The , farmers of this
state have long needed such a measure.
THE SCHOOL OF MECHANIC ARTS,
A Promising Department in the Uni
versity of Nebraska y
At the present time one of the most
potent factors in the development of the
mechanical industries is technical educa
tion. This is clearly shown in Germany
and England, as well as in the other
states of the union, where the magnifi
cent system of technical education is
being developed to its highest point of
efficiency. , V
Having the best interests of the state
at heart, the regents of the university
realized that something must be done to
aid in the development of our mechanical
interests, so that Nebraska can in time
become a great manufactoring state, as
well as a great agricultural state, thus
rendering unnecessary her complete de
pendence on any one industry for sup
port. As a means towards this end the school
of mechanic arts has been established,
its purpose being principally to fit young
men to enter the trades, and by their
kuowledge of mechanical work to assist
in bringing about those industrial
changes wbithout which Nebraska will
always be dependent upon the caprices
of nature for her success. The school is
for those young men who have lacked
the opportunity of securing a high school
education, and who have had only the
advantage of the common and country
schools; so that the first of the two years'
course is designed to take men from the
common schools and give them a good
general education in mathematics, En
glish, political economy and physics, in
addition to the technical instruction,
consisting of work in the shop and in
mechanical drawing, and lectures ; on
mechanical topics. 1
Wbile the school is not a trade school,
the principles of tool use. and mechan
ical construction are carefully shown,
and the prominent features of a number
of the now important mechanical trades
are illustrated by actual work in .the
shop. It is then possible for a young
man to determine what line of work he
is best fitted for, and in what line he will
make the greatest success.
We believe the university did a (rood
thing for the state by organizing this
school, and we hope that the people of
tne state will give it their most cordial
Van der Voort Whitewashed.
It is surprising how people will take
up with a rascal when he gets away from
home. The populist editors ofthe south
met at Memphis pursuant to the call of
Tan der Yoort and swarmed around the
arrogant old boodler like flies around a
molasses jug. He called the meeting at
Memphis because he knew western ed
itors who know him could not attend
and when the warning sent to the south
ern boys was read he was on his feet in
a minute and with impassionate oratory
denounced his assailants and with
spread-eagle eloquence demanded an
investigation. The common method of
the rogue is always to court investiga
tion where he has bis wires so arranged
that a vindication is a sure thing. In
response to Paul's request a committee
was appointed to investigate the charge
against him and in the investigation
Paul was counsel for the plaintiff and
was defendant, jury and. judge, and all
that would be necessary to win the case.
Consequently he was whitewashed. In
his address he recommended that Chair
man Butler and Secretary Edgerton of
the National Peoples party committee
be asked to resign. What a fakir.
Messrs. Butler and Edgerton have
worked long and faithfully for the suc
cess of the peoples cause while Van der
Voort has been "galavanting" over the
country in the interest of such corpora
tion profligates as John M. Thurston.
We are not so well acquainted with
Butler's work but every one of the Ne
braska boys are ready to stand by
Edgerton, because they know his worth
and integrity. The sooner . the populist
party fires Van der Voort over the tran
som the better it will be for it. The best
thing western editors can do will be to
unite solidly with the nw national asso
ciation organized at Kansas City with
J. R. Sovereign of the Knights of Labor
Journal as president and Warwick Saun
ders, of the Columbus, Nebraska Argus
as secretary. No better selection could
be made and w are especially proud to
announce the election of Mr. Saunders
as secretary, not only because of bis ex
cellent qualifications but for the grati
fications of local pride as well. People's
Banner, David City.
FOR WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE.
Many Petitions Favoring Municipal
Suffrage are Introduced in
During the last week there have been
a large number of petitions very numer
ously signed Bent to the house urging
the incorporation of a clause in the city
charters of Lincoln and Omaha that
will enable women to vote at city elec
tions. It is believed that such a clause
will be inserted in the charters of those
two cities. The petitions are not con
fined to members of the populist party,
tbough'a great majority of signers are
doubtless populists. The following is a
sample of one sent in from the Round
Table club at Lincoln:
To the honorable house of the legisla
ture of Nebraska: We, the undersigned
members of the Round Table club do
hereby earnestly petition your honor
able body to pass Senate File No. 46
and House Roll No. 36, enabling women
to vote at all city, town and village
elections under the same restrictions and
qualifications as electors. Names. John
(. Morrison, A. J. Sawyer, E. T. Hari
ley, F. S. Stein, F. M. Hall, N. S. Har
wood, Charles L. Hall, Lewis Gregory,
J. M. Miller, A. S. Tibbetts.
The same privileges would be granted
to the women of the country districts ex
cept that in order to enable them to
vote in state elections t is necessary to
have an amendment to the state consti
tution but under the present require
ments for amending the constitution it
is practically impossible to carry the
amendment. There will probably be
some legislation submitting an amend
ment to the electors making it possible
to more easily amend the constitution.
Should this carry in all probability the
women of this state will secure their
equal and just rights.
Candnotsd by J. T. If. 8 wig art. Cormpondenca
It is now almost certain that the
Town Mutual bill will become a law.and
probably with the emergency clause at
If it does there will be a company
started at once We would like to have
good risks of residence property from all
good towns. ,
If the reader has any property in town
that he wants insured in a mutual com
pany please drop us a line. We will hand
your name to those who will get up a
company and when they are ready and
nave some printing done you will bear
from them. If you have no insurance
yourself but know of some one else who
does please hand this to him. Agents
will be wanted in every town.
The plate glass bill will also become a
law and a company will be formed.
We predict that in five years 90 per
cent of the plate glass of Nebraska will
be insured in the Mutual company.
Uue company could do all this insur
ance, but, no doubt, there will be several
If there is a good reliable man in each
town who would like an agency we
would like to have his name at once.
We are not contemplating starting all
the mutual companies, but we can help
others and are willing to hand all cor
respondence to those for whom they are
There no doubt will be somecompanies
start for the sole purpose of fleecing the
members, if all will take the precaution
to post themselves before signing appli
cations it might prove a profitable in
vestment of time and trouble.
None ever saw a worthless article coun
terfeited, but when anything of , merit
becomes popular it is universally coun
terfeited for profit by money-making ad
vertisers. Purely mutual insurance is a success
ful money saving scheme, originated by
those who ' carry the insurance and
operated in their interest, but when a
few men get toge'ther for the purpose of
skinning the people taking large fees
and pay large commissions, it would be
well to keep an eye on that company
awhile before you insure.
FOR THE WOMEN.
An Opportunity to Get Dress Pat
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A good eight-room residence property
ith barn, well, and first-class improve
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With or without MO-acre garden-farm
located within one-half mile.
This property is located at Bethany
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to move to the city for educational pur
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The university is in u flourishing con
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The party now owning this property
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, Beaver City 3Veb.
129 So- 11th St.
GALLERY ESTABLISHED IN 1871.
Work Guaranteed. Prices Low.
Millions of Strawberry Plants. Larg.
est stock in the state. Have the best
standard varieties for the west, and
many of the newest sorts. Our plants
have been irrigated, are unusually thrifty!
well rooted and more valuable for plant
ing than those stunted by drouth. A
full line of nursery stock at hard times
prices. Get the bent near home and save
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The planter's success depends most upon Good and
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Furnas county, Nebraska, in 1893, we are now ready to
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