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April 10, 1902
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
(Continued from Page Five.)
having produced over fifty millions
bushels of wheat last year for export
and are bothered to get it out of the
country for lack of railroads. The
crop was double that of any other
Look at the last monthly statement
of Auditor Weston, not the state treas
urer. There are over a hundred thou
sand dollars in the general fund. Why
not pay that out on state warrants that
are drawing interest and save to the
taxpayers ten dollars a day. But no,
it is loaned out to banks and It will
not answer to make the banks farrow;
they were promised a slice and must
be fed. There are also over a hundred
thousand dollars permanent school
fund. That is undoubtedly in banks
also and the treasurer will undoubted
ly pocket the interest. That is the de
cision of both parties and the courts
also and it must be so no matter which
party leaders handle the money. No
matter what a party leader does, he
mast be re-elected and everything he
has done must be sanctioned and swaU
lowed without mastication. The pres
ent treasurer and the present governor
must be renominated and re-elected
or a big hole will be knocked out of
the republican party. They are bound
to have no small opposition, but they
will undoubtedly be renominated and
their election will depend upon the
platform adopted and the men nomi
nated by the Bryan fusion party.
The coming state platform should
declare (1) that all the supreme judges
but three should be dropped the 1st
of April next; (2) that the oil inspec
tor be dropped out and an oil stand
ard definitely fixed, a penalty of one
hundred dollars for violation an a re
ward of fifty dollars for any, detective
who shall bring evidence to convict;
(3) that every public treasurer, state,
county and city, be required to make a
monthly statement of the amount of
money on hand, in each fund, the be
ginning of the month, each item re
ceived and each item paid out and
the balance on hand at the end of the
month and where every dollar of it is,
whether in treasury or in bank. And
fnrt.her it shall be made acrime for a
treasurer to pocket a single dollar
more than his legal salary.
The executive committee of the pop
ulist state editorial association met
at The Independent office Monday and
adopted a constitution and by-laws and
transacted some other business. Those
present were Eric Johnson, president:
II. P. Mcintosh, secretary, and II. T.
Wilson and E. A. Walrath.
A revision of the membership list
showed -2. editors actively engaged in
news-paper work and two ex-newspaper
men T'ncle Jake Wolfe, former edi
tor of the Lincoln Post, and E. E. El
lis, formerly editor of the Tribune at
The committee decided to call a
meeting of the entire association to
met in Lincoln on April 29, 1902. Mr.
l)e France was instructed to corre
spond with Hon. W. J. Babb, of the
Kansas Commoner, Wichita, with a
view to having him present at the
meeting and deliver an address. A pro
gram for the meeting will include pa
pers by Eric Johnson, Senator Allen,
and others, and if possible to secure
Mr. Bryan for an address in the even
ing it will be done. The completed
program will be published later. Sec
rn u y Mcintosh was instructed to cor
respond with all populist editors in
the state and extend to them an invi
tation to become members of the as
sociation. The constitution, by-laws and mem
bership list to date follow:
Article 1. This organization shall
be known as the Populist State Edi
torial Association of Nebraska.
Article 2. The objects of this asso
ciation shall be to promote a spirit
of fraternity, to stimulate editorial
efficiency, and to harmonize and solid
ify the people's independent party in
Article 3. The membership of this
association shall be open to all edi
tors and publishers of populist news
papers in the state of Nebraska.
Article 4. The officers of this asso
ciation shall be a president, six vice
presidnts, one of whom shall be from
each congressional district; a secre
tary, and treasurer, both of which of
fices may be held by the same person;
and an executive committee which
shall consist of the president and sec
retary and three members of the asso
ciation to be elected at the annual
meeting. The officers shall perform,
respectively, the duties attaching to
Article 5. The officers shall be
elected at the annual meeting and shall
assume their offices at the close of the
meet ins: it which they shall be elected.
They shall hold office for one year,
or until their successors shall be in
stalled. Article 6. Special meetings of the
executive committee of the associa
tion may be called by the president,
the occasion of the meeting being
stated in the call; and upon' request
of six members of the association,
made In writing, to the president, he
shall call a meeting of the association
for a specific purpose.
Article 7. A majority vote shall
govern in all transactions of this as
sociation. . BY-LAWS.
Section 1. The annual meeting of
the populist state editorial association
of Nebraska shall be held on the sec
ond Tuesday of April, at such place as
the executive committee shall select.
Section 2. A membership fee of 50
cents shall be charged to each mem
ber on his admission to the associa
tion, and annual dues thereafter to
be determined by the association.
Section 3. Each officer of the asso
ciation, upon being superseded in of
fice, shall turn over to his successor
all books, papers and properties of
the association which may be in his
Section 4. The executive committte
i- shall have power to fill vacancies oc
curring in any of the offices, and shall
conduct all the business affairs of the
association not taken cognizance of at
A MAIL ORDER r
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LINCOLN'S PROGRESSIVE STORE
Offers for a Limited Time this
beautiful Cambric Gown in chem
ise style, the pretly round yoke
made of tucks and lace insertion
and sleeves daintily trimmed with
lace sleeves, elbow length; gown
made very full and long, a very
beautiful garment and one you
would be required to pay $1.35 to
$1.50 at any store. 50 doz. only at
this price 98c
All Sizes 14 to 17
J. H. Bayston, Faber. Stockville.
H. T. Wilson, Herald, Beatrice.
Wm. V. Allen, Mail, Madison.
J. V. Wolfe, , Lincoln.
T. H. Tibbies, Independent," Lincoln.
C. Q. De France, Independent, Lincoln.
E. A. Brown, Times-Demo., Loup City.
F. P. Crompton, Citizen, Greeley.
C. B. Sprague, Republican, Blair.
Anna Gray Clark, News, Ogalalla.
Warwick Saunders, Country Publish
ers' Co.. Omaha.
E. A. Walrath, Democrat, Osceola.
C. B. Manuel, Phonograph-Press, St.
Geo. L. Burr, Register, Aurora.
H. F. Mcintosh. Neb. Farmer, Omaha.
J. B. LaChapelle, Journal, Ashland.
Con. Lindemann, Bulletin, Crawford.
Chattie Coleman, Headlight, Stroms
burg. W. J. Waite, Enterprise. Exeter.
Roy W. Rhone, New Era-Standard,
Alfred Pont, Register, Stanton.
G. J. Richmond, Courier, Minden.
E. E. Ellis, , Beatrice.
Mr. Hardy's Suggestions
The suggestions in Mr. Hardy's col
umn, relative to certain planks in the
next populist platform, are good. Be
yond a doubt Nebraska needs a larger
supreme court than one of three mem
bers, and the commissioner system is
a make-shift that is not wholly satis
factory, although the docket is being
cleared up rapidly. With a court of
five members and each furnished, not
simply a stenographer and typewritist
skilled in making pot-hooks, but a
regularly admitted attorney as assis
tant one with a nose for running
down authorities the court ought to
be able to keep up with its work right
Abolish the oil inspector system,
Mr. Hardy urges. He is right. It
originated as a political office and has
always been, whether designedly or
not, an adjunct of the Standard Oil
Mr. Hardy's proposed law relative to
monthly statements by all treasurers
is good. To make it equitable, how
ever, the rule should be relaxed that
any treasurer be held as an insurer of
the funds in his hands. He should be
held liable simply as a trustee, so that
when he has done his best, if the funds
should get stolen or lost, he would not
be held liable either civilly or crim
inally. Then with good grace the state
can demand that every cent which
should in anyway accrue in the hand
ling of public funds, should be turned
into the treasury. "He who asks
equity must do equity; and he who
asks equity must come with clean
hands." Do not impose unjust and
unreasonable duties upon an officer
and expect him to be wholly just and
reasonable. In other words, "talk
turkey" part of the time for the officer.
The dailies are doing some valuable
advertising for the Union Pacific these
days telling about those ten passen
ger trains, each of which is reported
to have cost a million dollars. The
Union Pacific can well afford to run
magnificent trains. In the last eight
months its net earnings show an in
crease of $2,778,449 over a like period
in 1901, the total net earnings for the
8 months ending February 28. 1902,
being $13,901,468. Now, 51 per cent
of the Union Pacific system is in Ne
braska; hence, Nebraska must have
contributed about $7,000,000 of those
net earnings. In other words, the
people of Nebraska contribute enough
every month, over and above operat
ing expenses, to just about pay for one
of those "million dollar palaces on
Nebraska's share of the Union Pa
cific capitalization i3 about $125,000,
000 and the stocks and bonds are
selling at a little better than par.
But the Union Pacific is paying taxes
for the support of Nebraska govern
ment, state, county, and local, on a
valuation of a little over $6,000,000. U
it any wonder there are about two and
a quarter millions of floating state
debt? Instead of paying Into the state
treasury about $875,000 taxes each
year, the Union Pacific escapes by
paying about $45,000 in taxes for state
purposes. But the Union Pacific is
not the only tax dodger by any means
the Burlington and Elkhorn know a
thing or two themselves.
The question is: How long are the
people of Nebraska going to stand
thi3 farce of taxing the railroads at
about 1-20 of their real value?
aggrieved because the board of equali
zation has the audacity to assess the
main line at $9,800 per mile and the
"feeders" at $3,000 to $3,500, and will
kick like the proverbial bay steer.
And the board as usual will be total
ly ignorant of. million-dollar trains
and will assess the U. P. on no higher
valuation than if it were a "mere right
of way and a streak of rust," although
its capitalization is something like
$125,000,000 for Nebraska mileage, or
practically $125,000 for every mile of
road in the state, "feeders" and all.
O, Lord, how long!
Primarily those tax commissioner
bills, which Lincoln and Omaha got
the legislature of 1901 to pass, were
for the express purpose of enabling
the taxpayers of those cities to escape
paying their fair share of the state
and county taxes; but oddly enough
while they succeeded in a measure they
lost where they did not expect it. The
crowding down process among pre
cinct assessors in Lancaster and Dou
glas had reached such a point that the
cities of Lincoln and Omaha, on the
valuations returned, could not, by
levying the full limit allowed by law,
raise enough revenue to run the re
spective city governments. So they
petitioned the legislature for a divorce
and got it.
Under the new system property !n
Lincoln, for city taxation, is returned
at about 80 per cent of its cash value.
Last year a levy of 10 mills was suf
ficient. The same property, valued by
the precinct assessors for county and
stats purposes, was returned at from
5 to 20 per cent of cash value and
the rate runs away skyward. For
state purposes it cannot exceed 7
mills at present, even if assessed at
not more than 1 per cent of true value,
and the divorce proceedings give Lin
coln and Omaha a big chunk of ali
mony in the way of escape from state
and county taxation.
But railroad and telegraph assess
ments are made by the state board,
and the figures are the same for both
city and county. Accordingly the city
loses heavily in railroad taxes by hav
ing a ten mill levy instead of one of
fifty mills. The divorce isn't all ali
mony there are court costs and a fat
lawyer's fee to pay. However, the rail
roads are not weeping much their
city taxes "are a mere bagatelle com
pared to former years under the old
order of th'ngs.
It is safe to say that the U. P. tax
man will not do much boasting In the
vicinity of the capitol regarding those
new ' million-dollar passenger
It is said that the railroads are try
ing to keep Lincoln citizens from ap
pearing before the state board of
equalization and making complaint be
cause the roads, under the new tax
commissioner system, are paying only
about 1-5 as much taxes as formerly.
"If you'll keep away from the board,"
say the railroad officials, "we'll consent
to have our valuation raised within
the city limits so you'll get as much
city taxes as formerly. But don't go
up there and make any fus3." That
is regular green goods, three shell,
gold brick talk. The valuation can't
be raised within the city limits with
out raising it all along the line, and
these officials know it only too well.
For example, the so-called "main
line" of the Burlington, the 191 miles
from Plattsmouth to Kearney, has for
several years been assessed at $10.
580 a mile. In other words, the valua
tion of this line was fixed at $2,026.
175.80, and the value per mile ascer
tained by dividing this sum by 191.51,
the length in miles. Now, the 32.54
miles of this line in Lancaster coun
ty cannot, for the sake of Lincoln, be
valued at $52,900 per mile, or any other
sum, solely in Lincoln or Lancaster
county, without also placing the other
158.97 miles at the same valuation.
The counties of Adams, Buffalo, Cass,
Clay, Fillmore, Kearney, Saline and
Sr.unders, through which this line also
runs, have just as much right to have
the valuation raised on their respec
tive mileage as has Lancaster. There
is no help for Lincoln unless the
ro.-ics .will voluntarily donate enough
to make up the loss in taxes under the
There is one pratice indulged in by
the state board of equalization that
ought to be objected to vigorously by
the counties injured, and that is the
practice of assessing the 191.51 miles
of Burlington road from Plattsmouth
to Kearney as "main line" at $10,580 a
mile and all the other lines as mere
"feeders" air the way from $2,000 up
to $6,570 a mile. For example the Re
publican Valley line, 551.82 miles in
length, running through 21 counties,
is just as truly a "main line" as that
from Plattsmouth to Kearney. Yet it
is assessed at only $4,500 a mile. The
Burlington system's stocks and bonds
cover every mile of line, good, bad
and indifferent, without the "aid or
consent of any nation on earth" and
one railroad system. Every mile of
it contributes to the dividend f ivid.
Every mile of it helps make Burling
ton stock sell at 200 on a capitalization
of $37,000 a mile. Perhaps some certain-mile
may have more traffic run
over it than seme other mile; but the
state board has no legal or moral right
to value one mile at one figure and an
other at another. The line from Platts
mouth to Kearney is not worth 133
per cent more per mile than the line
along the Republican valley, and the
people out along that line ought to be
gin at once to make vigorous com
plaint As a matter of fact, there isn't
a foot of the whole Burlington system
that ought to be assessed at a cent
less than $25,000 a mile at the least
calculation; With its stock selling at
200 on a capitalization of $37,000 a
mile, every foot of it must be worth
anywhere from $65,000 to $75,000 a
mile. The system pays dividends and.
interest on such a valuation, and;
charges "all the traffic will bear" to
keep up the value. It must be worth
that much. Hence, if it pays taxes on
33 to 40 per cent of its value, It has
no right to complain, for the law con
templates that it shall pav taxes v.pon
the fair cash value of its property and
franchises. Will the board have the
nerve to obey the law, even to the ex
tent of doing 1-3 of its duty? Well,
Thus far most of the newspaper talk
relative to candidates has been con
fined to those for governor. R. D.
Sutherland of Nuckolls, John C.
Sprecher of Colfax, W. L. Stark of
Hamilton, Dr. Robert Damerell of
Webster, Dr. J. N. Lyman of Adams,
George W. Berge of Lancaster; Wm. V,
Allen of Madison and Wm. A. Poyn
ter of Boone, are among those men
tioned for governor in the populist
ranks. C. J. Smvth of Douglas and
W. H. Thompson of Hall are the demo
crats mentioned oftenest in this con
nection. A number of our exchanges men
tion the name of R. O. Adams, of the
Grand Island Democrat, for lieuten
ant governor and they all speak a kind
word for him something he undoubt
edly deserves. Mr. Adams is a demo
crat and one of too good sense to hope
for success by disintegrating the pop
The Polk County Democrat says that
"the nomination for state auditor in
the fusion convention will be sought
after by Mr. John M. Gilchrist of Ne
braska City, by that gentleman's num
erous friends and supporters" and
considers Mr. Gilchrist in every way
worthy of the honor and a true blue
reformer and earnest worker.
Although some time until the con
ventions, The Independent sees noth
ing wong In talking over the possi
ble candidates and trusts that there
will be enough good men to choose
from (and there will be) so that the
very best may be selected.
Brother Eric Johnson, editor of the
Wahoo New Era and president of the
populist editorial association, has thi3
to say regarding co-operation with the
democrts this fall:
Populists may as well be pre
pared to accept fusion or co-operation,
as some prefer to call it,
because the leaders of the party,
are bending all their energies in
that direction. Chairman De
France was careful not to give the
number of votes reported against
fusion, nor the name of the coun
ties that voted in the negative.
The New Era, however, will not
wage a war of opposition, unless
constrained thereto, our position is
so well known that it needs no
further elucidation; the question
as far as we are concerned will be .
left to the decision of the populist
voters of this county, to be de
cided when they select their dele
gates to the next county conven
tion. In a letter to Mr. Johnson, Chairman
De France affirms that he has never
used his official position to influence
any populist one way or, the other
either for or against co-operation:
but that as associate editor of The
Independent, and in harmony with its
policy, he favors and urges it. Two
weeks ago he had prepared manus
cript for a complete report of the
referendum vote on the questions, but
it was crowded out: and last week he
simply used the totals; these may be
seen on the 7th page.
The 14 persons who voted against
fusion live in the following counties:
Boone. Buffalo. Franklin (2), Gasre,
Hall, Hitchcock, Otoe, Phelps, Saline,
Saunders (2), and York 12 counties
in all. Yet from each of these coun
ties one or more votes were received
in favor of co-operation. Those who
voted "no" were: C. W. Gishwiller,
Franklin, who believes in organising
a brand new party; F. B. Carly, Chad
ron, who also believes in a "new
alignment;" and W. P. Filbert; Tren
ton; Eric Johnson, Wahoo: L. A. Sie
eel, Bloomington; A. E. Garten, Al
bion; W. L. Hand. Kearney, Augustine
Bros, of the Daily Press. Grand Isl
and: John N. Staudt, Holdrege; John
S. Ball. Beatrice: G. C. Noble, Crete;
E. E. Olmstead. York: J. L. Coleman.
Memphis, and F. P. Baldwin, Palmyra.
The Gunnison (Colo.) News-Champion
prints H. W. Risley's Washing
ton correspondence each week.
The people's party congressional
convention for the Seventh Kansa?
district is called to meet at Hutchin
son, on Tuesday, May 6, 1902.
Knox county has a new county seat,
named Center. Recently the records
have been removed from Niobrara, the
old county seat, to the new place.
The Independent confesses that it
is a bit back-numberish in some
things: Only the other day It learned
that Congressman Stark has a new
private secretary, a Mr. D. E. Price.
Just when Mr. Burr resigned or was
supplanted or kicked out, The Inde
pendent doesn't know yet and that's
why It confesses back-numberishness.
Horace M. Davis of Ord has bought
the Greeley Leader-Independent and
proposes changing it fom a republican
The Greeley Citizen does not take
kindly to the change, believing Davis
will simply act as agent for a court
The Independent acknowledges le
ceipt of a very Interesting article from
the pen of W. M. Lakin, Aurora, con
taining anecdotes concerning Lorenzo
Dow, perhaps the most erratic, yet
withal one of the most sincere Chris
tians who ever preached the gospel
in America. We regret our inability
to find space for the article at this
Out in Loup county the people are
becoming interested in the question of
telephones with barbed wire fences
for lines. Private" corporations sro
trying to get a franchise to put in the
regulation lines and assure the people
that barbed wire won't work; bu
the Loup County News is making a
fight for the people's line and will
doubtless come out ahead.
To Populist Committeemen: I de
sire information regarding the asses
sors' meeting in your county and the
basis of valuation decided upon -it
such meeting. Perhaps your county
paper printed something about it.
Will you kindly clip it and mail to me
in a letter? I need the information in
preparing some matter on the subject
of taxation. . C. Q. DE FRANCE,
The city dads out in Lexington have
decided to let no guilty man escape
and have passed an ordinance provid
ing for a license tax upon about all
the occupations in that city 92 item0,
in all. Among the taxed occupants
are peddlers of dry goods and gro
ceries, jewelry and patent medicines,
notions, etc.; life insurance agents,
auctioneers, dealers in bicycle repairs,
blacksmiths, barbers, bankers, cabinet
makers, general stores, etc.
The Independent extends congratul
ations to Mark W. Murray, editor of
the Pender Times, on his excellent
special Easter edition. This, with its
32 pages filled with biographical
sketches and half-tone cuts of promi
nent Thurston county people, is a
souvenir which will be carefully pre
served by interested persons for years
to come. Mark has the reputation of
being well, some folk call it "lazy;"
but this Easter edition wouldn't give
one that impression.
The Auburn Granger says that the
First National bank of Auburn has in
stalled a new manganese steel mob
and burglar proof safe in its vaults;
that the new safe is a thing of beauty,
weighs 5,000 pounds and cost over $2.
000. It's dollars to doughnuts that
it won't be worth that when the as
sessor comes around. In 1900 there
were assessed in Nebraska 4,047 safes,
valued at $39,236, or $9.69 apiece; and
if the assessor catches this beauty at
more than $200, we will present him
with a year's subscription.
Frank Harrison's State Record last
week contained a startling exposure of
certain commissioners in Lancaster
county, who have undoubtedly been
engaged in crooked work respecting
the letting of contracts for bridge
building. Harrison says that secret
contracts have been made for some
$25,000 worth of work; that the con
tractor has been paid some $8,000, al
though none of the work has been
done and he has no bond on file. It
looks like a dirty piece of business
and ought to be investigated thor
oughly and the offenders prosecuted.
For a coterie of trimmers, commend
us to the retail grocers of Omaha.
Some time ago a movement was start
ed looking to the erection of tanks
to hold a large supply of kerosene, to
be purchased fro mthe National Oil
company of Cleveland, in order to com
pete with the Standard Oil company
and get even for its tank line system
which practically deprives the local
grocers of trade in kerosene. Some
little trouble was experienced in get
ting a site for the tanks, and just
on the eve of success a large number
of .subscribers for stock in the new oil
company began to crawfish, and it i3
now thought that the Standard has
won another victory.
The- farmers of Fairfield are eu
deavoring to establish a co-operative
grain elevator to fight the grain trust.
The Independent hopes they may suc
ceed, but warns them that as the grain
trust gets a rebate of 1 1-4 cents per
hundred on all state shipments and 5
cents a hundred on all interstate ship
ments, they will be placed at a disad
vantage in doing business. Just a
word: When the grain trust raises
the price higher than your co-op ele
vator can afford to pay. .advise all
your people to sell to the trust. Don't
be foolish enough to buy at a loss, but
keep your price as high as the other
fellow and let him have the business
when you can't make any profit.
The populists and democrats of Ne
braska are to be congratulated on the
fact that they have no D. Clem Deaver
or J. Mack Loves to deal with. Al
though there are a few democrats of
the "reorganization" brand, yet the
party machinery is in the hands of
true blue democrats who are willing
to join hands with their friends in
whipping the enemy. Kansas is al
most sure to go republican this fall
because of J. Mack Love democrats
unless perchance the populists can
win cinale-handed. which is doubt
ful, fn Nebraska, with a harmonious
co-operation oi democrats and popul
ists against a badly split republican
party, there is no reason why the state
should not be "re-redeemed," as Mr.
Bryan puts it.
What the Omaha Bee doesn't know
about populists and populist principles
would fill a large sized volume. Edi
tor Rosewater's close communion with
D. Ciem Deaver rather warped his
good judgment. The populists favor a
primary election law similar to that
in force in Wisconsin, where all po
litical parties are obliged to hold
their primaries at the same time and
place: but they do not favor an abnor
tion like the Van Dusen law. The
nrime intention of the framers of that
law was to get a public record of ,
political affiliations of voters, so that
ii.. tTfTT-p.rf , ,ip a frpflfl-
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. l ,u u Hr.lnUIrtd an1 "Ota bred draft and coach stallions are larger than all importers
of Nebraska. His BLACK stallions and prices ale "HOT PROPOSITIONS to bis competitors.
Jams compel them go "go-away-back-and-sit-clown" and sin "Ain't-it-a-shame." That IAMH
Imports and breeds only the best nrflt-class big draft stallions.flash coachers.and he sells tbens at
much less prices than we can afford to. He surely hypnotizes his many buyers with his top-
!eJiv?T,F,r,le8Vr He doM business, But he is the only man in D. S. that imports ALL
bLACK. STALLIONS. He has on hand
Black Percherons, Clydes, Shires and
They are the "SENSATION" of the town. Yiitors throng the bams and ty: "Most select
and largest stallions I ever saw." "Bee that 2,(XO-pound-two-year-old a 'ripper' ; and that 2J0i
pound thre-year-old 'herd header' 'a topper'." '0,myl See that 5,(XX)-pound pair of four-year-olds;
they are out of sight; largest pair in U. S.; wide as a red wagon and ha?e 12 and 14-inch
bone and they move like flash soaehers." lams has a larger "HORSE SHOW" every day thaa
eau be seen at the Iowa or Nebraska State Fairs. He has on hand
Black Ton Stallions
two to six years old, weight 1,600 to 2,500 poundH, fast movers. MORE Black Percherons, ton
stallions, Paris Exhibition and State prise winners, government APPROVED end STAMPED
stallionsof any one importer. Iami speaks French and German, pays NO INTERPRETER. NO
BUYER, NO SALESMEN, no two to ten men as partners to share profits. His buyers get MID
DLEMEN'S PROFITS and SALARIES. lama buys direct from breeders. This, with his twenty
years' experience secures the best. All the above facts save his buyers 500.(K) to 1,IKX).(XI on a
first-class stallion, and you get a iirit-class horse. a only second-rate stallions are peddled by
slick salesmen to be sold. GOOD ONES SELL THEMSELVES. It costs $iRK).(X) and $803.00 to
have salesman form CO. and sell a scond-rate stallion. Form your own companies. Go direct
to lams' barns. He will sell you a better stallion for $1,000.00 and 1.200.00 than others are selling
at $2,000.00 and $4,000.00. lams pays horse freight and his buyer's fare. Good guarantees. BARN S
IN TOWN. Don't be a clam. VS rite for an eye-opener and finest horse catalog on earth.
ST. PAUL, HOWARD CO., NEB., ON U. P. AND B. & M. RYS.
Reference St. Paul State Bank, First State Bank, Citizens' National Bank.
Jf - i A -4.1
'MOT THE LARGEST lMi-Jr.1 tHS
In the U.S. Neither htve we all ton horso. But we do make &
importations each year. Our stables at Liucoln, Neb., and at South
Omaha Union Stock Yards are full of first-class stallions. If you want
a good one for what he ia worth, it will pay you to see us. Our horse
won sweepstakes in all draft aud hackney classes at Nebraska Stat
Fair IVJ1. Address all correspondence to
WATSON,; WOODS BROS. & KELLY CO., Lincoln, Nab.
SPECIAL NOTICE Woods Bros., of Liucola, Neb., have tvoesri of
thorn and Hereford bolls and cows for - a bargain.
1 IN MARCH AND APRIL 1
1THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RY. 1
1 WILL SELL
I AT VERY LOW RATES.
For Information, address G. D. ROGERS, D. P. A., N. P. R., DesMoines. Ia r
For Printed matter, address CHAS. S. FEE, G.P.A., N.P.R., St. Paul, Minn H
::::::: Will sell Home Seekers'
tickets to many points in ARKANSAS,
LOUISIANA, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS,
ARIZONA and NEW MEXICO on
April 1, 15, May 6 and 20, at one fare
for the round trip, plus $2, good for 21
days from date of sale.
For time tables, descriptive pamph
lets or further inf prmation apply to
city ticket office, 1039 O st.
F. D. CORNELL, P. & T. A.
CHEAP RATES TO OREGON, WASHINGTON, CALIFORNIA, ETC, I
Commencing March i and continuing daily until April 30, the Burlington will sell
colonist tickets to:
San Francisco, Cal... $25.00
Sacramento, Oal ji5.(X)
Los Augeles, Cal $25.00
Ellingsburg, Wash... .$22.50
Tacoma, VVaih $25.00
Seattle. Wash $25.00
New Whatcomb, Wash $25.00
Logan, Mont 18.00
Helena, Mont 20.00
Butte, Mont 20.00
Anaconda, Monc '20.00
Spokane, Wash 22.50
Victoria. B. C $25.0
Portland. Ore $25.00
Astoria, Ore $20.50
San Diego, Cal $25.00
Redding, Cal $25.00
Call and get full information.
& CITY TICKET OFFICE J
Cor. 10th and O Sts.
& BURLINGTON DEPOT J
S & 7th St., Bet. P & Q. J
-MinrzL JrnrTBi jjrrxiu
14th and M Streets
All forms of baths: Turkish. Russian, Roman and Electric, with special attention to the
application of Natural Salt Water Baths, for the treatment of all acute and chronic non-on-tageous
curable diseases. Rheumatism. Skin, Blood and Nervous Disease, Liver and Hioney
Trouble, and all forms of Stomach Trouble are treated successfully, atarrah of the Stomach ana
Bowels, Heart Disease, acute and chronic, are alt greatly benefitted and many permanently
cured by taking the Natural Salt Water Baths Schott Method as first given at Naubeim,
Germany. A separate department, fitted with a thoroughly ateptic surgical ward ana operating
rooms, offer special inducements to surgical cates and all diseases peculiar to women, lorn
Sanitarium is thoroughly equipped for treating all diseases by modern successful metnoas. it is
managed by physicians well trained and of extended experience, specialists in their several
departments. Trained nurses, skillful and courteous attendents. Prices reasonable. AdaraM
L I NX O LN, NEBRASKA
was framed with' great cunning, but
failed in one vital . particular it
amends the registration law In a way
that the constitution prohibits. Judge
Frost held otherwise, it is true, but
Judge Frost is a republican and pre
ferred to keep under cover and let
the supreme couTt take the responsi
bility of deciding.
The Commoner 1 year, The In
dependent 3 months, both ?1.
Send all orders to THE IN
DEPENDENT, Lincoln, Neb.
t jt s 3
Low Settlers Rates
During March and April. 1902, the
Northern Pacific will sell ONE WAY
SECOND CLASS SETTLERS' tickets
from eastern terminal points St.
Paul, Minneapolis, Ashland, Duluth,
and the Superiors at greatljr reduced
rates to nearly all points on its main
line, branches and connecting lines,
west of North Dakota. These tickets
to Northern Pacific points will be good
for stopover west of Hope, Idaho.
For further detailed ; information
about these rates call upon or write
to G. D. Rogers, D. P. A.. N, P. R., Des
Moines, Ia., or address Chas. S. Fee,
Gen. Pas. & Tkt. Agent, Nor. Pac. Ry.,
St. Paul, Minn. .. , :
Some of the Important', valleys
ed by tne wortnern Faclnc are
Deer Lodge, Bitter Root and Clark
Fork in Montana, the Palouse, Big
Bend, Colville, Clearwater, Walla Wal
la and Yakima in Idaho and Washing
ton, the Puget Sound and Britsh Co
lumbia regions and the Oregon coun
try. . It is a vast empire where climate
soil and other advantages make of It
a favored lan . '
ONLY 2Y2 DAYS FROM KANSAS
CITY TO CALIFORNIA via the : :
EL PASO SHORT LINE
Daily Tourist Cars.
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS
THE LOW ALTITUDE ROUTE
Also Personally Conducted Tourist
, Excursions Every Wednesday and
" Friday via
COLORADO AND SCENIC LINE.
. QUICKEST TIME TO EL PASO.
BEST LINE TO OLD MEXICO.
Fbr full information address E. W.
Thompson, A. G. P. A., Topeka, Ka3.
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