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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT
Marh 16,1 900
PauncefoU: "Now, what do you want-another treaty?" - '.
' McKinley: lie lud, please deliver our consul's letters aften you . read
- , Fauncefote: "On, certainly, my rood fellow, certainly J" New YorkEren
-nc Journal. . -4
It is remarkable how D. Clem has
pages of re pu bin
lust rated weeklies, and his fame is sung
in their dailies. He-has started a pa
)er and some of his former friends are
, blunt enough to assert that he has a sy
1 Thon, making a close connection with'
.Mark Hanna s headquarters. This is
What D. Clem calls "true populism,"
and every republican editor in the coun
'try is ready to swear he is a prophet.
Butler, Co. Press.
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup will cure
throat 'and June: trouble without fail.
For grippe' influenza and deep-seated
cough or qold, it is the best remedy of
fered to the public. The doses are small
and a bottle only costs 25c.
CREATURE AND CREATOR
Imperialistic Railroads Greater than the
V" Power that Created Them Where
-;! the Remedy JJen, X
The Independent asks its readers to
give a careful 'reading to the following
communication. With a plutocratic
court standing with an injunction bludg
eon over the.heads of the board of transr
portation, little or nothing can ' be "ac
complished to stop y the - extortions . of
these ! stok-watered is corporations.; The
Independent ?does not believe that any
teal relief will ever be obtained while the
imperialistic. republican party remains in
control of the government. The first
tep toward justice to the people in rail
road rates is the election of W: J. Bryan
to the presidency,,' L , :
Editor Independent! Is the creature
greater than the creator? . '
This is the railroad question now con
fronting the people of Nebraska. While
there is being much said about imperial
ism cursing' the people of Puerto Rico
and the Philippines, the imperialism
that is crushing the American people is
almost entirely ignored hardly thought
of. Yet for the past forty years, imperi
alism has been invidiously creeping into
our fabric, until today there is not one
single national question, whether indus
trial, political or economic, that this
monster, thistnemy to republican insti
tutions, has not invaded.
If Webster is authority, and he is con
sidered one, we have today an imperial
" president, an imperial cabinet, an impe
rial congress, an , imperial court, impe
rial banks, and imperial corporations
without number. Each rules in its
sphere, and combined they rule the na
Despite the best efforts - of our ptate
Qcaals, the imperial railroads of the
8tate are def jipg the authorities. Long
Ho DISEASE has so
o!dU of ait ages
Crown in popularity since he went
the party saving business. His pictv
embellishes the pases of republican il
7 --Si- : I ..... -
' ' nun a I asaafl II K fl IB
before in mv years of oractice of medicine riven m- trivial nr
taenddtioa to any patent xnediciae, bu there is a remedy, the result of which has come under my
own observation; for there is no Disease which has so baffled the medical skill of all ages as
HheutnatUm and to find a Keliable remedy for the same. At last we have found it in;
5 DROPS," manufactured by the Swansoa Kheumatio Cure Company, Chicago, II L. ,
The "3 DROPS," has proven Itself wonderful for Its curative power In Rheumatism, not
as a Temporary Believer only, but to give a Permanent Cure even in chronic cases. Sometime
ago, I had among others several Rheumatic cases, under my treatment and prescribed for these
patients the very best Kennedies which I skillfully selected, but without desirable results. I then
heard of S UROPS". and of its Wonderful Cures, and prescribed it to a f ew paUents who
found relief from its use within a few days. After that J jrescrbed it to a great number and to mv
surprise, I will say that in the course of Two or Three Weeks after they had used "5 DROPS'
nd MS Drop" Plasters they were Cured. - ' t-
! Amopir these were a few who had. for a number of years, been suffering: with Chronio
Kneumattun, who had piloted themselves around on Crutches. They came to my office with,
out Cratches and told me they were perfectly "Well. They eive all the credit to 5 DROPS "
and to "5 Drop" Plasters and this is their testimony to the Swan son Rheumatic Cure Com-:
?ny for their kindness and for the conscientious way in which they are placing these Wonder
ul. Remedies among suffering humanity, which they told me to write to the Company as an
acknowledgement. . , .
As I have seen the Curative Power of M3 DROPS and S Drop" Plasters, in a ereat
inany instances, I can Truly recommend them and also that the 6rm is perfectly honest and re
liable to deal with. C. A. JACKSON, Physician and Surgeon, Kearney, Neb., Aug. 39, 1899. v
Home LongHavo You Suffmrmd with RHEUMATISM?
1 How Long Havo You Read About "S DROPS" Without Taking Thorn 7
Do you not think you have wasted precious time and suffered enough? If so,
then try the " 5 drops and be promptly and permanently cured of your afflictibns.
"5 Drops "is a speedy and Sure Curo for Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
Lumbago (lame back). Kidney Diseases, Asthma, Hay-Fever, Dyspepsia,
Catarrh of alt kinds Bronchitis, La Grippe, Headache, Nervous or Neuralgic,
Heart Weakness, Dropsy, Earache, Spasmodic and CaUrrhal Croup, Toothache.
Nervousness, Sleeplessness, Creeping Numbness, flalarla, and kindred dis
eases. " 5 Drops " has cured more people, during the past four years, of the above
named diseases than all other remedies known, and in case of Rheumatism is
curing more than all the doctors, patent medicines, electric belts and batteries
combined, for they cannot, cure Chronic Rheumatism. Therefore, waste no more
valuable time and money longer, but try " 5 Drops " and be promptly CURED.
5 Drops " is not only the best medicine, but it is the cheapest, for a i.co bottle
contains 300 doses. Price per bottle i.co, prepaid by mail or express, or 6 bottles
for 5.00. "For, the next 30. days we will send a. 25c sample FREE to anyone
ending 10 cents to pay for the mailing. Agents wanted. Write to-day.
SWAKSCn RHEUMATIC CURE CO., 160-164 E. LAKE STREET, CHICAGO.
ye?rs of Wall Street republican rule has
emboldened them, and entrenched them,
to such an extent, that they believe
themselves complete masters of the peo
ple. Republican courts have given them
everything asked for, which gives them
every point of vantage. I can think of
but one such point not passed upon by
the courts, and in their favor, and this
one indirectly; This one - is the com
manding kepje of , the whole field. Who
ever holds, it, will route $hther. This
strategic point is, "Who is the bigger,
the creature or the creator the people
or the railroads?"'', We have played
horse with these corporations so long
that the courts have attempted to give
them this, the last stronghold. '
It will be remembered that the United
States supreme court has said that we
cannot redjoe rates below, a point that
will pay dividends upon, capitalization
and that the computation must be made
on traffic originating and ending within
the state. First, that' court says that,
the. people are taxable by the railroads
for all. the water which such corpora
tions can inject into their stock.
Secondly; indirectly that such corpor
ations are bigger than the state. These
two points are open to attack and , until
they are bo attacked ' and settled, 'there
is little else that can be done. If we are
beaten, we can retreat to our last ditch
public ownership. Defeat in these
forme will' make public ownership im
pregnable, make it a sure winner.
Railroad extortion rests upon, and
Solely depends upon fictictious capitaliza
tion YThenever the water is wrung out
of corporations;! extortions can be
stopped, and' not until then. It should
be our first concern to make a cullen
der and filter the water out of Ne
braska roads.' V t ,
, -We have. established a right and just
precedent of examining into the work
ings of, and status of state authorized
institutions. There can be no logical
reason given why railroad corporations
should be exempt from such public
scrutinizing public investigation . of
their doings toward the public.
. If railroads are receiving no more
than just and fair , returns, they should
not object to the people knowing that
fact. If the people are paying exhorbi
tant rates, as charged, they ought to
have some way to find out and. know
that fact. ; Iso one who wants to be
just, and is willing to obey the law, can
object to fair means being used to de
termine these facts. We have a state
board of transportation now of. about as
much ability as a fifth wheel to a wagon
and so intended by the authors of the
law. The courts knowing that it was
harmless under its present authority,
have declared it constitutional. This
board can be madaj lajigttt'ffiiseful by
giving it authority and -making it its
uty to investigate every, transaction of
these corporations, and every fellow,
from the section man to the stock wa
tering friend. This would throw an x
ray lisht into the pates of the .slumber-
in g people. This cjofte, ffH gWfl .decia
hafiiad tho snadient
and no ramody has cvon boon known
w mm . V Wf 1J4Sf
tho Rheumatic Curo domonstratod Ita
wonderful curntJvo powor.
It has novo failed to ouro RHEUMATISM
In any form, Acuto or Ohronlc
Ilere Is what a Prominent Physician has to say who has had 35
years of active Practice of Medicine t
ion legalizing wholesale robbery by le
galizing corporation water, would fall to
pieces from the weight of its own vic
lousness, and its stench would drive to
oblivion, the wole' corporation, pen
sioned crew, from the. precinct heeler to
the glutton on the wool sack. But say,
'the corporations will not permit
this investigation into their private bus
iness." Is it private business? Can
they, when they ant' a charter to 'do
business,, and want to condemnand
force right of way through private prop
erty, say "we are a public institution, a
public highway. The state has xlelegn
ted to us this sovereign power, a power
that rests only in the state, and when
the state asks for an accounting as to
whether this power has been abused,
can they arrogantly say, "We are a pri
vate institution, this is private prop
erty." Nay. Then Ut us turn on a cal
cium light of investigation and. see who'
is the greatest, the created or the crea
tor. .... . JONATHAN H1UU1IS a.
Engine For Sale
Good Gasoline Engine " 2 horse
power Weber make; suitable for farm
use or blacksmith shop. For sale cheap.
College View, Nebraska.
Three Campaigns In Nebraska
The camDaierns of 1897. 1898 and 1899,
brought out little, if any, more than an
average vote. Inspection of the returns
shows that 51 counties have given a
fusion majority each of the three years.
That 16 counties gave a republican ma
jority on the years named. And that
23 counties during that time were waver
ing in their political allegiance. In the
lists following, "F F F" means that each
county was counted in the fusion col
umn in the t years 1897, 1898 and 1899;
"F R F" means fusion in 1897, republi
can in 1898 and ' fusion .in 1899. The
other marks will not be hard to inter
F. F. F.
' - Total Fusion
. vote Maj.
Antelope ,. 2417 426
Boone 2C78 119
Buffalo ; 4161 634
Butler... i 3567 hU
Cedar 2767 519
Chase 593 19
Cherry 1527 6
Colfax 2225 549
Cuming 2889 735
Custer... 4372 590
Dakota. 1513 121
Dawson 2892 239
Dixon ,. 2322 126
Dodge 4352 271
Dundy.... '572 28
Fillmore.. 3038 331
Franklin , 2112 .337
Frontier..... 1997 58
Furnas 2940 191
Garfield . 474 31
Qoeper 1106 171
Greeley 1182 438
Hamilton.. ; 3iao zo
Harlan. - 2139 . 428
Hitchcock . .. " 85.
Holt 2788' 41
Howard .V P e e 2087 ; : , 520
Kearney. .1 -. ... . .. . ..... ...t-n 2230 ... v 871
Keith....... . 489 ' 45
KeraPaha.. n68l" " 96
Logan. . . . . .-.
. -80U ' "639
207- f 23
1665 ' '
2354 , ,
Polk. . .. ..... .
X07 517 15,360
' i ' : F. R. F. f.',, ;
Box Butte...... 999
Clay , 3719
Otoe 1 4583
Red Willow , 2208
Thayer ; 3301
It. F. F.
K. R. F.
It. 11. R.
Cass w. 4938
Gage .: ' 0319
Grant ... 199
Scott'B Bluffs 534
1 '. i 34,408
F. R. R.
Jefferson...........'. ....i...: 3179
York 1 3978
F. F. R.
s . ; .. 3,746 ; .
51 counties reasonably sure, .
(FFF) 4 107,517
10 counties, fighting ground,
1 county redeemed, (KFF) 1,404
5 counties .probably republican
Total ballots cast.... 170,268
Total fusion majority, 1899..
16 counties reasonably sure, '
(RRR) . 34,468;
4 counties, fighting ground,
3 counties, probably fusion, :
' Total ballots cast.... .. ..49,981
; Total republican majority
Grand total ballots cast 220,249
Net fusion majority, 1899 ....
Mammoth Pektn Duck Eggs
I have a stock that is up to date.
Drakes weigh up to 11 lb Prize win
ning stock 2,000 lbs of mixed feed will
grow 500 lbs of young ducks (not to men
tion nice ; downy pillows.) Well fed
Pekins will dress 5 lbs at ten weeks.old.
Young ducks are better and cheaper
than pork. Every farm should have its
hock, .eggs weii pacKea 10 cts each.
- . E. E. Smith,
Liacoln, Neb., Box 456.
v Mention Independent.
NEWS OF NEBRASKA
Attempted Wife SInrder.
Ashland, Neb.V March 12. James
Warren Coon, "a blacksmith who has
resided in Ashland- several years, at
tempted to mmrder his divorced wife.
He was arrested after firing two shots
at herneither of which took effect.
- v." Rase Cas Postponed. - ?
Lincoln, March 12. The railroad
rate cases pending J before the state
board of transportation have been con
tinued from March 15 to March 19. It
is expected that the injunction cases in
the federal court will be decided by the
latter date. 1 ."
- Farmer Takes Strychnine.
Linwoon, Neb., March h' 9. James
Koutuik, a Bohemian farmer, living a
few miles south of this place, commit
ted suicide here yesterday by drinking
the contents of a bottle of whisky with
which he had previously mixed a quan
tity of strychnine. . :
Ice Breaks la the Platte.
Plattsmodth, Neb., March 1 12. The
ice broke in the Platte river Saturday
night and took out one span of the Mis
souri Pacific railroad bridge at Oreapor
lis. At Louisville the wagon bridge
over the main channel is reported to
have been Washed .out by the ice.
v Baby Burned. to Death.
Milford, Neb., March' 12. The little
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Sov
ereign, who lire near Ruby', was burned
to death by her clothes catching on fire
from a kerosene fire-kindler'in the hands
of an older sister who was playing with
it. The parents were absent at the
time of the accident. i
. Omaha's Team la Complete.
Omaha, March 12. Omaha has scored
a beat on the other clubs of the Western
league circuit by being the first to have
the personnel of the nine practically
completed. . The list is: Hess and Mc-
Causland, catchers; Burrell, Hughes,
Potter and Newmeyer, pitchers; ; Bebs
xnan, first; Dunn and O'Oonnell, . sec
ond; Hoy, third; Hankey, short; Hum
bert, Cooleyand Lauzon, fielders. s
Against Land Leasing Bill.
Mullen, Neb., March 12. At a mass
meeting of citizens ; of Hooker county
held here the project to have the gov
ernment lands in the western states and
territories turned over to the states for
leasing purposes was bitterly denounced.
Resolutions addressed, to the national
congress, before which a resolution- to
jthaboye effect: is pending, were ad
opted v.,,.;-.; ...'v f.r ,tM j TO...'
Dying From Strange Disease. '
Ainsworth, Neb., March 12. J. "M.
Hoke, a stockman ? northwest of town',
turned his herd of cows yesterday out
on the range all well.- Eighteen have
died and there are more dying' from a
cause unknown." ' A Rathburn, another
stockman, reports that ten of his young
calves are dead. Hejteys the cows ap
pear to be well and hearty and no cause
is known for the strange freak.
Dlninor Cat Driwi Crowd.
, .Xbzikoton, Neb., March 13. Th
case of the state of Nebraska against
Frank T. Dinsmore for the murder of
Tea Lane, ac uaessa, onueo. ' ,; was
called yesterday in the district court, in
Smith's opera house, in this city, the
court' House being too small to contain
the crowds in attendance upon: the
trial, which .promises to be the most
sensational ' and . exciting of any ever
held in Dawson county.
Laag Aecnsed by Teachers.
Lincoln, Maroh 12. Charges against
Superintendent B. F. Lang of the Be
atrice institution for feeble minded
youth have been filed with the gov
ernor, and it is said that Lang will be
given a hearing within the next few
weeks. Much fault is found with Dr.
Lang's method' of dealing with em
ployes and especially with teachers.
Miss Virginia Larson of . Hastings was
removed Friday and Saturday laid her
case before the governor.'
Cemstock Family Poisoned.
Arcadia, Neb., March 13. A family
of five, named Madden, living near
Comstock, were all poisoned Friday
evening by eating bologna sausage.
They were not discovered until 24 hours
later, when a neighbor, going in, found
the little 3-year-old girl dead and the
rest of the family unconscious. Medi
cal aid was at once .summoned. The
condition of . the sick is critical, but it is
thought that they will recover. The
family recently moved here from Lin
Fire Damages Three Omaha Stores.
Omaha, March 12. The 3-stpry brick
building at 1811 Faraam street, occu
pied by the Omaha Tent and Awning
company , was totally destroyed by fire be
tween 2 and 3 o'clock this morning. The
watchman's attention was first attract
ed by three explosions; following which
flames burst through the roof. In spite
of the firemen's efforts the fire extended
to the music store of Schmoeller &
Mueller on the west and the Nebraska
Seed company on the east, doing serious
damage to the stock of both concerns.
The loss is estimated at $100,000.
SOLDIER SHOT AT DANCE.
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Quarrel Betweea Fort Niobrara Privates
Likely to End Fatally.
Valentine, Neb., March 13. There
is great excitement at Fort Niobrara
over a shooting affair which took place
between two soldiers near there:
A number of tne soldiers were at a
dance hall a short -distance from the
fort, when two of the number, Private
Goldberg and Private Mc Lester, quar
reled and McLester shot 1 Goldberg.
Goldberg was taken to the hospital and
is still living, although there is little
hope entertained for his recovery.
McLester made his escape in the dark
and is still at large. The commanding
officer has sent a troop of cavalry to
scour the country and to return him
dead or alive, x If arrested he will be
turned ovsr to the local authorities for
trial. . ; , - - . -.
.- 'j Defeat Covrt Honse Preposition.
Grand Island, Neb.,' March 8. The
proposition to levy a tax for building a
court house was defeated at the polls by
a decisive majority. "
. Disposition of Wakella's Property.
Nebraska City, March 9. The will
of Wilson Wakelin, the farmer who
murdered his wife and then committed
suicide at his home near Brock,' on the
night of Feb. 25, was offered for probate
yesterday, The "estate is worth about
$25,000 and will be divided equally be
tween the two children.
v Marshal Shot at Railroad Ball.
Geneva, Neb. , March 10. Marshal
Kotas of Milligan was shot and slightly
wounded last night in trying to quell a
disturbance, at the railroad ball. One
of the parties concerned, B. O. Spriggen
of Day kin; is here in jail, charged with
attempted murder. Orey Teppin of
Tobias, the man who did. the shooting.
is still at large.
Editor Harris tn Court.' ; ,
H artinqton, Neb., March 14. A
great deal of interest is manifested in
the Harris-Blenkiron , murder trial
which commenced at noon. Harris ap
peared in court, accompanied by his
brother and three attorneys. " The in
formation was read charging him with
murder in the first degree and he
pleaded not guilty. x
Platte River Brldg-e May Go Out.
Edholm, Neb., March 10. The Platte
river opposite this place is very high and
full of - running Ice. Although the
bridge across the river is all right, yet
travel is interrupted, people being afraid
to venture on the structure. : A large
force is at work with dynamite trying
to save the bridge, but great: fears are
entertained for its safety.
Money for Library Site. ,
Lincoln, March 9. The committee of
the city library board having in charge
the canvass of public subscriptions for
the fund for purchasing a lot for the
Carnegie librarybuilding last night an
nounced that nearly $8,000 had been
raised. As the . purchase price of the
lot is only $7,250 a balance will be left
for the purcha?3 of books.
Western League Season Opens May 5. '
Omaha, March 14. President Hickey
of the Western League of Baseball
clubs announced yesterday that the sea
son will open May 5, with the Omaha
club at Denver, St. Joseph at Pueblo
and Sioux City at Des Moines. The
season will close Sept. 9. Each club
wilplay 32 games with every other
club; 55 at home and the same number
abroad. 1 . -'
. A q peal for a Life Convict.
ijNCoiir, 'March f 14J The. famous
Hawkins 'murder case is once more
brought to the attention of the publio
by the attorneys for the defendant, An
drew Hawkins, appealing to .the su
preme court for. a reversal of the de
cision 6t the trial courts Hawkins was
found guilty1 arid sentenced to imprison-'
ment for life. The murder for which
he is being held to answer was com
mitted in Frontier county in 1893 and
the victim, Thomas Jansen, was a man
of considerable means.
ft ; - win ok fuu
1 Lincoln, MarchJH. In response to a
request from' an eastern newspaper Gov
ernor Poynter has estimated the total
population of Nebraska this year to be
1,266,524. This estimate is based on a
comparison of the vote cast at the gen
eral elections of 1889 and 1899, and
shows an increase in the population of
107,614. Assistant Director Wines of
the census bureau has also asked the
executive department for similar infor
mation and the details of the' method
employed in making the estimate.
, Contracts for Futures Void. -
Lincoln, Maroh 9. H. W. Rogers &
Bros. against " J. T. Marriott, a case
brought up from Dixon county, decided
at the last sitting cf the supreme court,
is of special interest, being a construc
tion of the law as applicable to dealings
between citizens of the state and brokers
doing business on the Chicago board of
trade. The opinion is written by Judge
Holcomb, and holds that . contracts for
the future delivery of grain, where no
grain is transferred or intended for de
livery, are contrary to public policy,
void and nonenf orceable in the courts
of Nebraska. , r
DOUBLE TRAGEDY AT OMAHA
Jealous Husband Shoots His Wife and
Then Kills Himself.
Omaha, March 8. As a result of
jealousy Frank Steele of 419 Walnut
street shot his wife '. and killed himself
at the home of Rev. A. F. Nelson at
2839 Cass Street,' last night.
Steele fired six shots, five of whiSh
took effect, three in the body of his wife
and two in his own body. ;
Mrs. Steele was taken to the Clark
son hospital and the body of Steele was
removed to the coroner's office, where
it was found that he had shot himself
in the center of the forehead and just
below the heart. " '
Steele was formerly employed by the
Swift Packing company of South
Omaha, but for some time has been out
WRECK OF A STOCK TRAIN.
Serious Accident Occurs on the Union Pa
' cifle Line Near Beatrice. x'y.
Beatrice, Neb.; March 10. A special
stock train on - the Union Pacific met
with a serious accident at Rock Cut,,
seven miles southeast of Beatrice,
about 10 a. m. "
Thirteen cars left the track, two
loaded stock cars were overturned and
one lumber car was completely wrecked.
The tops of the cars had to be torn off
to let the cattle out. Many cattle were
badly injured and several had to be
killed. Four cars are complete wrecks
on either side of the track. Rails wre
broken and bent and ties for 200 yards
were ground into splinters. . '
The accident was caused by a broken
flange oh the head stock car, the wreck
occurring in the center of ' the train.
None of the train crew were hurt.
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; Who Pays the Bill :
Because a man (or woman) chooses to
run a mid-road populist paper, is, of its
self, no indication that such man or
woman is in the employ of Mark Hanna.
But circumstantial eyidence is admissa
blo. ' - ' V .v ;. -
The Kellies ' at Hartwell conduct a
little sheet called the Prairie Home. It
is a rabid anti-fusion paper. Its editors
would rather have McKinley elected
than see Bryan occupy the presidential
chair. It is their privilege to have such
preference. The' paper .belongs to the
Kellies and is just such a paper in ap
pearance as one would expect of a mid
road sheet with' its necessarily Jimited
circulation. . The : Kellies are not finan
cially able to scatter the Prairie Home
broadcast over Nebraska and but few
populists are foolish enough to pay for a
subscription .to.it.' There is every indi
cation that the Kellies are sincere in
their anti-fusion tight" But they re
ceive scanty support,' because Nebraska
populists are looking for results, and not
quarreling over mere names. Outside of
Douglas county if any exception be
made, the average democrat is just as
radical on government ownership and
the money question as is the average
There is, however, a mid-road paper,
"The True Populist," ' published -at
Omaha that deserves some attention. It
is printed on good book paper and typo
graphically the "pink of perfection."
It is a six-column quarto, with about
25 columns of "home" matter and 23 of
plate matter and ads. ..... Two columns of
ads belong to the newspaper union that
prints the paper. Outside of ads signed
by the paper, but three bring any reve
nue to the' publisher; One of the U. P.
Ryi Co., one of the Bi fc M; RyV Co. and
one of Munn & Co. of New York.
The first-mentioned two bring the
publisher railroad - mileage . which no
doubt eases his conscience foa the many
miles he has ridden on free passes over
the roads named. 5The Munn ad brings
in no filthy lucre. ' ;
The True (?) Populist has recently
written to each county asking for a list
of 100 to 200 names of populist voters,
and where lists are furnished the paper
is sent absolutely without cost to the
readers. The paper cannot be printed
for less than about CO cents per copy
per year. Its revenue from advertise
ments is nil. Its publisher is " a poor
man, which is no disgrace per se. Yet
he offers a $9.00 bed for $9.00 and will
send the paper free three months to 90
It may be that Mark Hanna (by his
Nebraska henchman, Edward Rosewater)
is not footing all bills . and paying D.
Clem Deaver a salary to boot for pre
tending to publish the True Populist;
but in view of the circumstantial evi
dence, what can a reasonable and reason
ing man conclude? -
Sharpies Cream , Separators
able Dairying. ,
Among ; the Boys
A GOOD CHANGE
The Nuckolls County Republican has
changed hands and will . hereafter be
issued as a fusion paper under the name
of the Nuckolls County Sun, with the
name of J. W. Ellingham at the head of
the editorial column. Mr." Ellingham is
a newspaper 'man of large ? experience.
The Herald wishes him all there is in it
and more, Nelson Herald.
DESERVES TO PROSPER
Af ter this issue the Clipper-Citizen
will be printed on a new and improved
press. The new press will admit of the
printing of four pages at once, at a speed
of 2,500 per hour. ' Heretofore we have
been crowded for spaced for matter of
interest to dur readers, but hereafter we
shall be in a better position to do justice
to our subscribers. The press will be
operated by a gasoline engine and is
second to no press in the state outside
of Omaha and Lincoln. Clipper-Citizen,
Editor Canon of the Harrison Press
Journal must be living in clover these
days. The last issue of his paper con
tained over eight columns of legal notices,
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some 23 being headed "Notice to Non
resident Defendant," and the remainder
sheriff's sales,-. contest and probate
notices. The wave of McKinley pros
perity seems to have finally 'reached
Sioux county. In a few ; months more,
look out for the cry in republican papers,
"The Farmers of Sioux county are pay
ing off their mortgages." '.
The Fairfield Messenger, a consolida
tion of the True Light and ,. Tribune,
under the management of Coleman &
Corey, last week adopted the all home
print idea. The paper presests a neat
appearance, but uses some American
Press plates for its seventh and eighth '
pages, thus in reality being unnble to en
tirely cut loose from the news trust.
Both the ready print houses and the
plate houses are real conveniences to
country publishers but, as the Messen
ger truly says: "The ready print houses
use a low grade of paper and fill the col
umns with a low . class of medicine ad
vertisements in fact, anything they
can find to fill space." .
One of the worst features of the
ready print and plate houses is that the
publisher of a reform paper must care
fully scrutinize every line he gets: from
them, or be humiliated by finding some
thing in his ready prints or plates that
is not in harmony with his home side.
If a majority of thev delegates i. to the
three fusion conventions saysthey want
Edgar Howard to: : make the. i race for
auditor, there ; are mighty few, fusionista
who would fail' ftQvt support ,hinu - But
there are some who. could "not giye him
very hearty support and they are Audi
tor Cornell and his friends. Both How
ard and4 the World-Herald took "snap"
judgment and convicted the auditor of
all sorts of high crimes! and misdemea
nors in office before , a scintilla of evi
dence had been introduced; both
wanted to lead in the work of . ousting
what they candidly supposed to be a
dishonest fusion official; '' he rice j their
haste in the matter.' 'After the evidence
was all in, and when even a most blindly
partisan republican investigating; com
mittee failed to show any dishonesty on
the part of Cornell, neither Howard nor
the World-Herald had the manhood to
say they had been too .hasty and were
mistaken they simply said no more
about the matter. Of course both hate
Auditor Cornell, because' one always
hates the man he has wronged.'
But Auditor Cornell can give his
heartiest support to the entire fusion
ticket this fall Edgar Howards will not
get the nomination for auditor, .
To Care t Cold in One ly
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lets. All druggists refund the money if
it fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature
is on each box. 2oe.
FREIGHT BUSINESS- POSTAL BU
. SINESS. ' ' : .
With absolute equality over railways
of the country so that every butcher
could ship a car of cattle just as cheap
as the Big Four Beef Combine, the Big
Four Beef Combine could not hold a
monopoly of the meat business of Amer
ica for twenty-four hours. To-day, un
der government management, the letter
of an oil producer, a miner or a butcher,
goes to its destination with the same
speed at the same cost and with the same
precision as the letter of an Armour or a
Rockf eller. Send their oil, their coal,
their meat, to market upon the same
tenr s of equality, and these great, trust
combinations will soon be getting rid of
their $25,000 a year lawyers, and their
$25,000 a year managers upon the propo
sition that their business will not stand
such high priced men. And these man
agers will soon be engaged in building
up a business, a property, a proprietor
ship of their own; and these lawyers will
soon be engaged in . a better business
than that, of advising their principals
just how far they can go without getting
behind the prison bars. Lockwood,
The Arlington Hotel corner 9th and Q
sts., Lincoln, Neb. Best $L00 day house
in the west. Mrs. M. E. Tuknhb,
Dr, Lenore Perky, 141 So. 12th St
Diseases of Women. Chronic Diseases.
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