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December 14. 1899 ' ' , i
.yb'o 1 1 coin and the chain could have
been easily broken by oouuting out
a few wagon loads of silver, hut no,
the game was Insing played for the bene
fit of the bondholders and the million
aire who wnnied more bonds, so two
hundred million more bonds were is
sued. Cleve'and was offerred sixteen
Bullions moie for the bonds if they could
be made to read payable in gold, but
congress would not consent. Now pub
lio credit is busted wide open again and
aothing will heal the breach only t;
make all the bonds now out payable in
gold instead of coin. This would make
the bonds worth at least one hundred
millions more as compared with, prop
arty. This hundred millions would uiost
of it come out of the farmers. By and
'by, when they shall have enlarged the
gold dollar, they will want the public
credit strengthened again and tke bonds
made payable in bio gold dollars.
Where are we at? is a pertinent que
tiod. We hear of wars and rumors of
wars, of defeats and conquests, fortunes
and misfortunes, diseaaa and death. The
heaviest burden, though the one first to
be attended to, is how to make the rich
richer and draw the means from the
poor. The first hill intreduced in con-
tfress was tbe gold standard mn, with
provision for paying all accrued obliga
tions in gold, no account to be taken of
the harsam. The millionaires are clam
merina for such a Ihw, for, they say, if
Bryan is elected, as he probably will be,
ne win pay us ou m com just as vun uu
ligations read: that we cannot stand
We must hHve legislation to increasethe
value of our bonds, as compared with
the property, and the taxpayers must
foot the bill. The tax gathering is so
directed that the common laborer pays
the same rate of taxation as we do. It
is our rkfht that we hate a part of his
'earnings, or we could not keep up a ri.h
man's style. Congress might change
the contract and pay in corn, a bushel
for every dollar, but that would help the
farmer and reduce the value of the
bonds, which must not be. The old
bonds must be gathered in and burned
and new ones issued before Bryan comes
in or he will pay u off in coin, just as
the present bonds read. It must be all
done right away, or Windy Allen will be
in, and he will talk till after election,
then we will be out We have the pres
ident and a majority of both houses of
congress, and it must be done at once,
for it may be our last chance.
The Nebraska Mercantile Mutual In
surance Compariy has 6,000 members
and about five million dollars insurance
now in force. It is wonderful wht suc
cess has attended Ibis company. It can
be accounted for only on the principle
that they have attended strictly to their
Own business and been carefully and
SOME HOT SCRAPPING
Auditor Cornell, Meloalf, Hitchcock and
the World-Herald talk buck at
There has been some hot scrapping
going on between the Auditor and the
World-Herald during the last week. It
will be remembered that when the re
publicans were laying a foundation for a
campaign of slander in this stale their
first move was an onslaught upoh Audi
tor Cornell. Prout, the chairman of the
now infamous snifling mommittee, was
the chief instigator. These sort of re
publicans got up an investigation, with
Lichty as their chief witness, and inves
tigated the auditor's office. They failed,
that is this republican commiitee, with
every incentive to find that the auditor
was guilty, was forced to report that
there was nothing that could be tortured
into a charge milking n ground fr im
PHHi-hment. In this case ihe World
Id went further than the most rabid
jlii'ans dared to go and continued
nfUiid the auditor's resignation,
numbering this m rt o' treatment,
Mr. Whitaker, an employee in the audi
tors olllce, when Mr. Hitchcock appeared
as a cendidate for senator, wroie a letter
which was prned in the dai'y papers
giving ir. jiiiciiuocx ana his paper
a drastic dressing down. The World
Herald instead of replying to. Whitaker,
attacked the audi'or and Cornell came
back at the pajwr and Mr. Hitchcock. '
Mr. Cornell wtnt tor the editorial in
the World Heraiu which claimed that
'that paper and Mr. Hitchcock had been
the "whole push" in tl e reform cause
and that not a man would ever have
been eltcted, had not the AVorld-Herald
come to the rescue. He pointed out that
there were othei eflicient workers in the
reform cause long before Mr. Hitchco k
ever showed any interest, in it, and won
dered if such men as W. H. Thompson.
Cnser, Bryan and scores of other dem
ocrats as well as the HU.(KK) poplists had
not done something of value in this state
for the last ten jears. Mr. Cornell ex
pressed serious doubts as to whether
Hitchcock had made Allen, Holcomb,
I'oynter, all the fusion congiessmen and
sta'e officers, single handed and alone,
and even suggest! d that if Mr Hitchcock
bad not made his paper a fusion paper,
that the probability whs that he would
not have any pnper at all.
The last leport from the ring was that
the World Herald was down, ttie referee
was counting time and hud got as far as
nine an 1 the spectators were in a great
state of excitement The decision of
the referee will be published next week.
lis) State Committee
To the state central corumettee of the
people's independent party of tbe state of
Nebraska: You are hereby-alled to meet
in the City of Lincoln, January 4, 1U00,
at 8 p. m. at the Lincoln hotel, for the
purpose of meeting a number of the na
tional committeemen of our party from
other slates, and for the further purpose
of transacting any business that may
come before them and discussing the fu
ture action of of the party in both state
and nation. To this meeting is invited
all of those who are interested in the
future success of the party,
Uu January 5. at lo a. m., the state
committee will meet In executive session
at the name place. All of the leaders
and prominent men of tbe party are ex
peeled to attend these meeiingsand take
pari, in their deliberations. The na
tional committeemen of Jowa, Kansas,
Colorado, South Dakota and a numbei
of committeemen of other states are ex
pected to be present
Invitations to Chairman Senator Ma-
r on Butler of North Carolina, and Sec
retary IUn. J. A. Edgerton of Denver,
L.olo", of the national committee, have
been sent for and it is hoped they will
be pt sent. We have no doubt but all
who attend these meetings will feel well
paid for their time and trouble.
Yours for a successful fight in the
state and nation iu 1900.
J. II. Edmirtk.
E. W. Nrwon,
' Woik or Die
The second article in the Cosmopoli
tan by Olive Schreiner on the "Women
Cjuestion, is more powerfnl than the
first. Her thesis is that if a nation l to
retain ita strength'and vigor its woman
must have some object in life. When
they fall into "sex parasitism," leaving
a l useful activities to men, the race is
on the way to decay and extinction.
This idea is enforced by a great variety
of illustrations, drawn from the animal
and the human worlds.
"Find labor or die," says Miss Schei
ner, "is the choice ulti nately put before
the human male, today as in the past,
and this constitutes his labor problem.
The labor of the ma'e may not always be
useful in the highest sen-e. to hissociety,
or it may even be distinctly harmful and
anti-eocial, as in the middle ages, who
lived by capturing and despoi'ing all
who passed by their castles; or as in the
case of the share speculators, stock job
bers, sing and coiner capitalists and
monopolists of the present day, who feed
upon the productive labors of society
without contributiug anything to its
welfare. But even males so occupied
are compelled to expend a vast amount
of energy and even a low intelligence in
their callings, and however injurious to
their societies, they run no personal risk
of banding down effete and enervated
constitutions to their race."
It is just this risk that, according to
Miss Schreiner, always cod I run is women
at a certain stage of society, and which,
unless overcome, ruins not only the
woman, but the society itself. And the
danger now, with the spread of comfort,
is greater than ever before.
Washington, Dec. 10.- (Special corres
pondencesThe eight populists and
silver republicans senators held a caucus
this week and decided to vote with the
democrats on all political questions, as
they did in the last congress.
If all the bills and resolutions intro
duced in the bouse this week were to
become laws, the size of the U. S. re
vised statutes would probably lie doub
led. Members of the house broke the
record by introducing nearly 900, on
every conceivable subject, in a single
day. Only a few of them will ever be
iae de;uti of Sonator-eievit Uayward
of Nebraska, has caused some gossip in
congress as to his successor, who will be
appointed by the governor of Nebraska,
who is a populist Some think that Mr.
LJryan could have the appointment, if he
wi-hed it, but his friends intunute that
he is too smart lo accept it, even il it
were offered to Him. because he could
gain nothing by becoming a member ot
the minor. ty of the senate and miht
lose some of (he prestige he now has in
his party, the general congressional
impression is that ex Senator Allen wi 1
lie sent to the senate by the governor of
Mr. J. G. Schonfarber, representing
the general assembly of the Knights of
Laiior, told the Industrial commission
that the government should curb the
gieed of the coal trust by regula;ing
freights. A member of the commission
a-ked the witness if he didn't know ihut
very soon iirier me enactment, oi sim-u a
law there would only be a half a dozen
great railroads in the country, owing lo
their consolidating to evade such a law,
and ha replied: "1 do know that, and 1
further know that very soon alter the
time you name there would he only one
railroad uiid ihut would be a consolida
tion of them all, and would be the prop
erty of the U. S. government You will
rind that the happiest communities are
those in which the great public works
are operated by the government, and
where there is a fairly equitable division
of the capital. "
K.trr I Iriliilaj.
A birthday is a rare thing for ponp'e
Loin on the 2y:h of February, but ...e
will now have U;e uncuumon expe
rience of do;ng without one for no less
hail tight years. In the cid.nary
jcuise uext ytar w;.uid have been lea p
ear, but it h.r.jmfs ne'sary every
low and an in to o the extra day
n four years m prd keep lie d.ttta
and seasons correct. Heiiec ili.ie will
lie no Feb. 2!) i.ext ytar and so ilmse
-ho lai had a birthday in lS'JU wiil
lave to wait til! 1901 for another.
Wantpd A Newpper Opening.
Two practical printer and educated newspa
per men. of mature year anil ari-d experi
ence in civil lifn, would 'ike to loam of an op
portunity to take cbargn of a reform paper in
Nebia-ka. hj leawor otlierwino. Addrnft the
Independent I. inc. 'In. Neb.
Never mind the weather, its the ttinn
behind the gun who makes the Christ
mas photographs. We can make you as
fine a photo on a cloudy dy as when
tbe sun is shining. Come today.
Those interesied in hatching chickens
by artificial means would do well to
write to The Des Moines Incubator
company of Des Moines, Iowa, for one
of their lieautifully illustrated cat a
logues. It is elegantly gotten up in
colors and explains thoroughly tbe pro
cess of incubation. It is a hook full of
educational matter in addition to its
practical value. It is interesting. Get it
Don Cameron's lunch counter, 114 to
118 South 11th street Lincoln, Neb.
Oysters and game in season.
HATCHING IN 10 DAYS!
old w. (jtit WK rnn'tlo It. f J
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that will hatrll all bMrjukto nrv i
un4 to H wMfl Im Mtantinn titaa S
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iMria rtfht mm hw all tatt I
mmm. alft kff nHn aad nwnm-1
tC Catalan to A laara a. 4 Ma. 1
UU BOIXM MCDBaTOS OK. lUt M. Mm la. i
' in oar fancy sat Ion
-Hundreds of articles upeful and
beautiful staple, everyday
oda and rare noveltieH. "We
can pleae yon whatever price
you wish to pay. In this lit
you can find just what you want
for man, woman or child.
JEWELED SIDE COMBS
25, 60, 65, 75c, tl, 1.25, 1.50, 1.75. and 2.00
JEWELED POMPADOUR COMBS
25, 60, 65. 75, 85c. tl.00, 1.35, 1.60, 1.75,
2.00, 2.25, 3.00, and 4.00 taoh.
JEWELED SIDE COMBS
35, 80e, tl.00, 1.25, 1,60, 1.T5, 2.00, 2.25,
3.00 and 4.00 each.
CARVED EMPIRE COMBS
.16, 45. 00, 65,75. tl.00, 1.25, 1.60, 1.75 each,
JEWELED HAIR ORNAMENTS
11.75, 2.00 and 2,25 each. ,
PLAIN HIDE COMBS
10, 15, 20, 25 and 35c a pair.
TLAIN POMPADOUR COMBS
10, 15, 2? and 35c each. -
PLAIN EMPIRE COMBS
15, 19, 25, 35, 40, ft) and 05 each.
DRESS SUIT CASES w
for latiies and gentlemen, f 2.50, 2.75, 3.00,
3.25, 4.50, 5.00, G.OO, 0.50, 7.00, 7.50,8.75,
10.06, 11.00 aud up to 20.00 each.
ENGLISH COAT CASES '
W.75, 5.00, G.50 auJ up to 25,00 eaca. -
LADIES' CLUB BAGS
75, K5c, tl.00, 1.25, 1.45, 1.75, 2.00, 2.25,
2.50, 3.00, 3.50, 4.00, 4.75, 5.00,6.00, 7.00,
and 7.50 each.
GENTLEMEN'S TRAVELING BAGS
$1.80, 2.25, 2.50, 3.00, 3.50, 4.00, 5.00, G.OO,
7.00 and 7.50 ech.
REAL ALLIGATOR BAGS
for ladies or gentlemen, t3.50, 4.25, 4.50,
5.00, 5.75, 0.50, 7.60, 8.00. 8.50, 0.00, 0.76,
10,50 and up to 125.00 each.
S1.25. 1.50. 1.75, 2.00, 2.25,2.50, 2.75, 3.00,
3.75, 5.00 and 6.00 each.
BLACK CLOTH SHOPPING BAGS
25, 35, 50, 65, 75, 90c, tl.00, 1.25, 1.50, 1.75,
2.00, 2.5'J and 3.00 each.
SILK OPERA BAGS
with fancy tops, tl.00, 1.25, 1.75 and 2.00
of hilk and leather, f2.75, 3.25, 3.75, 4.00
and 5.00 each.
new shape. 25, 50. 05, 75, 85, tl.00, 1.25,
1.50, 1.75, 2.00. 2.25 and 3.25 each.
GENTLEMEN'S CARD CASES
for vest pocket, tl.00, 1.35 and 1.75 each.
GENTLEMEN'S VEST POCKET
comb and minor in leather case, 15, 25,
35, 65. and 75c each.
rli O A
WITH CHRISTMAS only a few days away and assortments at their brightest and best now
you can't afford to spend any more tima in considaratipn. Whan you visit this store and ar8
surrounded by the thousands of the most wanted wares, all priced at su3hfl?ure3 as only
shrewd buying and big buying can present you won't naed to hasitataaminute the very thing
you want is sure to suggest itself.
Toys, Ooils, Games and Novelties
Si ill larger assortments, still greater varieties and as nlwnys, prices
the lowest known. We import our toys and dolls direct from the Euro
pean makt rs and thus rme you the profits of middlemen The supply is
almost limitless but early buyers will have more room and time in which
to make selections.
Kil dolls upward
Fancy celluloid photograph J"Jn
album-i, cabinet size flu
limb dolls upward O
Cullar and cnlf
Neck lie boxes
dolls upw ard
Doll buggies upward
Without doubt the largest showing of fancy celluloid goods Lincoln
has yet seen. The prices r;inge upward to $25.00-
Toys of all Kinds 'rom the simplest mid cheapest to the (ir;e-tt, and
Gmes-A" the new ones as well as the old and standard ones.
PARCHESSI 75c CROKI OLE 89c-
HOLIDAY HANDKERCHIEFS .
Child's handkerchiefs printed in pretty designs 10 t.
Fancy boxes containing 3 initial handkerchiefs 0Kft
per box ZDC
Child's plain white handkerchiefs
Plain hemstitched handkerchiefs, all linen and mull, C.
Immense line or fancy handkerchiefs upward from 5 to 25c.
Men's handkerchiefs, plain and fancy at 5, 10, 12, 15c and upward.
Men's mulller, women's fascinator etc., etc., in immense varieties.
Jewelry, candy, fine groceries, books and stationery, music and pic
tures, fine china and cut glassware. In fact we have everything for young
and old and everything we have U the very best of its class.
GENTLEMEN'S BTLL ROOKS '
26, 35. 60, 65, 85, tl.00. 1.25, 1.50, 1.75 and
GENTLEMEN'S COIN PURSES
without metal frames, 25, 35, 50, 75, 85,
tl.00, 1.25. 1,60 and 2.00 each.
LADIES' COIN PURSES
10c. 25e, 35c, 60c. 62c, 75c and tl.00 each.
LADIES' CARD CASES
50c, 60c, 85c, tl.00, tl.25, f 1.50 and 11.75
GENTLEMEN'S TOCKET BOOKS
25c, 50c, tl.00, tl.25 and tl.60 each.
LADIES' STERLING SILVER
ad con bi nation pnrnes and card eases
60c, 00c, tl.00, tl-25, f 1,75, t2.25, t2.50,
13.60, t3.75. M.00, t4 75 and t5.00 each.
f real Seal or Morocco. 60c, 85e.-fl.00,
tl.25. 11.75, t2.25, 12.75 and up to t6.00
CHILDREN'S COIN PURSES
3, 5, 10 and 25 cent each.
GATE HINGE BAG TOPS
35e, 60c, 65c, 75c; tl.00, 11.25, tl.50, t2.00
and t2.60 each.
35 and 60 ernts ech.
, FANCY GARTERS
26c, 35c, aov, .75c and tl.00 a pair,
SILK HOSE SUPPORTERS
25c, 60c, 75c and tl.00 pair.
STERLING SILVER NOVELTIES
including tooth brushes, mml-ure tile,
nail brushes, button hooks, shoe
spoons, letter sen Is, in erasers, and let
ter openers, 25e, 35c; 60c, 75c and tl.00
STERLING SILVER MOUNTED
tea bells, sponge cups, cur ing irons and
tongues, 35c and 60c each.
- WHISK BROOMS
uterling t-ilver mounted, 75c, 05c, tl.00,
tl.25, tl.50 and t2.00 each.
Kterline silver mounted, tl.00, tl.25, tl.50
and $2.00 each:
sterling Mirer mounted, fti.OO, 12.75 and
f 2.15 t-ach.
ftrrlinp nilver mounted, t2.00. t2J50
3 00. f4.00 and W.00 each.
sterling silver mounted, t5.00, tO.OO and
t7.50 b pair.
STERLING SILVER SPECIALS
including bon bon spoons, ice Kpoonn.
sugar spoons, salad forfca, olive spoons,
pickle forks, aiiuce ladles and cream
ladles, tl.50 each
sterling silver backs, t4.50, f5.00 and
STERLING BACK DRESSING
35c, 50c, 60c, 75c, tUW, tl.25 and tl.50
sterling silver, 85c and tl.00 each.
sterling silver, 60c, C5o and tl.00 each.
MILLER &' PAINE
Sterling nilver, tl.00, 1.25, 1.50. 100. ii4
2.60 each. .
Sterling silver, 60, 65, 75c, and tl aca
TEARL PAPER CUTTERS
Sterling handles, 25, 50, 75, and tl.M
Brush, Comb, and Mirror, silvar plated.
tl.50, 1.75, 2.00, 2.25, 2.75, 150, aaa
5.00 a bet
Brush, Comb and Mirror, hand deeorat
ated porcelain backs, $1.75, 2.00, 2.6t,
2.75.3.00,3.50,3.75,4.00,6.00 and t.Ot
a net , . ,
TOILET SETS i
Brush, Comb and Mirror, Uarmaa ailvar
12.60, 3.75 and 4.00 a set
FANCY INK STANDS
25, 35, 60, 75c, f 1.00, 1.25 and 1.60 aaaa. .
FANCY SOAP BOXES
10, 25, 35, and 50c each.
EBONY HAIR BRUSHES
Sterling silver mounted, 75, U5c, tl.M,
1.25, 1.60, 1.75 and 3.00 each.
EBONY HAT BRUSHES
Sterling silver mounted, tt&c, f 1.25, IS9,
and 1 35 each. 1
EBONY CLOTH BRUSHES
Sterling silver mounted, 05c, tl-25, aad
EBONY MILITARY BRUSHE9
Sterling silver mounted, tl 00, 2.60, 2.71,
3 50, 5 00 and 6.00 per pair.
EBONY BACK HAND MIRRORS
Sterling silver trimmed, tl.50, 1.75, S.M,
3.75, 4.00. 150 uai 6.00 each.
Fancy metal, 25. 3J, 3,", 40, 45, 50, 53, &i.
65, 75, 85, 93, 05 j, fl.00 anl .1.23 ioa.
DECORATED WHITE FANS
Bone sticks. 75, 8.M, tl.OJ, 1.23, 1.33, 1.50,
1.75, 1.95,220.127.116.11, 2.75, 3.0J, S.5i.
4,00, 6.00, 7.53; and 10.03 each.
SPANGLED WHITE FANS
65, 03c, tl 23 1.50. 2.00, 2 25, 3.00. 3.59,
, 4.00, 6.00, aJ 5,75 each.
Pearl sticks, tl2.03, 13.53, 1650, 29.00
and 23.00 each.
113.00, 16 50, 23.00 and 25.00 each.
60, 75c. tl.00. 1.23, 1.63, 2.00, 2.50, 2.75,
3.00 and 3.50 e ten
DECORATED BLACK FANS
tl.53, 2 5), 3 3 hq J 4 53 etch.
FANCY GIRDLE CHAINS
35, 53. 63, 73. 05 j aid tl.23 each.
Sterling silver, t6 00 and 8.00 eack.
23, 35. 53 tl.03, 1.50, 2.03, 3.03, 3.50 and
4 0.) ei th.
BEIDED VELVET COLL VR3
23, 5 ). 73 i, tl.03, 1.33, 1.73, 2.03, 2.23, 2.50,
3.0, 3.5). 4.03, 4 53 an 4 5.33 aica. -
H indreU of other thin? which wa
have n t sptiie to mention, Coma aad
see for yourself.
Appropriate Outer Garments for tha
Astrakhan fur jackets, heavy sa'in lining C07 Rd
line even curl OZ 1 1 JJ
Persian lamb curl fur jic'tets, he ivy satin lining, ' JJQ QQ
Electric sea' cr pes, heavy satin lining marten collar and ed? COfl flfl
30 inches Ion, 123 inch sweep, etch DZUiUU
Moullloon collirettes with elecric seal yo', heavy saMn lining
at -3.00. 1.5i) and $7.53. M.m'iey muff-i at i75,C Cf 07 Cfl
8' 1.73. Monkey fur collarettes, heavy s-iiin lining atwOiJ J and9 I iJU
Astrakhan miilf-i at $2.75, 13.75 and I3A). Baltic seal matt,-
clown bed, satin lining at $2.25, $2.75 and $1.75
All colors in new golf cloth or double f.iced goods in hot coat 'tj I Q C(1
picket suits wljiJU
All wool cheviot serge or yenetiai cloth suits, tight fitting or box QC
front, very nicely mude, all colors, sizes 32 toil, ea-h. OviO J
33 in fine heavy plush c.tpo-i, mitallicanl mercerized lininjf, 123 CP "IZ
inch sweep : ..,..w0il 3
32 inch boncle cape, fancy metallic lining, thibet on collar and CC fin
down front $JiUU
All wool flannel wants, lined throughout, all colors and sues, Q7f)
each 3 III
Novelties in black crepon, Venetian and sere skirts, double box O I n nn
plait at WOO, $7.50, $8.50 and t) I UiUU
HOSIERY AND UNDERWEAR
Woman heavy fleeced lined cotton hose, double sole, , nr.
high spliced heel and toe, a pair ZwU
Boys extra heavy bicycle ho-w, 2x1 rib QC
double knee, two pair for, www
Misses all wool hose, fine rib, double heel ORft
and toe, a pair I WW
Mens heavy camels hair socks, seamless, double heal OKf
and toe, two pair for. ....LOv
Womens all wool natural grey vesta and pants, "7Qa
$1.00 grade, per garment. lOw
Boys heavy fleeced lined ribbed shirts and drawers QQ I Q
50 cent grade, per garment .03 I "w
Womens half wool vests and pants, grey, 60 cent Q7ft
goods, per garment 0 1 U
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