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The" Nebraska State Fair,
' Secretary Furnas has issued,, his
round-up bulletin for the state falrt
which open's In Lincoln August 29.
The 29th, 30th, and 31st, are prepara
tion days, the fair proper opening to
visitors on the 1st' day of September.
All entries for speed, . live stock and
in all other departments close August
28 vat 6 o'clock p. m. Charges for live
stock stalls are as follows: Speed sta
ble, $3 each; all horse stalls $2 each;
cattle stalls, per. .grown animal, $1
each; feed and . bedding furnished on
grounds at market price, actual , cost.
All applications, for" stalls, pens' and
space, will be made to the respective
superintendents. ' Fees ' for stalls and
pens in classes A, B, C, D will be paid
to the superintendent thereof. The
following are the class , superinten
dents: ; " " .
Class A, horses :E. L.'. Vance, Paw
Ciass B, cattle E. Filley, Beatrice.
Class C, swineL. W. Leonard, Paw
nee City. , ,;
, Clas D, ; sheep R. ' M. Wolcott,
Archer. , - . ".
Class . E, j poultry b. M. Lewelling,
Beaver; Crossing. .
Class F, farm products L. Morse,
Class ,C, woman's department Mrs.
G. H. Devereux, Omaha
Clasi H, fine arts Mrs. F. M. Hall,
Class I, dairy S C. Bassett, Gibbon.
Class J, education Chas. Fordyce,
University Place! i '
Class K, bees and honey Ed. Whit
Class L, mechanical arts W.' ,H.
Class M, machinery H. L. Cook,
Class N, instruments W. H. Bar
ger, Hebron. ' ;
Class, O, county collective exhibits !
W. E. Ewing, Franklin. -
Class P. discretionary W. H. Bar-
ger, Hebron. .
.Class Q, specials H. C. Lydlck, De
Class R, speed G. F. Dlckman, Sew
Class S, agricultural instruction
T. L. Lyon, Lincoln.
$2,000 FOR COUNTY COLLECTIVE
Two thousand dollars cash will be
paid tor county collective exhibits.
First premium, $300. No premium1 less
than $100. '
Arrangements, have been cbnsum-r
mated with the B. & M., U. P. and
F. -E. & M. V. railroads In the stafe
for free transportation "of county col
lective exhibits over their roads, and
a limited number of persons, who
make these exhibits. The number of
persons ) will depend, on the extent of
the" exhibit. The secretary must be
advised. : of these conditions not less
than one week before the fair opens.
Also names of . parties accompanying,
and what stations both they and the
exhibits will start from. All exhibits
must be fully enstalled and litter
cleaned up in hall "by 8 o'clock Mon
day morning, September 1, or they will
receive no consideration or attention.
This Is but just to both the exhibitors
and the fair. ' -
Th Pawnee county fair -is adver
tised to be held at Pawnee City, Aug
ust 19-22. ,
- Col.. Brown and the railroad1 tax
bureau will take notice that the Hayes
County Times was "lost out" in the
distribution of those tables "issued
under ..authority of the . railroads of
Nebraska." . . "
General Barry left an arm on a
southern battlefield because he loved
his country, and has never ceased to
love It and did his duty to the best of
his ability. He will go . to congress
this year, too. . Stick a pin here.
Jason L. Claflin, in Ord Journal..
The "railroads of Nebraska." Col.
Brown and the tax bureau .will please
take notice that no statement "Issued
by authority" appeared in the Rising
City Independent of July 24, although
the W. N. U. at Omaha furnished the
patent Insldes. Why this thusness?
A terrific hail , storm last week de
vastated a strip of. country' out in
Custer county from one-half to two
miles in width and fifteen miles long,
says, the Custer . County Chief. . The
damage to crops and yOung live stock
runs up into many thousand dollars.
For the information, of Appeal to
Reason, we would say that the Sargent
New Era is not "a strong populist pa
per." . It lacks considerable of be
ing' popullstlc; doesn't claim to be.
Its editor is a socialist, but chiefly
interested in the success of the re
Wanted Rhyming words for "gran
ary, . summer kitchen, cow stablo.
chicken stable, fence posts, and plat
form around pump." Also for sale or
exchange, "one boar black pig" and
"a spotted cow called Speck," ' used
considerably, but in many respects as
good as new. Address "Bix," State
The Custer County Chief is one of
the few newspapers in Nebraska
which. were missed by the railroad tax
bureau. None of the bulletins appear
In either the home or ready print side.
The Chief has inaugurated a guessing
contest on the vote for county attor
ney in Custer" this fall, offering $33 in
as much faith In the productivity of
Nebraska lands as most Nebraska peo
ple have, or he would not have asked
a mortgage on two-thirds of a 49-acre
crop to secure a loan of $37.20. There
is another side to the story,, however:
his greed may be such that he. would
take security on five. or six times the
amount of his claim.
The nomination of Dr. George W
Meredith for float, senator, in this city
Monday, by the fusion forces of .Saun
ders and Sarpy counties, is an honor
well and deservedly placed. Dr. Mere
dith is a man whom all admire and his
standing in the community is. of-the
highest. A skillful physician and sur
geon, he enjoys one of the best prac
tices in Saunders county and that he
should have allowed his name to go
before the people as a candidate for
the state senate was a surprise to all
his friends, as the position would be
of no pecuniary benefit to him rather
the opposite. But he was elected by a
good; majority j and served : his i first
term with credit and ability and now
seeks u a ... second indorsement at the
polls an indorsement he certainly
will receive. It should be considered
a privilege by the people of Ashland,
especially,: to give Dr. Meredith their
unanimous support, and we believe
they will largely do 4 so, and that he
will be, elected, by an Increased ma
jority next November. Ashland Jour
nab -' J - .-V ' 'A
The- Central City - Democrat is .one
of the few fusion papers that Colonel
Brown and - the railroad tax bureau
missed. 1 Miss Spear- and "Dad"- Wells
do not publish those pretty statements
"Issued under authority Of- the rail
roads of Nebraska." And, by the way,
somejOf the boys say- that the "adver
tising" transaction is merely a swap
cf mileage books -for space. Who will
turn on the searchlight? v If it is a fact
that -fusion papers are getting no coin
of the realm for publishing the tax.
bureau . stuff, but- merely get credit'
which can be converted into - mileage
books, then The' Independent with
draws its " advice about running it.
Any fusion; editor-is justified in tak
ing money for running the . tax bureau
ads but It is piling it on rather thick
to ask him to invest in more mileage
books. -; . - .
. W. H. Crane i of Steele City has
broken the silence and In a letter to
the Journal wants to know; a few
things about railroad taxation The
burden of his ' lament is that fail
roads are taxed in the school districts
through which they : run, thus giving
districts a source -: of revenue denied
to adjacent districts through which
no railroad goesA"-"-Mr. Crane, rightly
calls It an injustice. It is a well
known fact that, there are school dis
tricts in this county which receive
nearlyvall their revenue from the rail
roads which run through them) while
others must raise? revenue by assess
ing the property within its boundaries.
It-is not' right, but what are you go
ing to do about it? "Fairbury Jour
nal. : : ::: - r -, ' 1
(Best of all, lei the public own and
operate the ; railroads; ... then there
would be no railroad tax. Second
best, have' the railroads and similar
corporations taxed to support the state
government, and'! let 'the local taxing
jurisdictions , take "Scare pf themselves
-and pay no tax to the state; Third,
have all the; railroad " tax paid in a
given county. ' apportioned among the
districts as the state apportionment Is.
Fourth; grin apdbear It. Ed. Ihd.)
Along with thereorganization of the
Rock Island railroad and the criminal
watering of it;s .stock, comes the plan
of retrenchment" : Fairbury is a di
vision headquarter and the retrench
ment plan affects; more people- there
than probably : any other town in the
state. ..And there.; ;top, the Rock Isl
and ' has ..its candidate" for congress
the Hon. E." H: Hihshaw. Anent thv
Rock Island affair the Fairbury Jour
nal says; ' . :;"vv.'' ' ' ' ' -
"Things have i. been happening so
rapidly on the Rock Island lately that
every man. in the service has begun to
wonder what wfiX benext and if he is
to lose his life oV h.'Is job, or have his
check hung up "irotil. doomsday. - The
reorganization began some time ago
and men were transferred from one
place to another . and. then began a
rapid system of retrenchment. Pro
bably the most-criminal act this road
or any other ever did was when the
Rock Island laid, off. one-third, said to
amount to 20,000. .section men. - ThiJ
was done at a , time when men should
have been put 09, when the road bed
was In bad shape, - owing to - heavy
rains. : This hasVnot only endangered
the lives of passengers, but the lives
of the tralnmentrand those on the en
gines have . been .jut- in jtopardy.- The
Idea seems to be' to' cut down expenses
so as to make a good, showing .for the
time being. Those who are familiar
with railroading say It will be more
expensive in the- long run, but the
"reorganizers" ..:.db; not seem to care
for that. . Our Idea is that the promo
ters, . the .gamblers; ;who buy and sell
stock like men v shuffle cards, . have
worked up a scheme to boost the price
of Rock Island shares so that they can
unload it. at a high figure. When the
fruits Of the folly of carrying on the
road without enough men has ripened
the gamblers will not be there. They
will be working up another scheme to
make money without working."
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as well as " loss of temper., Every
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Taxing Personal Proparty.
The Custer County' Chief quotes an
article from the St. Joseph Dally News
in which, in sarcastic language, it is
asserted that in rich old St. Joe there
are only three diamonds, and "the
costliest one is worth only three hun
dred dollars."- Of course, this start
ling statement is proven by an inspec
tion of the tax rolls.
What does it mean? That there are
a bad crowd of tax shirkers in St. Joe,
is the most obvious answer. But isn't
it possible that underneath it all Is a
deeper significance? . Isn't It possible
that, after all, it Is a mistake: to at
tempt to raise taxes by levying against
personal property? Think over tha
matter. . '
So much "personal ; property wholly
escapes taxation, and so much more is
grossly "undervalued, that an injustice
is done the owner of personal property
who is taxed on its fair value. Here
Is where the single taxer makes his
most telling arraignment of the gen
eral property tax. And right here is
where the advocate of an income tax
to supplant the general ' property tax,
could do his most effective work.
Another thing:. It occurs to- The
Independent that the so-called "labor
tax" In Nebraska Is not only wrong in.
principle, but that it violates the con
stitutional provision relating to taxa
tion. :. . ' -
: "I want to say to you, Mr.Edltor,"
remarked a prominent populist to The
Independent the other day, "that one
of the mtst monstrous things that has
been done lately by this republican
administration is. dispensing with the
services of night watches at the Kear
ney industrial school. Perhaps you
Lave no idea cf the necessity, but. I
have been there and know what I am
talking about. ; The boys there are, to
speak plainly, just about the scum- of
the -earth; - at least a great portion
of them are,, and: you" have no Idea
how extremely low and vicious some
of them are.. They could give the in
habitants, of. ancient Sodom and Go
morrah pointers, on vice.. . .Now, .it Is
absolutely essential that there be night
watches to Irok after them and put "a
stop to the vicious practices which
are sure to be indulged in unless pro
hibited by force. The chaplain, too,
is necessary; but prevention of some
things by physical force is absolutely
essential ar.d the night watches are
the ones who must accomplish this.
Moral suasion cuts, little figure" with
a confirmed Sodomite and. there are
numbers of such -creatures in tht
school. , " ' ;
"Of course, Dr. Beghtol is rather to
bVpitied than, blamed. . His, predeces
sor, the renowned Malallieu,. erstwhile
secretary of the republican state cen
tral committee,, -the man who quit a
job of $1,S00 a year 'and found' to
take a job t;t like money and board
himself, spent nearly two-thirds of a
two-year impropriation In one year,
and that leaves mighty little for
Beghtol to work on. The fear of run
ning a dfficency (which is certain in
any event) causes the board to grind
down hard on the doctor. It's false
economy however. Better have a de
ficiency of $20,000 than let. the school
go to ruin, as It's . sure .jto - do If the
present policy is followed."
- No Cause to Worry
; -We regret, exceedingly, the accident
that happened the week we left home
by which an able and lengthy editorial
from, the Nebraska Independent ap
peared in bur columns, without the
proper" credit. In our hurry, incident
to the preparation for the trip east,
we hung the clipping on. the editorial
hook and supposed we had marked at
the bottom the proper credit. We have
always been very careful in this re
spect In the past because we never de
sired to wear the honors that belong
to others," and offer to our esteemed
contemporary The Independent our
sincere apology. Eric Johnson in New
No apologies are needed, Bro. John
son. The Independent had guessed the
cause long ago, knowing your strict
ness in the matter of giving credit.
The accident was r not without good
effect, : however, because the article
was reprinted with credit to the New
Era by a number of editors, some of
whom are very chary about ever cred
iting anything to The Independent.
The Ithaca Democrat's boom to
make Congressman Sulzer the regular
democratic nominee for governor of
New York seems to be receiving hearty
support from a great many New York
ers. Here's to the success of the
Sulzer boom, If the convention gives
him a good platform. Anent the lib
eral democratic ticket, the Democrat
says: . . ,-
- "An organization of so-called 'liberal
democrats' in Seneca Falls, who pro
posed to support a state ticket headed
by Edgar L. Ryder for governor, has
been abandoned, in accordance with
advice given to the leaders by Mr.
Bryan. Some of Mr. Bryan's most sin
cere friends and supporters in this
state are most impractical in their
ideas of. party organization and man
agement, and are continually flying
off at a tangent and injuring the
cause they are most anxious to assist."
This is undoubtedly the correct
thing to do if Sulzer Is nominated
and the platform right.
' J '- ,: V.
A Savins on Twine
- If , Thompson and the state ticket
are elected, and a majority of the
legislature as well, laws will be. made
and enforced that will save to the
people, in a few years on twine alone
the amount, of Bartley's stealings.
That's a large sum. Vote to get your
money back, boys. R. S. Scofield, In
Loup City News. ,
Farming Lands in Colorado
" Sixteen thousand acres In the old
est " irrigated section of Colorado. In
the great Greeley potato belt. With
in 5 twenty miles of three beet sugar
factories. Railroad runs through the
tract. Abundance of water from res
ervoirs for complete irrigation of ail
crops. The land will be sold in par
cel$ from eighty acres to any amount
to suit the purchaser. Purchase price
of land Includes perpetual water right.
Prices lowr terms easy.; Address
Woods Investment Co., Lincoln, Neb.
Ten Hours a Day ; :
Editor; Independent: Does it not
take, fourteen Jbioujli to. do a day's worK
of ten hours? I contend that .it does
and J. defyany man to ; dispute the
proposition. ;rne laoorer must get up
at 4 or 4:30 and make a fire; the wife
must -get up alsd-'and dr'ess and get
breakfast, and by the-time he eats and
goes a mile or two, or three, .or four,
as some have jto do, it is 6 or 6:30.
When the ten .hours have been put in
and the man returns, home and gets
hia supper, ! fourteen hours are . gone.
Let him do the best he. can nor, is
this- all- or half the mother has put
In fourteen hours, the babies have lost
their morning nap, and can never re
gain it. Next door to me lives a
bright little widow who has six or
eight boarders, who must put in ten
long hours of hard work a day,: She
called at the fence that divides our
yards at - 8 o'clock,, last night to get a
dozen eggs. She" told me she was up
at 4,a. m. and did not sit down , ex
cept, to the breakfast table until she
took, her seat at the dinner table, nor
Is her fourteen hours, or, rather, six
teen hours but half the story.". She
has a grand mother ninety-three years
old on her hands. She cannot sleep
after the coffee mill starts in the
kitchen but exploited wealth Is no
respeCtor of persons and demands Its
pound of flesh.
That portion of the Bible that speaks
so often ' of a hell; has been a great
stumbling block, to me all through life,
but since the days of strikes and the
arrogant demands of the trust thieves
have come to the front all my trouble
on" that point Is gone, for I can see
that Deity could not be a just God and
not make a hell "ten times as hot as
it was wont to be" to put such cattle
In. A. H. STEAGALL.
De Land,' Fla.
;: l'Net Earnings. ...'V-
Last week in tur comparisons . in
school district Noi 53 we used the gross
rental value of 'one-farm as "net
earnings," knowing full well that this
was' greatly to the advantage of the
railroad In the comparison. The land
lord who receives $480 cash rental for
a quarter section' of land cannot call
that '"net earnings," unless he gets
along1 without Insurance, repairs to
buildings and fences, etc. Careful in
vestigation and consultation with men
who have farms for rent, shows that
the average net earnlgs to the ; land
lord do not go over $1.50 per acre. This,
for a period of ten Tears. The land
lord who rents every year for $3 cash
is extemely fortunate--or hard-fisted
if he gets his $3 during all the drouth
years. Very few escape losing a year's
rental now and then. And if he takes
a share of the crop,-he gets nothing
part of the time or practically noth
A Different Fraction i
The railroads are putting forth
great efforts to prove that they pay a
greater rate of tax in Nebraska, In
proportion, than roads in other states,
and are using valuable space In the
papers to that effect. They forget to
state, however, that they are only as
sessed at twelve per cent of their real
value. J. H. Coleman in Stromsburg
Headlight. . : ; ,
A - little mixed in your fractions,
Bro. Coleman. The railroad assessment-is
something over 26 millions,
and conservative estimates place the
actual Value of the railroads of Ne
braska at something Ifke 320 millions.
Accordingly, they- are assessed at
about one-twelfth of actual value, or
8 1-3 perv cent Instead of 12. If they
were assessed at 12 per cent, the as
sessment would be over 38 millions
instead of 26.
Taxes and Interest
Adams county is one of the Ne
braska counties that realizes some
thing from railroad taxation. Aboul
$18,000 Is paid Into ' the treasury, this
year, but they get most of it back in
interest on bonds and some day they
will : get a lump - sum of $180,000 in
cash or else they will get extension
bonds which they would - much pre
fer. Undoubtedly Adams county will
get a nice thing out of their taxei?
in years to come when these railroad
bonus , bonds have been paid off. But
don't overlook this Important fact,
that we have paid in cash and bonds
what the railroad was originally
worth. No private individual was
paid or .bonussed as the railroads
have In general. Certainly the rail
roads pay well into the Adams coun
ty treasury,, and we hope with new
railroads and a fair increase in the
rate of taxation to see the railroads
pay a good - deal more. R. B. Wahl
quist, in Adams County Democrat.
A meeting of the Nebraska Corn Im
provers', association has been called
by the president for Wednesday, Sep
tember 3, at 7:30 p. m., at the Lin
dell hotel," Lincoln, Neb. The pur
pose of the meeting is to formulate
and 'adopt a score card for judging
corn, and for the transaction of any
other business that may require at
tention. T. L. LYON,
' . - Secretary.
1(6 T .1
S. G. Parkinson, of Franklin, Idaho,
had a bunch of two-year-old wethers
on the South Omaha market August
13 which brought. $3.85, the top price
for the day. - Mr. Parkinson expressed
himself as very well pleased and espe
cially so. with the service of the firm
bf Nye & Buchanan Co., who handled
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FARM FOR SALE
280 ACRES OF LAND....
, , , 130 acre under plow, rest
good pasture; all under fence.
" ..' ' Good buildings, three-fourths
mile from good school, two
miles from good town. Will
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Price $10 Per Acre Cash.
For further information ad
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(MftntloB this DftDftr.)
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FACTOR tO Bf
SPECIAL MARKET LETTER
FROM NYE AND BUCHANAN CO.,
LIVE STOCK COMMISSION MER
CHANTS, SOUTH OMAHA,
- Three days of this week bring 14,
000 cattle. Steers are keeping strong,
with increasing demand for best kill
ers and feeders. Common stuff is
weaker. Grass beef reached $6.35 Mon
day. It was a manipulated sale, how
ever, and can onjy be. justified from
the fact that ' other markets make
their top In the same way. Choice
corn-feed beef nearly out of the mar
ket. Choice range beef, $5.50 to $5.25;
feeders and killers, $4.75 to $5.50; fair,
$4.25 to $4.75; stockers, $3.50 to $1.00;
common, $2.50 to $3.25;-, fat cows, $3.00
to $4.00; canners and cutters, $1.75 to
$2.75; stock calves, $3.50 to $4.00;
veal, $4.50 to $5.50.
, Hogs were still on the break Mon
day and Tuesday, but are steady again
today, but will go lower, Range, $6.70
Receipts of sheep more liberal.
Strong demand for both sheep and
lambs and the latter advanced 10c to
15c Monday, but are weaker today.
Fat yearlings, $3.60 -to $4.20; feeders,
$3.20 to $3.40; fat wethers, $3.40 to
$4.00; feeders, $2.75-to 3.20; fet ewes.
$3.00 to $3.50; feeders, $1.00 to $2.25;
fat lambs, $5.25 to $5.50; feeders, $3.75
to $4.00. Look for heavier receipts.
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