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January 16, 1902
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FOR THE BALANCE OF THIS WEEK
Ladies' Underwear Department
Ladies1 good heavy fleece lined underwear, vest or OCn
pants, regular 35c goods, at per garment. . ...... . ZDU
Ladies' good heavy fleece lined union suitsin gray, ecru J! r
or natural, our regular 69 and 75c goods, to close. T'UU
Ladies' wool and wool mixed underwear in union suits
or separate garments, in all grades, we offer at
great discounts to close them out.
Ladies' and Children's Shoes
Ladies1 shoes, small sizes only (2 to 4 A-B) in kid,
box and Kangaroo calf, lace or button. Shoes in
this lot formerly sold at2.50 and $3.00. They
are an accumulation of small sizes and a trifle nar- ,
row in the toes. We offer you choice of lot
at per pair
Ladies' shoes in kid, box and kangaroo calf, broken
line of sizes, formerly sold at $2.00 and $2,50 I Pft
choice to close at QU
Children's shoes, suitable for boys or girls, former
prices were from &1.35 to $1.75, to close the lot at
per pair , , .
Men's Camel Hair wool underwear, good 75c values QCi
to close, at 2. U II
Men's wool underwear, shirts and drawers, our $1.00 Cfi
grade, to close, per garment at uUu
Men's fine wool socks, in natural gray,
to close at
Book and Stationery Department
A Fine Line of Bibles and Hymnals
Standard books in good paper and print bound in cloth
large assortment of titles at. . .'
Copyright books By the most popular authors, books
for boys and girls Ilenty's books for boys, Hark
away series for boys, Vassar series -for girls, Snug
Corner series for girls.
Stationery A fine line of correspondence stationery,
Writing tablets, block pads, typewriters paper,
stenographers note books, composition and stu
dent's note books.
Subscriptions taken for all magazines and periodicals.
All mail orders for books filled promptly.
BUTTERICKS PATTERNS We are sole .agents in Lin
coin for Buttericks Patterns.
The cable dispatches say that the
Americans in Manila who have been
there for two or three years are all
breaking down in health. The physi
cians declare that much of it is caused
by homesickness. The people, the
climate, the scenery are all so differ
ent from the United States that a
terrible longing seizes upon them for
the old home. The Philippine busi
ness is a bad thing in more ways than
one. It is not a countijy for Americans
and the sooner we get rid of the whota
archipelago the better it will be for
us and the people of those tropical
Henry C. Payne does not seem
have reformed very much since he got
into Roosevelt's cabinet. It turns out
that he is the main promoter of the
Uintah reservation steal, than which
nothing more infamous was ever dis
covered since reservation robberies
were first invented. The Florence Min
'ing company, of which Payne is the
largest stockholder, had a steal there
and literally "there were millions In
it," if it could be got through. There
has been a kick about it at Washing
ton, but with a friend in the cabinet
such schemes generally do go through
in the end.
Every time that either of Nebraska's
heavenly twins get an office for one of
the republican grafters in this statf,
republican newspapers put up a scars
head, "Scored Again," "Land a Fat
Office," "Another Success,1 under
which are lines in smaller type tell
ing who the grafter is and the amount
of public money that he will draw.
That is why Dietrich and Bartley'3
partner were, sent down there, accord
ing to the disinterested patriots who
attend the conventions, make the
slates and "round 'em up to vote 'er
Schley was censured for not destroy
ing the Spanish fleet as it lay in the
mouth of a harbor, protected by land
batteries, but Sampson was praised.
given prize money and Indorsed by the
administration after wasting tons of
ammunition along the coasts of Cuba
and at San Juan, Porto Rico, and all
the damage he ever did was to kill one
mule. It is certain that he killed one
mnip for v gnqmgh rnntain so'cabled
strategy and the killing of .a mule,
was always careful to keep out of
range of the Spanish guns.
The empress of China is back in
Pekin after her prolonged excursion
into the interior of the empire. There
were great doings in Pekin that day
The empress not only allowed the for
eigners to gaze upon her sacred per
son, but even bowed many times in re
turn. The events of the last two
years may have taught her something
of value. The empire ofv China has
endured for 5,000 years, but most of
hat time there were no railroads, tele
graphs or steamships. These are new
factors in civilization and their force
and power are irresistible. China
could shut herself up before their ad
vent, but she cannot do it now.
Dewey cut the cable. If Schley
could have done that when he sailed
from Hampton Roads this modern
Dreyfus trial would not have occurred.
"The board of strategy" allowed
Sampson to go on that long wild
goose chase to Porto Rico and per
mitted the Minneapolis and Columbia,
two of our best cruisers, to be de
tailed to sail "up and down the! New
England coasts to quiet the nerves of
the millionaires at their summer re
sorts, and kept in touch w(ith Schley
every day by means pf dispatch boats
running from cable stations. That
is what caused all the trouble. Dewey
avoided it by cutting the cable.
The net earnings, or perhaps it
would be nearer the truth to say that
the sum total of the honest earnings
and dishonest robberies, of the Steel
trust for the past year, according to Its
official report, were $85,000,000. . Be
sides that $145,000,000 have been in
vested in steel and iron manufacture
by independent companies during the
year and they report a net earning
and robbery of $3,000,000 a month.
This shows $181,000,000 of. net earn
ings on the manufacture of steel and
iron for one year. If any-one can be
lieve that that sort of thing can be
kept up, his credulity is beyond de
scription. Minister Wu says that one result of
the recent upheaval in China will be
the abolition of foot binding.4 He says
flcient .to abolish. While he describes
the torture which the victims are
forced to endure the most terrible ever
invented by man, he doubts whether
its results have been as bad as tight
lacing among white women. As be
tween the boxers and the foreign
troops,, the high class women of China
found themselves utterly helpless as
with their deformed . feet they could
not even v walk. The result is that
there is a general denunciation of foot
binding all over China.
' Kitchener reports that "on January
3 and 4 a portion of the British force
under Major Valentin of the Somerset
Light Infantry, suffered severely. Ma
jor Valentin and eighteen men were
killed and Ave officers and twenty-eight
men were wounded." If he follows
his usual course, Kitchener will con
tinue to add, to these losses for sev
eral days, sending in the names of the
killed and wounded by driblets so as
not to wholly discourage the "fianneled
fools" at home. '
A national bank got a whack from
an unexpected source the other day .t
WilHamsport, Pa! There was a strike
among the girls in the slk mills. The
president of the bank was a justice of
the peace and he sent three of the
girls to jail for six days each, be
cause they tried to persuade other
glrjs not , to take their places. The
people of the place resented this offi
eial outrage and began a run on the
bank and at the last account the bank
was about to ask for a receiver. It
had borrowed and paid out-$30,000 and
still there was no let up.
In Italy and the Sclavonian states,
brigands have always been held in
high estimation by the common peo
ple because they make large donations
to the poor. One who has flourished
for thirty years has just been cap
tured. The big American brigands
who have robbed the people, not of a
few paltry thousands, as those of
Italy have, but of hundreds of mil
lions, are adopting this policy and it
is proving just as popular here as in
the European countries. There has
been no protest made against it ex
cept by a few labor organizations.
Burkett, the man whom the mullet
heads of this district sent to congress.
Is making fierce attacks upon the bill
to establish a permanent census bu
reau. He has excellent reasons for so
doing. Under the present system the
census enumeration is a political pi
counter job end every one employed
belongs to the party in power. Bur
kett had the enumerators in his dis
trict make a poll of the voters for the
use of the republican state committee.
One of them who revolted at being
called upon to do that sort of work at
the cost of the people was very quick
ly squelched. The work done in mak
ing a. political poll by the census
enumerators Was a very great advant
age to the republican party in the last
election and will be for two or three
elections to . come. Burkett has -in
eye to the business of running for of
fice and he is very much disgruntled
at the idea of losing the advantage
given by the patronage that would be
lost if a bureau were established, for
then the employes in the census offices
would come under the civil service
rules. Not one in ten of his last enum
erators could have passed an examin
ation. Another thing would be that
they could not stuff the census as they
did that of Lincoln and Omaha.
Backaches are danger signals that
usually mean "kidney or bladder dis
ease. Do not neglect them. Begin
early and I can cure you at home. Call
or write for symptom blank and I will
diagnose your case free. I make a
specialty of all genito-urinary dis
eases. D. L. Ramsdell, M. D., 1136 O
St., Lincoln, Neb.
woods the woods of Louisiana. There
are no forests in Nebraska thick
enough to hide his shame.
In the nine months ending December
31, the net earnings of the United
States Steel corporation were $84,- '
779,298. Don't touch the tariff. The
pauper labor of Europe will ruin us.
ous , that the bar; association has pro
posed an investigation by the grand
jury. That is only one of the notori
ous infamies of that wide open, re
publican governed town. - : '
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& NEWS COMMENT. & ?
There are 27,605 government em
ployes in the city Of Washington of
whom 20,109 are males and 7,4sJ fe
males. . .. '
Kitchener has been making a re
quisition on Canada for "trained track
ers.'' It would seem that he had been
tracking JiJoers long enough ' for him
and his men to have learned some
thing about "tracking" themselves.
Bartley was seen walking down O
street the other day. The republi
cans extended to him the glad hand
Two Ohio banks have just found out
that trust stocks, watered 200 per cent,
are not " really first-class collateral.-
Result: A receiver has been appointed
An item writer -asks: "How long
will 'real' , Christians tolerate conquest
and butchery in the name of Christian
civilization?" They, never did toler
ate it. It was the other kind -that he
was thinking about.
With aver 40,000 troops in the field,
hiking from one end of the Philippine
islands to the other, fighting day and
night, the administration still insists
that wc "are at peace with all the
world." A mullet head will believe
that just as quick as anything else.
The people r flock to 'hear Bryan in
the New-England states just as they
are? won't to do out west and that,
too, when there, is no i campaign In
progress., ; ,
The hew Tammany boss was the de
signer of the famous battleship Ore
gon. If he can make Tammany fight
like that ship, Piatt -and Depew are
goners. , ,
: The new republican march as played
by the , whangdoodle from the moun
tains of Hepsidanv closes with a de
scending scale Bud Lindsay, Dietrich
When Hanna said : ; "There are no
trusts," every mullet head answered.
"Yep, that Is so," Now that Schwab
says,' "All the trusts are dead," they
answer again, "Yep."
Senator Morgan says that the prop
erty offered to the United States by
the French Panama company is not
worth 37 cents, ev,en if the parties
here had 'the right to sell it, which
they have not. , .
When Abraham Lincoln spoke of
"the pronenesa of prosperity to breed
tyrants," idid he not have in mind the
future as well as the past? Do not
those words apply to our day . wita
John P. Jones has gone back to the
republican party, but when the Over
street bill reaches the senate making
silver dollars redeemable in gold, will
he vote with the repubican ' party oh
that question? -
It takes years of hammering to get
an Idea into the brain of a mullet head,
but it sometimes -does get there. Tluj
old State Journal is now advocating
the election of United States senators
by the people.
Those editors who try to back up the
trusts and 'fatted plutocrats with the
cry of "survival of the fittest" would
improve, their understanding if they
should inquire of some sensible man:
"Who are the fittest?"
Big Sale Continues ;
The bier sale announced by Fred
Schmidt & Brother in last week's Inde
pendent will continue for another week.
The prices on all winter stock have been
greatly reduced. All the goods are of
the best quality and those having money
on hand would do well to avail them
selves of this opportunity. The January
Clearing bale of Fred Schmidt & Brother
is always an attraction for economical
buyers. The store is opposite the post
office yl7 to 921 O street.
Genuine stamped C. C C Never sold In bulk.
Beware of the dealer who tries to sell
"something jfist as good."
FOri THE WIFE
Get an Incubator that ( bey can mnj
one that will do good w ork from the
8 tart and last for yeari. The So r
Hatch is made of California red
wood, with ISos. cold rolled copper tank,
HTjitv&it L&mD, climax smioty oourr ana
Corrugated Waf v regulator, tend for eor bis
fnreratalor. ftrirrsactoil pliot'nrraphaotban.
dreds who ar making money with thaSam Match Ineabator. Oar
torn won Seat Broedrr til bait. 1-md noar.
Sure Hatch Incubator Co.. Clay Center, Neb., or Ctlnmbus.O.
Fodder For Sale
Ihave 50 ton of shredded corn fod
der to sell Parties wishing to buy can
write to me. Address J. 3. Fish, Camp
bell. Franklin Co.; Nebraska. : .
Seed Corn For Sale
I have a fine lot of yellow seed corn
of this year's growth raised on my
rarm on the little Siota bottom, 3
miles from Union, Neb., which I will
sell In quantities of 5 to 1,000 bush
els at $1 per bushel, f. o. b., sacks ex
tra. Address L. G. Todd, sr., or L. G.
Todd, jr., Union, Neb,
M the freight.
out a roor crop by osine
Burr INCUBATOR and
BROODERS. They are
money-makers. Tlic best
at bottom notch prices.
Catalogue free. We pay
UUKR INCUBATOR CO.
, Box 1H, Ouh, Neb.
MaaMV wnpaa honeitln quau;j
Mit6; cherry . to S ft., 15j freeatone peach.il jCfcueortl
grape. W per lOO. 1000 AbV 1 Clitalpa, Locust. B. Mul
berry, B. Elder and Osagelledgeilow price. Catalog frea
6albrith Kunerlei,(FaniJunNwnef) li 35,Filreury, Met.
8 tjC $ t
5 J HARDY'S COLUMN.
us 38 a8
Twenty-five thousand pension mon
ey a year to Cleveland and all other
ex-presidents Is the substance .of a bill
now before congress. .It will un
doubtedly be amended so. as to in
clude wife, children uncles, aunts and.
cousins. We must have a royal family
some way. -A man who is wounded in
the. army should have a pension and
if killed his wife and children should
have one. It would be all right, that
Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley's wife
should have a pension, but Mrs. Grant
ought not. to have it. Her husband
111:11 If Jilil
Clarence L. GerrardJ
Schwab, the great philanthropist cf
the Steel trust, is just at present at
Monte Carlo trying to break the bank.
The wage-workers of the steel trust
should be very efficient and faithful in
their work so that he need not get
Secretary Long has not called Cap
tain Mahan to account for a public
interview in which he expressed a
more decided opinion in the Sampson
Schley case than General ! Miles did.
But Mahan's opinion was favorable to
the navy department.
The head .-of the New York clearing
house' is president of the Panama rail
road that will be practically useless
after an isthmian canal is' built. May
be Senator Morgan won't "have the
New York banks to fight ag well as the
trans-continental railroads. "
Jury bribing by the great corpora
tions in Omaha has become rso notori-
The republicans at the state house
are-jplaying the" same tune they played
years ago. They then had a majority
in the state about three to one and it
was a long time before they could be
kicked out, but now the skin of their
teeth was all that saved them from
perpetual defeat. Already they have
kicked up a smell bad enough to de
feat them at the next election. Tho
building stone for the rebuilding of
the penitentiary and the Norfolk asy
lum will undoubtedly cost the state
two prices just as it did before. They
will plead as they did on the purchase
of bonds, the other day, that the con
stitution prohibited the purchasing of
stone of the quarry men. A cat's paw
broker must be used, and then the
profits divided among the state officers.
If the voters love them, let the voters
have them as the woman said of her
drunken husband when he commenced
to drink out of the spittoon.
Bryan's Commoner hits a nail on the
head which needs to be driven, badlv.
The nail is a government for the peo
ple, all the people, not a few million
aires, bankers, corporations and trusts.
He uses a hammer of equal justice,
candor and .truth. No one dares attack
his doctrine under the plea of patriot-
IRRIGATION GROW14 SEEDS
NOT KILN -DRIED. '
SEND FOUR CENTS FOR SAMPLES.
r Columbus, Nebr.
ism or Christianity. The Commoner is
not filled with divorQe trials, accidents
and crimes. We have now read it for
a year and the. only thing appearing
which we were sorry -io read was what
appeared in relation to the president's
eating with u learned and patriotic
colored man. The Savior ate with
publicans and sinners. Of the many
papers we are permitted to read -no
other one do we read from beginning
to end. If you want the live politics
of today in a nut-shell, take The Commoner.
It is a fact and everybody knows it,
who is old enough to reach back ten
or twenty year3 in knowledge, that
when the times begin to g;row hard
everybody wants his pay and half f
them will lay their money by and wait
for investments in property at half
price. So instead of money being
more plenty it is much more scarce.
If there could be some plan adopted to
increase the money temporarily the
hard times could be softened. Why
not make a law authorizing the Unit
ed States treasurer to exchange green
backs, redeemable in coin, for Unite.l
States bonds, temporarily. The inter
est on the bonds to cease while held
by the treasury and no premium to be
counted. The bonds to be ' handed
back whenever the greenbacks are
paid back. Should the money kings
commence to pull the greenback end
less chain pay them In silver and they
would soon step. Let any farmer or
mechanic have the same privilege who
holds a government bond. The plan
that Gage recommended is to let bank
ers issue bank bills and let the bonds
continue to draw interest. In that
way the bankers would get double in
terest, first on their ' bonds and. sec
ondly on their bills they loan out.
We are inclined to believe that th
Panama canal route is best, all thlngd
considered. The French claim that
they have expended over a hundred
millions, and at first wanted two hun
dred millions for their franchises arid
work done. Our, commission reporttrt
that forty millions was all it was
worth. It is reported that the French
will take that sum. The length of the
Panama canal will be about fifty miles
while the length of the Nicaragua ca
nal . will be about one hundred aud
thirty-five miles. At Panama it 13
solid rock all the way through and
will require about two millions a year
less to run it and keep it In repair
than the Nicaragua route will re
quire. At Panama a ship tunnel will ,
perforate the mountain ridge. A ship
will be able to go through In a day
while Nicaragua will require three or
four days. The Nicaragua lake Is
much larger than we supposed. It 13
nearly as large as Lake Erie. Sharks,
sword fish and all the monsters of the
ocean are to be found there. That
proves that the lake was once a part
, of the ocean and was lifted up when
the mountains were. The change from
salt to fresh water was so gradual that
the sea fish became fresh water fish.
The distance from our Atlantic anl
gulf ports to San Francisco would be
several hundred miles longer by way
of Panama than by Nicaragua, but the
time consumed in getting through tht.
canal would more than offset the dis
tance. To Hawaii and the Philippine
islands the distance would be the same
by either route. The French sup
posed they choose the best and cheap
est route and they undoubtedly did.
It can be (finished In about half the
time and for several millions less, in
cluding the forty million purchase
money than the Nicaragua canal.
A Most Unmerciful
Of Clothing Prices
Joy to Every Shopper
ne Man W
'Ordinarily gets the worst of it. He is thev ictim of hard .knocks and cruel circum
stances and the jeers of his neighbors are the usual sounds that greet his ears. But
the man who is short in pocketbook is having his inning now, thanks to the
Great .Armstrong Kemodeiing Sale. He can lay all over his more fortunate fellows
who had the money to buy early in the season when value and pi ice were at some
thing like a proper ratio. The man who is short is now able to look just as well
as his more fortunate fellows at just about half the cost.', And the man who is
short and who isn't? on needed garments- has now the opportunity to double
the quantity of his wardrobe at the same economical outlay, that always commands
the best and most at Armstrong's.
You can buy suit or overcoat selling
up to $25.00 and were cheap at the
' For $11.78
You can buy suit or overcoat selling
up to $20.00 and were cheap at tha
You can buy suit or overcoat selling
up to $13.50 and were cheap at the
You. can buy suit or overcoat selling
up to $7.50 and were cheap at the
regular prices. 1
- Four wonderful bargains In" Men's
Working Clothes, to-wit: ' . .
A 60c black duck overall, t. with or
without apron, sizes 32 to 42.
A blue overall, with or' without
apron, cut full size. V V
A fancy stripe overall. ,
A : blue with white stripe overall,
with bib or plain.
Special lot of Boys' Brownie Overalls.
A good pair of Boys' Odd Knee
Pants, ages 3 to 14 years.
You can buy boys' long pant suits
that sold cheap at as high as $7.50. -
You can buy. boys' long pant suits
that sold cheap at as high as $3.50.
You can buy a boy's knee pant suit
I that sold cheap at as high as $8.00.
For 79c v
You can buy a boy's double breasted
. knee pant suit that sold cheap at $1.
A white laundered shirt, "Wilson
Bros." $1.00 article.
A white unlaundered shirt.
A stiff bosom colored shirt, elegant
patterns, some with detached cuffs. a
A pair of 1 gloves or mitts. .
Buys a pair of celluloid
Buys a celluloid
Buys a pair of men's
fast black or tan sox.
Buys a pair of good quality
; Men's woolen sox.
Buys a pair of 25c
men's gloves or mitts.
Buys a pair of men's '
cotton flannel mitts.
Buys a 50c air ot s .
suspenders. , ,
Buys a special colored
Buys a heavy weight men's undershirt
and drawers, worth 35c.
Buys a men's fine camel's hair under
shirt or drawers, worth 75c.
Buys a men's cotton flannel under -.
shirt or drawers, worth 50c.
Buys a men's undershirt or drawers,
odds and ends from $1 lines.
Buys a turkey red t '
Buys a good white
Buys a pair of men's .
Buys a pair of good"
Elastic Web Suspenders.
Th wontarfal-abolatly intchl opportunities
of this surpassing Remodeling Sale are as yet but
dlroly understood. When the Great American Pub
lie awakes to the opportunity, as It will awake, the
store will not accommodate the crowds.
The Clothing Gen
ter.the Store that's
on; the Square
Remember the Lo
cation, 1 1 21-23-25-27
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