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January 13, 1898
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
THE JANUARY CLEARANCE SALE
Beautiful Pictures, 18x22 Inches, Absolutely Free.
This unprecedented offering, together with the most remarkably low prices, have
made this sale the most successful in our business career. The prices named on all lines of
seasonable merchandise are alone sufficient to create a wonderful stir among the buying
public, and when we add to this an offering such as no other house in Nebraska has ever
attempted, it's no wonder that the business done here during .this sale has attained such
mammoth proportions. ; '
OIIB ftPPPR every customr purchasing goods to the amount of $ 1 .00 or
UUlY Ulidn more we give a beautiful engraving 18x22 inches absolutely free,
and to every customer purchasing goods to the amount of $10.00 or more we give one ot these
pictures handsomely framed. v t .
These pictures are by no means the ordinary engravings, but beautiful reproductions of
the most famous of modern paintings. They are finished by a new process which makes
mem, in tone ana nnisn, rar superior 10 any or tneir ciass ever proaucea. nacn picture is
18x22 inches in size, and the assortment consists of 24 different subjects. As we still have a
large number of the pictures on hand, (owing to a delay in the shipment) and it being our
constant aim to do as much for our patrons as possible, we will
Continue this Sale until the Pictures are all Gone.
The low prices named on all lines of merchandise are in them
selves sufficient to make this an affair of the greatest importance
to economy lovers; but as we want everyone to secure these pic
tures we will give them away until the supply is exhausted.
THEY ARE YOURS So?hing .
Nebraska's Greatest Mail Order House.
OOOOOOOO LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. 00000000
FAVORS AN INHERITANCE TAX
Th Least Burdensome of All Foims
Tbe Wilson Tariff bill was branded "a
free trade measure;" it failed to yield
sufficient revenue to pay tbe running ex
ponas of tbe government. Tbe Dingley
bill was gotten up as a "protective
measure;" and it also fail to yield suffi
cient revenue to pay the expenses of tbe
government. It is obvious that a pro
tective measure to the extreme of pro
bibiting importations would yield no
revenue ut all; also absolutely free trade
would yield no revenue. Just at what
point between these two extremes we
shall decide in favor of, has beea the
leading issue between tbe tw dominant
parties for a number of years. "A tar
iff for revenoo only" and "a protective
tariff for our infant industries" have
been the wo slogans. Tbua precious
time baa been frittered away, many im
portant questions neglected, aua many
encroach men ta have been made by cor
poratious, trusts, combines, etc.
Tbe constitution requires that all rev
nues required for national ut shall be
raised by indirect taxation. This brings
into prominence the imposition of tariffs
upon loreign importations. To produce
a revenue Mere must be Importations;
th tariff muetbsu(liuieut to yield rev-
eune, yet not so high as to dincournue
importations. It was formerly thought
that in this way our reveuue were paid
by loreign Importer. Hut tbe fact is
that almost all our importers are our
own chinos; also, an the jtitia are
sdJ.il to the selling priv of th goods,
the float purchaser pay the dutir. and
hence pays our revenue. Thi is iudi-
rct taxation, lb importer pave it,
but be gt it bu-k from tit purchaser
i4 the goods, Huiuhi the liuiiorler
sell to tb hokwalrr, th wholesaler to
th utber, tbe )obUr to th retail.-r,
and th retailer to th consumer. The
only that realty pays th li I the
rttasumer, tr all lb other t it beuk,
at', trow tb at it a wild la. A tax
oa eonsuntptMift ta a tat a tb wma
ol bung: a ti oa th huhum ol hvta ta
a 11 ti th aaa hints U. As Hif
ataa tU about a laittt h a art aiaa
(sugar. br eiemplel, aad both mast
Mr flth la etsteta t4 Ulsttoa
! btth srly alii. To Ui hw.
(. iiMia4 wf th mt It leg
uitld t mm b atttr jut, for tha the
rs h uUl hmr thir itgatUI shar,
tt all Iwrw ol Uie. th lurat hMMt
burtt l a tat th etfe i
th ti4. The bifMMrf ibr, w tt,
Is tut taint, k h has pn IwtoaJ
th rJm oi th Ut a t Tkepni.
wb h at tai4. bir h hiMka
fght to th rttfty (hwh hd4 at
rvl eteepl by ttHiH of th sti,
1br t rst hy tk stele
ha4 rui a trtM, irtilt(y t
lh f of tily targ IvMsu,
lweg l fcw ! threat we th
af k4 a tf t ssmwuiiil ktM-U
taw kw lkiUe UiatMe, Th I
a rpM la th tarty lue. la lb
ay ol dS Mat r abowU try
this plan again. Many other countries
do it successfully. Hut I fear that our
present supreme court would declare
such a law "unconstitutional." Aren't
you 'jetting tired of this "nnconstitu
tional" business? 1 am. That Is the
trouble with a written constitution.
Other countries don't bave such "iron
clad" constitutions as ours, and hence
laws that are made stand as laws until
repealed by the power that originally
made them. Itut our courts, by means
of our constitutions, state and national,
repeal many of our laws. Imagine an
English court repealing an act of the
Itritish Parliament! Judges are neces
sary to construe and apply the law, but
tbey should not bave the power to kill
the law. The chief difficulty, however,
seems to be with the court instead of
the constitution. A progressive court
will construe tbe constitution in a liberal
way according to the needs and wishes
of the people. For example, during tbe
war we bad both income and inheritance
taxation. But now, in this day of for
tunes and coerespouding incomes (both
unearned), tbe supreme court has de
cided an income tax constitutional, and
and it is feared it would do tbe same
with a national inheritance tax. A ref
erendum amendment to tbe national
constitution and to every state con
stitution would erinit the adoption of
progressive ideas as fast as the people
are ready tor them, and would tal from
judges the power to repeal laws.
An inheritance law would replenish
our revenues without hurting anybody.
Tbe plan Is pMrabl even to an income
tax. I". F. Taylor In Medical World.
OUILTV OF EMBEZZLEMENT.
A I'ertlaent UuiIom.
Why should a national bank be per
mitted to issu mouey on a government
bond when other owuer of such bonds
are allow! no eueh privik? Just
stop a moiient and think of that propo
sition. If I own f I.") ol I'liiled Mat I
bouds hy shoulj I not b allowed to
stud thn to asblagtoa and gt elrro-
latiiig ots to their lull valu? I th
boud aay better security ha forward
d by m baak?
dag has prtKswJ th grand! steal
Tor SUggest4. I Bdi'f hi !la th
bask would oa th hobt enuatry hi
lew year. No woadrr that th Nied
ard OU t'ompaay ha goa Is to th
basking busiaex la aalieipatioa 4 th
tmg id tlg's plaa. Ik h big
bkk hih kow hl4 th grtMt k,
treasury kt a4 ultw tertiCkatea
wttl k4 aa4 ea all th satall braath
bkk. Thy wlU h kw alltiwe
kKtaut4y la th etoaey beaia. k4
ts ateaet )) staai tk Vimh
4 y latereat mt it Miwjr,
1 her aratauHiu tail, a4 it ky U
pMkl la b toagre aa J !
fh le. Sill kl BkJ It. It la
UtIiM rvbbry. keen w Kbbsg th
I1!'1 by aeM4 vl th land, bat 4.t st
k.n h the do a aa4 Ut thetf huMt
way h?w the sat a4 t th
tttVJ thi i4 lheiktry,ib New
Ex-County Trsasurer Whitney and
Banker Mills 8ent to the Penitentiary
Ex-county treasurer . S. Whitney
and banker 0. D. Mills, of Harlan county,
were sent to the penitentiary last work.
Whitney was Treasurer of Harlan county
for two years, elected by the populists
and at the close of bis term, was found
short in bis accounts over $11,000!
Mr. Whitney was a republican banker
and was tried and convicted of "aiding
and abetting" in the embetzling of the
money. The case is somewhat compli
cated in its details, but by the reason
ing ol the court, the principle involved is
made sufficiently plain. The law Is no-
held, and persons who aid or advise, or
participate in tbe embezzlement of pub
lic moneys, are equally guilty with tbe
public official entrusted with the care of
such funds. Tbe court does not bold,
nowever, mat .mere "borrowers" are
aiders or abettors, but does bold tbat
under tbe criminal code "any person"
who advises, aids or participates in ths
embezzlement ot publio money is bim
self guilty of embezzlement, two sub
stantive offenses are held to be defined
by the statutes. One is the conversion
of publio money by the part entrusted
with it and th other ia advising, aiding
or participating in ins act oi conversion
by "any person," and each act U held to
The court also holds that a return or
repayment of public funds embezzled,
win not preveut a oouvictioa lor em
briileuittut and use lb hrethie
ustration tbat U, It is btld that II pub
lio funds ar embezzled and afterwards
recover tb emtietilvr is not relieved
from criminal liability any mora tbaa a
peroa who steal a bore mni returns
it Is exempt from criminal tirtmecutioB.
t aw m tb iiiuttratioa ud by th court
1 he deeieioa on th whole Wagood
on. It U supported by law and ill
meet with publio approval. ItsenVt
wuitmtoput a stop to th eoatlkual
koitritktioa ol la 'or from nubile
lleial who bar th custody t4 iiubiw
Ho Demonstrates His Skill
HAD ONE VOTE TO SPARE
Elected Senator for Both
Long and Short
Tt ttt a (,. durable, hut Ire mm
! VUtaet nKwt Miiih h
keeper tre4. f I M delivered te
tetvitl Huw twal lu, It Hvth lh,
lht a if.
I era we t t Olke ('aeeivw.
lUtam I abt ta aJpl a la pr
vkiiag lor aa lavoa tat aiatilar ta that
aow la fur la FrawtUt. Although
wealthy ar "t kuniemu ta
FrvMia, r I,isntHs asst(y U
HilWte4la that way trwut th ,U1
rreaiaa k.ee kte f )ue4 mt
asirtha J1,HHK, 4wog th gre
twastite aa tiHrtat rt t4 h
rwpu H MrW. by taenia lt are
tlrt lint ale, tsin. lwAfk, xe4
a, wry, IMial, Italy a4 fwttter.
14. It la aU ta kr ta kt tl th
tWta liute. The I aa ikvs Ut
la Ira, bat lis frutUM apply ttv
t twfH.iiHe e4 iit4ii,i a4
l k !. Jleid trust
th .itnpa aaeHMM lh Uum tat
has gitsg gr-k4 ta kui.
It already sttat i Mwath taetrsit e4
Sm l'U4. a4 that tUwtke tviiMite
will ea.f Kt httet MUm thetr tH'
k rr4e4 a ataiwt rrt.eth e
Tremendous Crowd lu Attendsnea.
Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 13. In tbe
joint session of the legislature shortly
afternoon to-day, Mareus A. Hsnna
was formally elected United States
senator for the unexpired term of Sec
retary John bberman and lor the sis
years from March 4 next
An effort was made in the house
beforo the meeting of the two houses
in joint session to cause postponement
oi the final ballot until after an In
vestlgatlon of tbe bribery charges
made by Representative Otis, but the
flfty-slx Republicans who , bad voted
for Hanna voted down tbe motion and
this ended for the time being the sen
satlonal denouement promised by the
The roll of the senate was called
first, and there was no changes from
the vote of yesterday li for MoKls
son and 17 for Hanna. The house
vote was: Hanna 60, MoKlsson 60.
The vote In the bouse was the same
as that of yesterday, except that Has
lett, who voted then for Wiley, and
liess, who voted tben for Warner, to
day voted with the Democrats for Mo
Klsson. Ooneral Wiley was the only
Democrat not voting with the ooall-
tlon, and he voted again for Congress'
man Lents, .
Lieutenant Governor Jones an'
nounced the result of the joint ballot
Hanna 73, MoKlsson 70. Lents 1.
absent I, and deolared Marous A.
Hanna elected Senator for tbe unex
pired term ending March 4, 1800.
Owing to the cheering and noise, the
ohalr allowed the jolliflers to rehire
before the less exolting vote for tbe
long term was begun. The ballot for
tbe long term proceeded without much
Interest being manifested, and re
suited as did tbe vote for the short
Although the joint balloting for
Senator was not to begin till noon,
the legislative halls were orowded
early in tbe morning and there was
an overflow crowd in and about the
state house. At the hotels the oppos
ing headquarters were jammed, but
the workers on both sides showed
more plainly their weariness than on
former mornings. The Hanna hustlers
were P all night upon the watoh.
Their opponents spent the entire
night In getting some members out of
bed and staying near others. .
There were several collisions in the
hotels between opposition workers
and watchmen before dsybreak and
their feeling bad not abated any when
they met again in the state bouse.
There were reports of attempts to ab
duct certain members during the
night, but no one was lost.
There was less curiosity over the re
suit of the joint ballot for Senator
than over the well advertised damatlo
performance in connection with
charges of bribery, conspiraey and
other wrongs charged by both sides
gainst each other.
When tbe House convened at 10
o'clock Representative , Otis was
promptly recognized on a question of
personal privilege. Ue made a long
statement regard In? the Hovca
bribery charges. He said it was due
the House and himself to have an in
vestlgatlon before proceeding further
In the election of a United States Sen
ator and offered ' a resolution acoord'
On a motion to suspend the rules
for an Immediate consideration of th
resolution the vote stood 62 ayes, 50
naya On the motion being deolared
lost, there were cheers upon the Re
publican aid and In tbe galleries.
The vote was precisely tb same as in
all the toUs cast and in the two bal
lota for ahort and long terms for sen
ator yesterday. The fifty alx Hanna
man always voted aolidly. Represent
Utlve Cramer was absent and and is
still very slok. Tbe other forty-el
Democratic members and tbe six bolt
ing Republicans voted In favor of the
ENDORSE SENATOR ALLEN.
jscxaonian v-iud uecisres Allegtsnce to
Nebraaka's Populiat Senator.
The World-Herald, the leading demo
cratic paper in Nebraska, in an editorial,
says, tbat those people who have pro
claimed that "fusion does not fuse"
would bave changed their opinion had
they witnessed tbe demonstration at
the tiacKsonlan banquet that greeted
me mention oi (senator Allen's name.
In his splendid speech, Mr, Thomas J.
"But while touching upon the sena
lunui situation in Nebraska 1 am re
minded that a contest is near at hand,
and In that oontest tbe Janksonian olub
must ume ua position, and 1 propose
mm we utse our stand openly ana now,
Ths Jacksonian club la unequivocally,
unalterably and unreservedly, for tbe
Hon. William V. Allen asournext United
And in this approaching contest we
now say to our populist friends In the
state: You will find us loyal, unremit
ting and firm even as you were in your
united and splendid support of our
democratic supreme judge, John J. Rulli
van. True, we are a democratic olub, but
we bold tbat there Is little principle and
no statesmanship In nomenclature. No
prinolple which Honator Allen advocates
differs from those in which we believe.
Our support, therefore, of this eminent
and useful man Is no backward move
ment; It is not unwise nor can it be un
democratic. Because he who charges
upon tbe entrenched enemies of the plain
people and with our men directs his fire
against a common foe. is a man nf nne
soldiers. We would ask nothing more
of Senator Alton in the future than what
ne naa done in the paat.
My fellow Jackaonlana. if one vane
hence we would sit again at this ban
quet table with honor, this senatorial
contest must be settled and settled right,
and Douglas county must be made to
reloloe In tbe fulness of democratic rule."
Here was a formal declaration by the
leading democratic organisation of the
stats lu favor of the re-election of a
populist senator. Tbla ia an inrflnaMnn
of the determined purpose of the bimetall
lets of Nebraska. No party spirit is to
be considered. Tbe public Interests are
solely to be regarded. The democrats
as well as tbe populists and th ailvae
republicans are In favor of tbe re-election
oi vviiiiam v. Alien aud blmotallists are
not afraid to go on record.
it must bo romombcrod. however, that
no effort will be spared to defeat Sena.
tor Allen. Tbat bs will be re-elected tha
worid-liorald has no doubt. hnur.
citizen nf Nebraska who desires that th
splendid representation which Senator
a Men nns given the state In the VnitA
Slates senate shall be continued win An
well to constitute bimsolf a committee nf
one to see to it that tha auceeaene nf
wiinam v. Alien shall be Wil m V.
At the Trans-Mississippi and Inter
National Exposition at
APPLICATldN FOR SPACE
Must Be Made Before February 1st,
1898-No Time to LOW.
Also Had Creat Difficulty With Her
Heart - Hew Cured.
MMy deughter hadaswultcn neck and
klso heart Iruabl. Allr tb rsle rtloa
tb would brth sa bard eh eouUt b
beard all ovr lb rtwm. Kb euuld hot
trp tb flout vr vt ttuit hr arm
without kdvt'tmt hf hr. Hrr limb
r badly blualetl. Il fethvt Insists!
that ek nittl tat IKhhI rrtil,
aad w get ttr about tti buttle, M
a weacurvd, and lr k twit aa r
tsra vf kee eunvi." Mae, :a
Two, ,V.Mk IV'lun, ObivK
Itw Wl-ia r- tk ita Tiws Im4 rwifer,
M st all IU M v
t v 4 tu was
I ttiai a.
ika ml Limtlm VHmI Uku
!, M Sr. M
Aolii. Iw4d IImii..i .... .....k.
"' ' l lt MM wl Um tlM
t i a.,
Read the advertisement of the A rm.
. ... Ml
strong wotblng Co. If you are In need
pi cioiuing it win pay you to visit the
large doming store at 1013 to 101 1) o.
street. Mr. A. II. Armstrong does not
aa veruse gooas at one price and sell
them at another. A twentv-fiva tw
cent discount sale at tbe Armstrong
Clothing House, means that goods will
oh sum ai iwemy-nve per cent less than
the usual price. Patrons of thu
who call at tbat store, are assured tbat
inej win receive la r treatmnnt
1 . A. - . I .
noDess vuiues tor trie money expended
j ne Arineironir uotlilnir iinnu. i-i.
caieu on ine sou in side of O street be
tween 10th and llth streets. Hemera-
uer me name ana place.
Kansas City Grain sad Lire Stek
Bard Wheat-No L HBUa: Six 1 saei
No. 8, 88SCi Na 79c; rejected, 7677.
Soft Wheat Na 1. 01c: Na 1 8Uul
90ci No. & 87V4c; Na 4 SOc: retectei
Eorln WbsU-Na 1 81c: Na 3. 79&80c:
Corn-MUed-No. SI 34U7: Na 3. "4Vc:
a , 3Hc: no grade, 'iic White cora
-Na S, 'Hz; No. 8, 2t'ic: No, 4. 24a
Cattle Hecelpt. 10,114; calre 104;
shipped, 1,980 cattle: 89 calvea The mar
ket was weak to 10 centa lower.
Dressed beef and export steers, IS. 809
4 85; native hclfcru, 3.t5 4.10; native
cows, SAOO(&3.75; native teeders, tJ.CO
4 SB; native Blockers 754J4 00.
HoRi-Itecelpti, 17.1)03: shipped, 885. The
market wa steady with the cloae yesterday
but It cloaed'Oearlv be lower. Prlcee rang
from 13.35 to IJ.6U.
The educational exhibit which will be
made by tbe schools of Nebraska at the
Trans-Mississippi and Inter-National ez
position to be held in Omaha Irom June
1st to November 1st. 18 98. promisee to
be one of the leading features of tbat
A great many schools bave made ap
plication for space, which is free, but a
great many more should avail them
selves of tbe opportunity of taking part
In this great enterprise.
Teachers and school officers should
bear in mind that applloatlo n for space
must be made direct to th state super
intendent of publio Instruction betort
tht first day ot February, lfiDM. as
space will be apportioned to tbe several
schools whose applications are on file at
Fill out tbe blank application sent ion
by your county superintendent, or make
application ae per tbe form below, and
mail it to tbe state superin
tendent at yotfr earliest con
venience. The oonnty superintendent,
who Is county manager, will, from time
to time, furnish teachers with such
blanks and Information as will enable
them to proceed with the work of pre
paring tbe exhibit.
Bcbool boards are earnestly requested
to lend their support to tbe undertaking
and thereby encourage ths pupils of tbe
publio schools to put forth their best
Tbe schools of Nebraska are th pride
of her citizens, and well may tbey be our
pride and boast, for Nebraska stands at
the head of tbe list of states, with the
loast percentage of Illiteracy of tbero all.
Let us make the educational exhibit one
tbat will increase that pride, and one
tbat will attract the attention of
thousands of visitors to this the sre&teat
of Interests, namely education.
The following is suggested as a very
appropriate form of application for free
space; , .
FORM OF APPLICATION,
Siipt, W. R. Jackson, Lincoln, Neb.:
Dear Bin You are hereby notified that
School District No of
County Nobraska, with tbe permission
of tbe School Board, applies for free
space for an educational exhibit at tbe
Trans-Mississippi and Inter-National Ex
position. The applicant agrees to see tbat an
exhibit is prepared and sent to tbe oonn
ty superintendent of schools, not later
than April 1, 1808.
Tbe number of teachers employed in
school is ' i
Name of applicant,,.
Dated this day of 1808.
Inconsistency of tbe Sound Money Popl.
The November (1897) number of
Hound Currency discuss "A Proper Paper
Currency," and says that the only prop
er parties to issue credit currency
are tnose concerned and engaged In
trade itself, from which all credit springs
and where it alone really exists and by
which it is solved," etc
Would these good people have banks
conducted without tbe surveillance of
government? Would they have bankers
be their own masters in tbe matter of
pouring their notes Into the channels of
trade? Surely not. It is safe to say
that not one banker in a thousand
would advise any system of banknote
issue without some restrictions, some
limitations, some rules prescribed by the
State or nation to regulate the circulation.
Every proposition submitted by these
sound money people to reform the cur
rency include tbe government's guar
antee of tbe redemption of tbe notee
proposed. Tben why not let tbe govern
ment issue its own notes In tbe first in
stance, instead of "going security on
tbe banks' notes?" Ex-Senator Peffer.
BROOD SOW SALE
At EAST GROVE STOCK FARM.
1-4 Mile East Of FREMONT, NEB..
4 Grand Herd Boars
50 Choicely bred Sows
Tb nwlleat merit ol Rt Cirov llrd baa b a!ptaiadfront
progrMlvetkdulat. abttr PulaaO-l bis kav vf bote m
out irvisa lb kera tk Ikt uniag ensuine: Tb eoia aia'
ikt'lttdmll thai rfrtttv of k lever' U1J. rWatkoa.
T Sid, A. , I'irwttini, tluy Wike J. a4 tftr koted lanulw.
ta svlJ.tum ta Slty ekutow, UkkebJy bnt sow, br. to o
tk if4 bor pvKmfieg 0 U berd, I tiff tuarut my vi
w boar. lilurti. in J.I J, I a Uarg. lus. bn.4 aad dti a
ri II ta tb atr vd bug. va Utter ul alruag pis III sir wo eWv
t k. rets a4 t sUk at Wve abuaiaa. aitJ km dea id
taiy sko pig, lst kw li I Wf. iN'iitwt I kw e. ot tliwl
eh sJ. I sp.ka vt a auud brKr a a graad beW
ska bg . IUj Vt tltr-.. 4 Uy It UI d. St a rd
litlpiM, IHievtw HJ, Uir.rst Willi tb vtker l Ud
akta.fw tletlru4 pio. I etf afJ of great ksetit ImmI
ewe vi tb krv ba here rtvwekd.
Iiurtu usrM. ka ka ekarir d Ik kaa bad tk tr ul tk
UI iSAt, Ik ko ba kMNi afeetl bt Jneae. turn A
as 1 14 a gM4 tvtaMiat. VJ
THE STOCK IS IN FINE C0ND1TI0H R
A, M. EDWARDS. Proprietor. h
cut. r, m. woods, AsviioMvr. n
i of W
i rMKi aoi ,v
bwf Teevav i7
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