The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, December 27, 1900, Page 5, Image 5

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December 27, 1900.
We want to impress upon the readers of the Independent
llsat we have the l-t equipped mail order department in
Our perfect ?y.tem, our gigantic stocks and assortments,
ur tremendous bujbes4, and our location, enable us to give
you the !et service and to save you time, freight, and money.
We will fill order- from any catalogue you may have.
We will mail you free sample, prices, or catalogues of any
goods you may need. .
Write fcr czr e:w Holiday Pri-e list now being issasi
All mail orders filled subject to approval. If you have
not already done business with us, send us a trial order or
writ1 u for catalogue?, etc. Mention the Independent when
it rr.- xz as icere&s of 12. .".) tarn tor
-rvle In the Philippics, and instead
of taricug an array of we shall
fca os of 11 2. .. Th Indf j-cdent
rail la the brcicxung that this de
for aa mcr-a of th amy to
1 ,.' rnn os!d Rot nd there, but
it did not thick that the plutocrats
mould ucd-rtak to make the increase
beyond ihxl joint at this eeioa of
rgra- If the supreme court sus
tains the idea of conquest, with tfcia in
rretM ic the artsy and cavy. we mar
all i-T rood-ty to the American re
public. The departure from the lines
laid down by Washicrton and Jef
lron IS! folkjw fat and furious af
tr that.
That Mcuon i drawn for the pur
of if-c I ' '11 1 ortrud
t j rr (in tht not to ex-
'. rjis in Philippines.
The adminMr&tion kuoas there
: no r."r of r-.-;r ri:.g the inlands
itb l'-s 'Lss 1 . men in actual
wnri-' 'iifr tildes the riraenta
that rnunT r main in the United States,
ur.d it has taken this method of get
i:rz then; The rmsrk made 5n the
A&tIaU-d jrc-s report drawing par
tirular altectson to the claui restrict
ing the number to 1mmV are of th-.
character and sent for the same
p-jrpo-s-e jls the dispatches wnt out
j h the fenatora mere eoing to
do to the lh) -Psjncefcte treaty. Pl
locrary is in. the saddle. It will not
! iocs before the man on horseback
will rorre titles dca Penneylrani?
The Chicago Chronicle fays: "Am
fruia Kr!fr;tr in in the Philip
; not ss a theory, not aa a dream
t-t empire sr.d not ae an experiment,
h -it as an accomplished fact. Mr. Mc
Kinley and congress have to power to
abrogate It." And further along It
ay: No pref ldent can alienate, no
orgr- can giv away or surrender
American territory."
Nor there is gold bug democratic
wisdom. This if not a sovereign na
tion. It can't do what other toxer
ein nations do. It has its destiny ir
revocably fixed by tome outside pow
er. I it God or devil or whatever it
is, ft hold in its hands the unchange
able fortunes of this American people,
who every one of them honet!y be
lieved, until the Chronicle fpoke. that
they were citizens cf a sovereign na
tion, having all the powers of any
other toverrign. There is no fool Hke
gold bug democratic foci, if any
one doubt it a'er readlr.;: the Chron
icle articli. ! t him take a glaru-e it
Ne jik Clf.
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HUSTLING YOUHG HAN. joxirg man can make trO
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Waiting Room The Oldest and
Smallest Republic As Mean as
Yankees Our Christmas Mayor
Morton's Inconsistency Poor Joe
Bartley More Salary Time to Re
form State Farm.
Waiting rooms in town for country
people would be a great improvement
In Lincoln. Then sheds for teams and
carriages to stand under during the
time country people are shopping in
town. Why cannot these conveniences
be started In Lincoln? There are
plenty of vacant lots near enough to
the business center.
We noticed the other day a short
history of the smallest republic in the
world. It was the repub. .?"
on the top of the Pyrenees between
France and Spain. The territory con-
siists of one square mile and has one
hundred and thirty inhabitants. A
president and twelve councilmen are
elected and serve without pay. It was
established in 1648.
The Yankees will not let the China
men come to their country neither as
missionaries or laborers. Now why
not let the Chinamen go one step fur
ther and drive the Yankees, mission
aries and all out of their country. This
is a progressive age and if the heath
en gets a step ahead of us who is to
Our mayor handed out boxes of ci
gars to the employes of the city on
Christmas. Why not hand out boxes
of rotten eggs and skunk tails to such.
How is it that Pound Sterling Mor
ton can oppose the ship subsidy bill
framed in the Interest of the million
aire ship owners and at the same time
support the gold standard law, passed
in the interest of the millionaire mon
ey lenders? If Bryan should oppose
the subsidy bill in his first paper Mor
ton would flop over for it.
One week more, if then Governor
Poynter has not pardoned Joe Bartley,
he. with the twenty-five thousand, will
be left to the tender mercies of the
new governor. If Joe would tell
whore the money went to he would
have more sympathizers. The condi
tion the treasury is now in, nearly all
the funds invested according to law,
it will be a long time before the
treasurer will be able to steal a half
million. City, county and state treas
urers should be subjected to the fol
lowing questions: How much money
have you received, how much have
you paid out and where is the balance
It appears that our county officers
are not going to be satisfied with their
reduction of salaries, deputies and
rlerks to correspond with the legal
limit in counties numbering less than
seventy tho usand population. For ten
years they have been running on a
stuffed census. The papers state that
our new ccunty attorney has a bill
prepaied giving himself the same help
nis predcceFsor had. That is the way,
an oSicer wants help enough to do
all the work, leaving himself to only
draw his salary and spend it.
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Election is passed and no candidates
up. It seems a good time to sow
truth and pull up error. We believe it
would . add Interest and influence " to
any newspapers to present both sides
of current questions. The Atlanta Con
stitution never flourishes better than
when the two brother editors took op
posite sides on the prohibitory amend
ment question. There are great
wrongs attached to our system of gov
ernment. Our motto should be, stand
up for justice and condemn wrong
even in Nebraska and in our own par
ty. The tendency is to cover up the
wrong our own party commits or else
to sanction and justify them even to
the stultification of our own , judg--ment.
We nowhere invite any gold
standard republican to give us eight or
ten hundred words in defence of the
present administration on the money
question.. We will be glad to publish
It in this column. Or if any republi
can paper will publish that much
against the way the money question
has been handled by the republican
party wo will write it, without money
and without price.,
We spent an hour at the state farm
last week. We saw many things to
approve and many to improve. The
object of a farm experiment station Is
to better the methods of farming
through the state. Common farmers
cannot adopt the hot-bed or band-box
system and make it pay. A profit and
not style Is what farmers desire most.
It pays to change climate and soil
with grains, seeds and grasses. To
start with a r.ingle handful of grain
from a distant country would not pay.
The change should be from a more
northern or a more elevated section.
Seeds are so small of weight that dis
tance costs little. The old grasses
seem to hold the prestige yet. AJfalfa
may climb to the top, but not yet.
Every grain, seed or grass that does
crop out should be handed over to
farmers at cost price. Timothy, blue
joint and the clovers are still on top.
Buffalo grass and civilization do not
seem to agree. Just turning over its
old home brings in new grasses much
jnore profitable for either pasture or
meadow. Mutton sheep are the most
profitable in Nebraska, but the band
box method of fattening will not pan
out in profit as well as field feeding
from the hill. They, are the best
grinding and digesting animal in use.
The sheep business on the state farm
should be confined to breeding and
handing out to farmers at cost the
best breeds. The same may be said
of hogs and yet we believe cross
breeds are better than pure blood bred
in and in. Perhaps the farmer can put
up the cross best by buying first one
line and then another. Hogs seem to
have a more deadly enemy than any
other domestic animal, that of chol
era. We would like to se the experi
ment tried that of breed up from the
peccarv. If the disease is the result
of feeding too much dry corn it
would of course do no good. In cattle
we believe the state farm should breed
for milk. We have seer, large dairies
in the east, all the descendants of a
single cow. Horses should be bred for
work and not fast driving. Steam does
our fast work. There is one thing the
state .farm is entirely . short of , and
that is poultry. There is no farm
money made more easily than poukiy
money. The state should bring to
the front the best breeds of hens and
hand out the eggs and chickens to the
farmers at a price but a little above
their eating value. Here again the
crossing of breeds seems an improve
ment. Hand out the pure bloods and
let the farmers do the crossing.
News of the Week
The Independent remarked last week
that the news from South Africa was
puzzling. The British generals seemed
to have been worse puzzled over De
wet's maneouvering than the writer of
these columns. Dewet's strategy has
been magnificent. There does not seem
to have been an equal to him since Na
poleon. He wrings unstinted plaudits
from the English themselves. A fight
near Pretoria and an invasion of Cape
Colony both at the same date was
what astonished the world. But il
seems that Dewet fooled the English
generals. He lead them away in a hot
chase after himself while his main
force was hundreds of miles away
making a dash across the Orange riv
er. It was a daring piece of business
and made possible his own capture.
He saved himself aDd his small force
by the most gallant cavalry charge in
all history. Even the English newspa
pers compare it to the most celebrated
cavalry charge in their own history
that of Balaklava.
"It will be unworthy of the British
name," says the Times, "to refuse the
credit that is due to a feat of arms so
brilliant as the unexpected dash back
ward of Dewet and his men through,
the British lines."
But few of the details of Dewet's
brilliant maneuvering have reached
the public. None at all are allowed to
come through the regular channels,
but his escape from the encircling
British columns shows that it was one
of the boldest incidents of the war.
When Haasbroek's command joined
Dewet December 12, some fifteen miles
east of Thaba Nchu, General Knox
was only about an hour distant and
the Boer situation appeared desperate.
But Dewet was equal to the occasion.
Dispatching Haasbroek westward, to
make a feint at Victoria nek, Dewet
prepared to break through the British
columns at Springhau nek pass, about
four miles of broad, flat, unbroken
ground. At the entrance were two for
tified posts, while artillery was posted
on a hill eastward, watching the Boers.
Suddenly a magnificent spectacle was
presented. The whole Boer ' army of
2,500 men started at a gallop in open
order through the nek. President
Steyn.and Peit Fourie led the charge
and Dewet brought up the rear. The
British guns and rifles boomed and
rattled incessantly. The Boers first
tried the eastward route, but encoun
tering artillery, they diverged and gal
loped to the foot of the hill to the
westward, where the fire of only a sin
gle post was effective. . e whole
maneuver was a piece of magnificent
daring and its success was, complete,
in spite of the loss of a fifteen-pounder
and twenty-five prisoners.
Not only the half dozen Englishmen
who stopped The Independent' because
they did not like its position on the
Boer war, but Lord Salisbury himself
now wishes that he had taken The In
dependent's advice and submitted the
nlatter to arbitration. There has a
great change come over the British
public. Last Christmas the Queen was
sending chocolate to every private in
South Africa, and London "society"
was loading down ships with Christ
.mas. presents for the -British soldiers"
who were fighting for the "honor and
glory of the English flag." Now. these
soldiers, battered by the hardships of
war, thousands 'of ; them in " hospitals
and the rest worn to skeletons by long
and continuous service, are 'eft with
out a thought while "society" goes to
the country to spend Christmas and
London is deserted. Suffering from
fevers, dying of wounds, or maimed for
life, Tommy is left:to his fate without
a thought by the class that brought op
the ' war, while they give themselves
up to holiday revels of beer, beef, wine
and fair women.
What news has leaked through from
Cape Town Is to the effect that thou
sands of the Afrikanders, heretofore
British subjects, are joining the burg
ers .from the Transvaal and Orange
Free State. Dewet's dash across the
Orange river with 3,000 men has
aroused all the disloyalty of the Dutch
colonists, and the state of affairs - is
such that all . the troops that can be
spared are being rushed to the front.
It is only meagre news that slips
through Lord Kitchener's censors, but
what does come is significant. The
Boers have occupied Colesberg, and
the treason court, which has been sit
ting there trying the colonists who
joined the Boers, has fled from ther6
and gone to Cape Town with all its
records. The Colesberg district is
seething with anti-British excitement,
and the people along the, border line
are up in arms, or about to be.
There are reports of fighting at var
ious points, but since Lord Kitchener'3
dispatch fully confirming the invasion
of Cape Colony and expressing the
hope, not of capture but only to
"drive them north again," not a word
has been issued officially as to the sit
uation in South Africa. The military
authorities in England are straining
every nerve tc forward more troops
and supplies, and the colonies have
been asked again to send more troops.
The more supplies that are sent the
better Dewet likes -it. He has cap
tured enough supply train to feed an
army for months in .the last few days
and enough Lee-Medford rifles and
ammunition to "arm them.
This being the state of affairs in
South Africa, the .sapient State Jour
nal felt called upon to enlighten the
mullet heads and this is what it had
to say: "The Boers still in the field
are precisely on the same plane as
belligerents, that, the wandering guer illa
bands In Texas and other south
western states were operating after
the collapse of 'the ;" confederate gov
ernment." 'i
Mr. W. S. Stead , has just returned
from the Hague to London. He s?ys
the popular enthusi&Sm lor Kritger is
unparalleled since-?lribaldi's visit to
London. What Kruger asks is that
the governments whicb at the Hague
declared their determination to Use
their efforts to secure nmicable settle
ment of dsprtes by means of media
tion and arbitration should make a
united effort to bring the verdict of
the civilized world to bear on Great
Britain. "The English," Mr. Kruger
said, "are waging this war in South
Africa like savages. They are burn
ing homes, destroying farms, cutting
tres, devastating fields and creating
famine. They are unable to capture
Dewet, but they are making prisoners
of women and 'children, who are not
treated with ordinary decency. Hun
dreds of women have been confined
in a prison krall near Port Elizabeth
with only one chair."
Mr. Stead says: "The man on horse
back at this moment is not Mr. Kru
ger, but is President Steyn. He, De
larey and Dewet are masters of the sit
uation, having a better disciplined and
more effective force than that which
followed the flag at the outbreak of
the war. They have plenty of ammuni
tion and replenish their stores con
tinually from the British convoys.
They have taken enough Lee-Metford
rifles to arm all the burghers now in
the field."
It is declared that Mr. Kruger's ap
peal to the civilized world would be
received everywhere with ' unanimous
enthusiasm were it not for the deep
rooted distrust and jealousy of the
dynasties of Hapsburg and Hohenzol
lern against the president of a repub
lic. If he were a king the courts would
have been open everywhere. But the
central European monarchs dread the
popular enthusiasm excited by the
heroic figure of the republican presi
dent pleading for justice. Perhaps
that is the reason that the Boer en
voys got the cold shoulder at Wash
ington. If the envoys had been the
embassadors of a king, instead of a
farmer president, our snobocratic sec
retary of state would not have piloted
them out on the back porch and told
them to view the beautiful scenery.
The powers have got far enough
along in China to. sign a joint note,
by local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way . to cure Deaf
ness, and that is by constitutional
remedies. Deafness is caused by an
inflamed condition of the mucous lin
ing of the Eustachian Tube. When
this tube gets inflamed you have a
rumbling sound or imperfect hearing,
and when it is entirely closed Deaf
ness is the result, and unless the in
flammation can be taken out and this
tube restored to its normal condition,
hearing will be destroyed forever;
nine cases out of ten are caused by
catarrh, which is nothing but an in
flamed condition of the mucous sur
faces. We will givo One Hundred Dollars
for any case cf Deafness (caused by
catarrh) that cannot be cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send, for cir
culars, free.
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Hall's Family Pills7 are the" best.-
GREATER greater
which is published in another column.
That they are any nearer a settlement
with China than when they first began
does not seem probable. The demands
in that note aside from the foolish rot
about building monuments to dead
men are simply that China shall ab
rogate its sovereignty as a nation and
turn it over to the powers. If Li Hung
Chang signs it, it will mean nothing.
The demand is "irrevocable." China
will not surrender its sovereignty.
Mark that. It may pretend to, but
that is all. When a nation gives up
its right to arm and defend itself it is
no longer a nation. The powers in
tend to divide China among them
selves and that is all there is in the
mind of these diplomats.
After wading through fifteen or
twenty columns of the evidence given
in the West Point hazing investiga
tion, The Independent is satisfied that
ihere is a sort of brutality allowed
there that has a tendency to make
brutes out of the caits instead of
gentlemen. Nearly all the cadets ac
knowledge that they have been in th
habit of forcing lower class men to
drink peper sauce. Such conduct was
instigated by the lowest sort of a de
sire to inflict torture, just because
they had the power to do it. Prize
fighting is one of the regular order of
things there. Out of such training as
that, men fit to command the armies
of a republic can never come. They
will be the right sort of chaps to take
commissions in the army of plutoc
racy which McKinley is determined to
establish. The private soldier who
serves under such brutes will not have
an easy time.
The kidnapping of the son of Mr
Cudahy at Omaha and the payment of
$25,000 as a ransom has excited much
comment all over the United States.
There are many mysterious things
connected with it. The brother of
Charley Ross, who was kidnapped
some years ago and never returned,
in speaking upon the subject said:
"Little Charlie's abduction is a sor
row which can never be effaced from
my mind, and one to which I am no
inclined to refer. My father was vig
orously opposed to payment of ran
som for Charlie's return, as he re
garded it as a premium on the life of
the child. Later he agreed to the pay
ment of a ransom after all other ef
forts had failed, but the forced nego
tiations ended in naught. I am heart
ily in accord with my deceased father's
views on the subject. A ransom is a
premium on life, and likely to estab
lish an iniquitous precedent which
might result in sorrow to many fam
ilies." There seems to be an epidemic of
bank burglaries all over the country.
They average from ono to Ave a day.
There is also an epidemic of vice of
the foulest soit. Nearly every large
city in the United States and in Eu
rope as well is rotten to the very core.
The people are bewailing the condition
of morals. When libertines have the
best seats in the churches and the
rich endow the pulpits, when gamblers
on the boards of trade are accepted
as members in full standing by the
most exclusive eccliastical . organiza
tions, nothing less than a general de
moralization could be expected. It
will not be remedied by police
The very latest specials from Lon
don say that something very serious
is happening to the British in South
Africa. Lord Kitchener has complete
ly shut off the news, serious cabinet
meetings and numerous portentous
conferences are taking place at the
war office, while reinforcements of cav
alry and irregular troops are being
hurried out "with air possible speed.
There is growing discontent among
the volunteer troops now in South Af
rica, and asop has been offered to them
in the form of increased pay and mul
tiplying the time credited to them.
The imperial yeomanry are clamoring
to come home. They went out for a
year, and saw the pampered favorites
of the household cavalry and the city
imperial volunteers relieved, whila
they have been given the nastiest
work of the whole campaign. -The
government now offers to pay them
$1.25 a day if they stay. This is an
increase on their present pay of 23
The colonials . are . demanding to be
returned. This in the face of great
Boer activity. ' r "
From tKe -fact that a bacliward sea
son Has left m ore g; op ds than
usual to be disposed pf, has made
profit sacrifices ?iiecessary-"
greater selling imperative.!
The Sale begins on
and its our ) intention to; make it the
most important clearing sale we've
ever had. '''0M-
Come to the store if Jyoix can If
you can't, send your name for a spe
cial circular. '
European Experiments Show That Storm
Can be Controlled and Hail Pre
. Wen ted. :
The practice of "shooting at the
clouds" with cannon or other special
ly constructed contrivances for th
purpose of dispelling threatened hail
storms is rapidly changing from th
odd to the commonplace throughout
Europe. In continental newspapers
one reads at present of the systematic
use of artificial storm destroyers in
almost every country where agricul
ture forms the chief mainstay of pros
perity. In many parts of France, Italy.
Germany and Austria, the custom has
grown ; so extensively that it often
forms an official - department of the
municipality. In such cases, with the
assistance of .the neighboring land
owners and farmers thorough systems
have been devised, jiritil the elements
have become so firmly harnessed that
it is almost" impossible for them to in
flict injury or destruction to crops.
Indeed, so widespread is the public
interest in this, valuable aid to agri
culture at present that the leading
agricultural.', societies; have taken up
the project, with a view to contribut-.
ing to the means already employed
the results of their minute investiga
tions. In . Vienna recently a con
gress of the members of the Meteor
ological Institute was called, at which
the various methods of rfloud shooting
were exhaustively discussed and many
new experiments were inspired, which
cannot fail to be of great benefit to
the farmers in the districts peculiarly
susceptible to the ravages of hail
From the report of the proceeding?
of this congress, it seems that the idea
of averting storms by means of can
non shots is not ar hew one in Austria.
It was first introduced during the reign
of Empress Maria Theresa, who issued
a decree prohibiting the use of can
non by the peasantry shortly after the
adoption of the practice. In time,
however, this decree was overruled,
and in the year 1896, the burgomaster
of Windish-Feistritz, in Styria, again
introduced the method In Austria, sub
stituting in place of the ordinary can
non a new weapon; ' .This consisted of
a funnel shapea barrel, of sheet iron
6 feet long and 79 centimeters (26.8
inches) in diameter at the muzzle and
20 centimeters (7.8 inches) at the
base. The idea of the ; broad muzzle
was to distribute the discharge over
greater space and thus to increase the
effect. So successful were the results
attained by the burgomaster's experi
ments that in ,:897 the municipality of
Windish-Feistritz counted no less than
thirty shooting stations; since when
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We want anything in oar line lerg-e or small
lots. Wj paj the highest market price.
Woempener's Drug
A full line of Perfumes
and Toilet Goods.
1 39 South 1 Oth St., Betvrasn 0
Lincoln, Neb.
Wednesday, Jan. 2d,
' I irrffr
& Nebraska
there hail storms what
ever in that locality.
Nowhere hdwever, has cloud shoot
ing found such general usage as in the
vicinity of Venice, , Lombardy and
Piedmont, ; djstf lets that formerly euf
f ered . f earf iiliy from . the ' destructlve
nesa of hall storms.: During the sum
mer of last year there were at lease
2,000 statloha,, .rbullt on the plan of
those constructed in Styria. At a con
gress held 'a short time ago in Casala
Mouferrato it, was found that in num
erous localities where shooting sta
tions ' had Hot- been introduced, . hall
storms were ; still of frequent occur
rence, causing : immense damage to
crops and property, wherfas the dis
tricts protected by artificial means
were 'entirely; - free from , los3
from such, causes. Scientific Ameri
can. .
Kruger Not a Fugitive
When MrvKrtiger arrived in Amster
dam he was met at the railroad station
by the municipal and communal au
thorities. ' Speeches were exchanged in
the royal ' waiting room. A bouquet
was presented 'to Mr. Kruger, whoso
every " appearance was a signal for.
rounds of i applause. - .:.-
Very .large, crowds of people lined
the route to the town hall, where the
burgomaster made a speech in which
he said he hoped Mr. Kruger would
succeed in his efforts to secure honor
able peace; ! Mr. Kruger, in the course
of his 'reply, 'Isald:
"In 1884 w$; obtained out indepen
dence, but that honorable action has
been obliterated. The invaders , are
ten against-one, . but we await the day
when God will,; make known his will,
I have not a fugitive, but by
the order of my; government, with the
object of terminating a war in which
the British, employ soldiers against us
who outrage and murder women and
children.", '
It is said that over 6,000 burghers
under DeWet and other commanders
at different places bfv '
Colony, and all' England fears a gen
eral uprising. Of. the Dutch in that col
ony. , . .
A Government Work
As the scheme of irrigation like that
of transportation covers many states,
it properly belongs to the federal gov
ernment. -Here is a million square
miles of territory lying wholly un
touched for the" want of moisture.
When we remember the fact that less
than 500,00 square miles of . arable
land produce all our grain, hay, cot
ton, sugar and - vegetables, the Impor
tance of the reclaiming of this vast
territory appears In its true light. -St.
Paul Globe.- ' 1
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup furnishes most
substantial comfort and relief to consumptives;
it works most remarkable cures. Dou't detpair.
Belief can certainly be had; a cure is possible
with this wonderful remedy.
$n.75 niii&iiuS1
lld Oak, Coldee !! Hooker. Bat-
isiactioa guaranteed. Other furniture
equally low. - You eaa tret eTerythin;
for the bouse-and farm from "The
Bouse that Bares Ton Money." Big
Catalogue FK EE. ! Beaa Tot is to-oa
rvffoe onr other adtln this Mutr.
S Omaba, Nek. '
From $4.00 np.' Frst-clasain every re
spect, end fully guaranteed. Large Cata
logue free. :v y . , -
T he Mp nitor Co.
Box M, Mood us, Conn.
The Western; Optical and Electrical
Co., located at 131 North 11th street, la
composed of old citizens and thorough
ly acquainted with the business, hav
ing fitted , eyes ' for twenty-five years.
Certainly they.;ought to be competont
to do r good work. They are perma
nently located with us and that means
much to the purchaser of eye glasues
and spectacles. t
;Estray Notice
Taken uprOnebay horse, about 14
years ' old.weignt 1,000 lbs; one gray
mare, ". abqu)t"'!4-. years old, weight 1,000
lbs.1 Owner cib., have same by calling
at the. farm, of -Wm. Werger, Martel,
Neb., and;!, paying feed charges and recording, and for the publija
tlon of this notice. Wm. Werger, Mir
tel. Neb. - . . -