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June 24, 1879
THE NERBASKA INDEPENDENT
SCHOOL LAND LEASE CONTRACTS
The Condition Upon which School Ltd
Can be Purchased.
At the recent semi an of the legislature
an act was passed which does away with
the sale of educational or school laud
on.and after July 9th, the date it be
comes a law.
In an interview with the. state treas
urer upon this subject, we learn that he
has been instructed by Hon. J. V. Wolf,
commissioner of public lands 'and build
ings, that if holders of lease contract
desire to purchase such land or any part
of it, complete application to pur
chase must be filed with the county
treasurer not later than the close of the
eighth day of July.
By "complete application topurchase"
it is understood, in the first place that
holders of lease contracts are entitled to
purchase such lands. Party desiring to
purchase must file his lease contract
with the county treasurer and sign ap
plication for appraisement and sale of
laud, and as soon as county commit,
ioners or supervisors (the appraisers)
make their return, there should be paid,
leasfi rental to date of application to
purchase, at least one-tenth of the prin
cipal, interest on the remainder to th
end of the year. Give six per cent (0
per ct.)note for unpaid principal.
All must be done within the time above
mentioned, in order to constitute a legal
filing for purchase.
Some have the impression that lease
contracts iray be transferred into sale
contracts at any time, and that the new
law affects vacant land only. But this
is not the case. Absolutely no school
land shall be sold after the date men
tioned except for church, school house,
'or cemetery purposes. Existing sale
contracts are not molested.
It is provided tnat all appraisements
must be reviewed by the board of edu
cational lands and funds, and if found to
be out of proportion to the true value of
the land, this board mast appoint new
appraisers and the land may then only
be sold on the basis of this new appraise
ment. Hence commissioners should take
care to set the price of such lands at
the price for which they would be willing
to sell, if they owned the land, and Com
missioner Wolfe feels that it is a duty
citirens owe, in protection of the school
fund to immediately inform him of any
errors in the valuation of such land. If
desired, such information will be treated
as confidential and highly appreciated.
Two years ago the State Journal re
ceived the contract for printing the
House Journal at 2.10 per page and
the Senate Journal at f 2.40 per pane.
This year the populist board (Porter,
Meserveand CornelHIet the contract at
51.00 per page for House and Senate
ournal. The amount of saving to tax
payers is nearly $5,000. Dontyousee?
Can't you hear? Does this indicate re
form? No wonder the republicans have
such a man as J. W. Johnson trying to
mislead and prejudice the minds of the
people against such men as the above
named gentlemen. You see some of
these republicans are losing their
chances for their large rake offs. Be
honest and vote for reform regardless of
name or party. Polk Co. Independent.
ENORMOUS OVERCHAFSES FOR RAIL
WAY MAIL. SERVICE.
Officially Announced by Governor Hoi
comb last Week.
In accordance with the provisions of
the new law Governor Holcomb has ap
pointed the officers lo take charge of the
Industrial Home at Milford and the
Home for the Friendless at Lincoln.
The appointments made were as follows:
Home for the Friendless, Lincoln
Superintendent, Mrs. C. S. Jones, Lin
coln; physician, Dr. Lenore Perky, Lin
coln; vUiting and advisory board, Mrs.
W. M. Morning, three years, Lincoln;
Mrs. J. E. Miller, three years, Lincoln;
Mrs. A. C. Kicketts, two years, Lincoln!
Mrs. A. II. Weir, one year, Lincoln; Mrs.
L. W. Pomerine, one year, Lincoln.
Nebraska Industrial Home, Milford
Superintendent, Mrs. A. M. Edwards,
Fremont; physician, Dr. Alma L. Rowe,
Beaver Crossing; visiting and advisory
board, Mrs, Norris Humphrey, one year,
Lincoln; Mrs. F. M. Hall, one year, Lin
coln; Mrs. C. W. Bain, two years, Sew
ard; Mrs. E. A. Gilbert, three years,
York; Mrs. M. D Welch, three years,
The superintendent at the Home for
the Friendless receives a salary of $800
per annum and the physician $700.
The superintendent at Milford gets $1,
000 and the physician $ 1)00. The mem
bers of the visiting and advisory boards
receive only their expenses.
PRACTICE ECONOMY in buying med
icines as in other matters. It is econ
omy to get Hood's Sarsaparilla because
it contains more medical value than
any other 100 doses one dollar.
nOOD'S PILLS are the only pills to
take with Hood's Saieaparilla. Cure all
So far McKlnley bas followed along in
Grover Clovelanu'e financial footsteps,
without once stepping out of the beaten
paths. And yet lota of the fellows who
put In their time abusing Cleveland for
his course are now just as ardently sup
porting Mckinley, Put a democratic
fatal on a gold standard bank money
policy, and it is everything that is vile
tun! abominable; put a republics IaIm-1
on the same policy and it ia altogether
glorious. What a I10I it makes of n
man to worship a party.- SUr uud Uu
an, MILWAUKEE, WJ?.
nonal iU'tibjr EJacstional
lint. llH.lt iK the round trip from
I.imtilit via. 0 Ituiliiigtotu
S.ilii data, July I and 5.
rlxteimUin .' limit to .tuuut JJl, na
RppllritHon to joint ant at lltlwaukx
on or t'lf July 13, and t n imo'
ft'l rtlit tepitl Urn,
rivil train from Mm-ola July 5. Vor
hrlli etc., t ply at U. A M. id t ot or
ntv ot11". ornr loth and lr-(.
a at tuo. w, inti.t.( e, p, a t. ,
The hntHHi'Srr gives a!) the news,
alt the lime, It-, I it.
Cover 11 men t Needlessly Pays Million Ev
ery Tear Walter Clark of the Snpreme
Court of North Carolina on a Defect la
Our Postal System.
"Go, my son," said the great Chan
cellor Oxenstierc to his son, who was
setting out on a grand tour of Europe,
"go and see with what little wisdom
the kingdoms of the world are gov
erned." It is true today, as then, and
of republics no less than monarchies,
writes Walter Clark, associate justice
of the supreme conrt of North Carolina,
in the current number of Tho Typo
graphical Journal. We need not take
time to refer to Carnegie and the iron
armor matter in which the govern
ment was shown to have paid $520 per
ton for steel armor which the same es
tablishment was furnishing at the same
time, laid down in fiussia, at $247 per
ton. There are many similar incidents,
though smaller perhaps in the amount
of the frauds, to be found in other de
partments of the government The ob
ject of this article, however, is not to
expose frauds it seems an endless and
a bootless undertaking but to point out
some of the maladministration of that
great department of the government
which conies nearest the citizen and
visits him more frequently than any
other, the tax collector not exceptod,
and whose agents constantly go in and
out among us and whoso tolls ore a
daily tax upon our pockets the post-
The growth of this department is
more phenomenal than that of the pub
lio itself. Starting with 75 postmasters
and an annual expenditure of $37,000
under George Washington, it had grown
ia 1880 so as to report 53,000 postmas
tersand $44,000,000 of expenditures,
and this with a constantly decreasing
rate of charges, which by that date hud
come down to 8 cents for the carriage of
one-half ounce letters anywhere in the
republic. The ten years since 1886 have
seen postage reduced to 8 cents for one
ounoe letters and the postoffice depart
ment increased to nearly 75,000 post
masters and $92,000,000 expenditures.
What it will be even ten years hence, if
the proposed reduction of letter postage
to 1 rent shall be made, and especially
if telegraph or telephone offices shall be
established by the government, with
low rates, at every postoffice in the
land, in town and country, no man can
In the main, the subordinates of the
postoffice do their work efficiently and
honestly. There is no department or
organization working a large force of
men, scattered widely apart, which can
show a smaller percentage of defalca
tions or fewer derelictions in duty.
There is no complaint of the working
staff, of the vast mass of men who do
the drudgery and the labor of the great
machine which is so material to the
comfort and convenience of the publio.
If there had been shortcomings in them,
there would have been reform long
since. Where the department immedi
ately touches the people it is usually
regular and irreproachable. Yet there
are vast defects, criminal shortcomings,
which, stupendous in amount of losses,
prevent betterments and ameliorations
in the service rendered the publio. It is
of these that this article wishes to treat
The two greatest defects in the ad
ministration of the postoffice depart
ment are the enormous overcharges paid
to the railway service, amounting to
fully $15,000,000 annual loss to the
government, and the pevention by cor
porate influences of the adoption of the
telegraph and telephone as a postoffice
betterment and facility, although they
have been adopted by the postoffice de
partment in 95 per cent of all tho post
offices in the. other civilized governments
of thu world.
And first the overcharges paid the
railways for mail service are such as to
stagger belief. According to the post
master general's reports, the govern
ment pays 8 cents per pound for the
transportation of mail matter, in addi
tion to paying rentals of the postal cars,
while the express companies, who make
large profits, are charged 1 cent per
pound and less for the same sorvice.
And not only this, but while the aver
age life of a postal car is 20 years, the
government pays on an average 200
per cent on the cost of postal cars as
yearly rental in addition to paying
eight times the charge per pound paid
by express companies for hauling the
To get down to details, Postmaster
General Bissell's report for 1894, page
63, and Wilson's for 1895, page 31, show
that the average price for carrying the
mail wa S cents per ponnd. and this
for an averngo distance of 443 miles.
The Texas and Southern Pacific railroad
carries caps, boots, enssimeresaud hard
ware for eight-tenths of a ceut per
pound from New Orleans to Snn Fran
cisco, 2,500 miles, five times the aver
age haul of tho mail fur which routs
a pound is puid L ., the government
pays fifty tiron as much. Ou an inves
tigation before the iiitcmtnte coumtervo
comuiimiiou Ueorgo It. Blaucliutd testi
fied that the express companies carried
Kills to New York, a dUtiiuoa of 890
miles, at a chorgti of tuii-iithcf a mil
per pound, returning the cans free, and
11; At the dUtauc could be lwrn'd to
l.uuu mili i, aud thrre would still be a
profit of 0ti-iith of a wilt, while thu
Kuvininirnt pays tv,f triiiirttUoa of
tuulU or th tamo line i- ut fur an
avcrni,'o of 4 IS mile, l !: paying
for tlitf annual nuts I of thu caw Urgcly
liar than VOJ r-r cent on tiiHr rt,
Jtiavph. It Chimin who a prwnd ft r
thu railroad at tho una tim.utfUi.tn,
tetttftcd that st tiitt rata of one third of
ft rnl prr pt'U id 011 4 auail vmt of
uV.k there would M pn of 8o to
8l0 p r i-cot,
Tho suiouut mid tie railtoad fur tho
rental (4 hi at rar is t.Buu.w.ii
auntMlly a tu,it uv than i ik iiIi to j
build outright m a. .,v douU ,h uuutU-r 1
of postal cars in use, costing $3,500 to WEEKLY
$4,000 each. These the government,
could build for lees than $2,000,000,
and the average life being 20 years it
follows that, at the present rental of
$3,600,000, the government is paying
$72,000,000 for property it could ac
quire for $2,000,000. On the Pennsyl
vania railroad the government pays an
nually $7,827 per car for the rent of 69
ears, which could each be bought out
right for less than half the money. Thus
over 200 per cent is paid by the govern
ment as rental of postal cars which it
On the New York Central the govern
ment does worse and actually pays $8,
500 each for annual rental of postal cars
which can be bought for $3,500 or less,
nearly 250 per ceut interest In this way
$3,600,000 a year is spent for rentals,
whereas, if the government would build
the 500 cars at, say, $3,500 each a full
estimate the outlay would be f 1,750,
000, being less than half the annual
rental. Three per cent interest on this
sum would be only $52,500 per annum.
The life of a cur being 20 years, the an
nual depreciation would, be $87,500,
and the repairs added would not make
the entire aimuul cost exceed $200,
000, instead of the present $3,600,000.
Besides the annual $3,600,000 for
rental of postal cars the sum appropri
ated to railroads for hauling tho mail is
$29,000,000, an amount which many
deem fully CI5.ooo.000 in excess or a
fair and moderate churge. Not only
this, but it is in evidence, that in the
month set apart for the quadrenniul
weighing of the mails, many railroads,
if not all, are in the hubit of shipping
large numbe rs of sacks of congressional
' mail, books and pamphlets to points 011
their lines and then reshipping them
again and again to swell the gross
weight on which they are to reoeive pay
for the next four years, and so common
Is the habit that, when some were
canght red bunded, the excuse of their
officers was "They all do it," and the
department was not powerful enough to
have any punishment meted out to the
So well known are these abuses that,
when Senator Butler offered an amend
ment to the poHtal appropriations bill
that the government should not pay for
the annual rental of any postal car more
than 10 per cent of its value (double
pay, if the life of a postal car is 20
years), nor more for the transportation
of mails than express companies pay
per pound lor like service, the senators
did not dare to go on record upon the
motion and protected themselves by re
fusing nn "yon and nay" vote upon it.
In tho discussion in the senate in
February, 1897, Senator Vilas, former
ly postmaster general, concurred in the
substance of the above statements and
the necessity of greater reductions. He
stated that the rate for railway mail
had been hurriedly tacked on to an ap
propriation bill in 1873; that the rate
was exorbitant -they, and though rail
road charges generally had been reduced
40 per cent their charges to tho govern
ment, which were extravagant even in
1873, hud not been reduced nt alL Sen
ator Gorman, who has never been sus
pected of being on unfriendly terms
with great corporations, made the fol
lowing frank statement:
"I do not impute to the men who are
in the postoffice department or those
who preceded them a want of ability or
courage to act, but the fact is, Mr. Pres
ident, that the great power of those
corporations, who control everything,
who are powerful enough to dictate pol
icies and make and unmake publio men,
is so omnipotent that no executive offi
cer has been found in the last 12 years,
except in the single instance and to the
extent I have indicated, who has at
tempted to reduce tho compensation for
Were the government to build and
own its own postal cars and merely pay
the railroad companies for hauling
them, as the millionaires have their
private palace cars hauled, over $15,
000,000 a year would be readily saved
out of the present yearly expenditures
of ! he postoffice. With this done, not
onlj would there, be no annual deficit
as now, and not only could letter post
age be reduced to 1 cent, but even tho
postage on books and newspapers and
pamphlets could probably bo somewhat
reduced. There could be no further at
tempt by a "Loud bill" to stop the cir
culation of free silver and autimonopo-
ly literature under the pretext of a ne
cessity to increase postal rates to pre
vent a deficit. The way to prevent a def
icit is for the government to own its
own postal cars and pay the railroads
the same rates only for hauling them
that others pay.
famished by the Government Crop
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(Jtefr Jjff z-ks
Lincoln, Neb., June 22, 1897.
X he past week lias been a very warm
one; the daily mean temperature has
averaged 5 above the normal, the ex
cess varying from 2 in the western sec
tions to 8 in the Missouri valley.
The rainfall bus been about normal in
the central counties and below the aver
age iu the extreme eastern counties and
that portion of the state west of the
one hundredth meridian.
The past week bas been another favora
ble one for the growth of corn; the crop
has pushed forward rapidly but contin
ues small for this season of the year.
Much of the corn has been cultivated the
second tims and tbe corn Holds are gen
erally very free from the weeds.
Tbe week has been rather dry for small
grain in most parts of the state. In tbe
greater portions of the eastern sections!
except in a few southern counties, the
oats have been injured by drought and
u full crop will not be harvested. Spring
wheat has also bueu somewhat injured.
Oats and spring wheat are heading with
very short straw. Rye and winter wheat
are nearly ready for the harvest. Rye is
generally an excellent crop. Winter
wheat Is very uneven. The first cutting
of alfalfa is nearly completed; an excel
lent crop and generally harvested in
REPORT BY COUNTIES
Butler Corn has made a rapid train in
condition; rain needed badly for all
Ownership and Control.
It is now regarded a fixed certainty
that tho antiKHiling decision of the
Sherman antitrust law is to bo evaded
Noue of the roads has yet beeu influ
enced by it, and one railroad man says
growing crops; a little rust on winter
neat; spring wheat and oats rather
short straw, .
Cass Extremely ' hot weather has in
jured wheat and oats to some extent
and potatoes cannot make a full crop;
corn bas made rapid growth but is still
quite small for the season.
Clay Corn mostly plowed for the sec
ond time; rye is begiuning to ripen; fall
wheat good; spring wheat is beading
ont in good shapn.
Filmore Cora growing finely; fall
wheat looks very promising: cherrv cron
unusually large, other fruit promising a
Corn growing rapidly and small grain
ripening fast; oats, timothy and wheat,
all headed out: good corn wsather.
. Hamilton Corn has made good
growth and is looking reasonably well;
some complain of thin stand; rye good;
Harvest win oegin soon.
Jefferson Most corn flowed twice,
generally clean and growing well, oats
would be benefited by rain; small grain
Johnson Corn . has made good
growth; some 17 Inches high; rye nearly
ready to harvest; wheat damaged some
by rust and wind.
Lancaster Corn qmte backward: all
crops suffering for lack of rain.
Nemaha Good week for killinor weeds:
wheat and oats look well but are need
ing rain; corn growing well.
rsuckolls Lorn growing fast: cultiva
tion o( corn delayed by rain; wheat and
oats doing well but some complaint of
Otoe Corn growing rapidly, mostlv
cultivated second time; oats heading
well; potatoes and smull grain in west
part of county need rain.
J'awnee favorable week for all crow
Polk torn making rapid erowth:
ratber dry for pastures and meadows;
wheat rusting a little; oats headinir
short; big crop of cherries.
Kicharuson hrnall grain needs rain
but is doing well, some fields of wheat
ready to cnt; vpry hot week.
Saline Hot, dry week, potatoes and
small grain have been injured somewhat;
corn where worked has grown rapidly.
Saunders Corn growing very fast and
is unusually clenr of weeds; potatoes
rather late; most flax sown; late cherries
a good crop;strawberries below average;
apples Diigrmng some.
Seward Winter wheat and rye are
suffering very much for want of rain; in
fact everything except corn is being
damaged by droimht.
Thayer Rye turning some, harvest
will commence neit we-k; corn growing
fast, oats heading well; plenty of rain.
York Corn has a good color and is
growing fast; oats heading out quite
ihort; small grain needs rain; cherries
ripe and abundant.
Antelope Corn growing fast; small
(Train looks better; local showers in some
parts of county with plenty of rain,
that there are several ways to get "
1 .1 1 mt 1 . uiiirr uarin uuiiv,
around the law. This shows how much . i.fSI1 .,i
there is in the principle of gtwernuient ' nvather, but rain needed badly; wheat
"control" rather than government own- will head abort; corn very small vet.
crump, it win iicip to snow mo people
that in ordtr to have control wo luuxt
huve nwtitrliin, Nevertheless, there
should be 110 lluute attached to the rail
road manager for ignoring the law if
they run. Da th bnm of our svlit ted
progrttiuiutt it' wrong. If the railroad
belong to the railroad roiupunti, they
OUghl M be lutiiiagtd by tlo com
panii th eoiulHini. ' til, without
thu intervention f thi wki dt not
own anything iu limn, ll out'ht to t
onit tlitng r th PtVi hidivnlujliKiu
or urtuiint fur Uhitg work out
:t ewtiomU i-n Wu if It a r intwi.v
lion f ttiitWtitnUtio and Mfuimtiit
factor rati r ml Ut anything but
COllfttKloM. ll,.l!f"Kt KluntllH-r.
Hul -Ut ! ft J UiMHird
4 Turn iit, 1 ta h.-M r4ttrd l,iwr ! ml.
1 1 in1 in 11 .it i ti put Iu tn inkiU ar i ?' If utwJ of ri.p; trut ra-
avttiMl f t'ilit( fito.tato f vuMio : lf,' r.M.
m-iKf l-ift f.H tb- mum tbittwa L UoU-tMraarowiaii f and look lag
hT ri".ims asi intut small
grain uii4, eoiua IW'd khh) other
Kntt-Vr U ifig ! but ft I'ttla toa
dv te HiaU rn.
Hurt Iry week, but evervtbinir la
irowing well; early planted corn baing
ultivatdecoud time; small grain need
ruin to joint and head.
Cedar W'hwat and oat never looked
better; corn growing fast; rye aoiit full
arowa and promiw full crop; potati
Cuming Corn growing ftt; small
irnin doing fairly welt, but will U rather
hort of straw.
lUoU Vry favorable wtk; sllglit
JnmMgw from lii-h itit!e,
tHiou !.'! shower and kol weatlirf
bate improved rorii and all vwtahon;
i'lltivalma t cor a nr( tune well ).;
p'!e I tir.
It.lg pry and warm; unts are suf
fering mi.t fur aant of ram and rau tut
tw lull rop; piutnr drv'n; . badly
Wtfo iU IM.itlW iiitf 1 li Ur.lit s r it
r ainrv, r,jmhtf utid "eni .. "
l't M Jkit li 1 1 ivUu4 Co-
Madison More rain needed; wheat
and oats very short in straw; corn
though la to i doing well.
Pierce Hot week; rain needed; com
growing well but late and poor stand;
small grain in northern part of county
Platte li ve is beginning to turn and
will make about an average crop; some
fields of winter wheat heavy, others
poor; corn has grown fast, small grain
needs more rain.
Sarpy Spring wheat and oats head
ing; corn growing well; early potatoes
need rain bndly; apples blighting; cher
riesripe and abundant.
Stanton Ttie extreme heat of the past
week is beginning to show its effects on
crops; rain is needed.
Thurston Good rain on the 18th,
some hail but no damage to crops; corn
poor stand; small grain looking well.
Washington Potatoes need rain but
everything else seems to be doing nicely;
new potatoes are iu the market.
Buffalo Corn is doing nicely; clover
and alfalfa good and cutting in pro
gress; small grain is ratber short and
Ouster Rye turning; fall wheat head
ing; corn looks fine; all crop prospects
excellent except in localities in north
part where rain is needed.
Dawson Cultivators all busy and
corn growing fast; some alfalfa cut with
bulk of crop yet to cut; pastures good.
Hall Small grain fine and stands up
well; most of the beet fields are a splen
did stand; everything growing fast.
Howard Fine growing week; rye
ripening; spring wheat heading; corn
growing rapidly; fine week for all vege
tation. Loup Recent rain greatly Improved
crop prospects; corn late but good
color, cultivation begun; ryj filling well;
potatoes just coming up.
Merrick Corn doing well; small grain
suffering from lack of rain.
Sherman Wheat and barley beading;
corn coming on finely.
Valley Small grain and corn growing
very fast and in tbe best of condition;
alfalfa harvest commenced.
Chase Corn Is growing very fast and
for most part is free of weeds; wheat
looks well; first cutting of alfalfa in
Dundy Wheat and oats beading out
and corn growing well; rye good; no rain
this week and it is beginning to be
Franklin Ia north part of the county
crops need rain, plenty of rain in sooth
part; tall wheat ripening in spots; corn
Frontier Corn growing finely; rye
ready to cut; first crop of alfalfa cnt;
wheat doing well; a little rain needed for
Fnruas Corn growing immensely,
generally free from weeds; rye heavy
crop aid beginning to turn; first crop of
alfalfa mostly in stack.
Gosper Warm weather and good
showers have forced &11 crops ahead:
never saw such prospects for crop of
small grain before.
Harlan Rye ripening; alfalfa mostly
in stack, fine crop; corn growing nicely;
wheat and oats improved; some culti
vating corn second time.
Hitchcock Wheat, rye and oats fine;
corn has made rapid growth; grasshop
pers are doing some damage in locali
ties. . , , li:
Kearney Winter wheat in most prom
ising condition; spring wheat heading
and needs rain to make it; corn growing
Lincoln Some grain burned; grais
good; corn growing well.
Red Willow Rye and wheat doing
well; corn growing rapidly; mulberries
and early cherries ripe; potatoes doing
Webster Winter wheat doing nicely;
spring wheat coming into full bead; rye
ripening; corn has grown rapidly; good
week for killing weeds.
WESTERN AND NORTHWESTERN SECTIONS.
Banner Corn growing well; wheat and
grass needs rain.
Cherry Corn small and growing slow-!
iy; smau gram needs rain.
Cheyenne Good growing week; corn is
doing well but wheat needs rain; alfalfa
being harvested aud a full crop.
Deuel Full crop of alfalfa being har
vested; wheat needs rain; corn doing
Keya Paha Needing rain badly; corn
growing well; wheat and oats good
where grasshoppers have not injured the
Kimball All crops growing rapidly,
but rain is needed.
Rock Corn cultivated for the first
time; early potatoes in bloom.
Scotts Bluff Corn making a fine
growth, beans coining up well; alfalfa
hay being etit and tbe crop is a very
Thomas All crops need raid badly.
G. A. LOVELAND,
Section Director, Lincoln, Neh,
Queer Ceremony That Frightened Ba
In the little village of Egmanting,
in Bavaria, ft curious nocturnal exhi
bition has lately taken place. A few
minutaa after midnight there sud
denly appeared in the village ft party
of ISO armed men, mostly peasant pro
prietors, driving apparently some im
aginary spe?ter before them. Pres
ently everr man diaehargel his fire
arm. Many of the inhabitants who
wera Indixtra, behind strong' barriers,
trembled at the thought of the car
nage that must have ensued.
Then a apevialty appointed person
recited the "Uectird of Deadly 81ns"
by way of exoreUIng the spirit of
evil uppod o be hovering about
A ft rula, nobody dared ventur out;
bu oua mora bold than hi fellows
did open ht door aud expotulstt
against such, unwarrantable disturb
iuos of the night But the flrin
party beetled hlia not. '1 M voteiuouy
of emrcUinf the evil spirit from t)i
villafe continual for art hor. And
a m.Metkly a IU party bd arrived
suKtn!y did they disappear. Thrre
wa 4 ttronjf wwii of p"dr In the
air, but not a r-v of brbut'.oa.
Th Uu lo'.ar that the eartk
( grtdiaUy drying out so.t thai
wiuup ?" ettai Pry drop Oi
,Ur Will ha 4ppere4 foa
tiur plaurst. will i-nv;tun la
tiit ato.i.'iuit that the waur
Itr St ri.u f04 fj t all aryuaj
t'tatfuifof XK'twi liHt 1WV
and JEWETT ...
Farrand and Votey
ARE HOLD BY THE
Matthews Piano Co.,
ISO So. 13th St., LINCOLN, NEB.
Bath Housa and Sanltarlus.
Open at All Hours Day and HlgUA
, All Forma of Baths.
rurklsJi, Ritxsto, R:-:a, El::.r!2.
wltt Spestal atUstlea te tke aaaHsaft f
IITUMl SILT WITEX MTK1
Several Mai etreager than sea water.
ftfc.anattsm, ftkta, l4 aad Verve M
mats, Uver aad Klansr TreaN aa4 Careal
Ulaaat era treat afaUr.
L8ea Bathing, "p
.j Vt tnlorel at an la aw Ian fllyf
tWIMMIMa fOOU sill tm. t U 4 W
mmkU to aalf em tapratr af M tsgwi.
Drs. ZX.Q.&J. O. Everett,
Hair Out 10c
Shave - - 10c
Best Tonic 6c
This is what you get
for your money at
1323 0 Street, LINCOLN, SEB
World'. Fair Di
ploma and Medal.
Tank., Regulator, and OHnd
n. SC. B). WUULi.
o-ul Ut KM
P. D- SHeRWIN
Consulting jjom TOTTDD TDT V
Second floor i-UiVi uLiIi
HO. 8. KIR I PATRICK,
Amrnsy and Scl::it:r.
National Eductionl Association Meet
For th meeting of the National Edo
rational aHNoeiation at Kuffalo In
the Mcellrnt service given bv the Union
Paviflc wa commented on by all tho
who bad the pU nsiira of u.uiir that line.
Tlii rear our eduratioual (rind nwet
in MiUuuki, Wirconnin, Juiv flth to
(Hli, ini member ut the aMwiation
and other frmii point .t of th Mia
ouii river, atioul.J by all nieau take
the I'ftiot PiMMliit.
'a ikvvm-w .i tb rsiox p.uinc vift
Omaha or Kaua Ctly is lit vwry beat.
The rpitpHHht ronsist of Ktuxloxn
dny eon.,. Chair Car, Pullmao 1'u,
(el wad lrwui IUhmu Me. Hr, Inula?
Car and MufM Sinwlilujt d bbrat j
tar. Kr thnttr thna vi r.ny
oflrlia. t'l wlore, plu f J.&OfurtU
round trla.!l b the rut lroa all
ixtittt ! 4 lb Mimhi tr Hirer for
1'ur Illustrated matter, ft!i5rn. etA,
! on or atit t. i, Mi.o, tUwat,
f.uVlo, Ntt &
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