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    December 20, 1900
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Census Re
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77- on Caiarrhal Diseases.
I " &lrmtltn frum ratarrh.
O fterw. Mrl!on
t f 20 t-nfU from catarrh.
I U 4 4 U Ui t U from catarrh.
OsV.T. r,,,t from eatarrli
tr t u (Irtlia frum catarrh.
Mrs. Liclva A. Lock wood, late
candidate for the Presidency,
writes: have used your Pe
ru n a and I find It aa Invaluable
remedy for cold, catarrh and kin'
dred diseases; also a good tonic
for feeble and old people, or those
run down and with nerves un
Urung. t desire, also, to say that
It has no evil effects." Mrs.
Lock wood's residence is Wash'
lagton, D. C
Mfljur catarrlk prevails most north
summer catarrb prevails most south.
Ths Caase of Most Bodily Ills Is Catarrh.
lion. Amos J. Cummlngs, of
Sew York, says: Peruna is good
for catarrh, i have tried It and
know It. It relieved me Immense
ly on my trip to Cuba, and
I always have a bottle In reserve.
Since my return I have not sat'
fered from catarrh, but it I do I
shall use Peruna again. Mean'
time you might send me another
Winter Catarrh. :
Catarrh of head,
,atarrh of ear.
.atarrh of eye,
.atarrh of throat.
iaiarrn or lungs.
Female catarrh.
Summer Catarrh.
eatarrh or elomaert.
catarrh of liver.
,,atarrh of bowels.
eatarrh of kidneys
Catarrh or bladder?'
"emalo catarrtu
Major General Joseph Wheeler,
commanding the cavalry forces In
front of Santiago, and the author
of "The Santiago Campaign," in
speaking of the great catarrh rem
edy, Peruna, says: I Join with
Senators Sullivan, Roach andMc
Enery in their good opinion of Pe
runa. It Is recommended to me
by those who have used it as an
excellent tonic and particularly
effective as a cure for catarrb."
Catarrh has aready become a national curse. Its ravages extend from ocean
to ocean. More than one-half of the people are affected by it Catarrh is a sys
temic disease. Peruna is a systemic remedy. Peruna cures catarrh by remov
ing the cause. Address The Peruna Medicine Co., Columbus O., for free book.
I JLJ lmt. all . tiotsi ietn'l4
for d;rtstrst to Uj Editor X
l-c rnt-r Z'K 1K"5.
i'AOULEM NO. 37.
A iz:i's ibrfv-ciOr. composed for
Tfce Indf jEdent ly Dr. W. It. Dalton
Nw York city, and dedicated to C. Q.
De Frati--. Tfcr points credit for
wb -Ji2 rni honl move for White.
A X ' IT"
1$ lj IJ
LJi i-t3 tii
i-.-. 4
Forsyth: 5 S p 7 Q p 1 p 1 S 1 p 1
fniverpal: White. 124, 235. 232. 4S3.
ir. 62; Hack. 143. 4S3. 25. 637.
44 i. 4-;. u,;, ;.
White t play and mate In tbre
Diow are given the p!--s and mat
lc5 toltition o. a proUtra. The solr
rr p txsk is to reconstruct th? poitioi
or to construct another vrhich will
fulfil all the conditions given. Black
xsay hae no ether moves than those
jrftea in mating solution. Each dif
fer nt ttirjr of zny p!ect- will count
as a tew po!tion. but white roay havo
no dual key-moves, continuation, or
mates other than thus noted la mat
1c? solution. Ii-ces. CxZ.
Key-xr:Ovc. Q R 2.
ill it
.K K 3 dls ch: R Kt 7 mate.
, .K li 5 dis ch: It K il 3 mate.
-K K 6; Q K Kt 2 mate.
.11 moves: It K 3 mate.
.1 B 5; It K 3 mate.
.P Q : R Kt 4 mate.
.P K 5: II Kt S mate.
To ioiiits for each correct position.
Ofc p4rt for author's name.
A word with otir solvers: The
prfcted matin solution, to a synthetic
shcnli alaays give ail the possible
Ditfi for Black, and all the possible
rep!!! of White In accomplishing
mate. Hence, if a dual occurs, it
thoali te gien in the printed sola-tk-n.
Q Q R 4 would mean that the Q
could a!o go to K R 4. R (B 3)xR
meats that the other U conld also
capture It. K KtxC means that the
Q Kt rould also capture a B.
Is givLif the mating solution of
synthetic No. It. the Chess Editor
erred is sstttln this:
1. Q R. II any other except xQ.
2. B Kt 2. BxB.
2. QxB mate, or
2. B mores.
3. Bxll mate.
Of to .w, there la a short mate by
QxB. tut White Is not compelled to
resort to it. Ina.tranca as this omU
km affected the positions submitted,
fall cre2U will be allowed each solver.
regxrdWs of cooks or duals.
This has ben a week of continuou
performance" for the Chess Editor, a
sort of ebs raudevllle. llttla
set-back we rave the boys on Thanks
giving was la reaiitj dose for a joke.
just a little study in human nature.
Well, we have had plenty of study!
One solver enters "a most emphatic
protest at being docked for not being
a mind-reader;" another remark3,
"what a dandy you would make as a
Boxer executioner: you swatted us
very kindly, though."
Now, it is surely unnecessary to
dwell at length each week in stating
that "cooks" will not go unless one
can be shown In the original position,
and if this claim can be proven, tb.6
rolver will receive credit therefor; and
that duals are ruled out unless given
in the printed mating solution. How
ever, should the Chess Editor err (as
in Synthetic 11, for instance), full
credit will be given each solver.
But we had no intention of robbing
the boys in that Thanksgiving set
back, and each sufferer is hereby re
stored to full citizenship and civil
Synthetic No. 13, a fine three-mover
by B. G. Laws. Key-move, KtxP.
Position In Forsyth: 16 Q 10 p 1 S 2
K 11 S k 14 B 2 b.
Universal: White. 114. 216, 451, 553,
565: black, 163, 481, 645.
The white K may stand on any one
of 19 squares, and the key-moving Kt
at any square but K B 6 within reach
of the pawn; total, 31 points.
Solved by C. R. Oldham, Mounds
ville. W. Va. (23); C. C. Hunt, Monte
zuma. Ia. (29.7); E. E. Armstrong,
Parry Sound. Ont. (29.7): Sam M. Le
Roy. Healdsburg. Cal. (29.7).
The white K may not stand at Q B
8 or Q 7, because, B Kt 7; Q B
4. B R 3 and no mate next move, the
Kt being pinned. He may not stand
at Q. Q B. Q C 1. 2 or 3, because ....
K K 5; Q K 6 ch. K Q 6; and Kt
Kt 4 or K B 4 will mate; a dual that
was not mentioned in the printed solu
tion. If at Q. then in reply to . . . . B
Kt 7; Q K 2 would mate, as Mr.
Armstrong points out.
Problem No. 34 being inccrrectly
printed November 15 solution will not
be given until next week.
Old score. Nov. 15. Total.
C. R. Oldham.. 28 46 74
C. C. Hunt 0.51 123.7
E. E. Armstrong. 27
Louis Ostberg.rf.21
Sam M. LeRoy.. 0.67
. 6.60
. 6
Other scores
D. F. Logan..
Dr. B. Hesse...
Prof. B. Moser.. 0.1
Rev. Younkins.. 0.12
Rer. Eggen 3.96
Once a prize winner,
The first line in printed solution to
Synthetic No. 14 is incorrect. It should
read: If KxR. Q Q B 2 mate.
Those having made a claim for this
error will receive full credit.
E. E. Armstrong Glad you worked
out the Forsyth; it Is hard to beat for
a chess shorthand.
C..R. Oldham saye: "Mr. Sam Le
Roy's remarks on the Wurzburg (No.
31) problem are well-timed and cor
rect, except hl3 last one. . . . Now,
if he will give a more careful examina
tion he will discover that.... if the Kt
Is placed on either K 6, K 8 or K R 5,
the problem can be 'cooked.'
C. C Hunt nnds that Mr. LeRoy's
solution to Snythetlc No. 10 13
"cooked" by Q Kt 4, K Kt moves;
Kt B 4. etc. This costs Mr. L. 16
points to even up his former over
credit. The chess editor of the San Francis
co Chronicle assured an Inquirer that
"the notation is unintelligible. If a
key Is discovered you will be duly ap
prised of the fact." It was the For
syth! The Literary Digest, Philadelphia
Times, Boston Post. Germs nia and
Chicago Tribune have recently con
tained very complimentary notices of
this chess column and our new book
for recording correspondence games.
Our thanks are due the veterans in
charge of chess in these journals, and
only our innate modesty prevents re
printing the nice things they said.
Dr. B. Hesse's solution to Synthetic
No. 11 is "cooked" by B B 8, B moves
on major diagonal; B Kt 7 ch, etc.
Sam M. LeRoy's by Q K 2, B Kt f.
ch; K Q 5, any; Q K 6 mate. C. C.
Hunt wins four points for discovering
the above, and D. F. Logan four.
The Iowa chess association recently
began a continuous problem-solving
tournament in the Burlington Hawk
eye, open to members: Secretary Hunt
is wielding the headsman's ax.
Lee Edwards; Dunlap, la., an old
time member of the Nebraska asso
ciation, is doing some . good work
among the Hawkeyes. We print two
of his recent victories.
White, Lee Edwards; black, R. A.
1. P K 4, F K 4.
Kt K B 3, Kt Q B 3.
B Kt 5, Kt B 3.
P Q 4, K KtxP.
P Q 5, Kt Q 3.
Kt B 3, KtxB.
KtxKt, Kt K 2.
P Q 6, Resigns, (a)
(a) A pretty win. If PxP; Ktx
P giving a smothered mate. P
K B 3 promises a little better,
P K B 3.
KtxP ch, K B 2.
KtxP ch, PxKt.
Q B 3 ch. K Kt 3.
Q Kt 4 ch, K B 2.
Q Q B 4 ch, K Kt 3.
B K 3 and black has little to
hope for.
White, Lee Edwards, black, C. C.
1. P K 4. P K 4.
Kt K B 3, Kt Q B 3.
B Kt 5, Kt B 3.
P Q 4, Q KtxP?
KtxKt, PxKt.
P K 5. P Q B 3.
QxP, Q R 4 ch.
B Q 2! QxB.
PxKt, PxP.
QxP, K R Kt.
Q Kt B 3, Q Kt 3.
O O O, P Q 4.
K R K ch. B K 3.
RxB ch, Resigns.
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Laws Should Too Enacted Establishing
Circulating Libraries -What Ne- .
braska Has Done and What
Ought to be Dona.
As civilization advances life be
comes more complicated. We have
relations not only with those in our
immediate neighborhoods, but with
those on the other side of the globe.
Questions submitted to voters for their
decision are sometimes purely scien
tific, and without books the voter casts
his ballot haphazard, and however
honest he may be, it as often goes for
the wrong as for the right. The read
ing in the city is far the greater part
confined to trash fiction that is with
out art and without purpose. In the
country the obtaining of substantial
books is an .impossibility except the
few that are bought outright. Libraries
of reference are unknown.
Those of us who took part in the
economic struggle which began some
twelve years ago know the straights
to which we . were put. The great
standard works on political economy
were absolutely unattainable, prin
cipally on the account of their cost,
and if the people had had the money
'to buy them, new editions would have
had to be issued to supply the demand.
In those days the farmers got what
books they could to aid them In the
study of the questions which before
had only been of interest to scholars,
but very suddenly had become of vital
interest to them. Little cheap pam
phlets, some of them sound and scien
tific, but 4 mosf of them worthless
trash, was all that could be obtained
What an advantage it would have
been to the welfare of this nation If
at that time there had been travelling
libraries containing standard work!
on political economy obtainable by the
voters? " 1 - - :..----....
The' following article on libraries is
commended to the readers of The In
dependent: , . . t '
Editor Independent: The' library
movement In Nebraska has reached
such proportions that it is fitting it
should once more claim the attention
of the readers of The Independent.
From . time to time during the last
four years, these columns have gener
ously been open to the friends of this
movement and it is only necessary to
note very briefly what Its progress has
been. The legislature of 1897 consid
ered a bill to create a library commis
sion and establish a system of travel
ling libraries. - This measure was in
troduced through the influence of the
Nebraska library association. It
passed one house, but was swallowed
up in some political vortex in. thr
other. Through the same influence,
practically the same bill was consid
ered by the legislature of 1899, and was
set aside by more important things.
The librarians had rallied to their
support a number, of the prominent
women of the state. But the movement
has been gathering strength not only
in Nebraska, but from sea to sea. All
over the country women, are studying
the needs of their respective states
in the way of library legislation. Dur
ing the meeting of the national feder
ation of women's clubs in Milwaukee
last summer, a sort of bureau for the
dissemination of information concern
ing the progress of the library move
ment was in operation at the Milwau
kee public library. This was consid
ered by many women the most success
ful feature of the meeting. Literature
was distributed, and a Nebraska wom
an addressed the federation on the
subject. Other Nebraska women wer
there and they improved their oppor
tunity to learn what the women of
other states have been doing to fur
ther the spread of the library spirit.
The Iowa women were there with co
pies of two progressive library laws
that they were largely instrumental
in securing the passage of. The wom
en's clubs of Kansas, Ohio and Min
nesota could make almost as good a
showing. The Nebraskans came home
determined to do all they could to
place Nebraska In the front ronk. In
their meeting last October, the Ne
braska federation of women's clubs
formally and unanimously adopted a
plan to secure some good library leg
islation in the coming session of the
legislature. A committee was ap
pointed of which Mrs. Belle M. Stout
enborough of Plattsmouth is chair
man, to execute the plan adopted by
the federation. This committee will
co-operate with the Nebraska library
association and any other organiza
tions which may be Interested- They
are sending out literature describing
the kind of legislation they consider
desirable and they mean to work sys
tematically to keep Nebraska from
falling behind her neighbors in edu
cation. Am I asked what the neigh
bors are doing that Nebraska must
look to her laurels? Well, Iowa is
spending $4,000 a year on a library
commission and travelling libraries,
and Minnesota is annually spending
$5,000 for the same purpose, and they
intend to ask the next legislature in
Minnesota to make it $10,000 a year.
Kansas has a library commission and
travelling libraries and Colorado has
a library commission. If Nebraska
doesn't make a move pretty soon,
Wyoming and Dakota will fall Into
line and fence Nebraska lnr Tn all,
there are seventeen states having li
brary commissions, and many more
having some form of travelling li
brary. Ohio spends $4,000 a year on
travelling libraries, Michigan has a
similar sum for that purpose, while
Wisconsin has $7,500 a year for a li
brary commission.
There are several things which Ne
braska needs in the way of library leg
islation and there are some forms
of legislation that most emphatically
are not needed. Anything that at
tempts to substitute a law creating
public libraries In school districts for
the excellent law which governs free
public libraries, now adorning the
statute book, is not only deplorable,
but vicious. Not that anybody objects
to school district libraries. It would
be well if each school district in the
state were required to provide itself
with a good library for school pur
poses, with a liberal interpretation as
to what constitute school purposes.
Our free text book law and other
school law? make these libraries pos
sible wherever there is any desire for
shcool libraries on the part of those
in authority. By all means, let us
supply every school house with every
thing 1n the way of books that is
needed to broaden and unify the school
work, but let us avoid making the
mistake, of hindering the onward
march o? the library spirit. I refer in
particular tc a bill which has been be
fore at least two Nebraska legislatures.
It seeks to render in operative our
present public library law by making
it mandatory upon school districts to
operate public libraries. The passage
of such a law would be detrimental to
the educational interests of the state.
The school and the library are co-ordinate
forces, and to subordinate eith
er to the other would be to injure both.
Each has its own field, and it is to be
hoped that Nebraska will profit by the
experience of New York, Ohio and
other states .and - never attempt the
costly experiment of making the public
library the mere side issue of the pub
lic school. Let, us develop them side
by side to the highest possible de
gree of perfection and usefulness. ;
As matters stand now, there Is much
to be desired in the way of construc
tive library legislation for Nebraska.
There are, perhaps, twenty towns that
have free public libraries. Most of
these are feeble institutions, strug
gling for life. Their means of sup
port are so limited that they can have
few new books and must get along
with inefficient, untrained service, or
none at all. What they need is a help
ing hand something to augment their
strength until such time as they can
Dress ahead with their own strength
some center to which they can go
for suggestions as to how to make the
most of their limited resources some
means of keeping in touch with the
scietiflc librarianshlp of the day. For
the hundreds of towns that have aa
yet felt no inclination to establish
public , libraries, there is certainly
needed some current that will awaken
public interest, and fan the library
spirit into life. ; And our rural dis
tricts, where there are neither librar
ies nor book stores their needs are
practically unlimited. . They ought to
have the privileges enjoyed by the
people in the cities if there is any way
of -elvins? thpflo tri'tripm. We havfl de
veloped ' our school s-ystem until there
Is an - unbroken succession from the
sod school house to the university
hut we have not. dnn snmieh. Youne
people who have never read a dozen
good books outside of their school
books, often present credits from high
schools and are admitted to the uni
versity. Their home environment has
not put good books, or any other kind
or books in their way, and they are at
a erfiat dlss.riva.ntaee therebv. The
cheap, gawdy books in the country
store are, perhaps, better than none,
but thev are bv no means eood enough
for the boys and girls of Nebraska.
No matter what the parents may be
carelesss, indifferent, ignorant, unfam
iliar with our language and civiliza
tion, or too busy to bother we owe it
to our state that no boy or girl In alLj
rsiehraska shall crow ud witnoui some
knowledge of how to use and love the
world's best books. .
To meet this situation the librarians,
the club women and others have stud
ied the way in which this problem has
been handled in otner states, ana nave
come to the conclusion that Nebraska
needs a free library commission. Right
at this point I need not stretch my
imagination much to hear, In rancy. a
protest from certain readers of The
Tnrfpnondpni. ' With some . reason.
doubtless, they are .opposed to "com
missions" on eeneral principles. Well
there are commissions and commis
sions. A library commission is not a
barber commission, for instance. What
is more, the worthy gentlemen wno
planned the constitution of Nebraska
wisely left the evolution of the busi
ness aparatus of the state to be de
termined by successive statutory en
actments. The business of the state
prows and we have to have somebody
to look after it. and it must be attend
ed to by experts in the various lines of
work. There isn't any way out of it
we have to have commissions. Uncle
Sam calls them bureaus and divisions
but we have to have them whether
we like it or not. The patriotic thing
to do ia to study some way to lessen
what we consider to be the evils of a
commission. People who object to
cnmmiRsions eenerallv do so because
they believe that such an arrangement
Is merely another name lor political
sinecure. The library commissions
over the country are not open to this
objection because none of them re
ceive any pay for their services. Most
of them are composed partly of ex
officio members. They are, without
exception, composed of high-minded,
public-spirited people and Nebraska
would fare as well as the best. With
the state superintendent, state librar
ian, chancellor and librarian of the
university, and one or two of the en
ergetic women appointed by the gov
ernor, all suspicion of politics or sine
cures is disarmed The only question
that remains is "What can they Ao for
us, and how much will it cost?"
First, the free library commission,
through its members and officers, can
Hva advice and council to libraries al
ready established. These libraries can
receive person, visits from some li
brary expert in the employ of the com
mission, and the librarians can get
help as to the best method of buying,
cataloging and circulating books, as
well as to every other detail of li
brary science and management. This
will save the little libraries a good
many expensive mistakes. The com
mission can publish a bulletin which
will out before these untrained li
brarians just the things that they most
need to know. A school ot instruction
for these librarians can be held when
ever, in the iudement of the commis
sion, it is deemed advisable.
Second, the commission can publish
the library laws of the state, and
cause them to be circulated where they
will be likely to help create a senti
ment In favor of the establishment of
public libraries. If requested, mem
bers of the commission can visit com
munities, and help the movement
along by pleading the cause of the
public library, When established, the
commission can still help these li
braries whenever requested to do so.
For the small library, with a mea
gre supply of books, and the rural dis
trict with none at all, the commission
can operate a system of travelling li
braries. For the study clubs in com
munities where books are scarce, the
commission can supply a few choice
books on a subject. Let the reader of
The Independent who lives out in the
sand-hills, -for Instance, picture to
himself the advantage to his neighbor
hood if the taxpayers of the vicinity
could borrow a library of fifty books
from a library commission for six
months. No further argument ought
to be necessary.
For all the educational forces of the
state, clubs, farmers' Institutes, state
societies of all kinds, the commission
can be a "lamp unto their feet" shin
ing out into dark places and making
the way clear for more books, better
books and the wisdom to use them
This work is carried on in Iowa for
$4,000 a year and in Minnesota for
$5,000 a year. "Are the children of Ne
braska worth as much to her as those
of her neighbors are to them?
Such of the readers of The Indepen
dent as approve of this proposition can
materially aid in its realization if
they will call the attention of their
representatives and senators to it and
express the desire to have Nebraska
join the bright sisterhood of seven
teen states that have already taken
this step.
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ta returned to us. Can any fairer offer be made yoii than this t We are the only
manufacturers ot Electric Belts who send Belts C. O. D., without hiking ens cent in
advance. If you wish to send cash with order we will prepay all express Shairei
and guarantee the Belt to ho exactly as represented, or forfeit 1 100.00.
S? J'.T00 d1 BO .swept t you may be sorry for it, as we shall never again offer
this Belt st such s price. It seems needless to say that wears sustaining s loss on
every Belt we sell at the above price, but it ia cheaper to introduce them in sew lo.
e alities in this way than to send traveling men to doit for us. If you want one st
tness belts OeJ'X OUT OOTXPOIV
ssd send to usrrth your waist measura ia inches. Don't delay. Ordsr today it
fissssisMSMs wuet j wa asasaj avtf sti aa
Dr. Uoriie Electric Delt & Truss Go.
.AQ0. ILL, U.S.A.
please hand or mail thi
t enjoying good health. 1
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P. a st you have no use tor an Beetrie Belt
ent So some on that you knew, who is nni
this stive. I
y aotn I
inia yen wiu revorinem ana as. we want a good agent in every locality to whoni
we can give steady employment. We only employ thee who havs used ear Beits
and can speak of their merits from persons! sxpsrienos.
nuuiwuu -u so our renaouity wo refer to any r.rprees Company,
say Bank in Chicago, and the many thousands all over the United Steteswha
sswsn pur atecsne pens ana appliances curing ths past SO years.
ui ilaVniT.iJ
I Holiday Goods
Holiday Goods
We recently purchased a Manufacturer Sample Line ir '
E5 ,. .. at our. OWN PRICE, and our assortment is one of the ' E
S largest in the city. , EL
We Bought Cheap and Sell Cheap.
5 If you want the Best Bargains come before the rush. 55:
1 141 So. 9th St. JOHNSON DRUG STORE. f f
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Via the Burlington, December 18th
55 Rate of one fare plus $2.00 for the round trip to all points in Indian
and Oklahoma Territories, all points in Texas and to many
EE points in Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana and New
Mexico. Return limit, 21 days. This excurs
us ion affords an excellent chance for Holi-
55 day visit. The route is the Burlington.
5 . Oor. 10th and O Sts., tween P and Q Sts.
55 Telephone 235 . Telephone 25.
Yon can leave Missouri River after breakfast to-day on
and arrive in California sooner than if you left yesterday Tia any other train.
splendor, can., be made on Tti
Overland Limited," the celebrated Union
Pacific train. This train runs via the
" Overland Route," the established rou te
across the continent. It has, perhaps, the
most finely equipped cars in the world.
There are Double Drawing-Room Palace
Sleepers, broad vestibuled Cars through
out. Buffet Smoking" and Library Cars
with Barber Shops and Pleasant Reading
Rooms, Dining Cars, meals being served a la carte, and every delicacy
is provided. The cars are illuminated with the famous Pintsh Light
and heated with steam. A notable feature is that safety, perfect com-
fort and speed are all included. .':. ,' '
Only Two M
----.'-- ...between..;
Missouri River and San Francisco
For time tables and full Informations call on -
E. B. SLOSSON, Agent,
Lincoln, Nebraska.