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Commences Monday. January 7th, 190!.
If you Lave not as yet purchased your winter jacket or
Underclothing you are indeed fortunate inasmuch as you
M ill have -a ed almo-t 50 per cent if you attend our clearing
.vale. Every jacket and cape in the houe has been reduced V
and h of former price. In Underwear startling reductions
have been made, in connection, our annual muslin Underwear
ale will be continued at money saving prices.
If you can't be here send for circular.
Mail Orders Filled
2. Chart H- Ba!I. Clay; Fairfield;
M. rlf k. Clay; FairseM: rep.
it. Jin Boyd, Nuckolls: Nelson;
41. L. C rislsr. Webster; Blue
45. lrnur rtinan. Adam;; Kene
4. W. B. House -bolder. WYUtrr and
Adasss; DUdc; fus
47.Wi:iiia TLoni8n. Hail: Grand
Geo. C. Humphrey. HaU; Doni
4S.Ctr!- W.-Hunter. Howard; St.
4?. Teter DahUten. Garfield. Greeley.
Whetler. Loup. Blaine, and unorjran-Ite-d
territory "t of Blaine; Erick
SO. C M. Waritf. Holt; Middle
Ed Crpoe. Holt: Chambers: fus.
51. 0. Gallolr. Brown. Rock; Jobn
52. W. H. Horton. Cherry. Keya Pa
ha: Nordtn : rp.
53. Char F. CoSh, Sheridan.
Dames. Box Butte. F5oux; Chadron;
51 John II- Evans. Lincoln: Chey
enne. Keith and unorganized territory
wret of Lrin: North Platte: rep.
S5.J. A. Om. Jr.. Valley: Ord; pop.
5. W. J Taylor. Custer: Merna : fus.
J. I. Rears. Custt-r: Broken Bow;
57. John Yandepiift. Sherman; Aus
S. William Jordon. Buffalo; Odessa;
J. II. Harris, Buffalo; Amherst;
Z$.V. ZSm merer. Dawton; Lexington;
ft. Victor AnJerton. Kearney; Min
! C. V. GUhwilkr. Franklin; Wil-
rx; fus. I
1. Elliott Lowe, Harlan; Huntley:
3. C. O. OIfD3. Phelps; Holdre&e;
t C M. Brown, Furnas: Cambridge;
.J. E. Hatborn. Red Willow; Bart
J. A Andrews, Frontier. Gosper;
7. Charles R. Walker. Hitchcock,
Drrr.dr. Hayes. Ch; Benkelman;
CHICAGO GRAIN WEDNESDAY.
Wheat No. 2 spring, tmiic: No
I red. 747Se.
Cora No. 2. Ser2S4c; No. S yel
Oats No. 2. 23li24: No. 2 white.
25i02?Hc; No. 3 white. 254;6ic.
Rye No. 2. 52 fx 53c.
Barley Malting. S2fj61Ue.
PlaiMtd No. 1. $1 57.
Prlnw timothy ied $4 70.
J!e pork Per barrel, $12 60JH2 .
Lard $ 55.
Short rib 15 403 7.
Dry wilted shoulders. 5"Qi'c.
frhort clear I
Whisky $1 27.
Surar Cut loaf. 15 25: granulate!.
$ 7.; eonfertioners A. $5 6i; off A.
Clover Contract grade $10 oofflO 31
Butter Creamery, 15 23c; dairy.
Cheet-e lOlifi Us4c.
Egg Freh. 22c.
CHICAGO LIVE STOCK.
Catt! Good to prime fcteers. $5 45
fiC 20; poor to medium. $3 KOfiJ 40;
Mocker and feeders. $2 75? f 20;
cow. $2 65 f; 4 20; heifers, $2 65 1?
4 0: canners. $2 0OQ'2 5: bulls, stea
dy. $3 00 4 40; calves, etroog activ?.
SI 50 6 00; Texans. fd srs. $1 lujt
5 t0; grass sie-rs. $3 40fj4 15; bulls.
$2 SO U 3 V.
!i -s - alirM and b-ivlicr, $1 fr.'w
5 15; f.tod to choic ucavy. $1 05$J
. 15; rtugh heavy. If VOU S); light.
4 f5a- 1: balk SI SO id.
Sni Jol to clo..e wethers.
$; t04 75: fair to choice mixed. $3 40
CrS 5: -itiv lambs. It 1ST 5 5); west
ern lambs. $5 00 ti 5 50.
THE COMMON SCHOOLS
I mdr rUa .ermat They If are
M4 Wdrfat Ircre la Every
lrt of the Mat.
No tate oCe ha been presided
over with more dignity and honor
than that of superintendent of pub
lic Instruction. No offlce is of more
Importance to the future welfare of
the state than this. Every citizen is
Interested In the school system of the
Mate, and is proud of the enviable po
sition we hold la the education world
During his first term in addition to
the duties devolving upon him in his
official capacity. Superintendent Jack
son was appointed superintendent of
the educational exhibit at the trans
Mississippi exposition. The work re
quired to prepare for this exhibit en
tailed an Immense amount of corre
spondence. The enthusiasm with
which he entered upon this work was
communicated to the teachers and pu
pils, and the result was one of the
flnest educational exhibits ever seen
in this country. .
In its report, the Nebraska state
commission for the trans-Mississippi
and International exposition has the
"In general design, in detail, and in
association of all its parts, the edu
cational display of Nebraska was pro
nounced by the leading educational ex
perts in the country to be one of the
best ever shown in the United States.
The effect of such a display upon visi
tors from all over our land will be to
enlarge their respect for the culture
and attainments of the people living
in the trans-Mississippi section, bring
ing special attention to Nebraska as
The New England Journal of Edu
cation published in Chicago and Bos
ton made the following comment:
"The educational exhibit of Ne
braska is one of the best, if not liter
ally the bet-t. ever made in the United
During Superintendent Jackson's
two tfrms of office, he has made eight
semi-annuai apportionments of the
school fund, and takes a just pride in
the splendid showing made. Follow
ing is a statement of the time and
amount of each apportionment.
Mar 21. 1SS7 $362.226 03
Dec. 6. lSf'7 377,365 90
May 17, 1S3S 430,695 98
Dec. 17. 300.816 63
Mav 17. 1S99 332,111 15
TH. 14. 1899 292,883 59
May 24, 1900 400,32199
Dec. 17. 1900 307,830 54
In all a grand total of $2,804,251.81.
In other words. Superintendent Jack
son has apportioned among the nearly
seven thousand school districts in Ne
braska over two and three-quarters
millions of dollars.
It is to be remembered that this
amount goes directly into circulation
in ach district of the state and les
sens the burdens of taxation just that
If this sum were divided equally
among the districts of the state, each
would have received over $400 dur
ing the past four years, or over $100
The correspondence of this depart
ment is naturally very heavy. With
ninety county superintendents, more
than twenty thousand school officers,
over nine thousand teachers, to say
nothing of the hundreds of patrons
and those making inquiries from every
state in the union and many foreign
countries, the amount of time and
care required was very great.
Superintendent Jackson selected an
unusually strong office force, and he
attributes the success that has at
tended his administration to the effic
ient service his assistants have ren
dered. As his deputy, he selected
Supt. C. F. Beck, who is recognized by
the leading state educators of all pol
itical parties as one of the best and
strongest men for the place that could
have been selected. Superintendent
Beck has had a wide range of exper
ience as teacher, principal and super
intendent, and has been brought in
close relation to all phases of educa
tional work. Not only is he a wide
awake, progressive school man, but
he is a man who has made a fine mili
tary record; in short, he is a-man ot
Under the control of the fusion gov
ernment the common schools . have
flourished. The amount of money ap
propriated for their use has never be
fore been even approximated. Every
cent of the more than two million dol
lars that has passed through Superin
tendent Jackson's hands has been
duly accounted for, and he keeps up
the -record of the other departments of
the fusion government. Whether we
look at the schools, the finances, the
public institutions of the state, all
alike show a clean record of honest
and efficient administration. It seems
that that is not what the people of this
state wanted, so they have voted for
a different kind of government. They
will get it.
SECRETARY OF STATE
SUay Reforms Have Been Effected In
That Office While Under Populist
T Control. ""
There is no department In the state
government where greater reforms
have been wrought than in the office
of secretary of state. When Mr. Por
ter entered the office he found that the
fees collected by Mr. Piper, his pre
decessor, hardly amounted to enough
to pay the salary of the stenographer,
they being only $1,600 for two years.
He immediately prepared duplicate
copies of a new fee bill and got them
introduced into both houses of the
legislature. was by his persistent
efforts and the ready help of a fusion
legislature that a new law was passed
governing the fees of the office. Un
der the operation of this new law, Sec
retary Porter has in less than two
years turned into the state treasury
more than $43,000, or more than $9,000
above the whole expense of his office.
During his second term Mr. Porter
prepared and introduced bills to fur
ther increase the revenue of his office,
placing the burden upon wealthy cor
porations instead upon the poor. But
that legislature being a republican leg
islature, it is hardly necessary to say,
the bills never got further than the
committee room. When Mr. Porter
went before the committee to which
the bills were referred, he found con
fronting him two hired corporation at
torneys. These attorneys, of course,
had more influence with a republican
egislative committee, than any plea
that could be made in the interest of
This office has also had charge or
the state printing. There has been no
more open robbery of the state than
has been accomplished m the deals for
state printing. It has always been a
source of great revenue to republican
politicians, from Tim Sedgwick's
scheme to get printing at so much a
page and then string out the pages to
an indefinite number by making a
ire consist of two or three words and
eaving the rest blank and then
spreading the lines as far apart as he
dared by inserting -strips of lead be
tween them to wholesale robbery by
the State Journal. To give a list of
these steals would take columns of the
ndependent. An examination of the
bills and vouchers filed for printing
since that work has been in charge
of Secretary Porter shows that the
saving to the taxpayers has been very
great. There are but few contracts
for printing which do not show a sav-
ng of 50 per cent and many or them
much more. Mr. Porter let contracts
for printing in 1897 to tffe amount of
$9,000. The State Journal received in
1891 $59,000 for exactly the same work
which was a clean steal by the State
Journal of $50,000 in one year. That
is what the mullet heads like and
they have voted for some more of the
It is no discredit to the secretary of
state .to say that a large part of this
saving to the people has been effected
by the faithful and efficient office force
which he selected to aid them when
he was first installed. His deputy, O.
C. Weesner, his bookeeper, Theodore
Mahn. and his recorder, A. C. Starret,
have not only been efficient, honest
tnd capable, but hard workers, al
ways to be found at their desks.
When the office is turned over to the
republicans it will be found to be in
perfect condition with a receipt to
show for every cent of money that has
passed through the hands of any one
connected with it.
There Is more trouble for the Brit
sh in South idea. A report was re
ceived in London January 1 of a ser
ious uprising of the natives in West
Africa. Troops were immediately or
dered to that locality. If the war be
tween the whites keeps up much long
er there will be more of this sort of
work. The bsst authorities in South
Africa have long been predicting it.
The only newspaper in the whole
world that defended the proposition
to transport Maori savages into South
Africa to kill the Christian Dutch
burghers was the State Journal, and
t was so far behind the current news
that it came out with its defense after
the British government had denied
that it intended to do any such thing.
The Journal's opinions have more
specific gravity than platinum. 1 Its
writers never even had an introduc
tion to morals. Last Wednesday
something seems to have struck one
of them, for he suddenly stopped in
the midst of a lot of editorial idioacy
and asked this question: "Are we a
nation of degenerates or have we sud
denly become temporary damphools?"
As far as the Journal is concerned The
Independent answers a most emphatic
"Yes" to both questions.
Auditor Weston has announced his
intention to retain for a short time the
present deputy. Miss Mary Muldoon.
In this he has shown the best of judg
ment for the duties of the office are
such as to require the assistance for
some time of one who is thoroughly
acquainted with the work. Miss Mul
doon won her way to the top by hon
est and faithful attention to her du
ties. Four years ago she entered the
office as stenographer, was promoted
to bond clerk, and from bond clerk to
deputy. She has a better knowledge
of the affairs of the office1 than any
other person and all who have busi
ness pending in that department will
be pleased to know that she has been
Rheumatism and Neuralgia
Lincoln, Neb.,Sept. 21, 1890. Eureka
Rheumatic Remedy Co., Lincoln,
Neb. Dear Sirs: I was afflicted with
rheumatism for ten months, my arm
and hand were entirely useless, and I
was almost prostrated. I paid on
physician $36 and another $50, and
constantly grew worse under their
treatment. Another physician pro
nounced my case hopeless and declined
giving me any treatment. A friend
who had been cured of a severe case of
rheumatism by your remedy, pleaded
with me to give it a trial. After us
ing the remedy two days I was re
lieved of all pain, and in four months
was entirely cured. I was cured by
four bottles, which at that time sold
at $5 a bottle, the same as you now
sell for $1. It has been worth more
than $20 a bottle to me, and I cannot
speak of it in too high praise.
MRS. J. W. IVERS.
We have thousands of testimonials
like this. The last product of science.
No free samples. $1 a bottle; ', six
bottles for $5. Five, bottles guaran
teed to. cure the worst case to stay
EUREKA RHEUMATIC REMEDY CO
Ignatius Donnelly died in the city
of Minneapolis January 2. . Mr. Don
nelly "was one of the men who will
live in history. His attainments in
many directions were very great. As
a public speaker he had few equals.
As a writer he stands forth pre-eminent
in the different lines In which he,
employed his pen He was a great
Shakespearean scholar. He wrote the
Omaha platform. He was a bitter an
tagonist and when he different with a
man, his vehement denunciation and
biting ! sarcasm generally made that
man his life long enemy. For many
years. he was a member of the Minne
sota legislature and -served three terms
in congress. He has published many
books, . some of which have had im
mense sales. , "Caesar's Column" was
one. . His Shakespearean Cryptogram
was another. The petty assaults made
upon him-by some of the small poli
ticians who came into the populist
party at its formation made the lat
ter part of his life unhappy and final
ly induced him to cast in his lot with
the middle of the roaders. In Min
nesota he was called "The Sage of
Nininiger" from the place where he
long resided. Mr. Donnelly married
about three years ago Miss Hanson, a
daughter of Barton Hanson of Min
neapolis and since that time they
have made their home in that city,
No. 1061 Single Buggy Harness.
No. 3536Concord Team Harness.
No. 37 Concord Team Harness.
This harness in hand-made would
No. 4021 Very Heavy Concord Team Harness.
Scotch, wool faced, all thong sewed; extraheavy; Jap, one hitch strap.
Price, w; collars ...........................................
Furniture, Groceries,Stoves, Ranges, Harness, Wagons, Buggies, Steel Tanks, Etc,
SEND FOR CATALOGUE IT'S FREE!
although Mr. Donnelly owned several
farms where they spent considerable
Our Race for Money
"If it is not true that we Americans
regard money-making as the work for
which life was given to us, why, when
we have millions, do we go on strug
gling to make more millions and
more?" writes "An American Mother,'
in the January Ladies Home Journal.
"It is not so with the older races. The
London tradesman at middle age shuts
his shop, buys an acre in the suburbs
and lives on a small income or spends
the rest of his life in losing it in
poultry or fancy gardening. The Ger
man or Frenchman seldom works
when past sixty. He gives his last
years to some study or hobby music,
a microscope, or it may be dominoes.
You meet him and his wife, jolly,
shrewd, intelligent, jogging all over
Europe, Baedeker in hand They tell
you they 'have a curiosity to see this
fine world before they go out of it.' "
. Watch for the big clearing sale soon
to be announced by Fred Schmidt &
Bro. Advertisement will appear in
The Independent next week.
128-130-132 North 13th Street, Lincoln,
No. 1061 Single Buggy
Harness, Campbell Lock
Stitch; regular price fl6.00;
our prioe $12 00
Bridle, t-inch overcheck,
box loops, round winker
stay, noseband; Breast col
lar folded with 1-inch layer;
Traces; 1-inch double and
Etitched, raised round edge;
Breeching, folded with
1-inch layer; Bide straps,
-inch, hip strap, f-inch;
turn-back, f-inch; round
crupper; 3-ring stay; Sad
dle, 2i-inch, No. IX strap,
patent leather jockey, har
ness leather skirts, leather
bottom; Belly-band folded
with Griffith buckle; Lines,
i- inch checks, 1-inch hand
parts, with hitch strap;
Nickal or imitation rubber.
No. 3536 Concord Team
Harness, imitation hand
sewed; Bridles, S-inch, com
bination front and winker
stay, flat reins, sensible
blinds, face piece with Con
cord spots; Hames, No. 5,
Concord bolt; Pads, Con
cord style; Breeching, fold
ed, li-inch layer, -inch
double hip straps, I -in. side
straps; Traces, flat, with
li-inch layer throughout or
doubled or stitched; Lines,
1-inch, 18 feet, with snaps;
Breast-straps, li-inch, with
snaps and slides; Pole-straps
1-iinch; Collar-straps, i-in.;
Collars, black leather back
and rim, russet wool, faced,
metal sewed, Jap; one hitch
Price $27 90
Price with collar. $31 90
No. 37 Concord Team Har
ness, Campbell Lock Stitch;
Bridles, i-in. flat reins, combi
nation fronts, sensible blinds,
face piece with Concord spots.
Hames, oiled, Concord bolt;
Hame-tugs, selid with lace box
loops; Breeching, folded, with
li-in, layer, 1-in. double back
strap running to market tugs
and hames. i-in. double hip
1-inch side straps; Traces,
li-in. double and stitched, or
2i-in, flat; Lines, 1-in. 20 feet,
with snap; Breast-straps, li in.
with snaps and slides; Pole
strap.s li. in.; Collar-straps,
i-in.; Collars, imitation Scotch
wool face, all thong sewed,
heavy team, Jap; 1 hitch strap.
Price $29 90
With Collars. $33 HO
be No.022. Price.... $33 00; with collars.. $37 90
No. 4021 Very Heavy
Concord Team Harness, Im
itation Hand Sewed. Bri
dles, i inch, sensible blinds,
flat reins, round winker
stays, face piece with brass
Concord spots, brass ro
settes; Hames, oiled. Con
cord bolt; Hame-tugs, solid,
with box loops; Pads, Con
cord style, with two loops;
Breeching, folded, with 11
inch layer, li-inch double
back straps running to rings
in hames, 1-inch double hip
straps, li-inch side straps;
Traces, 2-inch, flat, lf-inch
points; Lines, li-inch, 20
feet, with snaps; Breast
straps, li-inch, with snaps
and slides: Pole-straps, li
inch, with i-inch collar
straps; Collars, imitation.
WHEN OTHERS FAIL CONSULT
SEARLES & SEARLES
Ncrroui, Chronlo and
WEAK MEN TSBT
All prlrate diseues and dis
orders of men. Treatment
by mail ; consultation free.
Hyphilis eared for life.
All forms of female weak
ness and Diseases ot Wo
Jfnables us to guarantee to core all cases curable
of the nose, throat, chest, stomach, lirer, blood,
skin and kidney diseases. Lost Manhood, Night
Emissions, Hydrocele, Varicocele, Gonorrhea.
Gieet, Piles. Fistula and Recta. Ulcers, Diabetes
and Bright' Disease, SIOO.OO for a case of
CATAKRH, KliEUMATISBl, DYSPEPSIA
or SYPHILIS we cannot cure, if curable.
Strictures Gleet method without pain or
catting. Consultation FKKE. Treatment by mail
Call, or address with stamp I Mela Office
Drs. Searles & Sear.es I rV'
No. 33 Team Harness Hand Made. Bridles, i-inch, short
cheeks, round reins ,winker stays, nose bands and fronts, sensible
blinds; Hame-tugs, folded, with layer laced box loops; Pads, our
common sense, XC Moline tree; Back straps, 1-inch; hip straps,
1-in; Traces, li-in, 6 feet, double and stitched; Lines, 1 in, 18
feet, with snaps; Breast-straps, li-inch, with snaps and slides,
Pole-straps, li-inch; Collars, imitation Scotch, wool faced, all
thong sewed, heavy team; one hitch strap. X C.
Price $31 05
Price, with collars $35 Q5
No. 33610 Concord Team Harness Campbell Lock Stitch
Bridles, i-inch, flat reins, combination fronts, sensible blinds,
face piece with Concord spots; Hames, No. 250, oiled bolt;
Breeching, folded, li-inch layer, 3 -in. double back straps running
to rings in hames, i-inch double hip straps, i -inch side-straps;
Traces, li-inch, 6 feet, doubled ana stitched; Lines, 1-inch, 13
feet, with snaps; Breast-straps, li inch, with snaps and slides r
pole straps, li-inch; Collar straps, i-inch; Collars, black russet,
face, metal sewed; Jap; one hitch strap.
Price . . $25 90
Price, with collars $29 90
No. 31610 Heavy Team Harness, Campbell Lock Stitch-
Bridles, i-inch, sensible blinds; Hames, varnished, iron over top;.
Pads, flat, li-inch billets, hip strap, i-inch; Traces, li-inch, sir
feet, doubled and stitched or single strap, li-inch joints, 2i-inch
bodies; Lines, 1-inch; Breast-straps, li-inch; Pole-straps, li-inch
Collars, black leather back , and rim, russet, wool faced, metaj
wed, X C or Jap, one hitch strap.
Price, with collar.... $27 50
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Bowels, Kidneys and Bladder. All curahla
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A perfect cure guaranteed In erery ease we ac
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Nervous and Chronic Diseases of
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Electrical Treatment with Medicine!
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of all forms of Female Weakness and Diseaws
of Women-Inflammation of the Ovaries.Painful
Menstruationt Ulceration, Falling of the Womb,
Change of Life, Kidney or Bladder Trouble,
Leucorrhoea, Nervousness, and Sick Head ao be.
W e cure all Diseases of the Nose, Throat. CheBt,
Stomach. Bowels, and Lirer; Plood, Skin, and
Kidney Diseases; Piles, Fistula, and Rectal
Ulcers if curable.
$100 for a case of CATARRH, RHEUMA
TISM or DYSPEPSIA that we cannot euro if
jHfT'Examination and Consultation FREE.
Treatment by Mail a specialty. Call or ad
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DRS. SEARLES & SEARLES,
lardPMock' Rooma 211 ' 218, 219 and
Mention this paper.
Harness Hand Made.
Concord Team Harness.
Heavy Team Harness.
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