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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
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Riepublican Party Badly
Demoralized.
fiWAELINQ AT EACH OTHEE,
Mf.cKinley and Congress zt Log
gerheads.
OWEB POETO BIO AH TAEITF BILL.
Secrietry- Root, Author of the Mem
nreS. Ha Probably Killed 111
VleA Presidential Booralet-Amai-
, lag SoHerianlti of McKlnley and
Payrne Auoi Cnmmlnara Coop.
; Wi wamaker and ReedA Repnb
11c; an Ontrase.
Special Washington Letter.
Sj inve qui peut!" is the cry among
the Ivepublicans. Thirty days ago they
wore I so arrogant as to be almost in
olerable; now they are humble as
,.1ahHeep. Then they presented an
nnbrokien front; now, thoroughly de
moralized, it is every fellow for him
self amd the devil take the hindmost.
Then they were a band of brothers;
now they are snapping and snarling "at
each. cither, bandying criminations and
recriminations. Then they felt victory
in the iilr, sniffed the battle from afar
and, UYtte Job's warhorse, ejaculated a
defiant! "Ha, ha!" now
fbey feel like one who treads alona
borne banquet hall deserted,
Vh lights are fled.
Whose garlands dead
And all but them departed.
The fereat question among them Is
not wh6 struck Billy Patterson, but
who kilaea Cock Robin, Cock Robin
being the Republican party. The presi
dent's i olltical body servants say,
Congress did it." The congressmen
aymeiitally at least "The president
did it." j But, whoever did it, the ap
pearances are that it is done. Nobody
can explain satisfactorily why the pres
ident urgied free trade with Porto Rico
id his message and why Mr. Chairman
Payne at (first introduced a free trade
measure tlnd then why they all ratted
to the tariff side. . It is given out now
that Mr. iSecretary of War Root drew
the tariff j'blll. which In all probability
kills his vice presidential boomlet dead
as a smelt, dead as a doornail, dead as
Julius Cpsar. They can't defend Mr.
McKinley's somersault, they can't de
fend .Mr.i Payne's lofty tumbling, and
they can distinctly hear the rumblings
of the coming storm.
Getting; News From Home.
They are getting the news from
home, which . indicates that scores of
congressional seats have been imperil
ed?; They ; read the papers, and they
must have a creepy sensation up and
down their spinal columns when they
peruse such an editorial as this from
the Washington Post, Independent,
goldbngglsh, high tariff. The Post
says:
"Four years ago Mr. Eryan stood for
what many regarded as a propaganda
of anarchy. The silver plank in the
Chicago platform, which was. unfor
tunately for the Democrats, made the
most conspicuous and threatening fea
ture of the conflict, enabled the orators
and organs of the capitalistic combina
tions of the country to proclaim that
Bryan's success meant 'dishonest
money. 'the degradation of the dol
lar and the "robbery of the horny
handed son of toll.' What dreadful
pictures were drawn of the conse
quences of Democratic success It is
now impossible to adequately de
scribe. The wreck of enterprise and In
dustry, the ruin of the poor man, the
extermination of agriculture and the
dawn of a heliborn carnival these
were only a few of the grewsome pros
pects dangled before the eyes of the
Ignorant aud timid voter. Newspa
pers ranted about the '50 cent dollar;
stump speakers brayed and bowled
over the infamy of paying the laborer
only balf his w&jje. Pensioners, per
sons depending upon limited annuities,
all the swarms if the salaried, were
told that they tonered on the brink of
penury. Never as there so simple
and so sharply dVflned an issue, and
neTer was the opifcrtunlty for blatant
and Insensate outcW so Inviting. We
all remember how 1 ended.
"But what a difArence now! The
Republicans themseVes have deliber
ately removed the b&raboo of free sil
ver from their properv room. The en
action of the law flxiiV the gold stand
ard as part of ournational policy
makes silver coinage Impossible for at
least six years to comA No manufac
turer or capitalist or Veat merchant
or employer need be lightened Into
' heavy contribution to tie Republican
campaign fund. Were Bt-an to be cho
en president next Novenber and were
a Democratic hpuse to y elected sl
; multaneously the "peril o free silver,
like that of free trade, yould be no
nearer or more real than It is at this
moment. There would sill be a ma
jority In the senate capablt of prevent
ing either calamity and b power at
; the disposal of the executve to overr
. come-the obstacle.- Those two grisly
- nightmares no longer threig the at
mosphere. No one outside dVnurserles
.'. and asylums can now be frlftened by
these buckram spooks. ,
"On the other hand, whaf strength
h:t the Republican party gaiftMo off
; et this loss of weakness by toiOemcc
. racy? Very little, we fear. T splen
did and successful conduct of war
with Spain has been sadly cla ked by
. the scandals of mismanagement and
favoritism .which attended thWlorl
ous consummation. The courst tf the
admlnlstratJon with reference to Cuba
and the Philippines has lost the party
many stout and potent friends. The
strange policy recently adopted toward
Porto Rico has outraged practically the
entire country. The Hay-Fauncefote
treaty has still further Impaired Mr.
McKInlcy's prestige, 'and the rumored
purpose of the president to compel its
ratification will, If it should be real
ized, . not only discredit the govern
ment, but bring contempt and odium
upon the party. In a word, the situa
tion, as it seems to us, is far more fa
vorable to Mr. Bryan and far less so to
Mr. McKInley than It was four years
ago. .-. , . y-
"In our opinion,, the Republican par
t? has lost ground to an alarming ex
tent within the past three months. Its
best friends and ablest exponents have
not been able to explain the betrayal
of our national Integrity Involved in
the Hay.Pauncefote treaty ior to de
fend the bad faith, and cruelty involved
In our. trcatmentTof Porto Rico. We
say nothing of - the stupid mismanage
ment In Cuba and the Philippines, the
ugly and appalling suspicions current
with reference to. both them and Porto
Rico. ; Having no certainty, we speak
no word.. But we assert, without fear
of contradiction, that the administra
tion -Is - daily losing strength on all
these scores, andwe know for a cer
tainty 'that thousands of men who four
years ago regarded Mr. Bryan with
terror and aversion now consider him
favorably as the lesser of two evils."
Amos) Coram 1 Asa Oratorical Coop.
Who made the greatest speech in the
Porto Rican debate? I don't know.
Nobody can tell. Many great speeches
were made. . ,
Who made the most fetching and
astounding short speech ever deliver
ed in the American congress? Amos
J. Cummlngs of New York the big
hearteJ,,: whole souled Tammany
brave. Really, Amos ought to be: ar
rested for violating the statute against
cruelty to animals by reason of the
startling and unprecedented manner In
which he ambushed the Republicans.
He did It willfully, deliberately, pre
meditatedly, on purpose and of his mal
ice , aforethought, to borrow the felic
itous and comprehensive language of
the Indictments. Truth to tell, he sur
prised and took in the Democrats near
ly as completely as he did the Repub
licans: only the Democrats finally had
the best of It, and he laughs best who
laughs last. I do not believe that a
parallel for Amos' oratorical sell can
be found in the parliamentary annals
of this or of any other country. If 1
should stay in congress 40 years, I
would never expect to see It equaled.
It made him the hero of the debate.
The thing was so perfect, so adroit, so
successful, so- amazing, that when it
was over the congratulations of the
sold Republicans were as numerous
and as hearty as those of the Demo
crats. A man would have to have
been soulless who would not enjoy
such an achievement. In cold type it
will seem dull beside what It 4 was In
reality. To properly understand the
situation it must be stated that Amos
is one of the most impassioned speak
ers that ever lived. He Is an Intense
patriot. He is an enthusiast. He is
emotional. He is ' hail fellow with
everybody, from president down.
A Remarkable Speech.
With this preface 1 give his remark
able speech:
"Mr. Chairman, when the vital Inter
ests of our country are at 'stake and
the liberty of the people is endangered
I believe it to be the duty of every man
upon this floor "to rise above party
trammels and vote in accordance with
his honest convictions. Believing this,
after I had votedfor ?50.000.000 to be
spent by the president of the United
States to prepare us for war with
Spain aud after voting for the declara
tion of wee, I stood here, rising above
party, and voted for the revenue bill
which provided money to carry on that
war. In that fame patriotic spirit I
declare here today, with a full sense
of my responsibility, that 1 shall vote
for this bill. I shall vote for this bill.
Mr. Chairman, provided it is amended
as officially recommended by the pres
ident of the United States; provided,
Mr. Chairman, that It is amended as
the president of the United States rec
ommended so as to provide absolute
free trade with the island of Porto
Rico.
"Now. Mr.. Chairman. Porto Rico Is
either in the United States or out of It.
If the island is out of the United States,
we have no business legislating for her
here In any way whatever, and If she
Is In the United States she Is In the
same condition as Arizona, New Mexi
co, Oklahoma and the other territories.
and she ought to have some Dennis
rij-nn or Pedro Perea here represent
ing her. .
"Now. Mr. Chairman, this measure
ought to be amended so as to be enti
tled 'An act to make a temporary pur
gatory for the Island of Porto Rico.
You Intended at first to put her perma
nently in purgatory, but the committee
on ways and means, with the religious
prescience which always ought to char
acterize them, have limited the time In
which she shall remain In purgatory
to 1902. r This . limit has satisfied my
friend from Vermont. Judge Powers,
whose legal if not Christian ability has
been abundantly displayed on this
floor, but It does uot satisfy me. I
would suggest to the, gentleman frora
New York in charge of this bill Mr.
Paynel now, before pressing It to Its
passage.to amend It In accordance with
the suggestion of the president In De
cember last and secure my vote. I am
still standing patriotically by the pres
ident." Mr. Lacy Mr. Chairman. I want to
call the attention of the gentleman
from. New York Mr. Cummlngs to the
fact that there Is a law in force in the
District of Columbia against obtaining
goods under false pretenses.
Mr. Cnmmings How did you get
Porto Rico? '-.,.-.'
As another illustration of the divine
harmony now prevailing among Re
publicans pious John Wanamaker in
his personal organ, the Philadelphia
North American, hoppeth on to Hon.
Thomas Brackett Reed, late of Maine,
with both feet, and daneeth 'a war Jig
upon his ponderosity, all by reason of
an article by Mr, Reed In the Philadel
phia Saturday Evening Post, In which
Thomas deftly, lnserteth his knife un
der William's fifth rib. John com
plaineth that Thomas is not bold
enough to come out In the open. This
generation hath known no more skill
ful master of English than Mr. Reed.
Here are the paragraphs which dis
gruntled pious John. Mr. Reed saith:
"Whenever in a republic free discis
sion is refused, whether suppressed by
law or by public terrorism, you may be
sure that some wrong exists - which
must be destroyed or it will destroy the
republic. .
"There is no more pitiable thing
that can be said by a great people at
any time than the saying so often
heard of in the life of many nations,
'It was a foolish and wrong thing to
be in. but we are in it and must go
through.'
"Democracy In its practical workings
exhibits, from time to time, very
strange incidents, which are little to be
anticipated by auy foreknowledge we
may have. vOne would have supposed,,
had we not had other experience, that
the doctrines of liberty as carried out
by a free people would lead to larger
Individual Independence, to wider
range of toleration and more freedom
of action, but In our history the result
has been otherwise, and the disposition
to be intolerant has in many ways in
creased. Reliance upon numbers rath
er than upon strength of argument has
grown with our growth. It Is much to
be hoped that this is only a temporary
result and that the dream of full and
free expression of dissent from tempo
rary popular opinions may become a
working reality."
Considering the character and posi
tion of the dramatis personse, I. must
give it as my opinion that John's point
Is not well taken. Mr. Reed's mean
ing is clear as crystal.
' Will It rayT
It will be remembered that Senator
Tom Carter of Montana said that the
great question touching the Philippines
was this "Will it pay?" Let's see If it
will pay. The Philippine war up to
date has cost us In round numbers
$100,000,000 for the army alone, to say
nothing of the navy, pensions and of
loss of life. It will cost us that much
or more every year thatVe try. to hold
them. Will it pay? Here Is an ex
tract from an administration paper as
to our commerce with the Philippines
which answers that question most ef
fectually: "The war department has published
some statistics of Philippine commerce
for the quarter of last year ending
Sept. 30 which throw new light on tbi
export trade so far as It relates to the
United States. It is shown that of the
total exports of raw sugar, amounting
to $1,143,349. only $85,002 went to the
United States, while Japan and Great
Britain took nearly all the remainder;
also as to leaf tobacco, the exports of ;"
which were valued at $335,403. the ex
ports to the United States were trifling
in amount. Spain taking7 the lion's
share namely. $204.818 and England
$33,047. The United States also took
only $3,032 of Manila cigars out of a
total export of $239,000, and none of
the other manufactures of tobacco
came to the United States. In fact, ci
gars and cigarettes to the amount of
$3.7tR) were imported from the United
States. Even in Manila the United
States was second to Great Britain in
taking $005.S13 worth, while Great
Britain took $1,147,424. The total val
ue of the hemp exports was $2,776,007
and the amount was 19,041) tons.
"The imports of merchandise into the
islands were valued at $0,437,017 and
the exports $4,884,057. Silver coin to
the Value of $588,001 was imported.
"The total Imports from Europe were
valued at $2,293,520 and from North
America $331,475. The exports to Eu
rope were $2,400,390 and to North
America $1,030,598. The total collec
tion of import duty was $1,022,187 and
of export duty $105,424."
Republican Oatrage.
It strikes me that after the action of
the house on Thursday. March 8, in
bouncing Bobbins and seating Aid
ridge Republicans will receive the
horse laugh when they begin to talk
about Goebelism or Crokerism or any
other sort of Ism. Robbins received
about 1,300 majority and had as clear
a title to his seat as any man who
voted to unseat him had to his seat.
Aldrklge Is a professional contestant.
This Is the third time he was defeated
by the voters of his district, and three
times he has been elected by Republic
an members of congress in the house.
But the Republicans since their scare
over the Porto Rican bill and their
narrow escape from defeat on that
measure have made up their, minds
that they need a larger majority, and
they propose to get It by throwing out
Democrats who were elected and seat
ing Republicans who were never elect
ed. Yet this party arrogates to Itself
all virtue, all Intelligence and all patri
otism! The chances are that every Democrat
whose seat Is contested and whose con
test has not been already decided will
be compelled to walk the plank; not
because he Is not entitled to his
seat, but because the Republicans
have only 14 majority in the house
which Is uncomfortably close In . so
large a body. especially when the ele
ment cf demoralization produced by
the new fad of imperialism Is taken
Into consideration.
TENDER CLOVER HAY.
WItb Sliced . Roots Added to It.
Conatltntea the Bee Winter
Feed for Sheep.
It
The beet possible dry feeding of sheep
Ueariycut. tender clover hay, with the"
addition of sliced, roots. This is the
best possible dry.' cojirse feeding for
the winterT Ewes may be kept in the
beat condition On this feed without
grain. The addition of some grain
later, when the lambs are to be thought
of. will be necessary, but only a mod
erate ration need be given. . Sheep ure
naturally herbivorous, and mischief is
frequently done by overcrowding them
with grain, when their digestive ap
paratus is suitable only for herbaceous
fodder. Grain eating animals do not
need a large stomach, nor a series of
them, for a gradual reduction of the
hard and concentrated food to soluble
pulp. Doubtless the majority of sheep
lost during the winter feeding season
die on account of a misunderstanding
of this' natural condition and require
ment. . ' ' ,
Bulky ,food is essential to an herb
ivorous and ruminating animal. Some
times, for instance, cows have been fed
a whole winter on finely ground corn
meal, without any coarse food what
ever, even hay. The result' has been
that, rumination not being required
for the due maceration of the food, this
function was wholly suspended. The
size of - the stomach even decreased,
shrinking1, as the common adage goes,
"to the size of the ration Life was
preserved, doubtless, and this might
have been useful in times of shortage
of coarse fodder, but we never heard of
any person but the discoverer of this
new aiethod of feeding in the winter
who tried the experiment. This is a
typical instance of natural ' .require
ments of herbiverous animals.
Nature has been an exemplary pro
vider for hev owi. needs, and the natural
habits of feeding of atfy race of animals
which has been .in existence for we
know not how many thousands of years
cannot well be set aside or disturbed by
modern invention. The shepherd roust
take his flock as they were made and
nxiWexist. And the closer he can im
itate the natural methods and habits
of the race, the better success he will
meet with in rearing the flock. Amer
ican Sheep Breeder.' ' . ,
A MOVABLE HOGPEN.
Quite
De
Strong;, Vet Llartat Rnoaarh to
Drawn from Place to' solace v
. by Two Hore.
A movable - shelter for snoats or
brood, sows which can be drawn from
one part of the -arm to another by two
horses is shown in the illustration. It
?e very easily made. Construct a shed
12 . feet long; of . two-by-eight-ineh
MOVABLE HOGPEN. .
board, using four crosspieees of same
size seven feet long. Lay the floor
lengthwise. Side one side with inch
board a six feet htgb; opposite aide for
four feet. For plate to nail boards use
two-by-four-inch scantling. Use a
two-by-four at each end for, rafters, to
which end boards are nailed. Roof
with matched i!oorini; The runners
are sloped at each end, and there is a
door in each end of the pen," This
portable shelter will" be found pf'nse
to every farmer and will cost little to
raske. Orange Judd Farmer, r
ROOTS FOR LIVE STOCK.
On account of the large amount of
water they contain, cows on roots are
never as thirsty in winter time as they
otherwise would be.
If roots have not been cleansed of
all particles of dirt when pluced in
storage in the fall, they should be
cleansed with plenty of water prior to
feeding.
. The dairyman who feeds roots to hi
cows in midwinter is always a wise
cne. no matter how plentifully his
silo, hay mow and granary may . be
stocked. . '
Besides their intrinsic value to milk
production, roots Hi i that want in a
cow'r diet in winter of "something
green!"- which aids in assimilating
other focds. .
A neighbor of mine had a cow to
which he fed a bushel of turnips daily,
and. although on a hay diet besides,
be aid she never drank any water in
three weeks, although offered it dhtly.
George E. Newell. In American Cul
tivator. ' '
Taking the clean roots, an admira
ble way- U to plae tbero in a box and
proceed to chop them up with a sharp
spade. This can be very expeditiously
aeeotnpliRbed, and then the feeding to
cows should be done in fixed boxes in
front of their stalls. '
nalsnreri Ration for Hena.
The balanced ration is as necessary
in the poultry yard as in the cow yard,
and a man , that feeds an unbalanced
ration is wasting a large ' part -of his
food in either case.'. If a food contains
40 per cent, more fat-forming parts
than nitrogenous parts then there is
bound to be ti largp waste. If the fat
is laid on. it is wasted and worse than
wasted.- for egg prod net ion; and if it
is not laid on It is as certainly wasted.
Mosi of our people feed an excess of
fat formers rather than an excess of
protein, the latjer being the more cot
Vr food. The man that rot eirflrs all
Uthrough the fall was themen that fj
a .balanced ration, and ,he will b the
man that will get n good yield of eggd
JUST PLAYING RICH.
A ATILDA," said the -young married
1 1 man to his wife ;on Sunday after
noon last; ."will ytu be good enough to touch
that button beside you? I.want to summon
xnyi man and have him take a message down
to the station for me. 1 have been sitting
here longing for southern' California, and
I'm going to send James down to tell the man
in charge of our private car; ta put her into
commission and have her ready to be tacked
on to the outgoing western express to-night.
I suppose you are ready and will be glad to
go, nay dear, even if I have., suggested it
rather suddenly J ";.V .. c. , '
His young wife put her fiager to her lip
and studies) for a moment. H could see
by the expression on her face that his pUn
for a speedy departure was not entirely in
accord with her wishes, and he prepared
himself for a harsh answer if she should ob
ject.) And why shouldn't he, he reasoned,
for had he not made sacrifices to gratify her
whims for travel, and departed for extended
journeys to all parts' of. the globe-on almost
a moment's notice, and now if she could not
accommodate her engagements to this one
desire of his he would tell her what he
thought about the whole domestic arrange
ment in their bom. V' .,. ,, v ..-.;.
"I really don't see how; I could possibly
get ready so soon, Jack," she said. "Of
course, Nitonche," my j French maid, could
probably pack in time she, is co quick and
so thorough at luggage packing, Ni touch !
-nd Deborah,' my other maid, could help
her; but, Jack, there are o many other
things to be considered! ' For instance, those
dresses from Felix'.. Now, they should have
been, here by the last French steamer,
and I was so grievously disappointed
thajt they did not come! ' The next French
steamer is not due Until Wednesday, and
they surely should arrive then. , Then, too,
that tiara that is being reset for me. I
should really like to have that before start
ing out on a trip to southern California.
You know what lovely jewels the women
wear outthere. And, oh my! I forgot all
about my new paddock coat and my new
sealskin ulster that is coming from London
when, goodness only knows; it " should
have been here two weeks ago. No, Jack,
I don't think it would be at all practicable
to start to-night."
"How very annoying!" said the young
husband, pettishly. "I do wish, Matilda,
that you would give up your obstinate habit
of always placing obstacles in my path when
you see I want to do a thing! .Fact is, I
had quite set my mind on going to-night,
.and I thought I should please and surprise
you by telling you of it suddenly." . ' 5 ;
"But, Jack, you know I would really
like" - : , . . ,; " '..... -
'Now, when you decided suddenly last
January that you wanted to go off on that
Mediterranean cruise," interrupted - the
young husband, "did I have any stock of
excuses ready to spring why I should or
could not accompany you within the 24-hour
time limit that your fancy dictated? In'
deed, I did not! I ordered our yacht, the
Crescent Moon, put into commission instant
ly fact is, I telegraphed to our skipper to
that effect within ten ' minutes after you
suggested the cruise and at seven o'clock
the next evening we were bound for Gib
raltar! Surely you remember that?'. :
"Why, of course, I do, you unreasonable
old thing, Jack, but'
"And, now that I've quite fixed my mind
on taking a little run out to the southern
coast of California, and starting this blessed
evening on our private car, the Arcturu, you
seem ; to have a thousand and one rea
sons to present why you can't start for
a week or so. Matilda, it is distinctly ex
asperating!" And the young husband rose from his
chair and strode jip and down, after the
manner of a man very much put out.'
"Oh, Well, Jack," said the young wife, "if
you're going to take it to heart so, why, I'm
sure I can try and " ,
"Oh, no; I wouldn't have you inconven
ience yourself for worlds!' he interposed. ,
"Not under any circumstances would I have
you put yourself out in the slightest degree.
Of course, if you wsoted to go somewhere,
I could say no, I won't be able to start for
a couple of weeks, my dear. I've go to run
up to Vermont and look after my kennels;
in the first place I fear those dogs, and
especially our prize $15,000 St. Bernard, are
being frightfully neglected by that, dog ex
pert we got in England last summer. Or
I could say that my stable of hunters down
in Virginia needed looking after that I
didn't believe my corps of trainers were giv
ing them the proper ' schooling over the
jumps. Or I might, if I wanted. to get out
of accompanying you right off, say that our
lodge up in the Adirondacks, or bur chateau
down in North Carolina,' needed looking
after. Again, I might say that the prospect
of the issuance tof a new loan by the gov
ernment would keep me tied here for a
couple of weeks. But I never make any such
excuses, now, do I, honest, Matilda?"
"Why. no, of course not, who ever said
that you" . i v , v
"And then, do you remember when we
Were in Cairo last winter when you sud
denly took it into your head one night that
you'd like to take - a - dahabiyeh voyage
down the Nile? Remember how I chartered
the very finest dahabiyeh on the river that
very night, so that she was ready t6 receive
us the next morning?",
"Why, of course . I've ' not forgotten
that" v;. , : ; U V; .
"And do you remember when we were at
Marseilles, you felt too much fatigued to
travel bftck to Genoa where our yacht was
and I telegraphed our skipper and had the
Crescent Moon in Marseille harbor in the
quickest time that was ever made between
the two ports? And yet, when I suggest,
thinking I'm ' making 'you- happy, that I
would like to start this evening for a little
spin out to the coast, you invent"
"Now, Jack, wait a minute," interrupted
the young wife. VI only ventured to sug
gest that there were a few little things I
would like to attend to, but. really, I
should be quite overjoyed to go immediate
ly this very hour, if you wish. ' -W can
arrange to have all those things I : men
tioned shipped after us. And isn't it jolly
that the Creaceat Moon just happen to be
lying in Sam Francisco harbor now! W
can take a little run to Japan in her when
we become tired of southern California,
can't we, .Jack?; And to the ' Hawaiian
islands? Won't it be delightful ? Oh, I am
'ready!" , - v : -
"Well, then, it is decided that wt leave
to-night, and I shall have my man send a
, message to the railroad company immediate
ly to have Our private car ready for the out
going train to-night, and shall also telegraph
to the captain of the yacht to have her
ready for a voyage when we reach San Fran
cisco. I think we shall enjoy the trip." .
No. gentle reader, thin is not a report of
a conversation in one of the gilded man
eicns of the tveaiihy. It took place in a
little uptown Kya month Cat. and the two
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HUMPHREY BROTHERS HARDWARE CO., LINCOLN, HEB.
Wilssn-tbline. Columbus and Mover
other tar load of Wilson-Moline Rubber and Steel Tire Carriages, Phaetons, Bug
gies, and Road Wagons, which makes our stock more complete than ever. Rubber
tire, cut-under, extension top carriages (C spriDg the finest on the market). Rub
ber tire phaetons, rubber tire road wagons, rubber tire buggies and . We have
some bargains in second hand extension
4 phaetons, leather top, $35, 45, 50, 65 and
5 road wagons, $20, and one $8; 2 spring
just set up two-seated surreys and buggies and spring wagons, B grades, and
warranted, at very low prices. THE CELEBRATED HARRISON FARM WAG
ON. Come and see and get a bargain. Wo will meet all catalogue prices.
Moline Plow Cos Goods Stock Cutters, Planters, Listers, Disc Harrows
Reasons MEW BfinPEB is superior to
why the IMtvv UHUULI1 other cultivators
Because the operator has more control of
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team.
Being operated with a lever in comDinauon wiui pivoiea poie ana gangs.
he easily keeps it in proper place, even though the team is not kept centered over
the plants is easily operated on side hills, as a slight change in direction of wheels
overcomes the tendency to slip down, and in turning at the end many plants may
be saved that would be lost with other cultivators. - '
BLUE VALLEY FEED MULLS
The only practical mill for farmers' use.
We fully guarantee Blue Valley Mills
for one year. The Blue Valley Mills will
grind your corn cob and all, shelled
corn; whfeat, bate, ' rye, kafflr corn, sor
ghum, and in fact all kinds of grain.
We positively guarantee
the Blue Valley Mills
to grind all kinds of "grain corn, cob
and all OR ANY KIND of small grain.
A COMPLETE OUTFIT of Tools, etc.,
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1 Iron stand for lasts
1 Iron last for men's work
1 Iron last for boys' work
1 Iron last for women's work,
1 Iron last for children's work
1 Shoemaker's hammer
1 Shoemaker's knife
1 Patent peg awl handle
1 Pea- awl -.
1 Sewing awl handle
1 Sewing awl ,:;
1 Harness awl handle x
1 Harness awl
I Wrench for peg awl handle
1 Bottle leather cement
1 Bottle rubber cement.
1 Bnnch bristles
1 Ball sboe thread "
8 Pairs of balf soles
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DDIflC DCD OCT Securely packet! in wooden box with hinged Hd. "Weight if
rnlllC lEll Otl No family can affonl to be without one of these outc. ..
pay for itself many tlmcsover each year. f
F I T" r" r We carry all kinds of field seeds
J t-U : W EL fCm Uw Clover, Timothy, Kentucky Bltf
Grass. German Millet, Red Top, Alfalfa, and Cane. Also an 4mtucn.se stock n
HARDWARE and
IMPLEMENTS
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Finn. Write tnem.
mitflDiinru.
Busies for Sals Have just received an
top, cut-under carriages, $110, flOO, $60;
$15; 5 top buggies, $35, 45, 15, 25 and $10
wagons, $15 and $18. We have new
it. No other Is as independent of the
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for Shoe, Harness, Tinware Repairing
CONTEXTS .
Continued.
1 Ball shoe wax
1 Package half-soling nails
1 Package M balf-soling nails
1 Package & half-soling nails
1 Package H half-soling nails
4 Pairs heel plates
Vt Dos. sboe and harness needles
1 Saw and harnena clamp
1 Box harness and belt rireta
1 Rivet set for same
1 Harness and belt punch
1 Soldering iron
1 Handle for soldering iron
1 Bar solder .
: 1 Fox resin -
! Hot tie soldering fluid
Copy directions for soldering
1 Copy direct'na for ;i-oling.et
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cant come in
in prrion. a
Prices met. X
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